Owners Database: 1988

(Hull Numbers 669->718)

669 PortFolio -- San Francisco, CA

Owners: Tim Dick (telebyte*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Purchased: November 1995
Marina: South Beach Harbor, San Francisco
Longest/ noteworthy voyage: Either the engine failure on first voyage, at night, with no wind & heavy tide. Or a week of cruising with two Swedish girls.
Rig: standard
Keel: fin
Can share information about: Improved refrigeration efficiency.
Need information about: Conversion to 2 blade feathering prop. Any advice, or specs. such as Martec vs. MaxProp, 15" x 10" etc. would be wonderful.
Comments: It's fast & fun. Did a major refit over the 1995-96 winter including adding the factory-spec. aft-cabin hull port which opens up the aft cabin amazingly. Got rid of the teak "eyebrow" on the cabin top which cleans up the look and simplifies maintenance. Replaced the tacky "smoke grey" plexiglass cabinet covers with white which brightens the main salon and gives it a "Herreshoff" style. With full batten main and San Francisco winds, we do 8.5 knots regularly. A big gennaker makes downhill rides superb. Looking forward to the new feathering prop. and rigid boom vang. I cruise mainly plus do a few ocean and distance races such as Farallones, Jazz Cup, etc.

675 Catch 22 -- Charleston, SC

Owner (email) I-Mei Ervin (ervinatt*spam-no-more*bellsouth.net)
Hull Number 675
Year 1988
Marina or Mooring location  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Oct 2009
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679 Tropic Desire -- Chicago, Il

Owner (email) Tim Weber(TimSW1*spam-no-more*Hotmail.com)
Hull Number 679
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Montrose Harbor
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 4/91
Upgrades Just about everything typically covered in the Tech Notes. Every year I feel like the boat is just a little bit better than the previous year. Maybe someday everything will be finished.
Planned Upgrades Will probably replace acrylic cabin windows.
Longest/Notable Voyage Southern Lake Michigan cruising
Can Share Information about Battery cable upgrades
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68 Juliana -- Chesapeake Bay  

Owners ????????
Marina Stingray Harbor Marina, Deltaville, VA 
Purchased January, 1996 
Rig Tall 
Keel Wing 
Distinctive thing about this boat Totally renovated interior  - new cushions, sole panels
Longest/noteworthy voyage Hampton Roads to Deltaville, VA 
Can share info about Microwave upgrade, new Hood furler, Maxwell windlass and new bow mount/roller (Kingsprit), refinished/restored sole panels, Dutchman flaking system (type C), new Catalina mainsail, JVC stereo/CD changer 

682 Cherish -- Channel Islands, CA

Owner (email) Steve & Vickie Gehrke (sgehrke*spam-no-more*mail.tstonramp.com)
Purchased November 1988
Marina Channel Islands Marina, Oxnard, CA
Longest/noteworthy voyage See the Voyages page
Rig standard
Keel fin
Can share info about I made numerous mods for the trip to Cabo. I upgraded the stove. I added an auxillary fuel tank. I installed a high output generator, that later gave me problems. I added a 35lb CQR anchor and bow roller. We modified our salon table for easier access. We added a microwave and an inverter to run it. I added a Dodger and a sailing sun/rain awning to cover the cockpit. Some worked good and some didn't. Cherish is now a very comfortable cruiser.
Comments We keep Cherish at Channel Islands Marina so we can sail the Channel Islands. There are four islands, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel. It is a wonderful place to sail and cruise. We have had numerous wonderful excursions to these islands. The Santa Barbara channel is full of marine life. It is not uncommon to sail along with thousands of Dolphins. One time at Johnson's Lee anchorage at Santa Rosa we drug our anchor and were blown out to sea. What an education. We recovered and returned to the anchorage to eat breakfast. After breakfast we left and took a huge breaker over the side. WHAT FUN!!! We later anchored at Cyler Harbor at San Miguel. Supposedly this is were Juan Cabrillo died and is buried on the island. We went ashore to visit the "Caliche Forest". It is calcified remnants of the root systems of an ancient forest estimated to be about 10,000 years old. The three upgrades I couldn't live without are the inverter, the GPS, and the weather canvas. We really do "Cherish" our C34 and always look forward to spending time with her


684  Blue Dinosaur -- San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Charles Storey (pastorey*spam-no-more*cox.net)
Hull Number 684
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 5/2004
Upgrades Bottom Paint, New Muffler, New 15 X 9 3 blade prop, water seperator.
Planned Upgrades Elect Windlass
Longest/Notable Voyage not yet.....
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Comments If boat has factory muffler, watch for cracked intake. Factory hose causes a lot of vibration that will crack the glass intake.

