Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2016, 01:49 PM   #1
Member
 
Maui's Avatar
 
City: Northport
Vessel Name: JustUs
Vessel Model: 38 Californian
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 8
Just got on board

Hi All, This is a wonderful site with an amazing amount of insightful and sometimes sarcastic knowledge. I spent the last five years dreaming and the last three months looking for a trawler. Took a trip to Florida and learned a lot. Read through here as issues came up. When I got home I found a 1982 38' Californian with a cockpit aft right in my own backyard. Great shape. Twin 3208 Cats. Everything checked out and I bought is for a song last week. She's on the hard and I look forward to spending the next five winter months sanding and varnishing and making her beautiful. God heard me and blessed me with my dream to have a boat I can work on and live aboard all summer! I'm looking to put a door in the transom, build a larger leak swim platform, and add Europa style sides and extend the cockpit hardtop back 3' so I have shade and can get a dingy up there. Oh, yea, I guess I have to build a mast and boom. Kinda ambitious. But I love planing, researching, designing, and building. Thank you all at Trawler Forum, my brothers and sisters at sea, you make it fun and easy.
Maui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 02:04 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
jwnall's Avatar
 
City: St. Marks, Florida
Vessel Name: Morgan
Vessel Model: Gulfstar 36
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,670
Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us.
__________________
John
jwnall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 02:09 PM   #3
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 8,812
Welcome Maui and show us pictures of your progress.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 03:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bogranjac1's Avatar
 
City: =
Vessel Name: Nimiane
Vessel Model: Finn 8
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 339
welcome, and get her in the water ASAP then your "livin the dream"
bogranjac1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 05:49 PM   #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: 9,860
Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on the new boat.

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 12-21-2016, 01:56 AM   #6
Guru
 
Crusty Chief's Avatar
 
City: Las Vegas/West Coast
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,853
Welcome, but we like Pics!
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 02:20 AM   #7
Guru
 
City: Here
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty Chief View Post
Welcome, but we like Pics!
+1, we need to see the before shots.
boatpoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 10:07 AM   #8
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,743
Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Sarcastic knowledge? Never.

__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 11:15 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Montenido's Avatar
 
City: La Paz, BCS
Vessel Name: Ansedonia
Vessel Model: Californian/Carver 52CPMY
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 344
Welcome and congrats Maui,

You are going to love your Californian! We all want to see before and after pics please.

Cheers, Bill
__________________
"There is simply nothing more worth while than messing around in boats."
Montenido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 11:48 AM   #10
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maui View Post
I look forward to spending the next five winter months sanding and varnishing and making her beautiful. God heard me and blessed me with my dream to have a boat I can work on ect., etc......!
It's darned good that we start out that way! We're gonna remember you said that in a few years when you post a new thread titled: "Painting over teak exterior trim"! Seriously though, it sounds like a great boat to celebrate with, and welcome aboard TF!
__________________
Larry

"When life gets hard, eat marshmallows”.
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #11
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,189
Welcome home Maui! I swear, I will never be sarcastic with you... or am I already
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #12
FOG
Guru
 
FOG's Avatar
 
City: Wilmington, NC
Vessel Name: DreamQuest
Vessel Model: Prairie 36
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 550
Welcome aboard. I'd also like to see some pics.
FOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 08:04 PM   #13
Member
 
Maui's Avatar
 
City: Northport
Vessel Name: JustUs
Vessel Model: 38 Californian
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 8
Just figured out how to set up an album on my profile. How do yo put pictures in a message?
Maui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 08:13 PM   #14
Member
 
Maui's Avatar
 
City: Northport
Vessel Name: JustUs
Vessel Model: 38 Californian
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 8
Learning fast

Ahh, advanced settings. Playing around with photo shop. Kinda like the dark blue hull. I wrapped my 20' ski boat in viny three years ago still looks brand new Wrapping a 38 footer could be fun. Lol.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_5934.jpg  
Maui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 10:06 PM   #15
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,402
Welcome aboard, Maui! Looks like you just found a diamond in the 'not-so-rough'. Your boat looks like mine, but on steroids. It's a great layout for single-handing from the lower helm.

Is it a late 70's Marshall Californian?
__________________
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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 10:45 PM   #16
Member
 
Maui's Avatar
 
City: Northport
Vessel Name: JustUs
Vessel Model: 38 Californian
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 8
Its a 1982. I think Wellcraft built the Marshall design.
Maui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 11:10 PM   #17
Veteran Member
 
Legend's Avatar
 
City: Annapolis
Vessel Name: Our Legend
Vessel Model: Halvorsen 39 Hard Top Express
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 83
Welcome to TF. Great group here.
__________________
Nate & Deb on "Our Legend"
1996 Halvorsen 39 Hard Top Express
Hull #1 of 1
Annapolis, MD USA
Legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
californian, dingy

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 06:42 PM.


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