Let us know about your boat, cruising grounds and sailing plans

We recently purchased Lady Leanne II, who has been in Hawai'i since new. After a small refit, she will serve as our son's dorm room while he attends the U of Hawai'i and our floating condo when we visit. We plan to spend the next 4-5(?) years getting to know Hawai'i well.
- Dan & Sandra Kalinowski
Lady Leanne II, #135
Honolulu (2008-10-31)



Chesapeake Bay eventurally Bermuda, USVI others
- David and Nancy Buettell
Sails Call, #12
Deep Creek (2008-10-21)


 
- Don & Cheryl Ross
Equinox, #106
Hervey Bay (2008-10-17)



To all boat owners who have had their dreams put on hold due this year's hurricanes, we offer our sincere best wishes. Let us know if there is any way we can help.
 

- Info @ pearson424.org
, #
? (2008-09-23)


New owners of Miss Kathleen will be cruising Bahamas and Fl Keys and way beyond.
- Julie Teetsov / Larry Shaffer
Miss Kathleen, #57
same (2008-07-17)


We're the proud new owners of Jubilee. We plan on sailing her to her new home and getting to know her. Hopefully in two years we'll take an extended cruise together!
- Sean & Margaret Marston
Jubilee, #215
Hingham, MA (2008-07-08)



Dawn and I are closing next week on Deep Playa Hull #152 (was Free Spirit) here in Seattle, WA. We are planning to give her a little TLC over the next few years as we cruise Puget Sound and then eventually head to the S. Pacific.
- Patrick and Dawn
Deep Playa, #152
Seattle, WA (2008-05-10)



- Matthew Papas
Kismet, #203
Glen Cove, NY (2008-04-29)


We bought Priceless (124) now Syringa in August 2007 and have been working on her for the last 7 months. We have installed or repaired the following: new windlass, new autopilot, new radar, new chart ploter & depth sounder, re-wired old Signet wind gauges, new main sail cover, new head, new VHF in cockpit & Nav Station, Re-finished cabin sole, new vinyl bulkhead liners in cabinets, insolated and installed furring strips in both berths, settee & new berth & settee cushions, refinished sette table, new cabin & head lights, and a lot of the wiring had to be replaced or up dated. Syringa will go into the yard on the 12 of April for bottom paint, zincs, new depth sounder, bootstripe, new head sea valve, and a wax & buff. We will be cruising her in Puget Sound for the next year. Hope to see you out there!
- Don & Pat Gardner
Syringa, #124
Birch Bay, WA. (2008-04-12)


My cruising grounds are the Pacific North West. I live on Knot Again with my partner Kerry on Quadra Island. My favorite cruising grounds are the Broughton Archipelago and the Central Coast. I own a sea kayaking company on Quadra Island so I enjoy cruising the coast with my kayaks on board searching out new and wonderful places to kayak.
- John Waibel
Knot Again, #
Taku Resort (2008-03-11)


Linda and I recently purchased Manana (hull 11) and have rechristened her WEBLIN. We are busy learning all we can about her. We plan short coastwise cruises based from the Galveston bay complex for now. Later as we become more proficient we hope to also become more venturesome. 2007-07-11

- Bill & Linda Blan
WEBLIN, #11
Clear Lake Shores, Tx (2008-03-03)



After 15 years of living aboard, we departed for Alaska in May 2004. Sailed north to Petersburg, AK via Inside Passage. Then headed to warmer waters and left San Diego with the Baja HaHa fleet late October 2004. Now in third season in Mexico and love it. We leave the boat in Mazatlan in the summer and have made it our cruising home. Next year plan to head to Central America. (2006-12-29)

- Tom and Kathy Edwards
Ahwahnee, #109
Cruising (2008-02-19)


cruising now limited to NYC to Mt Dessert Island Me.. We have already enjoyed 10 years of wonderful cruising. (20070415)

- Lee Hirsch
Bead Game [ex Harbor Home 2 and others, #19
Echo Bay New Rochelle NY (2008-02-19)


