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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"

December 27, 2015

a missed post

Now that we hit land and could see our emails etc noticed we sent one of the posts to the wrong email for Laura.  Here it is below.

Position N  33 d 11.27
         W 066 d 32.26

Time 09:30 EST  27 Dec Course trying to go higher than 155 degrees to miss Bermuda.

We are still sailing, so our diesel is still fairly intact, when, or if, we hit the doldrums. Or if we get some more head winds.  Last night it was touch and go for a while if we would have to crank them up or not.  The wind dropped off to nearly nothing and backed as well.  So for a while we were heading straight for Bermuda at slow 2-3 knots.  It is now under a hundred miles away but we will get "a lot" closer on present course unless the wind gives us a favorable shift.  We may end up tacking for a short while.  We do need to fire up those engines for a while later on anyway so that might give us the extra insurance to clear Bermuda.  The solar panels are just shy of keeping up with our consumption and that is with the fridge off.  Not sure why as it has a huge solar array.  But then again the sun is so far south at this time of the year, with the boat almost heading south they do not really get the exposure they should.  But our drinks are getting warm so some diesel sacrifice might be in order for a couple of reasons.  We can't pull into Bermuda for ice or diesel as we discovered we have no chart.  Oh well without any steering cable it is probably a good thing to stay at sea.

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