Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2012, 05:33   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 146
Anyone in Charleston?

Greetings. Yes this is my first post. We have been lurkers here for several months but thinking now about jumping in. By jumping in I mean my wife and I being 58 years young and newly moved from inland Colorado to lovely coastal Charleston are considering a cruising lifestyle. We have limited boating experience mainly lake boating with a short (2 yr) stint of ocean/bay sailing. The ICW at our feet here and cruising would be a completely new experience. We are curious as to how to go about this. Powered feels the way to go at this stage in our lives so we have been researching trawler type boats along the east coast. What we would love to do is to meet someone already doing the powered cruising thing out of Charleston. Having never even set foot on anything bigger than 24' we would love to experience something powered in the 32'-40' range and have an opportunity to learn first-hand what the liveaboard/cruising life is like. I mean just how loud is the Lehmann? :-) If there is a somebody out there that would be willing to introduce us to this new world and available in the Charleston area for a meet and greet please PM us. Thanks.

rbyham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 17:40   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Seabrook TX
Boat: 1985 Hatteras custom 72'
Posts: 5
Re: Anyone in Charleston?

We were in Charleston2008 and part of 2009. Where are you planning to have the boat located? Some peole liked Isle Of Palms. Charleston Harbor can be rough at the marinas. We stayed at Bohicke Marina off of the Edesto River.
The tidal change can be very strong (8-10kts). It takes awhile to get use to.

The sunsets in the lowlands are fantastic.

85 Superstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 18:18   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Boat: Com Pac 19
Posts: 3
Re: Anyone in Charleston?

My son lives in Charleston, and a few friends and I sailed from Rock Hall, MD to Charleston last month. I disembarked and they are now sailing to St. Thomas (lucky dogs!). Anyway, we stayed at Cooper River Marina, just above big bridge. My son has some friends who live aboard their Chris Craft at the City Marina. I'll see if they are available to give you any input.
Resail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 04:46   #4
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 32,197
Images: 240
Re: Anyone in Charleston?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, rbyham.
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 20:19   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Boat: Ohlson 38
Posts: 12
Re: Anyone in Charleston?

Hi there,

I live in charleston, and am happy to answer any questions.


Kelpie.Ohlson38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 19:04   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 21
Hi. Welcome. I'm living aboard in Charleston. Let me know how I can help.

Smitty500 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:13.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.