Monday, December 26, 2016

Humorous but truthful!

Life is too short to own an ugly boat

Memory Rose.....For Sale.

Due to changes in life, Sailing Vessel Memory Rose is for sale by owner.    $225K
[ Contact me for details on any aspects of this boat.  Extensive, multi-year approach with a "cost no object" focus has produced a very special "go anywhere" cruising vessel.  Much too much to list here.]

                                            Fresh Bottom Job done at Salt Creek Marina
She's ready for a Circumnavigation or any cruising adventure, immediately. She's ready to go!  This presents a rare opportunity for an astute sailor.  No projects, no further costs of preparation, no Time Delays.
Inflatable was lashed on deck for our passage from beyond Panama Canal to St. Pete Beach, Florida, U.S.

 Many, many details can be found by reading the posts in the Index on the right side of the page. Further info can be discussed by phone after your initial search on this site.  Make a list of any questions and we can chat.

Other info has been included on my  site.

An 'extensive list of spare parts' is included in this sale. Virtually anything that could ever be considered to be necessary for a repair at sea will be include.  Memory Rose is ready to travel far and wide with total safety and convenience for her new owners.
     [ I will consider real estate as full or partial trade.

Have a home, a condo, farm, ranch or property you would like or need to sell before realizing your cruising dream?  Let's talk.  Maybe a way to make a quick departure possible for someone wishing to sail off NOW!  Trade up or down possible.

                             Contact information interested parties:

A video of Memory Rose interior, exterior and recent travels:

DropBox Video of Memory Rose 


Memory Rose was built to live comfortably utilizing a 2 arrays of Solar panels and it's very large fresh water capacity utilizing a built in rain catchment system with double filtering. Rotating Solar Panels atop Davits/  2nd set of Solar panels above cockpit.  510 amp. total.  She is designed to operate comfortably without the requirements of the fuel depleting, noisy, maintenance of a generator.  Quiet plus efficiency.
Custom rudder, 15% larger surface area + turbulator flow panels....modern design!
Intake with easily removable custom screen.
Solid copper machined "lightning ground plate under Main Mast."

For further details, photos, inventory and questions, contact:  Ron Sheridan, the Owner:

thank you.           

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


Yes, the quarterly magazine Cruising Outpost by Bob Bitchin (you remember him from Latitudes and Attitudes magazine) has Memory Rose as their 'Featured Boat' last Spring's 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!!

article runs from page 54-59.

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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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