Pelican is a cutter rigged ketch. I have just purchased her and am embarking on a huge interior systems upgrade including the high power DC system (charger/inverter/batteries), plumbing (installing a cockpit shower, replacing old fawcets and incorrect tubing, installing tank monitors and installing a holding tank), new instrumentation to replace what must be the originals and creating an office across from the nav station. I am also upgrading the sail controls so she is singlehandable from the cockpit. Pelican will be my home and hopefully my new adventure. I would like to sail eventually to Scandinavia taking two years to do it. If I find that too cold, perhaps I go south instead. Any way I go, Pelican will be as self sufficient as technology and budget will allow. I will be posting my trials and tribulations on http://thesailinglife.blogspot.com for anyone who's interested.
- Bob Fine
Pelican (nee Pelicano), #8
City Island, NY (2008-02-19)


(20070904)
- Cindy Stein
Island Bound, #31
Same (2008-02-19)


Just bought "ICON" now "MOJO" in October 2007 in St. Simons,Ga. Currently refitting in our yard, Deaton Yacht Service, plan to sail local NC waters then head back on our 12th trip to The Abacos this fall. We sold three of these boats in the past 18 months, I was so impressed I bought one for myself! (2008-01-16)

- Jack Coulter
MOJO, #184
Deaton Yacht Sales (2008-02-19)


We've just completed a full refit, and will be cruising Mira Vela in British Columbia. Repowering with a new Yanmar 54HP diesel has been the last step. Over the past year we've completed: mast overhaul, new standing rigging, replaced the boom (an oversized boom from a Swan 47), rewiring, replumbing, new sails, electonics, autopilot, hot water system, interior heat, deck hardware and lots more. She's like new, and a joy to sail. (20080210)

- Gord and Janet Macatee
Mira Vela, #123
Oak Bay (2008-02-19)


Wow - I really did it (sometimes dreams start to come true). If all goes according to plan I will be moving aboard Navasana this June, preparing for a 2010 cruise about. This is my first large boat (most of my experience has been on Sunfish and Lightning’s). This summer I will sail about Maine, NH and MA coasts. Look for the white and blue ketch with lobster pots in tow.....
- Eric Lorentzon
Navasana, #70
Kittery Landing Marina, K (2008-02-19)


L.I. Sound and points east (2007-11-23)

- Adam Silverstein and Yung-Mi Lee
t/b Phantom Corsair, #6
(2007-11-23)



I'm refurbishing and upgrading Pelican (nee Pelicano) and hope to do some serious cruising in the North Atlantic. Feel free to contact me.
- Bob Fine
Pelican, #8
City Island, NY (2007-09-27)


Vessel under going refit at this time. (20070819)

- Don & Pat Gardner
Syringa, #124
Birch Bay, WA. (2007-08-19)


East Coast, USA Owned since 1996 We are currently berthed at mile marker 1 on the ICW in Portsmouth, VA (20070707)

- Steven & Cindy Tetreault
Dream Ketcher, #29
Portsmouth, VA (2007-07-07)


Ranger is for sale. Please post in the For Sale department
- J. P. Griffin
Ranger, #39
(2007-05-09)


I just logged on to the web site and I saw the boat that I bought in 2005. I remaned her and did many changes. I spent last winter in Salisbury, MD and the winter before in Clearwater, FL. I am planning to spend this summer in the Chesapeake then go south for the winter. Don't know where yet. I spend as much time as I can on the boat and only a few months a year in Vermont on the hard in the summer. The boat stays in MD. Took early retirement and loving it.
- William C. Bartlett
Memento mori, #09
Crisfield, MD (2007-04-12)



- Eric A. Stocker and Sandra Henry-Stocker
Stardust, #004
Trappe MD (2007-02-28)



- Taro & Shirley Masuyama
Island Muse, #217
Ko'olina, Hawaii (2006-12-20)