688  Breezer  -- Gulf Breeze, FL

Owner (email) Mike and Jan Smith  (mikejansmith*spam-no-more*yahoo.com)
Hull Number 688
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry We live on the Gulf Breeze peninsula east of Pensacola, Florida and are referred to as "Breezers".
Marina Private Dock
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/97
Upgrades New Schurr Sails, Simpson-Lawrence Windlass, Perkins 30 HP Diesel,Angled Pedestal Guard, 3 instrument Navpod, Whisker pole downhaul
Planned Upgrades Heavy duty inverter battery bank
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Electric Windlass, Norcold reefer, angled pedestal guard
Comments Great Boat

691  Puff -- Charleston, SC

Owners Luis Muniz ( muniz625*spam-no-more*hotmail.com)
Purchased 5/2004
Marina Cooper River Marina in
Charleston, SC
Longest/noteworthy voyage Sailed from Lake Worth Inlet to Bahamas, toured Abacos and returned.
Intercoastal from Oriental, NC to Indiantown Marina.
From east of Lake Okeechobee to Ft. Meyers down to Book Key at Marathon.
From Ft. Meyers up to Boca Grande.
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Upgrades Dodger and Bimini, Norcold Frig w. alternator and battery upgade along with a voltage regulataor.
Crane for lifting outboard motor on and off.
Plexiglass hatch cover.
Folding salon table for easier access.
Plow and claw anchors.
Midship cleats on sail tracks.
Two bow cleats.
Honda portable generator.
Grill, Force 10.
Life line at top of ladder rail.
Planned Upgrades  
Can share info about: On any of the upgrades or voyages.
Comments The Catalina web support is the best I have heard of and one of the main plusses having a Catalina 34.

695  Seventh Heaven -- Cheasapeake Bay

Owner (email) John & Therese Gardner (therese.john*spam-no-more*verizon.net)
Hull Number 695
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/02
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades 400 AH electrical system, tank monitor
Longest/Notable Voyage So far, Magothy to Severn! (about 15 miles!)
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696 Sheni --Port Clinton, OH 

Owners James and Patricia Constable (jcsheni*spam-no-more*aol.com)  
Purchased March, 1994 
Marina N.E. Port, Catawba Island 
Distinctive thing about this boat  
Rig Standard 
Keel Wing 

702 Teddie-Lou -- Richmond, CA

Owner (email) Ed and Barbara Denton (denton1*spam-no-more*home.com)
Hull Number 702
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry Name came with the boat and our research into what we must go through to change the name, such as get a virgin to urinate off the bow is more than we have been willing to undertake. Alfter all, superstition can be fun to uphold.
Marina Marina Bay, Richmond, CA
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 3/98
Upgrades We added roller furling in May 1999. We quite frankly got tired of folding and packing away the jib after every sail.
Planned Upgrades We hope to add a dodger this summer. The San Francisco Bay can be very cold and uncomfortable at times.
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703  De Hoentjes -- Netherlands

Owner (email) Wim Hoencamp (w.hoencamp*spam-no-more*wolmail.nl)
Hull Number 703
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Colijnsplaat - Netherlands
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased April, 1998
Upgrades New Genua, Solar, High Aspect, Floor renewal,
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage 2 weeks
Can Share Information about Dashboard panel, High Aspect, Engine Universal, Electrical harness, new
genua, holding tank, toilet.
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706 Changes in Attitude -- San Francisco, CA

Owner (email)

Dewey Chambers, Mark Zuffo, Al Serrato, and Pete Lynch
(Chambersdewey*spam-no-more*yahoo.com)

Hull Number 706
Year 1988
Marina or Mooring location South Beach
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Jun 2006
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707 Wind Dragon -- San Francisco, CA

Owner (email) Dave Davis (davis_707*spam-no-more*yahoo.com)
Hull Number 707
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry We bought our boat in the year of the DRAGON
Marina South Beach Harbor
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 4/88
Upgrades Everything, but I just put on a new hard vang and I like it very much. I also just changed the main sheet to a triple block on the traveller with a cam cleet at one end and the winch at the other end. It's realy nice.
Longest/Most Notable Voyage From SF to Los Angeles and back five times
Planned Upgrades New Hatch lens
Can Share Information about New Mainsheet system that dead ends at a triple block cam cleet at one end ,and a winch at the other. Excellent for racing or for short handed sailing.
Comment Join a fleet and join the Nationals.

708 Snow Goose -- Barnegat Bay, NJ

Owners: Jim & Marianne Sweeney (jsweknee*spam-no-more*bellatlantic.net)
Purchased: March 1988
Marina: Riverbank Marina, Bayville, NJ
Longest/ noteworthy voyage: Various New England overnight destinations.
Rig: standard
Keel: wing
Can share information about: Hold 100 ton Masters License with auxiliary sail and commercial towing endorsements. Process has its quirks which we can discuss. Also we have gone bareboating somewhere almost every year for the past ten or so. Might be able to answer someone's questions about some spots or companies.
Need information about: Upgrading electrical system for dummies.
Comments: Fleet 2 is caput! Would like to hook up with Fleet 3 again. Am a member of C34 Association.

