Owners Database: 1986

(Hull numbers 3 ->84)

3   Sea Trek II -- Puget Sound, WA

Owner (email) Tom Madden (jenanm*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 3
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 3/91
Upgrades Bottom blisters repaired 1992, Added:Autohelm 3000, Loran (Sytec), GPS (Garmin), Refrigeration (Cold Machine), Propeller (Maxprop feathering), Propane Stove (Was CNG), Dingy Davits, Inverter (Prowatt 600)
Planned Upgrades Anchor windlass
Radar
Longest/Notable Voyage Desolation Sound, BC, Canada
Can Share Information about Installed new wiring system for alternator and battery monitoring system
Comments  

8 Mottley - San Fancisco, CA

Owner (email) Chistopher Ower (chris_owen*spam-no-more*pacibm.org)
Hull Number 8
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry My boat's name is "Mottley" My middle name is "Mott" and so it seemed a good chance to name the boat and get shirts, etc. with the logo "Mottley Crew" , which we do at every chance
Marina South Beach Marina
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 4/88
Upgrades New sails, dacron main and taffetta (composite) 120 jib
Can Share Information about I am sail #8, the first in the S.F. Bay area. I understand you want to do a story about the first 10 C-34s . Have someone contact me or tell me who to contact.

12 Free Spirit -- Oriental, NC

Owner (email) John and Bama Deal (jjdeal*spam-no-more*uncg.edu)
Hull Number 12
Year  
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 7/03
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Bimini
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Comments  

13 Lucky -- Sherman, TX

Owner (email) Al & Pat Landry (lucky13sail*spam-no-more*cable.net)
Hull Number 13
Year 1986
Marina or Mooring location Highport Marina
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Jan 1994
Upgrades Alt bracket ,travler, glow plug wirining, deck organizers, water heater, fridge, all instruments reconditioed by DMI, switches in panel replaced, main sail 2005, 1700watt inverter 2005, simrad wheel pilot 2005
Planned Upgrades Wiring harness, new winch jaws, head sail sheets
Longest/Notable Voyage Just around lake texoma, sail about four days from one marina to another spending the night, app 40 to 50 miles.
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How Boat Was Named Hull #13,no other name approprate
Comments Boat sails wonderful, I think she"s a keeper!

19 Puff -- Everett, WA

Owner (email) Killian, Ken & Roxie (73643.1425*spam-no-more*Compuserve.com)
Hull Number 19
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry My wife and I could not agree on an appropriate name as this was our
third sailboat and we both had strong feelings that the name had to
"fit". Our grandson came sailing with us one of our first weekends and
he immediately said this is like "Puff, the magic dragon's boat". It is
accented in forest green and Puff was a favorite story of his. Given
that all sailors are looking for that energy lift that a good strong
puff will provide, we quickly agreed that "Puff" she would be. We added
a graphic of a dragon and the name Puff to both sides of the boat. We
are constantly being complemented about the name and graphic. It is one
that everyone seems to remember.
Marina Everett WA Marina
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Aug 1998
Planned Upgrades Plan to add some more canvas, radar and internal heat. May be looking at a new Main sail also. New bottom within a year or two
Longest/Notable Voyage Crusing in the San Juan, Stuart Island, Sucia Island, Roche Harbor, Snug Harbor and Bellingham
Comments  

20 Cool Change -- Miami, FL

Owners Jack Krauser (CaptnJack5*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Marina Sunny Isles, FL
Longest/noteworthy voyage Bahamas
Rig standard
Keel fin
Comments Formerly named Difficult.

