Cruising has two pleasures.
One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place.
The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters.
They say you don't pick your boat, but that your boat picks you. I was not really in the market for a new boat but in May of 2008, five years after finding our first boat, Gata Luna, I saw an ad that looked too good to believe. It was for a 35' Hallberg Rassy 352. In short, the boat had been neglected but she was solid. I bought her and had her shipped to Seattle. Someday I hope she will take me and my family far from Puget Sound in comfort and safety. In this section of our site I hope to share the stories of restoration, exploration, and learning aboard our Hallberg Rassy 352 'Seaquester'.
|Origins - How and why we got a new boat.
|Purchase - Photos from when I bought her.
|Portlights - Replacing the ports.
|Stanchions - Rebedding the stanchions.
|Solo September Sail - A solo trip to the San Juan and Gulf Islands