S/V Regina Oceani
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!"
|New engine selection
and installation: Blue Water Sailing Magazine
September 2010 and December 2010
|Arriving in Colorado
July 15, 2012
|New Beta 50
diesel generator and scuba compressor under cockpit.
New fuel tank under salon sole. Full details in Blue Water Sailing Magazine article February 2011.
|Cabin woodworking: Ten
Wishes Blue Water Sailing May 2011
|Offshore Emergency Medical Training. By
Jill in Blue Water Sailing November 2011.
|Deck Refinishing: Blue Water Sailing April 2012
Blue Water Sailing October 2012
|Bottom Paint -
CopperCoat : Blue Water Sailing December
watch the time lapse movie of the bottom stripping.
|New Ports: Blue Water Sailing August 2012
|COMING SOON: A new sole with soul!
||COMING SOON: One word: Plastic!|
|COMING SOON: Decking out the decks
||COMING SOON: Sew What? - Sew
Everything! Mastering Canvas
|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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