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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 25, 2016

Grand Haven Happenings

Well we made it to GH.  We swear every time we fly United it gets a bit worse, and the overnight flight from Anchorage to Chicago was the worst one yet.  Even the African airlines and Asian budget carriers are now superior to United.  It was a brand new plane, completely full, the seats are now closer together so everyone was on top of one another.  You now pay for luggage so everyone loads up with cabin luggage.  On a crowded overnight where everyone is so bunched together you figure well we can watch the movies.  Not any more they are pay for view, and would not be available until two hours outside of Chicago so just hang out with a book.  Oh did I mention that there are only two toilets in economy and one of them was malfunctioning.  Or there is no meal on United flights anymore, there is a packaged snack for purchase!  So the next time someone uses that phrase it is easier to fly then sail I will retort not on US airlines!

But everything is not all bad.  Since arriving the weather has been great.  The wedding was really nice, we have been to Wei Wei's and Fricano's.  The car has been serviced and most things packed for the trip north.  We hope to hit the Tip a Few tonight or tomorrow for a burrito.  We have been delayed at least six hours in our departure as FedEx didn't get our chains to us Saturday.  We will probably just hold off and leave early Tuesday instead, but figure we can make up time enroute.

So keep watching we will post our progress as we go along.

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