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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

September 15, 2015

Port Chatham


Position N 59 d 12.679
        W 151 d 43.119

15 Sept 2015

Well we finally were able to leave Homer.  The weather piped up just as we were deciding to leave and kept us pinned to the dock for 3 days.  We left this morning early and the wind felt pretty light and the forecast was for diminishing winds so we went for it.  The seas were rather lumpy and once we cleared the spit the winds picked up to 28 knots from which direction?  You guessed it, the nose.  But we figured it was easier to just keep punching into it until the wind diminished.  Of course we got the currents wrong as well and with these extreme tides and it being the day after new moon meant we were in for a slow slog.  So slow that we finally resigned ourselves to the fact that we might not make it all the way to Port Chatham.  We picked the spot and were just ready to turn in when the current switched and Sari Timur shifted into hyperdrive.  Of course large speeds with lumpy seas meant for a rather wet ride but we knew we were going to bounce our way out in a couple of hours so we endured.  Glad we did, this anchorage is very pretty with a very fast flowing waterfall right next to us as well as a rock and semi submerged island which is a sea otter hangout.  We have come to see lots of otters but not so many right on top of each other.

Not sure if we are going to stop for two days or head out with first light.  Guess it will depend on the forecast that we download in a few minutes when this post is sent out.  Probably should have dropped a halibut line over as it looks like the kind of place they might be hanging out.  But we were pretty tired, after all we haven't moved the boat for over three weeks.

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  1. Pleased to learn you "survived" the choppy bumpy ride. Hope you did not get too wet and cold.
    Roley

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