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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"

February 22, 2018

Back on the road again

Well I am a few posts behind.  My schools went well and I got to see most of the relatives.  Missed pictures of many but I will get the couple up I have soon.

Right now I am back on the road again.  Waiting for an airplane to take me to Dutch Harbor where I will join a tug to Seattle and back to Seward

February 10, 2018

Celestial and Ocean Navigation Course Complete

Mark passed his finals for the Celestial and Ocean Navigation course.  This is the US Coast Guard's hurdle that has to be met to swap the two hundred ton near coastal to full oceans and international.  This means he is now allowed to take vessels of up to two hundred gross tons internationally anywhere in the world.  He thinks the second test may have been the hardest test he has ever taken, it was certainly the longest.  Many other mariners say the same thing.  But though the 13 day course was hard work and both exams were in depth.  He really enjoyed the course, and hopes he gets to use it soon while the skills are fresh in his memory.