Hi to all fellow Searunner Owners, or wannabe owners,
This is the first Forum I've ever joined... Don't really know how to make my first post !
Built a 37 in UK back yard between 1978 and '82, TRIXOLAR. Sailed in UK for 4 years, then retired and hit the high seas in '86. Aim was to see if we could reach Gibraltar
, and see if we liked full time cruising. Made that in a few months and headed on down to look at W Africa
and then on across and down to Brazil
, fabulous place, right down to Sao Paulo. Spent 10 months before being kicked out, and headed up to Trinidad and Caribbean
. Up and down all those great islands until '90, then up in to FL. USA for a year, and back via Bahamas
What a great life, but in '95 my wife Julie yearned to be back home as a real grandmother, with no more hairwashing in a bucket. In May '96 I sold Trixolar and went home to be landbased again. She was killed in a pedal-bike road accident
Jan '97. Wow! Forty years married ! Life could have ended for me.
But I went out and bought another Searunner, a 40 in Florida
, called it MAXOLAR and set off again. I was very lucky in that a longstanding friend Audrey agreed to try the cruising life with me, and the last 10 years have been 6 months in UK and the Winters back cruising in warmer places. A complete circuit of the Caribbean
East and West, all north coast of S America and back to FL.
That's the history
, and now at 72 years young, an ex-shop teacher, there is not much I don't know about Searunners. I owe my last 30 years of pleasure to Jim Brown. ANY QUESTIONS ?