S/V Rose

A gaff rigged 1987 built Bristol Channel Cutter

15 January 2019
14 January 2019 | Rockland Maine
20 December 2015 | Benjamin River
16 June 2015
02 June 2015
27 May 2015
27 May 2015
24 May 2015
22 May 2015
22 May 2015
22 May 2015
16 May 2015 | Bellhaven NC
15 May 2015
13 May 2015
21 April 2015
05 April 2015 | Houston
24 June 2014
17 June 2014
09 June 2014
07 June 2014

Recent Photos

15 January 2019
I took some interior and exterior photos this past summer. If you would like to take a photo tour of Rose check out these on my shared google photos album https://photos.app.goo.gl/KY33ddayF5Hcpn4K7

Updated Rose Pic

14 January 2019 | Rockland Maine

Boat Pics

20 December 2015 | Benjamin River
I can't believe I have not updated my boat blog since I left Nantucket. Suffice it to say we made it to Rockland Maine last summer without doing any serious damage.

My friend George is a good photographer. he took this one as I was entering Rockland Harbor

Rockland Harbor entrance under sail

Last Leg

16 June 2015
The last leg of my extended voyage from Galveston to Maine should be a 2 to 3 day sail from Cape Cod to Rockland. We will leave on Thursday afternoon to catch the flood tide through the Cape Cod Canal. The wind will likely be on our nose when we cast off but back to the southwest late Friday. You can follow our progress on my findmespot share page at


Or you can use a vessel tracking website like "https://www.vesselfinder.com/"and search on my MMSI number 367601390.

Abandon Ship

02 June 2015
When I was a young man I worked on offshore drilling rigs in various garden spots around the world. Conditions could often be miserably cold, wet and windy but that was the job so grin and bear it we did. Now that I am an old man I don’t have to grin and bear it when the weather turns ugly. The forecast for the next few days calls for cold, wet, north winds (and gentlemen don’t go to weather) so I will leave Rose in the good hands of the people here at Kingston Marina on Cape Cod and fly back to Houston. I’ll finish this odyssey when the winds shift to my favor.

Will write more later got to go catch a plane.

US Navy

27 May 2015
"Securite Securite Securite this is United States Navy Warship 75 returning from sea to the Norfolk Navy Yard. Be advised all stations stay 500 yards clear" I told him I would slow it down when I went by...didn't want my wake to disturb the off watch sailors.

Left the dock at 12:56. Will sail the rumb line to Block Island to beat the norther forcast for Sunday.
Vessel Name: Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol Channel Cutter
Hailing Port: Houston. Texas
Crew: David Kent
Rose's Photos - Main
From the summer of 2015 based in Rockland Maine
4 Photos
Created 20 December 2015
Summer 2014 Voyage
8 Photos
Created 29 June 2014