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
2400 watt inverter/ charger
120 gallon water
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,