S/V Regina Oceani

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2014 Florida Waters Cruising Award for most distance sailed
 in Florida waters in 2014.
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Arriving in  Colorado October 2009 Relaunched!  Titusville, Florida August 19, 2013
S/V Regina Oceani comes to Colorado for multi-year refit project. 
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.
Regina Oceani arrives in Colorado

First Contact Aug
              19, 2013
Departing Colorado August 4, 2013 New engine selection and installation: Blue Water Sailing Magazine September 2010 and December 2010

July 15 2012
New Beta 50 installed                                                 12V diesel generator and scuba compressor under cockpit.
New Beta 50Generator/Scuba compressor

Composting Head: Blue Water Sailing November 2011.
New fuel tank under salon sole.  Full details in Blue Water Sailing Magazine article February 2011.
Offshore Emergency Medical Training.  By Jill in Blue Water Sailing November 2011.
Emergency Medical Training
Cabin woodworking:  Ten Wishes Blue Water Sailing May 2011

Deck Refinishing: Blue Water Sailing April 2012
Refinished deck
Spar Restoration: Blue Water Sailing January 2012
Spraying the Masts
Bottom Paint  - CopperCoat : Blue Water Sailing December 2012
watch the time lapse movie of the bottom stripping.
Stripping the Bottom
Hull Refinishing: Blue Water Sailing October 2012
Spraying Hull
New Ports: Blue Water Sailing August 2012
 Ports old and New
One Word: "Plastics"Blue Water Sailing February 2013
Toe Rails
 A new sole with soul!Blue Water Sailing May 2013
Sew What? - Sew Everything!  Mastering Canvas - Blue Water Sailing December 2013
Sew What - So

Selecting and Installing new Instrumentation, Blue Water Sailing, January 2015

COMING SOON: The Cold Hard Facts of Refrigeration and Batteries, Blue Water Sailing, February 2015

COMING SOON: Decking Out the Decks

Original website material and links appear below...

At new home in New Bern, North Carolina
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 sea trial.
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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