From the Log of Persevere: 21 days at Sea to Marquesas

By Colin RathPersevere

Editor’s note: This is the fifteenth installment in a series of dispatches from the Rath family (Colin & Pam, daughters Breana, Mariel and Nerina), who departed Stamford, CT in the fall of 2014 for a worldwide cruise aboard their Hanse 545 Persevere. You’ll find previous articles at linked below.

A Pacific sunset   © persevere60545.com

We left Galapagos with as much food and supplies as possible on May 7, but we were not able to top off our fuel as much as I wanted. We had 90% on the tanks and two 20-liter jerry cans of diesel. Good enough for government work, right? So off we went. The girls hit every DVD shop in the islands before leaving and picked up enough movies for the journey. I think we got 75 movies at 50 cents a pop. Some were good, some were not so good.

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The Moorings Announces New Charter Destination in Puerto Rico’s Spanish Virgin Islands

The Moorings, Puerto RicoThe Moorings has announced its newest charter destination in Puerto Rico, available to book now for vacations beginning in January 2017.

© Sean McGee

The cruising grounds of Puerto Rico and the surrounding Spanish Virgin Islands will offer vacationers a pristine, Caribbean charter experience with convenient access, including direct flights from many cities and no passport required for U.S citizens. Options include all-inclusive crewed sail and power yacht charters complete with captain and chef, as well as bareboat power yacht charters aboard the Moorings 514 Power Catamaran.

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Boojee Boating: The Vessel Owner’s Rights In Seeking Refuge from a Storm

By John K. Fulweiler

If you’re an old barnacle with a massive motor vessel measured in tens of meters, platoon of polo wearing plebes and the luck of a society currently rewarding masters of the market, I’ve got something to remind you. There’s like 19,000 kids in Massachusetts that don’t have a home. I say sell your ship! Come on, with those sales proceeds you could do some good for those kids that’d really mark-up history. Plus, your squared off tin can isn’t even good looking – empirically.

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From the Log of Persevere: The Lost Land of Galapagos

By Colin Rath

Editor’s note: This is the fourteenth installment in a series of dispatches from the Rath family (Colin & Pam, daughters Breana, Mariel and Nerina), who departed Stamford, CT in the fall of 2014 for a worldwide cruise aboard their Hanse 545 Persevere. You’ll find previous articles linked below.

Sea Lions GalapagosI have sailed my whole life on the East Coast of the USA and the Atlantic Ocean…up to now. We found out immediately that the Pacific Ocean is a completely different animal as we set sail from Panama City. In fact, Pam and Nerina, who had been using Scopoderm daily since we left New England, stopped taking them and only used them in rough weather after our first day of sailing in the Pacific. Which is a big huge with the crew aboard Persevere. A happy crew makes life so much easier.

The sea lions in Galapagos are friendly, but soon wear out their welcome.   © persevere60545.com
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Let’s Take a Veteran Sailing!

By Sean Duclay

SailaheadSailAhead’s second annual “Let’s Take a Veteran Sailing” event, hosted by Centerport Yacht Club in Centerport, New York on Saturday, July 30, 2016 was by all accounts a rousing success! With the strong support of Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244, 340 U.S. Armed Forces veterans, skippers and guests participated.

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CruiserPort University at the Newport International Boat Show

Nigel CalderPassageMaker Magazine is presenting a series of Cruiserport University seminars during the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, RI. The seminars will be held directly across Thames Street from the show at the Newport Blues Cafe, and the “headliner” is author and researcher Nigel Calder, who is returning to Rhode Island for the first time in a decade to deliver two technical seminars in his inimitable style.

Nigel Calder
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Celebrate Setauket Harbor

N 40° 57.168 W 73° 5.914

By George Hoffman

Setaucket HarborLocal sailors know Setauket Harbor as a small, protected harbor on the western shore of Port Jefferson Harbor, situated roughly at the midpoint of the northern coast of Long Island. Legend has it that during the Revolutionary War, Setauket Harbor was Caleb Brewster’s favorite hiding spot to evade British soldiers when rendezvousing with other members of the Culper Spy Ring who had gleaned important information about enemy troop movements that needed to get to General Washington in West Point, New York via Connecticut.

The Riverhead Aquarium's Touch Tank exhibit fascinated both kids and adults alike.
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A Busy Season in the Mystic Seaport Shipyard

By Dan McFadden

Mystic Seaport SabinoFor anyone who has stopped by the shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut over the last six months, it has been a beehive of activity with multiple vessels being worked on at the same time. Officially named the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, the facility was created to enable the museum to maintain and restore its collection of historic watercraft, a task that would be prohibitively expensive to carry out at commercial yard rates. However, the shipyard also has the mission to preserve and teach traditional skills and techniques, and to be a leader in the development and practice of maritime preservation. The shipyard has been doing all of these things in the last year as it comes off an intense period of work on a variety of interesting projects.

Sabino’s pilothouse being removed. The house and canopy top had to be removed to access the engine and boiler and to permit the steamboat to clear the entrance doors to the main shop where the restoration would take place.   © Mystic Seaport
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The NARC Starts November 1

NARC The 17th annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC) departs from Newport RI on November 1, 2016 (or the best weather window near that date). The NARC’s primary purpose is to encourage boats heading south from the U.S. East Coast to join together for socials, discounts, and shared weather routing.

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Refitting A Modern Classic

By Andrew Cooley

Refitting a Modern ClassicBoat refits can take many sizes, shapes and forms. Refitting a boat can involve mechanical, electrical, and auxiliary systems as well as aesthetics and structural renewals, but most often these projects touch on a part of all of these, and then some. 

The plans for refitting Moonrise included reconfiguring the deck hardware and repainting the nonskid.   © cooleymarine.com
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