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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"

July 13, 2016

Varnishing

With Pauline now working, Mark is taking advantage of the good weather and tackling the exterior varnish.  Very slow scraping and sanding  8 year old varnish off but we are turning the corner and some is going back on while trying to prep the rest of it.  Oh Pauline got her first two days off starting today.  Guess what she was conned into doing.  Yep scraping and sanding.  How relaxing Lah!

July 7, 2016

Pauline has got a job!

Well just before the Rileys arrived we had decided this is too nice of an area to rush through and we were going to spend another year here.  We also kind of felt it would be better for Sari Timur if we stayed on board through the winter so she wouldn't be such a wreck when we got back.  That meant put out the word we were looking for work.  Well it seems like people have been waiting for that.  We both had interviews on Tuesday.  Mark has a possibility but Pauline landed a job.  She has to start right away in order to get the time off for the trip to Michigan in September for Greg's wedding and to pick up our car.  And Mark is just waiting until the 19th to see if his possibility is going anywhere.

July 4, 2016

4th of July in Seward

We spent 4th of July in Seward.  Nothing special, you think.  Well, the population of Seward in winter is about 3,500 but during 4th of July, there are about 30,000 people here.  The reason is the Mt. Marathon Race.  It is a race from the town, up Mt. Marathon to a marker 3,022 feet abovet sea level and back down to town.  And you have to be invited to participate or win a lottery to do so.  This year, the last two places were auctioned at $4,500!

The local catholic church puts on a chicken BBQ every year and it's very popular and we decided to help out; setting up the tables, serving chicken, cleaning tables and packing up.  In between, we got to see the start of the kids race, the men's race, the women's race and the parade.

It was a nice 4th of July!