24 February 2018 | Tacoma, WA.
"Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made." -Robert N. Rose
I guess a good place to begin would be with the boat. S/V Jean Anne is a full keel, heavy displacement 1986 Lord Nelson 35 cutter. Including the bowsprit, her length overall is 43', and she weighs in at 20,500 pounds. She has already completed one 13-year circumnavigation of the Earth with her previous owners, Bill and Lyn Charlton.
She has a forward head/shower, two double berths (one in a port side "Pullman" layout and one in a starboard aft stateroom), as well as an ample saloon and galley. She has rich Burmese teak throughout. She has solar panels, a large bank of batteries, a watermaker, and SSB/HF and VHF communication, as well as satellite radio.
We will be replacing her chainplates, rigging, and liferaft before taking off for Mexico this Summer. There were only about 24 Lord Nelson 35's built, and you can find out more information about here here: http://bluewaterboats.org/lord-nelson-35/