S/V Regina Oceani
|Arriving in Colorado October 2009||Relaunched! Titusville, Florida August 19, 2013|
Regina Oceani comes to Colorado for multi-year refit
Featured as a project boat in a series of articles for Blue Water Sailing Magazine.
See Blue Water Sailing Magazine July 2010 page 40 "Driver, Move that Boat!"
|Finally, but pretty much right on our
timeline, contact again with water at 9:17 EDT, Monday,
August 19, 2013. Motor-sailed the following
Sunday to her new home at Waterline Marina in Melbourne, just a few
minutes from our rented house there.
|Departing Colorado August 4, 2013||New engine selection and installation: Blue Water Sailing Magazine September 2010 and December 2010|
|New Beta 50
diesel generator and scuba compressor under cockpit.
Head: Blue Water Sailing November 2011.
tank under salon sole. Full details in Blue Water Sailing Magazine
article February 2011.
|Cabin woodworking: Ten
Wishes Blue Water Sailing May 2011
|Deck Refinishing: Blue Water Sailing April 2012
Paint - CopperCoat : Blue Water Sailing
watch the time lapse movie of the bottom stripping.
Blue Water Sailing October 2012
One Word: "Plastics": Blue Water Sailing February 2013
| A new sole with soul!:
Water Sailing May 2013
COMING SOON: Sew What? - Sew Everything! Mastering Canvas
COMING SOON: Selecting and Installing new Instrumentation.
COMING SOON: Decking Out the Decks
|At new home in New Bern,
||In Fort Lauderdale, new
name applied to stern, ready for trip
north. (Boarding ladder at welder)
|Regina Oceani is our 1981
Pearson 424. She was purchased new by Monty Duval, as
Magic Carpet, and sailed some 48,000 miles by him including
four crossings of the Atlantic. Monty's health led him
to sell her in May of 2004. Monty, the sailor's sailor
equipted this boat for world cruising. Pete was the
first to view her and made an offer on the spot.
After two weeks of post survey adjustments, Danielle and Pete sailed her from Fort Lauderdale to New Bern, North Carolina. We sailed "on the outside" with stops at Lake Worth, Fl, St. Augustine, Sapelo Island, Ga, and Charleston, SC.
Jill, Cami, and Kenna first saw her in August as the remnants of Hurricane Charley passed over North Carolina. We spent two weeks with her, including several days of cruising the Pamlico Sound.
Since then, Pete has made many two week trips to New Bern just to work on the boat. Some of the projects included: new upholstery (Pete learned to sew), complete rewiring of the boat, new lighting, ash battens along the walls of the berths, a fuel polishing system, routine varnish work, raising the bimini so all of us could stand upright under it, new main, mizzen, traveler, and vang sheets, and dozens of small projects. Several family trips were made in 2005 and 2006.
In October 2009, we trucked her to Fort Collins and blocked her at a good (great!) friend's farm just minutes from our house. He we have completely refitted her as a Blue Water Sailing Magazine project boat over several years and plan to splash the Queen again in the Summer of 2013.
See the links below for more earlier pictures.
|Singing from HMS
Pinafore as we blasted out of Charleston at 8 knots.
|Dolphin off shore escort.
||Monty bid's farewell after
|Other Regina Oceani links:
Interior of boat (updated 3/8/2006)
Rewiring project (updated 3/8/2006)
Other projects completed (updated 3/8/2006)
Pearson 424 Links:
Pearson 424 Information Site (not up to date)
1979 Article on Pearson 424 from SEA Magazine
|Click here for TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR Blue Water Sailing December 2005 article "A Better Way: Cockpit Control of your nav station computer".|
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