FISHER OWNERS GROUP OF NORTH
Nepenthe: Described by Homer
Odyssey as an Egyptian herbal drink so powerful
that it eases grief and
banishes sorrow from the mind.
Size and Equipment:
1977 Northeaster-Fisher 30,
LOA 30 ft., LWL 25 ft. 6 in., beam 10 ft. 6 in., draft 4 ft. 6 in.,
displacement 14,000 pounds. Volvo Penta MD17C 36 hp diesel rebuilt in
1999 with 1100 hours. Raytheon GPS plotter, Furano Radar Model 1720
Marine, Navionics (Southern California) Chart Module, Garmen Handheld
GPS, Benmar autopilot, standard horizon VHF radio, B&G wind
speed/direction, B&G knot meter, stereo CD player with external
speakers, Raritan electronic rudder angle indicator, electronic propane
system monitor, Hummingbird depth meter, 4 gel batteries and Statpower
2-bank battery charger. Roller furling tanbark main, roller furling
tanbark headsail, tanbark mizzen; Lewmar sheet and halyard winches.
Lofrans electronic anchor windlass with pilothouse and bow controls,
CQR 35-pound bow anchor with 180 feet 5/16 in. chain, Danforth stern
anchor. Custom stainless dingy davits. Piezo-electronic refrigerator,
Valiant geyser propane stove, hot/cold freshwater shower, Jabsco head,
Year and Model: 1977 Fisher Northeaster ‘30
Registered Port: Santa Barbara, California
Owner: Bruce R. Madewell, 6950 Hollister Avenue, Suite 200, Goleta, CA
93117. Phone 916-204-3023.
Cruising Areas: This is my first boat. As a relative novice, I
profess limited cruising area at present, the Santa Barbara Channel and
the Channel Islands. I cannot describe the cruising area any
better than Brian Fagan in The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern
California, 2002, McGraw-Hill Co., Camden, Maine, p. 5.
As a sailor based on the California coast, I probably have more than
most, because I am fortunate to live in the heart of one of the finest
boating environments on earth. The weather is almost always
predictable—temperatures rarely fall below 55 degrees—and we can go
boating every day of the year. We take malicious delight in
telling callers from New York in February that we’re going sailing that
afternoon. We have everything at our doorstep: great racing
water, magnificent fisheries, world-class diving and superb
kayaking. You can dine in some of the finest waterfront
restaurants on the west coast one night and anchor in a quiet offshore
island cove the next.