Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-16-2021, 04:00 AM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: Santa Barbara
Vessel Name: TBD
Vessel Model: Californian 34
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 40
Well, I did it! Finally found and purchased my boat

After a year of research and searching for my Dream Boat, yes a Californian 34 Sedan LRC.. I Zeroed in on this one.

Her home will be in Santa Barbara Ca and of course I had to find the right boat that happened to live on Lake Travis Austin Texas.

I strapped my N95 mask tightly on my face and made the Pandemic Covid flight out to Texas just before Christmas 2020.

Check out this 5 minute Video of my first walk through.

https://youtu.be/nk4v1oNT2PY

A special thank you to all you TF folks that have posted and replied to my previous questions. TF was so helpful helping me learn how to focus on and target my dream boat.

For those interested in following the beginning of my transition to a full time live abroad and many fishing trips in the future you can find me on Instagram. I warn you, I am no insta pro.. But I will do my best to build a good story.

Instagram: sea_row

If you are here lurking and learning if, what, why and how to find a Californian 34 please feel free to message me or post questions here for others to learn. I would love to help others learn as they have done for me.........
__________________
Advertisement

SeaRow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2021, 04:35 AM   #2
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 10,833
Congrats on your new boat. It looks very nice and clean too. No obvious leaks that I saw in the video. I would not leave the radar support hanging by the cable though. Good luck with the trip home.
__________________

__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you arenít one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2021, 05:12 AM   #3
TF Site Team
 
City: Ex-Brisbane, now Bribie Island, Qld
Vessel Name: Now boatless - sold 6/2018
Vessel Model: Had a Clipper (CHB) 34
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,624
Congrats. Very smart and clean-looking craft. You should have a lot of fun in that.
__________________
Pete
Peter B is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2021, 06:06 AM   #4
TF Site Team
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
City: Seneca Lake NY
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,715
SeaRow
Nice looking boat... congrats!
I appreciate your comment re location.
I found mine on Lewisville Lake in TX and had to truck it back to NY.
__________________
Don
2008 MS 34 HT Trawler
"Bacchus"
Bacchus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2021, 07:43 AM   #5
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10,122
Congratulations on the new boat! It looks to be clean and in good shape.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2021, 11:19 PM   #6
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,247
You should be able to scoot right along with those Cats. On the faster 34s' the bow rise can be too high for good sight lines at the lower helm. Fellow TFer CHC took me for a ride on the Chesapeake at 23 Kts. It's a solid boat both fast (his) and slow(mine).

Great video and Congrats! You have great taste in boats!
__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2021, 06:19 AM   #7
Guru
 
JohnEasley's Avatar
 
City: Palmetto
Vessel Name: Wanderlust
Vessel Model: 1999 Jefferson Rivanna 52'
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 682
Nice looking boat. Congratulations! We're looking forward to photos and stories of your adventures.
__________________
John Easley
USCG 100 ton Master
1999 Jefferson Rivanna 52í
JohnEasley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2021, 08:44 AM   #8
Veteran Member
 
City: Santa Barbara
Vessel Name: TBD
Vessel Model: Californian 34
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 40
Thank you all, it has been a long beginning of a whole new way of life.

I have wanted this for a long time.. And it has finally started. Now I just need to finish up in the yard and get her in the water and home to her slip in Santa Barbara.

I am trying to post a simple daily log on my IG: @sea_row
__________________

SeaRow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×