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Search: Posts Made By: jamesnewsome
Forum: Seafarer 07-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Backstay Adjuster?

Check with the guys at Riggingonly.com. I replaced my standing rigging on my Seafarer 29 in 2013 and found them to be very helpful.

HOME (http://www.riggingonly.com/)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,717
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 24 swing keel, keel pivot? Sailing qualities?

Some Seafarer centerboards/swing keels can be removed from underneath the boat, but other cannot. One of our Seafarer 34 members on the Seafarer Yacht Group on Facebook just commented on this a...
Forum: Seafarer 06-20-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Anyone familiar with 1974 Seafarer?

I have owned a 1974 Seafarer 29 since 2000 and can tell you that the Seafarers are generally good boats. They certainly had the best designers of that era. The key to any boat is how well she's been...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,717
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 24 swing keel, keel pivot? Sailing qualities?

I've posted your question about the swing keel pin on the Seafarer's group on Facebook and asked someone with knowledge of this model to come over and answer your question. Do you have a Seafarer 24...
Forum: Seafarer 11-17-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By jamesnewsome
Rigging

I am ready to replace the standing rigging on my Seafarer 29 and looking for recommendations from folks who have done this before. A few folks I know have suggested that I do it myself with Stay-Loc...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 34 Purchase - Trampoline Deck Problem

The Seafarers are overall very good older classic fiberglass boats. Like many boats of their era, the decks on some models are balsa core. Soft decks are obviously indicative of water intrusion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 31

There was also a very limited number of Seafarer 31-II IOR Tall Rigs built. I think that many among the Seafarer community consider it to be the prettiest of all the fleet. It certainly had the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 31

The Seafarer 31 was a Bill Tripp, Jr. design and came in two models, yawl and tall rig. The tall rig was actually considered a fairly decent racing boat.

There is very good information about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 37 major repair

Good luck with the repair. I am a fellow Seafarer owner and certainly appreciate your effort at restoring this classic yacht. Your repair work is way over my head and I hope to never face a project...
Forum: Seafarer 06-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,147
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Replacement portlights / windows

I haven't replaced mine yet, but here's a link to the brand I plan to use. They are the best priced portlights I've come across, and were recommended by another owner who used them.

New Found...
Forum: Seafarer 03-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 38 fuel tank replacement

Mike, wish I could help you with this but my Seafarer is a 29'. I removed my metal fuel tanks when I purchased the boat 12 years ago and replaced them with polyethylene tanks. Since my tanks are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-22-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,717
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 24 swing keel, keel pivot? Sailing qualities?

I have a Shaffer wire furler which does allow for easily dropping the furled sail and replacing with a hank-on while under way. The wire furlers were some of the earliest furling system, and fell out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,717
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 24 swing keel, keel pivot? Sailing qualities?

I have a Seafarer 29, which is of similar design. Although I've never measured the exposed keel below the boat when in the retracted position, my best guess is no more than 12".

Go to the link...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,717
Posted By jamesnewsome
Re: Seafarer 24 swing keel, keel pivot? Sailing qualities?

From a couple previous posts there seems to be some skepticism concerning my comment about the SS cable "parting," apparently due to electrolysis. This was not a second-hand report. It happened to me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,216
Posted By jamesnewsome
At LauderBoy - Your situation is why I think the...

At LauderBoy - Your situation is why I think the RV overhead AC unit will work so well for folks whose top priority is comfort rather than convenience of removal for sailing. The units are designed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4,358
Posted By jamesnewsome
There is a Mariner Roller Furler listed on Ebay...

There is a Mariner Roller Furler listed on Ebay if you're interested.

eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,216
Posted By jamesnewsome
Great idea on the Sailrite insulated covers....

Great idea on the Sailrite insulated covers. Thanks for the video link!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,216
Posted By jamesnewsome
I agree that the best option is a built-in unit,...

I agree that the best option is a built-in unit, but it's also the most expensive and sometimes not possible on smaller boats. I don't think the RV ceiling unit is realistic for use over a forward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,216
Posted By jamesnewsome
Air Conditioning - RV Roof vs Carry-On

Sailboats without built-in HVAC face a real challenge when summer arrives. I've used a traditional CARRY-ON brand 5k BTU unit set over a forward hatch for years, but the results I would describe as...
Forum: Seafarer 02-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,215
Posted By jamesnewsome
The boat's manufacturer's serial number will be...

The boat's manufacturer's serial number will be imprinted in the fiberglass on the right side of the transom just below the toe rail. You can decipher the Hull ID number with info at this web site....
Forum: Seafarer 01-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,215
Posted By jamesnewsome
Perhaps this link will help. SEAFARER 22...

Perhaps this link will help.

SEAFARER 22 sailboat on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=230)
Forum: Seafarer 11-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,981
Posted By jamesnewsome
Here are some links that might be helpful. ...

Here are some links that might be helpful.

SEAFARER PRODUCT LINE ORIGINAL BROCHURE
seafarer product line 256...
Forum: Seafarer 10-30-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,467
Posted By jamesnewsome
I am a Seafarer owner but not the Meridian. In...

I am a Seafarer owner but not the Meridian. In addition to Sailnet, here are some good web sources for Seafarers and the Meridian.

SAILBOAT DATA.COM
Sailboats built by Seafarer Yachts on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,830
Posted By jamesnewsome
The Seafarer 26 was apparently one of the more...

The Seafarer 26 was apparently one of the more popular models in the fleet. I've been a Seafarer 29 owner for 11 years and have been a member of every Seafarer group on the internet and don't recall...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 6,717
Posted By jamesnewsome
Congratulations on the S24 purchase

Skygazer,

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality and performance of the Seafarer 24. The boat and manufacturer has quite a history. She was built in Huntington, NY and was designed...
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