The Ship

Pellucidar is a Moody 47. She was built in Southampton, UK in late 2001 and sold into the Seattle area sometime in 2002. She was very well cared for but did not have the opportunity to really stretch her legs for the first 13 years of her life. In December of 2015 we purchased Pellucidar from a broker in Seattle and moved her up to Port Gardner Bay in Everett, WA. Her lazy days of hanging out at the dock were about to change forever!

S/V Pellucidar resting at anchor behind Hope Island

The Crew

Linda and I have been sailing the Salish Sea for a number of years. We started with a 12′ Hobie Cat. A boat you sit “on” rather than sit in. We quickly moved to a Lancer 25′. Fun first real sail boat with a battery, hot water if you are plugged into shore power, a porta potty and a bunk on each side. We sailed “Lady Bugs” all over Puget Sound and even up to the San Juan Islands. She was solid boat but as a shallow draft vessel she was tough to gain much headway upwind. Following Lady Bugs was “Loribird” that we later changed to Sound Decision. She was a Morgan 323 and huge step up for us. Sailing characteristics were much better, she had a real head, galley and v birth. Sound Decision allowed us to expand our cruising area even further into the Salish Sea. We really honed our skills and she was very gentle with us as we learned to sail on a larger vessel.

In 2014 we made a trip to Costa Rica that would change our path for the foreseeable future. I wanted to move to Costa Rica, Admiral said we are not moving but cruising could be in our future. This is our story…