Just wanted to let you know that Ruth and I are the proud new owners of hull #50 "Sea Note" We're renaming the vessel "Ra" which are Ruth and Aaron's initials, or also the egyptian god of the sun. She's currently having some work done on her driveline, and then we'll be moving her to a berth in Marina Del Rey. where we will live-aboard and upgrade many of her systems. We plan to circumnavigate in a year or so. We're both very excited to be part of the Pearson community of owners, and anyone with information on this vessel is encouraged to contact us! :)
- Aaron Lynch & Ruth Hargiss
RA, #50
Marina del rey (2006-12-15)


Bringing boat home from Charleston, SC to give her some TLC before launching in the Thousand Islands area near Kingston ON
- Paul Lefebvre
Boundless, #28
Kingston ON (2006-12-09)


Took delivery of Kaiulani (used to have a spanish sounding name and belong to the"Blacks" )just over 12 months ago in Queensland, Austraila. Sailed down to Geelong,over to Tassie 43 degrees south, too cold and wet for my wife and daughter so back up to Queensland.Mostly this was on my own, the boat is very easy to sail single handed and often quicker on passages than comparable crewed boats.My wife and 2 year old daughter join me for the coatal passages and cruising grounds.We plan to head out to New Cal then maybe down Newzealand next season.

Would love to hear from "Equonox" and anyone who has fitted a hydrovane windvane to a 424,

Matthew Gogarty
- Matthew Gogarty
Kaiulani, ##148
Laguna marina QLD (2006-12-09)


Mexico and beyond beginning fall '07
- Terry and Vicki Fahey
Tenacity, #172
Marina bay, Ricmond, Ca (2006-11-18)



Puchased the our girl in Johns Island, South Carolina and motored down the Inter-coastal to our home port of Daytona Beach. Immediatley jumped off to Abaco, Bahamas in August, which was perfect deserted due to hurricane season and completely worry free except for the dinghy that got stolen. Then back home to re-provision and make some upgrades and off again in Oct. to Fantasy Fest in Key West and now we are awaiting fair winds in Miami hoping to be on our way tho the Virgins. I am currently writing updates of our travels and would love to share. Great to meet new friends.
- Jessica & GR Skellett
San~San, #143
(2006-11-18)


I departed Morro Bay, CA, April 29 - solo - bound for Fiji with a planned stop at Samoa. Twelve days out, my roller furler swivel parted at the mast head. I secured the mast with two halyards secured to the bow stem, turned right, and - under main sail alone, but with mercifully light winds - made for Kona, Hawaii, for repairs. Arrived Kona in 31 days, repaied the head stay, had some fun, and six days later set sail for Fiji. Samoa was out at this point. Had a fabulous, joyous, (mostly) trouble-free passage to Fiji - 28 days. Spent a month sailing around Fiji, then stored Dauntless in a boatyard there until next year when I will continue westward. I had a blast. Whew.
- William Yates
Dauntless, #93
Vuda Point Marina, Lautok (2006-10-17)


New England coast, possibly a return to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton and, perhpas, a trip to St. Pierre and Miquelon and the the sout coast of Newfoundland. We arrived in Maine after a four years of summer live-aboard cruising from Chicago to Maine via Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario; the St. Lawrence River; and the Gulf of St. Lawrence via the south coast of Quebec, Newfoundland, the Magdaline Islands, and PEI: Cape Breton and mainland Nova Soctia; and finally Maine, returning home to Evanston each fall.
- Norris & Janet Larson
Easy Reach, #206
Varies, currently Rocklan (2006-10-11)


Still living aboard (11years) and cruising Southern California waters from Santa Barbara to Mexico including the Channal Islands. 98 % retrofit, lots of up-grades and rework projects. Visit our web site which is being built, oriana-adventures.com, and should be up soon.

