Eurybia is a custom Sea Maid 45 designed by Stan Huntingford. The main run of Sea Maid ketches and cutters were built in the 1980s, but a builder acquired the plans after the run ended and built one more ketch and launched her in 1991. He sailed her to New Zealand and back and sold her to friends of ours. They also sailed her to New Zealand and back and then sold her to us in December 2017. We are currently getting her ready for her offshore trip number three. See more about Eurybia.
Jon: Bos’n, Engine-meister, Ship’s Carpenter and Rigger
Jon has been a commercial fisherman on both US coasts, a wooden boat builder for Rybovitch Yachts, a Folk-boat owner, a single father, a step-father, a marvelous husband, walking boat encyclopedia, and criminal defense attorney. Through all these stages he has been avid about boats and the natural world. His particular skills include wood and fiberglass artistry, bosunry, block building (see image at bottom of page), diesel engine repair, and self-sufficiency systems. His favorite post is in the foc’s’le or puttering about on deck.
Marie: Helmsman, Nav/Comm Officer, Chief Cook, and Canvasworker
Marie spent her childhood racing small boats in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Mostly she crewed for her father, Bob Toler (aka “Barometer Bob” of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas) including the Albacore World Championships in Plymouth, England in 1973. Since then she has been a flight simulation programmer for Navy jets, wind-surfer, single-mother, step-mother, wife, architect student, solar enthusiast, and university webmaster. Her particular onboard skills include canvas work, navigation, radio packet-data, weather prediction, WordPress, and piloting an irascible single-screw vessel. Her preferred post is behind the wheel with sails up and engine off. See more about Marie in her roles as software engineer and web programmer.
Williwaw: Former Chief morale officer
‘Willow’, a Portuguese Water dog, passed on in 2018 after 15 years of hanging around boats with us. She sailed everywhere with us including Hawaii. She disliked the engine, but was comfortable on the boat when it wasn’t making that awful noise. She particularly loved the dinghy which gets her to shore, and dolphins who are good company. She hated boobies that land uninvited on her boat. We miss her.
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