21  Emotional Rescue -- Muskegon, MI

Owner (email) David R. Alger (dalger*spam-no-more*cpuinc.net)
Hull Number 21
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 8/2000
Upgrades Transmission & Cutlass Bearing
Planned Upgrades New Galley Stove/range, stereo & tape deck, Steaming light, Bow roller
modification.
Longest/Notable Voyage 348 miles. Traveled from Muskegon, MI to and around Grand Travers Bay and home.
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22 Eclipse

Owners Phil Yates (eclipse3*spam-no-more*email.msn.com)
Purchased 12/94
Longest/noteworthy voyage from Pensacola,Fl. around the keys up the east coast to the chesapeake then down to the Bahamas for about  4 yrs  been badk to S. FLORIDA a number of times.
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Distinctive thing about this boat Changed the stripe colors.  The "86" has dull powder blue stripes but the boat generally looks great. We changed it to a dark navy blue and it looks perfect for the boat.
Upgrades Many
Planned Upgrades Not Many More
Can share information about since eclipse is hull #22 an I've owned her for 6 yrs I,ve done about ever thing one can do to a boat.
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27 Second Wind --Tampa, FL 

Owners Mike and Linda Vazmina (mvazmina*spam-no-more*aol.com)  
Purchased August, 1997 
Marina Pass-a-Grille, FL 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Still to come 
Distinctive thing about this boat Numerous upgrades 
Rig tall 
Keel fin 
Need Perspectives on Dutchman vs. lazy jacks 

34 Christine -- Long Island, NY

Owner (email) Christopher Calisi (ccalisi*spam-no-more*symantec.com)
Hull Number 34
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry My first boat was named 'Anima' which means 'female vision'. I used that name on my boat when I was single - I could claim I named the boat after who ever I was currently dating.

Well, a while back I married Christine. She is not only beautiful but smart - she wasn't going to let me name the boat anything but 'Christine'.

Marina Coneys
Rig tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 11/1/98
Upgrades This boat was owned by Herb S. so if you read mainsheet - you can read about all the upgrades he made. ( the boat was called 'Serenity'.
Longest/Notable Voyage Around Long Island
Need information about Crusing - specifically from NJ to Mass

35 Rhapsody in Blew -- Lake Huron

Owner (email) Recently sold
Hull Number 35
Year 1986
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased  
Upgrades None, she's very well equipped.
Planned Upgrades Engine mounts, folding prop.
Longest/Notable Voyage Bought the boat at Grosse Point Michigan on Lake St. Clair and sailed to Bayfield Ontario.
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Comments She's in beautiful condition and is very well equipped, new sails, flaking system, lots of electronics, etc..

37 Shaman -- Galveston Bay, TX

Owner (email) Steve E. DeLange (steve*spam-no-more*delanges.com)
Hull Number 37
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 8/21/06
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Major refit. New pulpits and stanchions, refrigerator, water heater, instruments & battery charger. Installation of better lighting, larger bimini, auxiliary generator
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Comments This vessel washed ashore after Katrina. Starboard side under about a foot of muck. Being refitted

39  Chog In -- White Lake, MI 

Owners Tom Lindrup (tlindrup1*spam-no-more*gmail.com)
Purchased Oct 2005
Marina Crosswinds Marina, Whitehall Michigan
Longest/noteworthy voyage  
Rig Standard 
Keel Fin 
Distinctive thing about this boat  
Upgrades  
Upgrades planned Running Rigging and deck lines
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Comments Sail on Lake Michigan.

40 FreeBird --  Southern Chesapeake Bay

Owner (email) Clayton & Dorothy Jenson (dusty345*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 40
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 8/01
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Will add a hard vang
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Comments  

45 Ayisha -- San Diego, CA

Owners Fredrick & Nancy Marx (rich*spam-no-more*tiltupwall.com)
hull_number 45
Marina Bay Club Marina, San Diego, CA
Rig Standard
Keel Fin keel
Date purchased 2/28/99
upgrades Replumbed electric fuel pump to avoid contamination to fuel pump strainer. New main sail. New alternator. New fuel gage at tank.
Planned upgrades Need to add refridgeration. A/D?
Voyage So far just around San Diego Bay and to the Coronado Islands off Mexico.
Can Share Info on Fuel problems and up grades.
Need Info on Low voltage coming from alternator with MR 70 filter. Bench tested at 13.5 plus, however when installed reduces to 12.65 volts. I think my old MR70 is causing the problem. Haven't had a chance to disconnet MR70 yet.
Comments Thinking about mounting a rigid boom vang by garhauermarine.com . Would like to know if anyone has installed this one.

