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Free Luff

2002 Fountaine Pajot Athena 38

  • LOA: 38′
  • Beam: 20′ 8″
  • Draft: 3′ 1″
  • Displacement: 9000 lbs. dry weight. Now, with all our cruising gear and fully loaded down? About 15,000 lbs.
  • Sail Area: 914 sq. ft.
  • Engines: Twin 18-H.P. Yanmars
  • Water: 180 gal.
  • Fuel: 40 gal.
  • 4 private double cabins, or at least there used to be
  • 2 heads, one composting
  • Goiot Electric windlass, 3 anchors
  • 10′ Walker Bay hard dinghy with RIB collar, sail kit and Torqeedo 1003 electric motor
  • Spectra Ventura 150 Watermaker
  • CD stereo, VHF radio, GPS, auto pilot, chartplotters, AIS, radar, Satellite comms
  • 2500-watt inverter for AC appliances
  • 12-volt DC refrigerator
  • Fixed, aluminum frame bimini

The Crew

Randy Fraser

El Capitan; Capt'n Fish Guts
Randy was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, and grew up sailing small boats on Traverse Bay and the Great Lakes. Since the age of 12, he’s had a dream to live aboard and sail all over the world. During college at Michigan State University, Randy was the president of the Ski Club, and his sole purpose was to seek out the place he would reside after graduation; a place where the skiing was plentiful and water was nearby. The place turned out to be Lake Tahoe, where he endured long, sun-filled summers and picturesque, snow laden winters as a free lance writer, marketing director for an outdoor clothing company, a manager of a local ski and bike shop, and owner of a ski patrol uniform company. He’s an avid skier and snowboarder, surfer, spear fisher, and of course, sailor. After nearly 10 years living aboard in San Diego, he was more than ready to cut lines and explore. He supports the operation with web development and online marketing work, and is the creator of OCG.

Jody Fraser

First Mate, Queen of Free Luff Nation
Jody grew up in sunny San Diego, California, about 10 minutes from the ocean but only sailed a few times her whole life and never imagined the adventures ahead of her. Jody found her way to the Sierra Nevada a few years later than Randy. After college at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she worked as a botanist for the U.S. Forest Service in the San Bernardino Mountains, an outdoor education program, and then for an environmental consulting firm. When the opportunity to journey north to the Lake Tahoe area arose, there was no hesitation. She enjoyed her tenure with the U.S. Forest Service out of South Lake Tahoe, as the forest botanist for the entire basin, but most of her career has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service out of Las Vegas, Reno, Carlsbad, and until 2016, Palm Springs. She’s a devoted yogi, swimmer, hiker, videographer, and of course, a sailor. Jody has recently returned to the (part-time) working world, as a consultant writing environmental/species review documents for FWS.

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