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Old 04-05-2016, 04:30 PM   #1
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A trawler owner (in a few days)

After almost 11 months and over 600 posts since joining this forum, I will become a power boat owner.

The oil analysis came in this morning and nothing was terrible so papers are being signed and if things go smoothly I should be the owner of a 2010 North Pacific 43 by Friday.

Thank you all sincerely for your patience and good humor which has helped me get to this point. Of course the bad news is that now that I actually will own a motor vessel, my trickle of steady questions will likely become a torrent. At least it will give you all a chance to revel in my ignorance.
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:04 PM   #3
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Congratulations, beautiful boat...
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:20 PM   #4
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Very nice. Congrats. I have always admired those boats.

Did you sell your sailboat?
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:44 PM   #7
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Way to go Dave. Great boats!
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We took the plunge a year ago. Only regret waiting so long to do it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:55 PM   #9
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Very nice. Congrats. I have always admired those boats.

Did you sell your sailboat?
It has just listed, although hasn't hit Yachtworld yet. If anyone you know is looking for a nice Catalina 400.....
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:04 PM   #10
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After almost 11 months and over 600 posts since joining this forum, I will become a power boat owner.

The oil analysis came in this morning and nothing was terrible so papers are being signed and if things go smoothly I should be the owner of a 2010 North Pacific 43 by Friday.

Thank you all sincerely for your patience and good humor which has helped me get to this point. Of course the bad news is that now that I actually will own a motor vessel, my trickle of steady questions will likely become a torrent. At least it will give you all a chance to revel in my ignorance.
Congrats... and

It only has one head to go wrong!
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:13 PM   #11
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:25 PM   #12
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Congratulations! We are at the end of our first trawler trip on the ICW and are heading home for the summer. Have the time of your life.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:44 PM   #13
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Hi Dave, A second congratulation on the purchase. Let me echo Brady and encourage you to travel North to Southeast Alaska. Canada provides the entry and the full Monty of Alaska will make the adventure complete. Keep us posted and questions are always welcome as the depth of nautical knowledge is unlimited.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:50 PM   #14
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Hi Dave, A second congratulation on the purchase. Let me echo Brady and encourage you to travel North to Southeast Alaska. Canada provides the entry and the full Monty of Alaska will make the adventure complete. Keep us posted and questions are always welcome as the depth of nautical knowledge is unlimited.
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Someday I would like to head to Alaska. However, it will need to wait until I can mostly retire. I still have to work to pay for the boat.
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Congratulations Dave , very nice boat .
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As someone who is six months ahead of you, I say congratulations!

I also think it s amazing that you did it after 11 months on TF. I didn't find TF until after we bought the boat. If I had, we would have stayed with a bigger sailboat. I had no idea how many problems powerboats have. I just hope the problems stay with other owners .

Best of luck with the new boat.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:06 PM   #17
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Congrats, and welcome to the warm, dry, and comfortable side of boating.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:12 PM   #19
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After almost 11 months and over 600 posts since joining this forum, I will become a power boat owner.
Well, congratulations, Dave.

I dug up your first post to see where you started. You really didn't stray much from what you thought you a wanted and certainly didn't waste any time.
Another old sailor thinking about a trawler....

Hopefully the Catalina sells quickly and the new 43 fits nicely in your slip.

Let us know what you christen her so we can keep an eye out.

Enjoy you new life, I am very happy for you.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:18 PM   #20
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Dave, congratulations! I just made the switch in November, and I have to say that the trawler life is pretty sweet. I was heartbroken over selling my sailboat, but time heals all .

Enjoy yourself.

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