Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Memory Rose has been sold.  She is now in the hands of a retired ship captain from Sweden who has plans to circumnavigate.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Humorous but truthful!

Life is too short to own an ugly boat

Friday, November 25, 2016

Explore. Dream. Discover.

"Twenty years from now, you will be more
disappointed by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off
the bow lines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your
sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
Mark Twain

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


                                          Anchored in Chicheme, in the San Blas Islands, Panama

Yes, the quarterly magazine Cruising Outpost by Bob Bitchin  (you remember him from Latitudes and Attitudes magazine) placed Memory Rose as their 'Featured Boat' Spring 2015 edition.

The magazine comes out quarterly, so Memory Rose is 1 of only 4 boats who will get that prize this year!  Quite an honor!  Thanks Bob!!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Land ho!

"I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."
-Duke Leto Atredies

Monday, April 13, 2015

Memory Rose-New Bottom Paint 'Hydrocoat' by Pettit

For many years, I used Pettit's ACP-50 and 60 Ablative Bottom Paints and always got 5 years out of a bottom job.  I had used Pettit's Trinidad, hard bottom paint before with good results too, but felt the softer ablative paints to be easier to sand off when hauling out and replacing.
Twice, I used a different brand....some European 'ship paint' I was able to buy in Panama did not work well and the same negative results came from SeaHawks top ablative paint/with biocide.

I just finished sanding off virtually all of the SeaHawk paint and much of the ship anti fouling paint to get a solid base to apply a new product from Pettit.  Hydrocoat is Pettit's top of the line, water based anti fouling paint and it includes a biocide.  Not cheap at $245/gallon.  I applied a SeaHawk primer 1277 first on the entire bottom, then 5 gallons of the green Hydrocoat.

Should get another 5 years.