46 Stargazer -- Lake City, MN

Owner (email) Jack Donnell and Doris Tidwell (jacdor8523*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 46
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Lk Pepin
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 7/2001
Upgrades She came well equipped: North Sails: Roller 135 Jib, Full Bat. Main, Lazy Jack, Dingy Davits, Refrigeration, 3-blade prop (very nice when Superior gets grumpy), Halon auto fire extinguishing system, autohelm 3000 etc. We sailed last year to see what worked, what didn't. The batteries were shot/not enough reserve and poor charging equip.

This year Upgraded batteries to Gel Cells. The boat had one grp24 for the fridge, and 2 grp31's - 1 for each bank. I added another group 31 to bank #2 so that the house bank draws from two parrallel group 31's for better functionality. I will use the other bank for starting/emerg.

Also replaced the existing ferro-res. charger with Statpower 20+ 3bank 4stage shorecharger - wow what a difference. (I used one of these on the last boat with HUGE improvement in electrical power management)
In process of replacing existing internally regulated alternator with a heart interface regulator and higher output alternator. (Thank you James Moe #976 for your help!!!)
The idea is to have a week-end's worth of usable power stored with minimal time charging away, like just during the saturday morning departure from anchor.
Planned Upgrades Replace the Dodger add a Bimini
Longest/Notable Voyage Our first voyage alone on the STARGAZER was a beutiful sunny day out of Port Superior at Bayfield WI. The former owner informed us thatthe stargazer in light to medium winds was a dream to sail with just the Genoa flying.We spent the first two hours on a port tack towards and into the beutiful Apostle Islands. We reach a top cruising speed of 7.4K. After sailing a Catalina 25 for 20 plus years, this attainable speed and ease of handling the STARGAZER with just the GENOA flying was to say the least an exhilerating and heady experience. This one has been talked over and retold several times now that the ice is on the lakes here in MN.Spring cannot come too soon this year.
Can Share Information about experience with electrical system (upgraded batteries, charger on last boat)
Comments This was our first season with our C-34 We have a lot to learn about it.Any and all maintenance and sailing tips will be appreciated.

48 Banshee -- San Diego, CA

Owners (email) Ralph and Anne Neiger ( ralfswyc*spam-no-more*cox.net)
boat_name_entry BANSHEE #48. She screams like a Banshee!
Marina Southwestern Yacht Club, San Diego, California
Rig Standard
Keel Fin keel
Date purchased 9/95
Upgrades Link 200 R monitoring and regulating system, relay for Glow plug circuit. New Genniker. Two battery bank, 2-130AH on one bank and 1 95AH as starting battery. Magellan 5000DLX mounted on one side of a taller pedestal guard. Furuno 1621 radar display mounted on the  other side of the pedestal guard with the two connectedfor NMEA (works great). Electric anchor windlass. Rewired starter circuit for better starting. New traveler system. Rigid adjustable spring type boom vang. Cockpit light on radar mast which is mounted on starboard transom with a pivot base and  suppor!ted with two Edson 24" support arms. No leak shaft packing. New electric head. Reworked plumbing under galley sink for better flow. Installed new water heater. I did all of the installations myself except  for the shaft packing.  Have just upgraded by adding NovaKool refrigeration including the freezer
box. Works very well. Put the compressor in the hanging locker just forward
of the nav table. Would be glad to share any information on the installation.
Planned upgrades  
Longest/notable voyage Only coastal cruising up to Oxnard, the  Channel Islands and to Catalina.
Can share information about Furuno 1621 Radar installation


