Lou & Meg SV Starrider
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Mystic Island, NJ
About Me:
Meg an I have been sailing together for 26 years. Started real small, 8 foot foam snark! 14ft doodle, 18ft wood sloop we rescued from a chain saw, 21 ft venture, 23 foot seafarer, 30 Clipper. These were all boats that needed work. We fixed'um up sailed and eventually sold. Sort of worked our way up to larger boats.

Starrider a 2001 Gemini 105Mc is the first used boat we owned that we had to take out a boat loan to buy. It was worth it, we have been adding "stuff" to the boat to make her a live aboard (radar, solar panels, wind generator, inverter, electronics, etc). After 3 years of adding stuff we made a 500 mile plus trip last summer. From Atlantic City NJ we sailed offshore to Montauk Point (straight through), sailed to 3 mile Harbor where we met other Gemini owners for a rendezvous. We then sailed on to Block Island (loved the place). Then we went home via Long Island sound, East River and sailed offshore along the coast.

This was a good shake down cruise for us and the boat. Meg and I have dreamed for years of owning a boat that we could live aboard and travel south for the winter. Meg and I proved to ourselves we can sail overnight in the Ocean, sail in shifts, and still have a wonderful time. We are ready Now! It will be 6 more years before we can retire and join the ranks of the "snowbirds" and head south for the winter. For now we have to settle for weekend and vacation cruises, but even a bad day on the water is better then a good day at work!

We hope soon after retirement to spend some extended time cruising on Starrider and spending quality time together.
Current location:
Mystic Island New Jersey
Destinations visited:
Block Island, Long Island Sound, Connecticut, New York City. Most towns Along the NJ coast from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May.
Looking to:
We hope soon after retirement to spend some extended time cruising on Starrider and spending quality time together (kids all grown up and out on their own, and hope it stays that way, lol).

It will be 6 more years before we can retire and join the ranks of the "snowbirds" and head south for the winter. For now we have to settle for weekend and vacation cruises, but even a bad day on the water is better then a good day at work!

Please check out our blog which has some details of our travels thus far.

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At 10:19pm on December 21, 2015, LOLA said…

Hey there Starriders ! Looks like everyone must be on facebook

I thought Id come and take a look here.

I'm busy teaching art.  Need to clean the boat...need to take her out.

Merry Christmas and New Year!

At 11:55am on October 6, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back( will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 8:00pm on November 20, 2011, LOLA said…

Hi, you two...Been way too long w/o contact.  I am getting braver and the boat has been brought up to par and she is ready to will be doing sone explorations.  Mostly along the I can still see land lol.


Where have you been ?, and tell me about your lives


Don't forget your friend here in SC.  Lola

At 11:33am on June 20, 2010, LOLA gave Lou & Meg SV Starrider a gift
How are my little lovebirds, or should i say teddy bears? Where have you 2 been off to? I am sailing more and will never forget learning how to back out of my slip...Thank you.
At 5:48pm on December 13, 2009, LOLA said…
Thanks for the advice...Merry the best couple in the world

At 9:26pm on November 18, 2009, LOLA said…
Hey you two love birds. Hope you two have a GREAT THANKSGIVING TOO.

At 6:28pm on September 26, 2009, LOLA said…
Well recently scratched my cornea, and a lot of waiting for my eye to heal and a good weather window....Thanks for the visit
At 7:49am on September 26, 2009, Terri said…
Thanks, I've been well! Hope you've had a great summer!
At 7:28am on June 25, 2009, LOLA said…
Hey Starriders how you 2 doing? First Mate and I have not had the boat out yet...the engine took 4 months then cousin and wife came to visit..then i have all the classes with Power Squdron...glad I am so boat busy.

Got it Condo looking now again...oh it was such a mess and took a beating at boatyard.

my cats lived after i poisoned w Mattress Dust Mite was one day away from being put down,,,,

be in touch
At 6:46pm on May 7, 2009, LOLA said…

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