[NOTE: Ralph & Shari - I don't have a usable email address for you. Please email me ( info@pearson424.org ) - pat ]

- Ralph & Shari Bolam
Oriana, #40
Redondo Beach (2006-10-10)


My wife Linda & I just purchased Xanadu #134 on Aug. 1/06. We had her trucked up to Toronto on Aug 9 and began work on the bottom that included professional stripping down to the gellcoat, blister repair(relatively minor), 12 ml. of barrier coat and two coats of anti-fouling. Like most other new owners, we have a list of to do's, mostly cosmetic. Our plans are to cruise the lower Great Lakes, then head south in five years.
- Jack & Linda Clarke
Xanadu, #134
Port Credit (2006-09-05)



Bill Shaw, designer of the 424, died Sunday August 20, 2006 at his home in Bristol, RI.

Link to obituary


- pat noordsij

(2006-09-04)


We purchased " Gryphon " in 1994 we changed the name in the yard at Deaton's yacht service to a combination of our childrens' names. Summer and Thomas Ocean: Sumocean. This year we hope to finish adding the anchor storage on the bow and a windlass, then get some varnishing done below and start working on a hard dodger. Maybe we'll get a chance to shake the dirt dobbers out of the sails once in a while and cruise around Pamlico Sound. Fair winds and following seas, Linus and Lori
- Linus and Lori Martinez
Sumocean, #34
Oriental, NC (2006-08-31)


We are now refurbishing her entirely, inside and outside, giving her a complete new life for the 30 next years and more, to sail around the world, we are proud to be the owners of a Pearson 424 Ketch.
- Josee Theriault & Jean-Luc Lorion
Mystic Merlin, #102
Chaguaramas,Trinidad & To (2006-07-28)


Plan to cruise firstly Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, then onto the Pacific via New Zealand. I have some questions which I hope other owners may be able to help me with.
1) Can anyone give me the mast rake? and any tips for tensioning the backstay
2) I have only found one anode (on the shaft) does anyone have any other anodes for bonding (electrical/earth)?
3) Any tips for lightning protection. All thru hulls and mast appear to be bonded.
4) Where can I find details for servicing 'V' drive unit etc. Also, if anyone knows any history of this vessel - sailed from West coast of USA in approx 2002?
Many thanks Bob and Fran
- Bob and Fran Venosi
Equinox, #59
Manly Marina (2006-07-28)


Hi One and All. Just purchased hull number 66, Boat is in Fla. right now but getting trucked to NJ in July.
- David Thompson
Bel Paese, #66
Morgan Creek NJ (2006-07-17)


Maine and Canadian maritimes. Just bought the boat, previously DEGREE DAYS of Newport, RI. Looking for successful windlass installations, dodgers that allow winch access, engine cover improvements, sources for W60 Westerbeke parts. Does anyone else have the pitiful little 1/2" engine cooling water inlet that I do? It clogs at the sight of grass in the water.
- Bill Einhorn
NAVASANA, #unknown
Portland, ME (2006-07-17)


Purchased Time in a Bottle July 2005-originally was Vitrain out of New Bern,NC.Looked at Pearsons for 3 years and bought one right here in NC!! Darlene and I love the Pearson design and our boat.Eventually plan to cruise the East Coast and Carribean.Currently play on the Pamlico.We are docked at Oriental Harbor Marina-B8 -can't miss us-stop by if passing through.I've seen a few Pearsons go by. Many projects in process.AC for the hot summer.Installed new Bomar low profile hatches-look and work great!Honey Teaking the bright work.New SS. Dorade cowl. Extensive project list. The site is very informative-thanks
- Joe Shimkonis and Darlene Hostetler
Time In A Bottle, #112
same (2006-06-20)


With the very able help of fellow 424 owners Earl Chappell and George Remington, Karen and I successfully moved Morning Glory from Fort Pierce Florida to Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA. The five and a half day trip up the ICW frm Fort Pierce was uneventful except for some minor problems with the head. We are now docked alongside three other 424s: Earl's Painkiller, a sloop, George's Bobkat, a ketch, and Robert and Diane Richmond's sloop Silver Girl. I am now looking at many months of systems work to bring Morning Glory up to where I want her to be mechanically. My "to buy" and "to do" lists are both extensive.
- Lee and Karen Yonkers
Morning Glory, #043
Brunswick Landing Marina (2006-06-04)


