Though only 20 feet in length, Persistence is well outfitted. The author lived onboard for up to three months of cruising. (Click on image to enlarge)
From this inside steering position, I can set Persistence up to self steer. Note GPS, chart, captain's seat and remote control for an autohelm, located aft on the tiller. The Artful Dodger covers all as needed, although the side panels can be demounted for ventilation on hot days and a back panel with clear plexiglass insert can be rolled down to completely enclose the solo sailor in heavy weather.
glistens under a repristinated finish. The boat was sanded down and then recoated with a two-part clear polyurathane finish. This view from aft shows the instrumentation, the tiller and the 5 horsepower outboard engine.
Details of the author's 20-foot sloop, Persistence. The sloop is set up for singlehanded sailing with all sail controls leading aft to the cockpit.
Leaning out, the author finds his mast crutch a handy convenience in the cockpit. Bree has lived aboard Persistence for as long as three months while cruising Lake Superior.
In gin-clear waters, Persistence floats easily in CPR Harbor, on a small island in the northern arc of Lake Superior. The visit to the harbor is described in the author's book, Wake of the Green Storm.
The deck is teak, and, the cabin top is Honduras Mahogany. Note sea hood over cockpit hatch.
At Sunset, Persistence is snuggled down deep inside a harbor in the beautiful Slate Islands. In a few minutes, the author will see one of the islands caribou on the shore.