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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By cjlmia
What is the constant pumping in marinas?

Heya Folks,

I am a relative newbie to the marina scene, and I've always owned older boats - so I am not well acquainted with the ways of the fancy modern boats that I've been encountering whilst...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,333
Posted By cjlmia
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Good luck to you Derrick, you sound like you'll be fine, and at the very least you've got an adventure ahead :) A couple of quick thoughts based on my own experiences from sailing a seafarer, albeit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 9,296
Posted By cjlmia
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Gas costs add up VERY quickly if you actually want to go anywhere in an RV. RV's that I looked at generally got between 6-10 mpg's.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By cjlmia
Re: New to the forum

Hey there, welcome to the forum :) I'm new here too, and in largely the same situation as you. Bought my first boat fairly recently (1968 25 ft Seafarer Rhodes Meridian) and have been sailing the...
Forum: Seafarer   02-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By cjlmia
Re: Anyone familiar with 1974 Seafarer?

I'll definitely second the sentiment that a seafarer is a pleasure to sail. The tiller requires a very light touch when the sails are well balanced, and she holds a course very well. I mostly sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By cjlmia
Re: My first day sailer. What do you pack in yours?

That boat looks like a lot of fun, I think you've got a great match for your use case :) A couple thoughts:

If you're concerned about damaging the bottom when beaching or island hopping, it may...
Forum: Seafarer   02-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By cjlmia
Re: Anyone familiar with 1974 Seafarer?

Depending on the engine (ie running or not) and the state of the rigging, I think it looks like a pretty good deal. I tend to be optimistic in these types of purchases though :) I fell in love with...
Forum: Seafarer   01-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,054
Posted By cjlmia
Re: Seafarer Meridian "update"

Hi there, I also own a 1968 Meridian (Hull number 242 made in Huntington, New York according to the plate). I haven't found a lot of info about this particular model of the meridian online, but I've...
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