Code Zero: Some Gain!

How upgrading our sails and sail handling systems means we get to spend more time actually sailing  (published June 2014) As we finish the complete restoration of our 1981 Pearson 424 ketch, Regina Oceani, one of the last major considerations was a new suit of sails. Nowadays it seems that

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Decking Out the Decks

Regina Oceani's refit continues...  (published April 2012) Having gained some painting experience by refinishing the spars on our Pearson 424, Regina Oceani (January 2012), our story continues with the refinishing of the decks. If painting the masts is the equivalent of sailing the Atlantic, painting the decks is like sailing

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Beyond Painting-Spar Restoration

Regina Oceani's rehab continues  (published January 2012) As the restoration and refit of our Pearson 424, Regina Oceani, continues—her inner being now strong and solid with a new engine, plumbing and some new cabinetry—we turn to her exterior facelift, where paint is the fountain of youth. Our painting encompasses four

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