Family still close after seven years together at sea

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After living the last seven years in a cabin the size of a hotel bathroom, the Crafton family seems in no hurry to clear out now. On a muggy, sun-drenched morning, all five of them - knees just touching, lives completely entwined - sit cheerfully in the 43-foot ketch that has been their home since they pulled away from an Annapolis, Md., dock in 2003.

Together, they sailed a 30,000-mile circumnavigation over a span of 83 months. As far as the mother is concerned, "I would never trade the time we had to raise our kids out there, seeing the world through their eyes, being together 24/7."

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