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Old 07-15-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Done Deal!

At last, closed on my new-to-me 1981 Marine Trader DC 34 last Tuesday. We spent three days with the PO going over all the systems, records, logs, and operating procedures. Fueled her up on Thursday, Left PO's dock at 2pm on Friday headed south from Morehead City, NC. First night at anchor in Mile Hammock Bay, Camp Lejeune NC. Was a beautiful night. Took two tries to get the anchor to set but never moved an inch after that. Second stop Seapath Marine, Wrightsville Beach, NC we met family and showed off the boat. Third day to Little River, SC our home port. After a few hours of zig-zagging down the waterway got the hang of it and operated pretty straight after that. Boat preformed flawlessly. Everything worked! No issues at all. Was a GREAT maiden trip.

Thanks to everyone who help me with our search. This IS the boat!

I look forward to contributing more to the forum now that I am a trawler owner. We are looking forward to our next outing!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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Congratulations! And may you have many years of enjoyment ahead.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #3
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Man.....does it get better than that? Sincere congrats!
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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What a great maiden voyage. It seems the prior owner cared for the boat and who she sold to. A great experience all the way around.

Now, get down to the Waccamaw for a few nights.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:17 PM   #5
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This thread is worthless without pictures...

Congrats!
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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Congrats!
Yup! Without pics, it probably never happened!

(BTW, Congrats and welcome!!)
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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Congrats!

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Congrats on not only the boat but awesome delivery trip too!
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:54 PM   #8
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Will try to add a few pictures later!
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #9
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Pup-congrats on the new boat! I think you may have become one of a kind in TF history-the first new owner to take delivery, make a multi-day trip home, and have everything work, nothing break, and you are entirely happy with the boat and the trip! You obviously know how to pick a boat!
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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... Took two tries to get the anchor to set but never moved an inch after that....
What kind of anchor was it?
Just kidding. Congratulations! Great handover by the PO. May you enjoy years of happy boating.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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Congratulations PupR. Great to hear all went so well.You provide hope for the rest of us searching/upgrading.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:00 PM   #12
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Yup! Without pics, it probably never happened!

(BTW, Congrats and welcome!!)
That's what I've been implying for the last several years!
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:42 PM   #13
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Congrats ugh on the lack of pictures!
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Congrats ugh on the lack of pictures!
Regardless, so/too many posts talk about things in the abstract without visual aids. Show me the picture/evidence!
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #15
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OK...been trying to post some pictures to prove that it happened. How do I post pictures? Help! Anyone!
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Here you go:

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Old 07-23-2014, 06:26 PM   #17
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Did to happen!
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #18
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Can't figure out how to up load photos
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:27 PM   #19
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Post 6 in the above link will tutor you in how. If you are using the App from a phone or tablet device click the photo icon second from the right and follow prompts. Located directly above the R and T key in this screenshot. Click image for larger version

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congrats and you were at seapath and didn't even walk over and say hi
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