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Jim Nielsen


Hello Jim Nielsen, It’s great to hear from you! Yes, of course I remember your parents Roy and Betty Nielsen with good memory and with other friends in Bay Area who kindly helped me to continue my sailing around the world. I met you 40 years ago!

I attached a scanned photo of your mother Betty Nielsen, I hope.
Do you have any information about Raymond Prendergast? I recently had an email from Ray and replied but emails were all returned. I heard from Ray that Charlie and Suzane Greenfield are past away. So you are 62 and I am 63…  I often visit California. I will let you know when I comeback, but not in a sailboat, an airplane. See you then,


Zen24 demo boat for sale $17,000.

Zen 24 demo boat  is now for sale. Contact Nagayama at 650-793-4266 California or send an email.

Class Sails
Category Cruiser Sail
Year 2008
Make Aoki Yachts
Length 24′
Propulsion Type SINGLE INBOARD
Fuel Type Electric 48V
Engine model Thoosa 6000
Hull #  JP-UA124014E808
Spec detail Click here
Location Dry dock at Alameda marina, CA
Equipment Main sail, Furling jib, Folding propeller, 4 solar panels 40W*4,  4 *120A deep cycle batteries,
Navigation lights, Steering compass, Upholstery,
Trailer is seperately sold $3,500.

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Zen24 heads East


Zen24 heads East…
Oct Is here and the Annaoplis boat show is near at hand. With help from Yoh Sensei’s son we made the Zenboat ready to travel and show in Annapolis Maryland .
In addition to cleaning, we installed the portapotti, raisers for the winches, and a set of solar panels which were mounted on the cabin top. These were special configuration assembled by Ganz-Eco energy co . The panels are semi-flexible and can be stepped on with no problem. That takes care of the charging problem while out all day motoring or when sitting for days without being plugged in to a power source. It also makes the Zen24 more self contained and more green. I think this is a major step in increasing the appeal of the boat.
We are hopeful that the East Coast turns out to be a better venue for the Zenboat. Having so many more small places to explore and hangout perhaps this will be the place for this boat. We have two sailing magazines doing articles on the Zenboat, little by little we are getting more exposure to the public. What we really need ow is for someone to purchase one and have it be part of a sailing community.
Preparing the boat for shipping took some effort, however the big effort was getting it settled on the flat bed truck. After it was already on the truck the driver decides that the wheels need to come off the trailer to lower the boat enough to be leak on the road. This took some real effort. Lucky I have some connections at the marine and was able to come up with two large floor jacks to raise the boat and the trailer up to remove the ties. The whole operation was scary. However we did it without anyone or the boat and me getting hurt! Yatta!
and then she was off…
As I write this I am on the plane flying to meet her in Annapolis.
*note: I will edit in pictures late. My iPad is limited

Seasons Greetings from the U.S.


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