Boat Type: Californian 55
Owner: Jim Parker
Club: Newport Harbor YC
Home Port: Newport Beach, CA
Built: 1990

Favorite Cruising Destination
We’ve enjoyed numerous trips to Catalina Island and have spent many memorable vacations snorkeling, diving, hiking and paddle-boarding in Avalon, Moonstone, Isthmus, and our favorite – Cherry Cove.

About the Crew
Hello Cruisers! We are Jim and Jan Parker from Newport Beach, California and we are members of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. We are new to cruising but have owned and enjoyed boating for over 20 years. Jim is a 100 ton captain and our go to mechanic. Jan keeps everything ship shape and stops Jim from drilling too many holes and mounting things in weird places.

Tad and Irmelda Dines are joining us as crew. Tad is Jan’s brother, who has participated in numerous fishing adventures in Mexico. His spunky wife, Irmelda, is a fabulous cook and our native Mexican who can talk her way out of any trouble we might get into.

What’s in a Name
No, we have no connection to the preppy clothing line but instead the name comes from our family of four – Jim and Jan, and our wonderful children, Jack and Jodi.

Previous Boats Owned
Uniflight 23
Downeast 41
Magnum 35

Interest in CUBAR
We’re first year empty nesters and this will be our first trip on JCREW to Baja! We’re thrilled to be able to cruise with the comradery and support the CUBAR has to offer. Now can someone share with us how to get back to the states?

Boating Story
The question was should we include a funny story or a romantic story? We decided on both …

Since romance should always come first … Our marriage started onboard the Viking Serenade cruise ship with 80 of our closest friends and family in a beautiful sunset ceremony just off the Ensenada shore. With our vows being said almost 25 years ago, we have a special place in our hearts for boating and Mexico.

Of course there’s always a good sh*t story to tell …
Having just purchased JCREW and stuck in Marina del Rey Harbor waiting on a replacement exhaust elbow, we woke up the second morning to a fountain of sh*t coming from our waste tank and spewing all over the dock and the neighboring boat. Jim spent over an hour hosing down until we finally came clean. We quickly learned how to pump the head!

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