Empiricus fights cancer!

Jay won a day sail on Empiricus at a raffle for the Alaska Cancer Care Alliance.  She loved the bowsprit! Jay brought both her kids and her neighbor on the trip.  Everyone got to helm a little. The weater was not sunny but it was still nice and fairly warm Capt. Osborn explains the basics […]

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Sea trials begin!

The mainsail flies quite well! After some tuning along the perils, those winkle went away.  Making your own sails is hard work.  But also rewarding and fun! Making near hull speed in 15 knots with everything up! Capt. Dale Plate at the helm for the first shakedown cruise.  It was nice to sail with a […]

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Major projects near completion.

A view of the boot dodger frame.  Cover in progress! Old school… The electric windlass will be replace with a block and tackle snatch system.  the anchor line and chain will be stowed aft and retrieved 9 fathoms at a time horizontally along the deck. Captain Osborn learned to weld stainless steel and completed the […]

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