52 Upon a Star --Lake Shore, TX  

Owners Robert and Sharon Mack (Robert.Mack*spam-no-more*digital.com)  
Purchased November, 1991 
Marina Watergate Yachting Center, Clear
> Lake Shores, Texas 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Severna Park Md. to Solomons Island Md. 45 miles of pure terror! 
Distinctive thing about this boat Its ability to take me away from everything - even if I don't leave the slip! 
Rig tall 
Keel fin 
Can share information about Adding Dinghy Davits; installing Air Conditioning; replacing the forward cabin solid hatch with an acrylic one; cockpit cushion replacement; rewiring the mast    
Need How do you fix the keel to hull crack? 
Comments Like most 34 owners, we've added lots of personal touches to the boat; most fall into the minor category. Recently added a set of Dinghy Davits which turned out exceptionally well. Can't seem to solve the perennial problem of the keel to hull seam always wanting to open up just a bit at the forward edge when she's out and blocked for the winter. Although we've had no great and long adventures, we've had some of the most enjoyable days and nights in our lives on Star, most of the time not venturing more than 10-15 miles from home port. We're not racers by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a lot of fun to scoot past others on the same run when we feel inclined to work a bit at the trim; and Star seems to like it too! 

54  Brigadoon -- Mid-Chesapeake Bay

Owner (email) Walter and Janet Rupp (jrupp*spam-no-more*chesapeake.net)
Hull Number 54
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 5/89
Upgrades Added a Sprint Windless, Heart 1 KW inverter, Wash Down pump, SSB radio, Wind Bugger Wind Generator, 2 banks golf cart batteries, separate starting battery, Dingy Tow, Auto Helm, Wind Indicater, New Main Sail, Spinnaker, Bimini, Side curtains
Planned Upgrades Try to keep everything running!
Longest/Notable Voyage Eight month waterway and Bahama's trip in 1998-1999
Can Share Information about Anything on the upgrade list.
Comments  

55 Kindred Spirit -- Peconic Bays, Long Island, NY

Owners Dave and Debbie Comando (DComando*spam-no-more*msn.com)
Purchased 2/9/2002
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Upgrades I don't think Capt. Al left us anything more to do!
Distinctive thing about this boat
Planned Upgrades We're thinking of a battery monitor gauge. Then we'll make Radar the next big addition, in a few years!
Voyage We're looking forward to getting to know the boat while cruising the local waters. Then we'll head to Block, back up the Conn. River, Watch Hill, where ever the wind blows us to.
Can share information about
Need information about What type of battery monitoring device have others installed?
Comment We're very excited to be the proud owners of such a we'll maintained and upgraded C-34.We look forward to being part of the cruising community, part of the C-34 association, and together as a family cruising on such a great boat.

56 Half Moon -- Lake Erie

Owner (email) John A. (Jack) Schaer (jaschaer*spam-no-more*aaahawk.com)
Hull Number 56
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 6/96
Upgrades Autohelm, Refrigeration, CNG stove, Expanded house batteries, updated electronics, shore power charging system
Planned Upgrades R&R prop shaft, larger capacity engine charging system
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Lazarette floor
Comments  

62 Shak Attak --Westbrook, CT 

Owners Eric H. Shakun (shak_007*spam-no-more*aol.com
Purchased November, 1994 
Marina Pilot's Point Marina 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Newport, RI 
Distinctive thing about this boat questus radar mount 
Rig Tall 
Keel Fin 
Can share information about needed a blister job 
Need props, dingy davits, PHRF rating 

64 Jambalaya -- Valparaiso, FL

Owner (email) Mike and Bobbi Luna (mluna*spam-no-more*valp.net)
Hull Number 64
Year 1986
Marina or Mooring location Valparaiso
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Mar 2007
Upgrades New bottom paint, Refinished teak, Cockpit cushions, Replaced/reseated window and portholes, re-set standing rigging, minor electronics, seacocks and valve replacement.
Planned Upgrades Teak and holly sole
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
How Boat Was Named She came with the name and we don't want to temp fate.... OK, we just like the name....
Comments boat. Handles great in wind and in light wind. Takes the edges off the work week and soothes the spirit. :)

65 Blew Bayou Too -- Kemah, TX

Owner (email) Terry & Mary Chesser (chmachin*spam-no-more*bellsouth.net)
Hull Number 65
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Galveston Yacht Club
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Apr 2006
Upgrades New Head, GPS, Batteries, Curtains
Planned Upgrades New portlights, Radar, davits New sails, Cushioons in/out
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Comments  