We have owned Morning Glory for one day. She is on the hard at Fort Pierce, FL. and has been since August of last year. There are a few issues with the rigging (she sat through three hurricanes)and I've asked Mack Sails of Stewart, FL. to do a 100% rigging IR/RAN. Additionally, she is getting her bottom sanded, faired, and several coats of Trinidad SP by Indian River Boatworks in F.P. We hope to have her in Brunswick, GA by the first of June.
- Lee and Karen Yonkers
Morning Glory, #043
Brunswick, GA (2006-04-26)


My wife and I bought Jerry Kann, P424, Quiver, in December or 2004 we as slowly dreaming of further and further ports
- David and Nancy Buettell
Sails Call, #12
Deep Creek (Magothy River (2006-04-20)


We have just purchased Ed and Jayne Merrick's boat, Indulgence (#179). We are a family of 4 (husband, wife, 5 year old daughter, 7 year old son) and will be sailing locally in Maine for next two years. Thereafter, perhaps, an extended trip to the islands.

We will be keeping the name...we have a tradition of never changing the name of a boat we have purchased and have had good luck to date. We are pleased to join the 424 community and look forward to learning more about this wonderful boat.
- John & Lorri Sommer
Indulgence, #179
Falmouth, ME (2006-04-13)


I recently purchased the late Capt. Hal Sutphen's vessel Sea Duty. We'll be sailing the lower bay for the next couple of years getting to know the boat. Long term I plan to take Sea Duty to the islands for a winter, ideally before 2010.

Hal's legacy has led me to retain the name for a while with the permission of his first mate Helen. Hal was a remarkable man and an accomplished skipper. I trust the sight of Sea Duty out on the waters of the bay and later the ocean will rekindle warm memories from those that knew him.


- Chuck Ruble
Sea Duty, #27
Deltaville, VA (2006-03-14)


We purchased our boat, then named Surf Song, in 2002. Since then, we have been to the Bahamas, up the east coast to Rhode Island, and back again. We are planning to go up to the Chesapeake this summer and to the Bahamas, and points south, next winter. We love the cruising life and are expecting to become full time liveaboards.
- Robert and Diane Richmond
Silver Girl, #161
Brunswick, GA (2006-03-07)


Planning on crusing south (Central Americana, the Carribean, Bahamas, East coast of U.S. Hope to start cruise in Spring of 2007.
- Susan Sifert & Bill Lackey
Jezabel, #155
Pensacola, FL (2006-03-07)


I purchased Dauntless September, 2005, and have been working on her since. I am planning a non-stop solo sail from Morro Bay, CA, to Bali, Indonesia, departing Morro Bay about April 1, 2006.
- William Yates
Dauntless, #93
Morro Bay, CA (2006-02-08)


Currently sailing in Nova Scotia
- Jon and Pat Titus
Bel Canto, #99
Hudson Creek, Chesapeake (2006-02-04)


Our sailing grounds:  East Coast USA, Caribbean
- Christopher Stanley
Albion, #130
N/A (2006-01-28)



Greetings - My name is Bill Tice. On 15 DEC 05, I bought 424 #118, MAXINE, to be rechristened CHARISMA.  She will be berthed at Stingray Pt. Marina following launch until late Oct. when crew & I anticipate Georgetown, Exumas for the winter - Abacos in the spring. Then It will be back to work as a cruise boat capt. her where I reside on Smith Mt. Lake, near Roanoke, VA. I still do an occasional delivery, and once had the pleasure and honor to cruise with Hal. I am 58 yrs young and recently single again. I look forward to meeting the 424 community and corresponding; there is a lot I can learn for your collective experience.

