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Old 03-27-2014, 07:28 PM   #21
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looking for a radar mast by the way. and a crane.. and some galleyware. (now the fun begins)
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #22
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Congratulations. May you and the family enjoy her. Your quiet methodical approach searching for the right boat will be rewarded.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #23
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My dad is the one who introduced me to sailing when I was nine. We cruised everywhere along teh Washington and Canadian coast line in his 24 ft sailboat. I always thought he would be the one to take my kids boating as they grew up. But over the last five years his trawler has been in a state of disrepair in one form or another until he unexpectedly died last spring and it was sold. It was at that point I realized that if my kids were going to have the experiences my dad gave me, it was up to me to do it. So here we are.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #24
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Congrats, kids will have great memories.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:10 PM   #25
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I tried the Credit Union, but due to the age of the boat (over 10 years) the down went up another 5% and the best they could do on interest rate was 6.25% for me. I did much better through ESSEX Credit (Bank of the West) at 4.25%. Most institutions don't loan to boats going to Alaska, that was the issue with Boat US. Love your boat, you got it right! That walk out back door onto the stern is the only way to go! I have a short half step, but no hole and stairs to climb up. That is a huge feature...
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #26
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Well done bligh!

And nice choice.
The Nordic Tugs were what originally turned me on to trawler type boats.

Give us some more details and pics when you get a chance.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:44 AM   #27
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Congrats on the acquisition! Your kids are lucky to have a dad that wants to create such wonderful memories for them that they will never forget. Perfect timing for the year too!
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:06 AM   #28
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I'm going to have to go visit Mark Pierce and other TF'ers on the way for sure.
Just send a PM when you want to visit.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:22 AM   #29
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Sailboat?

Think about the first time you're cruising and the rain starts pouring down. Instead of the rain running down your neck while you try and keep it out of your cruiser suit, clinging to a wet, cold tiller, you sit comfortably in your upholstered chair, heater and defroster running, cup of your favourite hot beverage in hand, in your shirtsleeves, dry as a bone watching the scenery pass in a dignified way. When you get where you're going you sit comfortably in your settee, admiring the magnificent scenery. You don't have to stand on your tiptoes to squint out a narrow, tinted, plastic window, it's all revealed in front of your eyes. When you get up in the morning and make your coffee, and have your hot shower, if it's crappy outside you don't even have to go outside to get underway. Your Admiral might have to...

Sailboat?

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Old 03-28-2014, 01:32 AM   #30
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In the protection of the pilothouse (although in this case, safely tied to a Pittsburg berth).

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Old 03-28-2014, 02:01 AM   #31
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Sailboat?

Think about the first time you're cruising and the rain starts pouring down. Instead of the rain running down your neck while you try and keep it out of your cruiser suit, clinging to a wet, cold tiller, you sit comfortably in your upholstered chair, heater and defroster running, cup of your favourite hot beverage in hand, in your shirtsleeves, dry as a bone watching the scenery pass in a dignified way. When you get where you're going you sit comfortably in your settee, admiring the magnificent scenery. You don't have to stand on your tiptoes to squint out a narrow, tinted, plastic window, it's all revealed in front of your eyes. When you get up in the morning and make your coffee, and have your hot shower, if it's crappy outside you don't even have to go outside to get underway. Your Admiral might have to...

Sailboat?

Welcome to rehab, we've got your back.
Well that was all a part of the compromise.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #32
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It really is true that every boat is a compromise. The two major compromises I had to make were ; 1) I wanted a sailboat and 2) price.
The cool thing about boats is that they don't care if you cheat on them.

My boat doesn't care if I spend time on my friends Aloha 32 or if I'm viewing boat porn on yacht world.

Just last night I spent a lot of time lustfully viewing a 62 page sales brochure for a Cape Dory 45.

You'll find that a lot of NT owners are ex- sailors.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:22 PM   #33
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TOP BUNK!!! well that is what my boys would yell when they were small, congratulations, many great memories are to made on that fine vessel and a great platform to toast your father above! All the best!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:13 PM   #34
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Well done bligh!

And nice choice.
The Nordic Tugs were what originally turned me on to trawler type boats.

Give us some more details and pics when you get a chance.
I'm still sweet on the Fishers, but this fits our needs better. If I didn't have to account for my wife and her parents, I'm sure we would be in something similar to what you have.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:26 PM   #35
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Super Congrats bligh! NOW - It IS Time to Fall In Love With Her! Many happy boating years to you and yours!
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:50 PM   #36
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Thank you Art!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:21 AM   #37
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Wow, the best of both worlds; sailing trawler. Congratulations, enjoy safe and happy sailings. Now go and sport your "perma-grin"!

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Old 03-30-2014, 02:07 PM   #39
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Greetings,
Sorry Mr. b. Having severe computer problems and I'm a bit late for the party...



Oh, and given that boating is a love/hate relationship I've attached, what I feel, is an appropriate sound track. You may want to ask the tots to leave the room if you really crank it (naughty language). Get down brother!!!!

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Old 03-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #40
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RTF - that is soooo bad!
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