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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"

January 23, 2018

Everything is alright

Pauline was woken up just before 01:00 by the tsunami alert sirens.  An 8.2 magnitude quake happened just south of Kodiak.   The tsunami alert went all the way down to Southern California and Hawaii.  Mark was in Michigan so she had to deal with everything herself.  She quickly called the hotel to confirm the evacuation was in place and then headed to a friend's house to await the all clear. As many people know Seward was badly hit during the 1964 earthquake so no one in Alaska takes these things lightly.  Apparently volcanoes also erupted on the other side of the Pacific in Japan and the Philippines as well, so the ring of fire is active.

January 9, 2018

200 Tons

Mark passed his 200 ton course.  He is now heading to Green Cove Springs marina to see Isao-san Yamazaki who is arriving on his yacht King Bee from Japan.  Tomorrow he is flying up to Michigan to see the family for a couple of weeks.  Then on the 28th it is back to Jacksonville to take his Celestial course that will give him the full oceans endorsement.

Mark and Isao-san with King Bee just behind us