Looking forward to hearing and meeting you. Fair winds, BILL TICE
- Capt. Bill Tice
CHARISMA, #118
Deltaville (2006-01-22)


East coast U.S.A. and Caribbean
- Christopher Stanley & June Matthews
Albion, #130
N/A (2005-12-17)


SF Bay for now, this 424 is our "fall/winter/spring" boat. We also have owned a 38ft trawler (Sundown) since 1979 which we have taken up the coast from SF to the Pacific NW five times. Sundown's home port is Anacortes WA and we spend summers in WA, BC and sometimes AK.
- John & Midge Stapleton
Condor, #96
Richmond CA (2005-12-17)



The owners of Pearson 424s all knew Hal. Whether you meet him personally or just followed his continuous flow of information to other 424 owners, he was a friend to all of us. I personally met Hal in 1997 while attending the Cruising Rally Association’s Passmaker Seminar. Both Susan and I were impressed with his willingness to help others live the dream of blue water sailing. There never seemed to be a problem to complicated or difficult for him to help find a solution. For us personally, we left the seminar with two pages of go do’s to get both the crew and boat ready to make the trip. For the next two years, he answered every question of ours with well thought out and complete answers. No question was refused or considered dumb.

We made the passage in 1999 and one of our greatest pleasures was that Hal and Sea Duty were making the passage. The winter of 1999 and 2000 will always be a wonderful memory for us because of Hal and Helen on Sea Duty.

For the last 6 years, both Susan and I have been volunteers with the Caribbean 1500. Every rally we got to see and hear Hal calm owners and crews, answer the same question over and over again, but always with the same professionalism, and sincerity.

Hal lived his dreams, he sailed whenever possible, with many passages to the Caribbean and un-countable sailing adventures on every conceivable type of sailing craft. Susan and I will miss him. Our 424 Association will miss his knowledge and understanding of our boats.

God’s Speed Hal


- Cada Grove
Jubilee, #100
(2005-12-07)


A memorial service is planned for 3 PM, December 15th, at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock, VA, followed by a reception at the Rappannock River Yacht Club in Irvington.

Obituary from Rappahannock Record

Cruising Rally Assoc Memorial


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Cruising Rally Association
(2005-12-06)


Heading South this winter.  I will start with the Bahama's and keep gong. Been living on the Boat since Feb 05.
- Robert Windsor
Krysta Lynn, #26
Port Canaveral, Florida (2005-10-23)


John sails north in the spring and cruises Maine coast. Paul sails south in the fall for the Bahamas (Abacos, Exumas  or ? )
- John Guy & Paul Griffin
Ranger, #37
York Harbor, ME & Ba (2005-10-12)


Cruising ground - New England

Just installed A 4.2 KW gen-tec genset starbord aft corner of cockpit. It's a tight fit with the sound enclosure!!!
- George & Pat Bodkin
SEABASTIAN, #149
PATCHOGUE (2005-09-21)


Just bought Half Moon...hull #71. She is getting refit. I'm retiring in a few months, selling everything and moving on board. My wife ( Becky ) and I plan to sail the Caribbean for the next few years. Anyone with any tips , please let me know. What about insurance..expensive!!! Any ideas appreciated. Joe,
- Joe Steiner
Half Moon, #71
(2005-09-11)


Hard ashore in Detroit until reirement in January 2006 then down the ICW to warmth. Brrrr !
- Joseph Steiner & Rebecca Parks
Half Moon, #71
Beaufort, NC (2005-09-02)


We have gone south to Caribbean with Caribbean 1500 four times and to Bermuda at least six times. For the foreseeable future we will probably stay on Chesapeake Bay.
- Hal and Helen Sutphen
Sea Duty, #27
Indian Creek, Kilmar (2005-08-18)


Mary Springhorn, on Parallax #61, has posted pictures of her back berth and nav station. It is a clever use of the area
- posted by pat
for Parallax, #61
(2005-08-18)



For those of you who have not heard, I'm very sorry to report that Ed Merrick passed away on Saturday, August 6th after falling ill while aboard his & Jane's 424, INDULGENCE the day before, while nearing the end of their July cruise. We "met" Ed via the 424 grapevine, enjoyed many SSB communications with him while we were down in the Caribbean, and continued an email relationship while preparing WHOOSH to cross the Atlantic and while cruising Northern Europe. Always generous with this time, always technically knowledgeable and clever, and to my knowledge never daunted by the difficulty of a repair, no matter how complex.

