SV Zero Altitude

Sailing Vessel Zero Altitude


About the Sailboat

Weight2,100 lbs.
Draft (Keel Down)5’8″
Draft (Keel Up)1’10”
Keel Weight625 lbs.
Sail Area (Main & Jib)236 sq. ft.
Cockpit Length6’7″
Mast Length28′
Max Outboard Power10 hp
Number of Berths5

Equipment Aboard:

Outboard Motor:1979 Mercury 110 (9.8 HP)
3 Gallon Primary Fuel Tank
5 Gallon Fuel Tanks (QTY: 5)
Electrical:Renogy 100 Watt Flexible Solar Panels (QTY: 2)
HQST 100 Watt Solar Panel
HQST MPPT Solar Charge Controller (20 Amp)
EverStart 24MS Marine Battery (135 Ah)
Navigation:Raymarine Axiom 7 Multifunction Display
Raymarine ST1000+ Tiller Autopilot
WaveFront Marine Standard TillerClutch
Navionics (iPad & iPhone)
Communications:Standard Horizon GX1850G VHF Marine Transceiver
Yaesu FT-847 HF/VHF/UHF Ham Transceiver
Starlink Satellite Internet (GEN 2)
Safety & EmergencyMcMurdo E3 EPIRB
McMurdo FAST FIND 220 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
Garmin InReach (Satellite Tracking\Messaging)
Sirius Signal C-1003 SOS LED Flare Electronic Visual Distress Signal Kit
Intex Explorer 300 Inflatable Life Boat
Eyson Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket
Lift Jackets & Storage Bag (QTY: 5)
Waterproof First Aid Kit

About the Owner

Gary & Lisa Sailing

Howdy. Name here is Gary. Gary Brown. New sailor — at least as of this writing in October 2021 — and this is my first sailboat. It’s a humble boat that I purchased to learn on. Self taught — by reading many books and watching even more YouTube videos — so I’m sure I’ll have a steeper learning curve than most… but I’m undaunted and driven.

It’s always been a dream of mine to go sailing. I remember trying to convert my dad’s Jon Boat into a sailboat as a child — that didn’t work so well — but it illustrates how these desires can be fostered so early on. Fast forward 40 years and, after watching many folks sailing around the world on YouTube, I decided to buy my first sailboat and get the adventure started. I ain’t get’n any younger and you only live once right? It also helps having a VERY supportive and tolerant wife… shout-out to my BEAUTIFUL wife Lisa. I love and cherish you. Thank you. Life is good indeed.

So, this simple website is to document and share my discoveries and voyages in the hopes that it helps and inspires others. Godspeed in your adventures too.

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.”

-Jack London (1916)