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Old 05-27-2014, 10:15 PM   #121
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I thought I had a good shot at the 5K, especially since I go to church with Miss Sadie and knew the boat has been idle since her husband passed four years ago!! But unfortunately for me, GG had already seen the listing!! Good Luck GG and congrats o the sale Miss Sadie! Jolly Time
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:13 PM   #122
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Kevin, FYI, for reference, a Hatt 63MY is at least double your boat in volume, systems and complexity.
Seriously??? Volume yes, but systems???

Both boats have two engines

The larger hatt has two generators mine has only one.

I have two full heads with showers, possibly the hatt has three?

Both boats have a fresh water system, at least two tanks

I have three furnaces, possibly the hatt has three or four AC units.

Refrigerators, I only have two plus a icemaker. Possibly the hatt has more.

So, the systems on any boat over a certain size are not all that different from each other.

The thing that the hatteras has against it maintenance wise is the exact same thing all older boats have...Age of the systems.

The problem that GG faces, and I think this is the same problem that many boaters face, especially in todays world is that maintenance takes time and skills, or it takes very deep pockets.

This is going to show a little gender bias in me, but in my lifetime I've found that few females have the desire or aptitude to take care of mechanical things. Even guys now days lack the mechanical aptitude in general to maintain a boat. Its not their fault, its just that less and less people are exposed to and get time practicing mechanical, and electrical maintenance.

I feel that maintenance, ongoing maintenance is the biggest risk that GG faces in her boating happiness.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:05 AM   #123
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What will be will be,and unless GG comes back and asks for advise its not anything we really can be involved with no mater our opinions.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:22 AM   #124
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #125
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I have been for her since the beginning as its not difficult to buy a boat as it just takes money. In Seattle with new young millionaires its happens on a regular bases. My advise for her is to get the boat to the Boston area and get it ready winter. The real challenge and proof being a live a board is the first winter. Many do not make it thru the first winter in the cold wet climates.

I donít think the boat has adequate heating, so diesel furnace/boiler might have to be installed. If the dock has AC 240 volt 50 amps might be enough to heat the boat, but the electrical might have to changed around to share the load. We added a Webasto boiler as our first dock/marina had AC 120 30 amps. When we changed to 240 volts I added a second electrical panel just for addition heaters as the original electrical panel and wiring did not have to be changed.

Now the challenge is to make the boat live aboard ready and has enough money to throw at it! We spend around 30 grand the first year to make the Eagle PNW livable. I am still in her corner!

She is the kind of woman I looked for in my second wife, string minded that could make it on her own and we had a ball raising our children and now grandchildren. Thank God for grandchildren as my wife wanted to have more but grandchildren seem to take the edge off.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:53 AM   #126
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Greetings,
Mr. P/F. "String minded"? Shame.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:32 PM   #127
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She sold the boat and moved to SoCal.

"In a nutshell, I sold my beautiful boat. We had a dreadful winter in Boston and I decided that I no longer wished to live that way. I decided that the time had come to live a happier, warmer life.
In August, after the boat closed, I got rid of all of my belongings and put my kids on a plane to California. So far, we love it. Besides the benefit of a major weather change, people here are so much friendlier and more laid back then in Boston."


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Old 04-26-2016, 06:40 PM   #128
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You left out the most interesting part.

"Hey guys!!! I apologize for not posting in a long time. Some very nasty people tried to hurt my family by jumping to conclusions and trying to hold my own blog against me. I worked it all out and all ended well (after all, my Mom is from South Boston; I was raised a fighter and to not to let anyone mess with your family) but frankly, I was so pissed over the whole thing that I no longer felt like posting. I had even considered taking my blog down altogether, but in the end decided not to, because Iím not going to let them alter my life."

What ever happened, it's to bad. She did a great job of remodeling the boat.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:52 PM   #129
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There were 2 parts to the saga.....the newbie looking for a new lifestyle.....

And the fighter who battled her way to the top and was determined she was smarter than some who knew better.

Sad on one account and woefully sad on the other.....
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:59 PM   #130
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There were 2 parts to the saga.....the newbie looking for a new lifestyle.....

And the fighter who battled her way to the top and was determined she was smarter than some who knew better.

Sad on one account and woefully sad on the other.....
You're right as she had the spirit of adventure but killed it with her refusal to listen. It was all new to her but she felt she knew more than those responding to her. I hope when they look back the kids remember more of the fun rather than the misery of the winter.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:49 PM   #131
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You're right as she had the spirit of adventure but killed it with her refusal to listen. It was all new to her but she felt she knew more than those responding to her. I hope when they look back the kids remember more of the fun rather than the misery of the winter.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:55 PM   #132
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She could have kept the boat in the South cruising the islands and such. That could have been the best of both worlds.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:52 AM   #133
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Few of our boats are very comfortable with outside temps in the 20F range, which is normal for Boston winters. They simply are not designed for that. I put up with several nights of those temps here in NC and it was NOT FUN. Could not imagine doing the same much further north.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:41 AM   #134
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"In August, after the boat closed, I got rid of all of my belongings and put my kids on a plane to California. So far, we love it. Besides the benefit of a major weather change, people here are so much friendlier and more laid back then in Boston."
Wonder how long that will last?
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:54 AM   #135
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Who cares? She's moved on...
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:59 AM   #136
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Does she really think life will be better on the West Coast??
With her attitude she will doubtless go from failure to failure and blame others along the way. She was offered so much experience and excellent advice and chose to ignore most of it. I just feel sorry for the kids being dragged around and treated so irresponsibly. At least nobody got hurt. Not clear whether she ever took the vessel out again after the captain docked it in Boston. And where is it now??
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:11 AM   #137
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Got to admit it....she is STILL wasting other people's time....

She should go into politics.

Right on RTF!!
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:13 AM   #138
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I think she had other goals in mind. She starts out with a cool web page and blog, which states "watch me, a single parent of 5 cruise on a boat with no prior experience". I was following her too. I do have a Hatteras so I was wondering what would happen. Could she possible pull it off. I didnt think so really. There are lots of people on youtube doing the same, sailing with no experience. People are interested in seeing newbee's fail. If you can get thousands of subscribers and interest, you might get popular and on news shows. Then write a book. A couple from austrailia are doing this and getting all kinds of popularity. Other sailors are getting sponsored by companies like Mustang etc. When Miss Galaxy choose to remodel, she wasnt cruising so I lost interest. I cant imagine a more cold, misserable winter than in Boston on a boat.
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I kinda liked her. I appreciate someone who is doing it their way. I think she was dumped on here without cause (in the beginning).
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