67 King's X -- Portland, OR

Owner (email) David Weiss (mattw*spam-no-more*weisscompany.com)
Hull Number 67
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 6/87
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Comments  

73 New Freedom -- Long Island Sound, NY & CT

Owners Mark Lasser (marksail34*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Purchased April, 1991
Marina Mamaroneck, NY
Longest/noteworthy voyage None with this boat -- bareboat in Carib. yearly
Rig standard
Keel fin
Can share information about winterizing, rigging
Comments It's a great boat - I could live without any upgrades -however I did add a refridge coil to the cooler -app/wind-rerigged the reefing lines so that they all return to the cockpit(no need to go on deck during a blow) I mostly daysail - 2 or 3 times a week.I would like to do some overnighters this summer. Am always looking for crew.

74  Beyond Tuition -- Buffalo, NY

Owner (email) Al Bluemle (abluemle*spam-no-more*niabraze.com)
Hull Number 74
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 2/1989
Upgrades Replaced some of the teak/holly in the sole. New Autohelm electronics to replace Ratheon Ststem. New main & jib in 2002.New Furler in 1992. New spinnaker in 1995 w/spinnaker pole.New lazy jack in 1994 New dodger in 1991
Planned Upgrades Teak opening into cabin from cockpit
Longest/Notable Voyage Trip thru Welland Canal to Toronto, Kingston, Thousands Island!
s, Oswago, Rochester. Youngstown & back thru the Welland Canal (2 weeks )
Can Share Information about sole refinishing
Comments Great sea worthy boat. Have had many overnight trips on Lake Erie to surrending Marinas

75  Sewanee Belle  -- Rochester, NY

Owner (email) Steve, Pam Lyle (slyle1*spam-no-more*rochester.rr.com)
Hull Number 75
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Shumway
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 10/2001
Upgrades Alternator bracket, wiring harness, voltage regulator (Balmar 612),
charger (Truecharge 20+), Instruments (Nexus), Headsail Furler (Harken 1.5),
refinished mast/boom, refaired keel, mainsheet/halyard winch (Andersen
28st), refinished sole, replumbed fuel lines (put filter before pump), GFCI
AC outlets
Planned Upgrades Traveler bolts, rebed ports, rebed fixed windows
Longest/Notable Voyage 25 miles, getting familiar with the boat sailing
around Rochester, NY
Can Share Information about Buying an older C34 and rebuilding it!
Comments 75 is a lightly-used Lake Ontario boat. There's lots to do to get
it Bristol, but mostly it's been ignored the last few years. It'll keep me
busy over the winter, I'm looking fwd to the spring.

76 St. Mulligan -- Puget Sound, WA

Owner (email) Peter & Suzy Redburn (mailto:docpete*spam-no-more*thurston.com)
Hull Number 76
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina South Puget Sound Marina
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased July 1998
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about I'm not very handy or mechanical but I'm good at cosmetic touches
Comments  

79 Three Rivers -- Annapolis, MD

Owner (email) David & Diana Smyrl (dsmyrl9718*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 79
Year 1986
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 4/2001
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Comments  

80 Flying Colors -- Chesapeake Bay 

Owners Mitch Waldman and Roberta Arnold (mbwaldman*spam-no-more*aol.com)  
Marina Herrington Harbor South, Rose Haven, Maryland 
Rig tall 
Keel fin 
Can share information about New exhaust riser & waterlift muffler (a five-day ordeal); battery charger installation; 2nd battery bank installation 

84 Dar Bay -- Tucson, AR

Owner (email) Darlene and Brad Young (darbay*spam-no-more*gmail.com)
Hull Number 84
Year 1986
Marina or Mooring location San Carlos Mexico
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Dec 09
Upgrades none yet
Planned Upgrades 1 )Alt Bracket
2) Vented Loop in Head
3) fix refrig
Longest/Notable Voyage Just a day sail
Can Share Information about  
How Boat Was Named DarBay: Youngease for "Enjoying life one wave at a time". It is a combo of Darlenes' name and Brad initals BAY
Comments Love DarBay. She sails very nice

 

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