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Old 08-07-2015, 05:44 AM   #1
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Trawlerfest Bay Bridge Maryland

My husband and I have just registered to attend the Trawlerfest in Maryland. We are taking 3 different courses each. We are still waiting to buy a Nordhavn 47 once our house sells. Anyone else planning to attend?
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:46 AM   #2
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We may go again have not firmed it up yet
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Didn't realize, thanks for posting. We may go; that's very nearby, and we haven't been to one in probably 12-15 years...


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Just a comment on selling house.....one finance person I spoke with at the Seattle boat show told me not to sell my house if I was contemplating financing any portion of a boat.

Said finance companies were much more friendly if you had a house and more difficult if you didn't. He advised buy the boat first, then sell the house. Of course if you are "trading in" your house for a boat this is irrelevant info.

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I am finding out that your credit score is hurt by not owning real estate.


thinking of buying and renting to resolve what I consider totally impersonal business practices buy the banking and insurance businesses these days.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #6
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thinking of buying and renting to resolve what I consider totally impersonal business practices buy the banking and insurance businesses these days.
It used to be called quantitative analysis but now it's called analytics. Kind of like actuarial science. You get treated like you will live to age X when in fact you live to X+10 or some other number or X-10 or some lower number.

If you really want to get screwed on homeowners insurance, buy a house in FL.
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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Hey thanks for input and information. I am sure the analysis is correct, but without house sale there will be no boat!
I loved the story in the Passage magazine this month about the couple who finally got their boat. I hope we are next.
I hope to see you all at the Fest!
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:28 PM   #8
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Maintrawler, have you attended a previous Trawlerfest? My wife and I signed up for the Maryland event. Don't know if it's worth it or not. Any comments would be appreciated.
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When we bought the boat, we still owned our house. Since then we sold the house and moved aboard. The interest rates changed over time and we wanted to refinance. We found that very few lenders would finance if you "lived-aboard". Essex and Sun are they only two the last time we checked.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:42 AM   #10
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Simpleinterest, we attended the Trawlerfest last January in Riviera Beach Florida and it was great. Wonderful courses, attendees, boats to tour. We can't wait for the Baybridge trawlerfest. We have each signed up for 3 different courses. We are very close to buying a boat in a few months and moving aboard so it will be an exciting few months.
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HenryD, have you checked with Markel? When I did my research some time ago they did finance liveaboards.
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while I am attending bay bridge this year,it appears the in water boats are very limited.A little disappointing
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I am disappointed too; I learned recently Nordhavn is not planning to attend. Well, the courses and people will still be great, and it will be fun to see the boats that are there.
I am glad you are coming!
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I am disappointed too; I learned recently Nordhavn is not planning to attend. Well, the courses and people will still be great, and it will be fun to see the boats that are there.
I am glad you are coming!
Nordy not coming to the Trawler Fest? Really?

Sometimes the absence of a big player is more impacting than their presence. I hope that's not the case.
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I wonder if Passagemaker is just getting crazy with prices for the vendors (Nordhavn) to display, or they aren't getting enough sales from the Trawlerfest attendees?
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I went to the PassageMaker Cruiserport at the Miami show last year and at the FLL show the year before (actually 1.3 years before since it is in November). I was disappointed in them and I was wondering then if they are saturating with Trawlerfests and Cruiserports. They may be better off with just two big events each year - one east cast, one west. Or maybe one of each type on each coast.
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We attended or 1st Trawlerfest in 2012. This was really our initial exposure to the trawler life-style and a real eye-opener! Very educational.

Back again in 2013. Again, glad we went.

Diana & I have signed up again for various courses this year but will have to leave on Friday evening.

We hope to meet some of you there!
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Only one more week to Trawlerfest. I can't wait for the course I am taking "Hands-On Boat Handling". The list of boats has grown: a lot of great boats to look at!
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trawlerfest has been cancelled
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I got an email this morning from TrawlerFest saying if you have bought tickets in advance, the will refund the money. Email to follow on how to get the money back.

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