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Old 25-04-2008, 18:53   #1
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Bounty II refit and circumnavigation

hi all,

I have recently sold my home and purchased a 1961 Palmer Johnson Bounty II, with which I plan to circumnavigate in. The boat is very unique, and includes:

custom fiberglass dodger
4 solar panels
wind generator
water maker
wind vane">aries wind vane
2400 watt inverter/ charger
12 cabin batteries
flat screen tv
garmin gps
120 gallon water tankage
spinnaker set-up
electric windlass

and a bunch more

I recently added a new Raymarine GPS/ chartplotter/ radar to the boat. I just replaced the transmission and hope to drop the motor/ tranny back in tomorrow. I am also currently in the middle of installing a Sony car CD/ MP3 stereo.

Plans include hauling the boat to go through all thru-hulls, paint bottom and install speed sensor and digital fish finding sounder. A local artist that I have met in San Diego, is also going to paint a mural inside the boat for us.

For those who are not familiar with Bounty's, they are one of the early fiberglass boats, dating back to the late 50s/ early 60s. They are very heavy displacement, 41 foot, full keel, blue water cruising boats. With a reputation for all-weather safety, exceptional build quality and vast ocean crossings, Bounty's are respected around the world. Many know of Bounty II's, as Latitude 38 had one for a long time.

The boat's name is "La Cenicienta", which means "the glass slippder." With a home port of Hilo, Hawaii, and a planned first voyage from San Diego to Hilo, I am going to take this boat home, and then begin circumnavigating, with my brother, currently in Hawaii.

Please, visit my website, Welcome to the Open Blue Horizon, to view information and pictures about the boat, and to track our progress.

Thanks for your interest,

Ronnie Simpson

solo sailing an engineless Cal 2-27 to Australia
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Old 25-04-2008, 19:30   #2
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I went to look at the pics but you are too high tech for me. I am not going to install a new browser.
Suggest that many others are "old" like me.

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Old 25-04-2008, 20:12   #4
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I am familiar with them. Solid well built boat. With beautiful lines drawn by Phil Rhodes. I know a guy who cruised his back and forth to Mazatlan surfing the best breaks for many years in his Bounty. Have fun and may see you around the SD waters.

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