SAIL REPAIR CLASS STARTING THIS MONDAY! Captain Osborn is teaching a sail repair class at AVTEC Maritime Center in Seward Alaska.  The dates are Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15, 16 and 17. From 5 PM to 9 PM. The cost is $150.00 for all 3 nights.  There is a 6 person maximum for this […]


The final project push!

The fresh waster system was plumbed in Pex to prevent freeze breakage.  Dipping hose in boiling water makes fitting to a hose barb simple! The septic holding tank was converted to the main bilge.  This 4″ deck plate will serve as emergency access, should we ever need to use an emergency de-watering pump. The hatch […]

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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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