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Charmaine & Bill Aboard s/v September Sea
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DateNov 16, 2009
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MessageI enjoyed reading about you and your husband's awesome adventures and your family's joys and sorrows. You are a great writer and obviously a person who knows how to unwrap the gift of life.smilie

Namejames schmitz
DateAug 09, 2009
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MessageNice to meet you guys at dockside friday night. We have enjoyed reading your website. Hope all is well. Jim and Kim Schmitz

Hi Jim and Kim,
It was wonderful meeting you both! A real treat and a true pleasure. Thank you so very much for your kind words. So glad you've been enjoying perusing our site. Please stay in touch. BIG Hugs, Charmaine & Bill

NameGary Swedenborg
DateMay 10, 2009
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MessageWOW!! It was nice to see Cathy's Memorial(Powell Cay). My Dad placed that there 30 years ago. She died on the sailboat(Penduck)that was just off shore. Her boyfriend, Don Brooks, died later that day in Miami's Burn Unit(Jackson Memorial) after trying to save her. They had a propane explosion.
I was there in 1999. It was really pretty around the memorial with purple flower blooming everywhere. Conch shells everywhere.
Did you see the sunken sailboat? Hurricane Floyd came through right after my visit.

Thanks so much,

Hello there Gary,
We could not be more delighted to see you found us! We lost our only son (also a sailor) to illness four years ago and finding Cathy's Memorial was truly a Godsend for us. Your sister will forever have a very, very special place in our hearts.
We did not know what happened to Cathy and thank you so much for sharing her story with us. It is such a tragic tale, compounded by the death of her boyfriend who died of wounds from trying to save her.
Know that Cathy lives on in the hearts and minds of we who are touched by her without even knowing much about her. The Memorial speaks for her as if she were there talking to us. It reminds us all that those we love need not ever be forgotten.
Hopefully one day we can meet you, sweet Gary.
Our Very Best to You and Yours,
Charmaine & Bill

NameJoseph P. O'Connor
DateApr 26, 2009
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MessageSpectacular photo’s. As we sail in Charlotte Harbor we find ourselves trying to shoot the sunsets. Often we are disappointed. Congrats!

Joe O’Connor

SV Lone Eagle2

NameScott Stanley
DateApr 23, 2009
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MessageSubject: Lancer information
Originally received 4-1-2009)


My wife and I are considering buying either a Lancer 36 or 42. I have been looking on the web for any information I can find on Lancer Yachts and am not ifnding much. When we were looking around on the web, I found your website and was hoping you might have information on the Lancer's in general that you might be able to share. Your site has images from the brochures for the 36 as well as others. Is there any chance you have the whole brochures? Could you share these?

I appreciate any information you might have.


NameKim Bradford
DateApr 19, 2009
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MessageWe are planning to come to Marathon on July 13th thru the 24th!!!!
We just got back from Key West and Bahia Honda. We had an amazing sail and other than a crazy cold front, enjoyed out time in the Keys!! We will be picking up a mooring and hanging out for two weeks enjoying the beauty of the surrounding area... hope to see you there!!!

Kim and Ray
S/V NuTrix smilie

ps: Ive lost my password!!!!! ugghhhh smilie

April 23, 2009
Hi Kim!
I've reset your password for you and sent you an email. For those who don't know, September Sea has a sailing and living aboard FORUM now! Please feel free to register by using the FORUM link found on the main pages of the September Sea website. We're just getting started...join us!
Kim, it will be great to see you down here. We've been out and about enjoying sailing and visiting through the Keys for the past three weeks. We are hunkered down inside Boot Key Harbor at this moment and will be here for about a week. Then it's back out and about for another month or so. Life is good!
BIG Hugs, Charmaine

NamePatrick Drury Boat Name "Tonic"
DateMar 27, 2009
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MessageHi Charmaine,

My dad and I recently purchased a 1979 Lancer 36'. After the purchase I jumped online to see if I could find any other Lancer owners. Specifically 36' owners. Well I found you!! I was able to find one of your sites that explained your remodel process from the start. Our boat looks to have the exact interior. Needs quite a bit of love though.. I have since lost that link and was able to find your email on another page of your travels.. I hope to be able to talk to you a bit if I have any questions about our boat.. Happy Sailing

Patrick Drury Boat Name "Tonic"
Stockton, California


March 27th -m 12:28 PM EST

Hi Patrick!

Go to "The Boat" section and you should see many of our projects with the Lancer 36. Love your boat name! Congrats to you and your father! Please don't hesitate to ask questions. I invite you over to September Sea's FORUMS where I've just added a "Lancer 36 Owners" Forum. See you there!

Big Hugs,


NameJeremy Gow
DateMar 25, 2009
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MessageHi Bill and Charmaine,
I thought you might be interested to know that I am opening a sailing school onboard my Lancer 36' (SeaLife Sailing School - website coming in April) that will operate beginning in the summer of 2009 in the coastal waters of British Columbia's Gulf Islands (just next to the US San Juans), the Sunshine Coast, and Desolation Sound, teaching CYA Basic Cruise & Learn courses for now, with more advanced courses available through our affiliate at present, and more to come directly through us in the future as well. Through our affiliate, Sailcraft, we are able to offer both CYA and ISPA courses up to Offshore Yachtmaster on a 44' C&C whose owner has skippered her to a win in the Victoria-Maui race, which is the Canadian version of the Transpac. For those of your readers who are interested in formal sail training leading to internationally recognized certification, and/or spending time aboard a Lancer 36' to see how they like it as a cruising boat, I'd be more than happy to have them along as students on an all-inclusive sail training course!

Best Regards and fair winds to you,
Jeremy Gow

NameChris & Maria
DateMar 02, 2009
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MessageHi. I just wanted to let you know how much I love your website. I also wanted to let you know how much I love my wife, who agreed to embark on this adventure several years ago. Hopefully, about 9 years from now, we'll be enjoying the cruising life as well.

Your web site seems to get to the heart of it all, and it's just great and inspirational reading. So far, my wife hasn't lost her nerve over the entire cruising life (She continues to say things such as, "When we get our boat"smilie, but if she does, I'll be certain to steer her back to your site for comfort.

Congratulations on such a great life. I hope you are enjoying every moment.

Birmingham, Alabama

NameKen and Judy Clark
DateFeb 21, 2009
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MessageHi There!

We just purchased a 36' Lancer named "Phantom" moored in Honolulu. My tour in Iraq ends July 4th and by August 1st we'll be "living aboard!"

Your website is chock-full of really great everyday observations and ideas. I especially like the way you decorate. With Panache!

Your website really is a study in what life is like aboard a sailboat. I can't thank you enough.

Hope to speak to you again.

Ken Clark smilie!


Hello there Ken and Judy,

How delighted we are for you both and your new-to-you Lancer 36. What an absolute treat to see you here today. Thanks so much for sharing your success in obtaining the living aboard dream. I have no doubt you will fulfill your every desire with the lifestyle on the water, as you have made a most excellent choice in boat selection.

You will love sailing her more and more each time. She's a demon on the water. You have to hold her back a bit or she wants to flop over and emulate the kind of sailing more akin to that seen in the America's Cup. LOL!

I'll have to share with you my newest decorating/storage finds: my need of a linen cabinet started it all. I'm sure you are both scratching your heads. You'll love it. When I get it prepared for the website I'll be sure to send you a sneak preview first!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, I'm sure your tour in Iraq has not been easy for you or your family. Bless you both.


Charmaine (& Bill)

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