Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-12-2013, 12:42   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Erie
Boat: Pearson 424
Posts: 3
New member coming in

Please allow me to introdce ourselves; Randy and Cindy. We are in process of purchasing our next home, a Pearson 424. We will close on the boat in the spring (it's on the hard in RI right now), and bring it up the canal to lake Erie for an extended refit. We have just sold our previous boat, a Santana 30, which we have sailed on lake Erie for the last 8 years. Obviously, this is a serious upgrade for us. We plan to toss off lines in June 2017 and between now and then hope to learn a few things from you folks here. Anyway, just wanted to say hello. By the way, I'm trying on the name, ey frija, for the new boat name. Frija is the norse goddess of love and beauty for whom the day of the week, Friday is named. Ey is norse for always, and so a kind of pun, always friday and forever love; what do you think?
__________________

__________________
ey frija is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 12:52   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Boat: International Etchells USA 125 Black Magic, Santana 20 475 Ghost, Hobie 33 3100 Bruja, dinghies,
Posts: 1,118
Re: New member coming in

Welcome! Sounds like you have very good solid plans and should have fun.
Freya might be a great protective spirit for a boat, but the one tricky part of the name might perhaps seem to be if people try to connect it to the departing port on Friday superstition.... don't know if people would do that or not. Don't know Norse for "always Friday except for the day we leave port."
__________________

__________________
Pat, from the Desert Sea http://desertsea.blogspot.com
rgscpat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 13:36   #3
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Heathsville, VA
Boat: Gemini 105Mc 34'
Posts: 1,459
Re: New member coming in

Welcome aboard, Randy & Cindy! Good luck on the refit and hope to see you on the water soon.
Waterway Guide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 13:54   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Erie
Boat: Pearson 424
Posts: 3
Re: New member coming in

Thanks Pat! I'll ponder the departing port thing...
__________________
ey frija is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 14:40   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29° 49.16’ N 82° 25.82’ W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 12,374
Re: New member coming in

Hi Randy and Cindy and welcome to the forum.

You have picked a really nice boat. The 424 is almost as nice as the 422.

In case you haven't found it already, there is an active Pearson 424 owners group on the net, Sailing Pearson 424 | Information for Pearson 424 owners and fans Great place for information, meet other owners, find out about any little quirks and foibles, little details that might need fixing.

One thing I have seen on several Pearsons including mine is an issue with the mast step. Many of the 424s and 422s used a steel mast step on the keel IE in the bilge and over time the aluminum in the steel set up a galvanic reaction and ate away the aluminum at the bottom of the mast. Not a horribly difficult fix but should be addressed if you have that problem. Definitely worth taking a look at that area.
__________________
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
skipmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 14:42   #6
Marine Service Provider
 
SV THIRD DAY's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Paz, Mexico
Boat: 1978 Hudson Force 50 Ketch
Posts: 3,653
Re: New member coming in

Quote:
Originally Posted by ey frija View Post
Pearson 424.
From a former P365 owner that always lusted after a P424....WELCOME to Cruisers Forum. Now we need to see some photos of this Pearson!
__________________
Rich Boren Goodbye Morro Bay...Hello La Paz, Mexico and the owner of:
Cruise RO Water High Output Water
Technautic CoolBlue Refrigeration
SV THIRD DAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 14:57   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Catawba Island Ohio
Boat: Beneteau 423
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by ey frija View Post
Please allow me to introdce ourselves; Randy and Cindy. We are in process of purchasing our next home, a Pearson 424. We will close on the boat in the spring (it's on the hard in RI right now), and bring it up the canal to lake Erie for an extended refit. We have just sold our previous boat, a Santana 30, which we have sailed on lake Erie for the last 8 years. Obviously, this is a serious upgrade for us. We plan to toss off lines in June 2017 and between now and then hope to learn a few things from you folks here. Anyway, just wanted to say hello. By the way, I'm trying on the name, ey frija, for the new boat name. Frija is the norse goddess of love and beauty for whom the day of the week, Friday is named. Ey is norse for always, and so a kind of pun, always friday and forever love; what do you think?
Welcome. BTW where on Lake Erie are you located?
__________________
Tonyjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-12-2013, 11:51   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: New member coming in

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,
__________________

__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
member, new member

« Hi | R/U WIVUS ? »
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 11:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.