709 Gone with the Wind

Owners Ron Euler (sunshinesports*spam-no-more*sprintmail.com)
Purchased January 1992
Marina Olde Marina Docks at Tin City
Longest/noteworthy voyage Gunkhole north from Naplesto Tarpon springs. Notable stops include Sanabel/ Captiva, Cabbage Key (cheeseburger in paradise), Fisherman's Village in Charlotte harbor, Anna Marie island, Tampa Bay (great place) and North to Tarpon Springs (lots of good places) approximately 220nm one leg. South to Key West (96nm) or 106nm to the Dry Tortugas
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Upgrades Reverse cycle heat pump, gps with helm repeater, cobra 1400 watt inverter, microwave, epirb, 7-31 batteries, asymetrical chute, larger wheel, martec folding prop, larger drawers in v-berth, drawer under aft berth, extra hanging space in aft berth over settee, 8-12 volt fans, tv/vcr combo on v-berth shelf, wiring harness upgrade, teak grate on cockpit sole, internal wiring for phone & cable tv, weems & plath automac, weems & plath five battery digital volt meter, weems & plath barometer & chronograph, external speaker for vhf with three position switch to listen to early morning weather report while sipping coffee in cockpit and not disturb late sleepers, cellular phone with masthead mounted antenna, teak screen frames on the three hatches with color coordinated cloth covered high r-factor foam inserts to insulate at dock for greater a/c efficiency, six port covers designed similar to hatch inserts that snap on trim rings for insulation, custom cutting board covers one galley sink with oval opening to allow scraps to be dropped into sink while cutting, separate 110 volt outlets fro inverter in head/galley/nav-station, all plastic buttons on cushions to replace the metal ones that deteriorated, negative line cutoff switch for all electronics due to excessive lightning strikes, separate 110 volt circuit for a/c
Planned Upgrades Generator, Radar, Ro
Can share information about Anything
Comments Two blade Martec was one the best additions to this vessel for motoring and sailing. The UK Asymetrical kite was also a wonderful addition for additional speed off the wind and light air sailing to prevent motoring. The inverter is great at anchor allowing me to microwave & not cook on the propane stove during hot weather that adds heat to the cabin. you can never add too much dc power.

711 Helios -- Port Clinton, Ohio

Owner (email) Kirk, Caroline, Kaye and Jerry Smith (knjsmith*spam-no-more*woh.rr.com)
Hull Number 711
Year 1988
Marina or Mooring location Docked at Herl's Harbor in West Harbor, Catawba Island, Lake Erie. We reside in Columbus and St. Marys, Ohio
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Feb 2009
Upgrades New Yanmar 3GM30F engine, new sails and halyards, new dodger and bimini, Garhauer rigid boom vang, Garhauer lifting davit for outboard engine, Xantrex battery charger and status monitor, cherry fold-down table and many small improvements.
Planned Upgrades Add anchor bow roller and refrigeration
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
How Boat Was Named "Helios"- the Sun God
Comments  

713 Freedom -- Forker River on Barnegat Bay

Owner (email) Gene & Marilyn Regan (mr6687*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 713
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Forker River
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/02
Upgrades Mermaid 16500 ac\heat system also new Balmar multistage regulator , refinished all teak trim outside boat including cockpit sole grates, made new mainsail cover with wife doing most of the work , installed harken lazy jack system, , replaced batteries , dedicating one for starting and another for windless and refrige, built new mounting platforms for all batteries including the four golf cart batteries. also removed old bottom paint and renewed from glass up .  Also,  new main sail with dutchman and chart plotter, upgrade for hood roller furler .
Future Upgrades During winter lay upI will take down the mast and install the following, tv antenna,new mast head garhauer ball bearing sheaves, new halyards, and vhf antenna & have all standing rigging sent out for dye test and x rays possibly replacing the standing rigging pending inspection, upgrade hood rolr furling with shaffer od hood upgrade and definetly do new headstay as part of that, new mast head lite , andtake up interior sole for refinishing.also will do new head hoses and dripless stuffing box.
Longest/Interesting Voyage none made on this boat yet, but soon
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715 Elena -- Florida

Owner (email) Rick Odland (ROdland433*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 715
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 10/99
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717  Stargazer -- Hempstead Harbor, Long Island

Owner (email) Maura and Rob de Roy (mderoy*spam-no-more*excite.com)
Hull Number 717
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Hempstead Harbor
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 2/1998
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Longest/Notable Voyage  
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718  Finally!! --  Solomons, MD

Owner (email) Joseph Clapper (joeclapper*spam-no-more*earthlink.net)
Hull Number 718
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/1988
Upgrades New Canvas
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage Cheasapeake Bay Sailing
Can Share Information about Any
Comments Selling, unfortunately, due to relocation

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