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Charmaine & Bill Aboard s/v September Sea
 
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NameJohn Mitchell
DateOct 18, 2014
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MessageI owned a 1982 Lancer 36 in San Diego from 1991 to 1996 living aboard. It had the fractional rig and the original owner had opted for all the upgrades and it really did perform well. I thought it out-performed most sailboats in its class, and especially in light wind which was often the conditions in San Diego. I single-handed it quite often and enjoyed entertaining on it. The open V-berth made it quite livable and was one of the features that really hooked me. My wife and I married in 1994 and lived aboard together while she finished college at UCSD. I sold it to put a down payment on a house in 1996, but that was part of the plan as we had our first child in 1997. It held its value quite well compared to my purchase price even though at the time it was a somewhat under-appreciated brand and design. I will always fondly remember my time aboard her. I am not averse to retiring on a boat with a layout such as that. The time quickly draws near. I am not so sure about my wife, though, who is strictly a bay and harbor sailor, and turns green upon the slightest swell; hence all my single-hand experience! More than once while she visited family on weekends she had to wait at the marina for her husband to come back with the "house."


NameDave & Frannie
DateAug 14, 2014
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MessageGreat web site Must have taken hours on end to complete. We have a 36 Lancer and wondered 2 things: 1. What company made the original port windows? Need new rubber gaskets. 2. Where is the locaton of the water heater?

Thx.

Dave ____________ Reply to Dave & Frannie: Not all Lancer 36's are identical, nor were all built by Farr & Lee. Also, often times original placements are altered (for example, on s/v September Sea, the water heater was moved from aft of the engine over into the port side of the aft lazarette). We did that to accommodate the addition of a 4.5 kw inboard generator in its place. Perfect fit there and worked like a charm. The windows are Beckson's. Parts and replacements are readily available to this day. Fair winds! Charmaine


NameCharmaine Smith Ladd
DateMay 21, 2014
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MessageThe Guestbook is now active again and working. It has been down for almost two years!! My sincerest apologies!

September Sea and her crew were on a planned eighteen month trek up the east coast, on our way to the Chesapeake, when (as things sometimes do) something happened!!

Long story short, you can read all about it in my book - "Shake Hands with Yourself: A Peacemaker's Guide to Happiness & Inner Peace."

Even though the book is not a "sailing" book, I know you will enjoy its message and learning what we're up to now.

Thank you so much for coming back to see us!
Hope all is well with you and yours!

Hugs, Charmaine (& Bill)
"Life's a Gift...Unwrap It!" - C~


NameLiz
DateJun 21, 2012
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MessageYou have suddenly come back into my life!!! A friend sent me a photo from your website and the memories came flooding back. We haven't seen you since Sir Charles's 80th birthday...and can you believe we just celebrated his 85th????
We are basically good. Enjoy many of the same problems/challenges most of this country does these days. We are no longer in Clearwater. It's a long story. But we're in St. Pete Beach just the north side of Tampa Bay in a lovely place.
Would love to catch up with you and Bill. Perhaps we could chat on the old fashioned phone one day? Visiting your website brought back so many wonderful memories. And stabbed me in the heart with how very much we miss you two.
I hope all is well with you and that you are still living the dream. I can't quite get the gist of where you are at the present...still at Sombrero?
Would love to hear from you.
Big and huge hugs,
Liz


NameElizabeth Beck
DateMar 17, 2012
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Messageafter our chat I went to your page and saw your wonderful quote, which made me that much more curious. you have always been a loving sister positive you certainly are! But I didn't know what an interesting life you lead1 WOW! I'll be checking on your site more often! Love you! Do you do short cruises for hire? My husband is a blinded marine and he misses the sea. I told him one day we will get him on a boat again. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life! xoxoxo


NameDeanna Lilley-Shaughnessy
DateNov 22, 2011
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MessageI still like to check in every once in a while to scroll through your pictures. It was so good to see you this summer!


NameMyrna & Earl Claunch
DateNov 08, 2011
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MessageWe really enjoy your site Charmaine. We have been following you for several years now. Have made the keys many times by car. Hope to see them by boat soon. Would love to meet you two.

S/V "ROSA" ___________ Reply to Myrna & Earl Claunch: Thank you ever so much for your kind words. Would love to meet you both as well! Hugs, Charmaine


NameMarty Starks
DateOct 03, 2011
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MessageHello, i "found" you thru' Obama anniversary comment on Facebook. Wanna save this site to come back and read some more when I have time. Wishing you well... Marty


NameShelia
DateMar 27, 2011
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MessageBoy! Lady you sure are living the life! I just happened upon your website while looking for nothing in particular, just a lazy Sunday afternoon while fixing dinner for my man and I. I really enjoyed the adventure and stories on your website. It was definitely thought provoking as I retired from a job after 33 years just 2 years ago, and almost immediately began another! I've not sailed on a boat smaller than the Carnivale Mardi Gras (1988)or most recently last year on the Liberty of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). My man is a merchant seaman by trade and navigates container ships for Maersk, so we are somewhat connected to the sea! I have bought him cameras and a videocam to capture some of the dolphins, stingray and other sea life he tends to see off the bough of the ships he navigates. Thank you for the experience you share with everyone who reads and views your website!


NameAugust Trometer
DateMar 08, 2011
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MessageWhat a great site by great interesting, wonderful people, who are living the life I would truly like to live!!!


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