Jack Tyler
WHOOSH

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Obit sent by Ed's brother, Tom

Boston Globe Obituary Notice

For those who might want to follow up with Ed's family, please contact: info @ pearson424.org and we will forward your messages.

pat Doris E
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(2005-08-09)


Now cruising Venezuela during the winter-Nov.15 to May 15. Planning to go to Trinidad May, 2006 for the summer
- Jim & Carolyn Roberts
REVERY, #219
Porta La Cruz, Venez (2005-08-05)


We are currently living aboard for a year with our two daughters, Rachel, age 15, and Robyn, age 13. We left Norfolk in June 2005 and are in the Azores until mid-August 2005. Then we will head to the Mediterranean where we will spend the winter of 2005-2006. We would welcome any correspondence from people interested in our trip. You can email us at svketchyalater@yahoo.com
- Toby and Ray Ratcliffe
Ketch-Ya-Later, #133
Point Lookout Marina (2005-08-01)


Cruising Grounds: Rhode Island, Block Island and Long Island Sounds, Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, Vinyard and Nantucket Sounds
- Phil Fontaine
Aurora, #94
Wakefield, R. I. (2005-08-01)


We usually cruise Maine from the NH border to NE harbor. Occasionally we do the Cape and Islands.
- Ed & Jayne Merrick
Indulgence , #179
Kittery, ME (2005-08-01)



When I bought PARALLAX nearly six years ago, I had grandiose plans of a circumnavigation. After many additions and modifications, I came to the realization that I don't want to work that hard (I single-hand with kitties) and that the world had sadly changed. So now I just play in my cruising grounds of the Pacific Northwest, and B.C. (poor me!) Now I'm setting my sights on a circumnavigation...of Vancouver, and then, onto Alaska.
- Mary E. Springhorn
PARALLAX, #61
Bellingham, WA (2005-07-27)


For the last three years, we have been based near New York City and sailing the sound and Cape Cod areas during the summers. We have recently re-located Veritas to Annapolis for the summer and will set off for the south this October.
- Ian Pool and France Menard
Veritas, #104
(2005-07-26)


Pete travels back and forth to the boat working on refitting/restoration projects. (see before/after pictures at our website ) Our current cruising grounds are the Pamlico Sound. We intend to cruise further afield after all three of our girls have gone to college in 2010.
- Pete and Jill Dubler
Regina Oceani, #165
New Bern, NC (2005-07-25)


After completing two years in the Caribbean (Caribbean 1500 in 1999) we hope to start cruising the Chesapeake Bay. Also looking for the next big cruise.
- Cada and Susan Grove
Jubilee, #100
Onancock, VA (2005-07-25)


East Coast & Bahamas
- Mike & Sally Bogie
Mikie Likes It, #183
Oriental, NC (2005-07-25)


Just returned from the Abacos. Waiting out the hurricanes in South Florida for now. Member of the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club in Lighthouse Point.
- Rudy Janis
Naked Moon, #197
Lighthouse Point, FL (2005-07-25)


We purchased Wings from the Bolgers in 2004 with the intention of sailing south to the islands in the winter. Hopefully, this year we may make it. Meanwhile we have been cruising in the Chesapeake Bay.
- Greg & Marialuisa Reinhard
Wings, #156
Kent Island, MD (2005-07-24)



We feel lucky to be located in one of the most perfect sailing areas in the country; The Apostle Islands, a national seashore, on Lake Superior.
- pat noordsij & dave jones
Doris E, #178
Bayfield, WI (2005-07-21)


Let us know about your boat, cruising grounds and sailing plans