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Old 06-07-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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Melbourne to Pensacola - bringing a boat home

I've enjoyed everyone else's blogs so much that I figured I should start one. My wife and I bought an old trawler a few months ago and brought her back to Pensacola in April. I've written a couple posts and hope to add more. Suggestions and feedback welcome.

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Old 06-07-2016, 10:12 PM   #2
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Great Blog-had to chuckle-been there done that.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:31 PM   #3
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Love it...I was literally laughing out loud!
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Enjoyed the blog. Tell us more about the trip from Tarpon Springs to Pensacola, though. We would enjoy reading about the details of the trip. It may sound boring to some, but not to trawler owners!
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That's GREAT! Keep 'em coming!
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Very good.

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Didja gain weight by just walking by the bakery on the sponge dock in TS? The Greek food....ooooohhhhh yeah.
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Good looking inshore rig! Congrats
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:25 AM   #10
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Thanks, all! Menzies, I'm still getting a feel for it. Ask me again in a few weeks :-).

More to come this week. I appreciate all the kind words.
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Great write up, wonderful adventure!

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GREAT read!!
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Bump. New posts and new adventures. We've found ourselves in St Thomas!

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Cardude, my apologies for the late reply. After five years of litigation I moved to business development for a forensic consulting firm. Now that we're in St Thomas I'm looking for something to do remotely.
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You really have a GREAT writing style, funny and hold the reader, keep'em coming!
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Bump. New posts and new adventures. We've found ourselves in St Thomas!

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Cardude, my apologies for the late reply. After five years of litigation I moved to business development for a forensic consulting firm. Now that we're in St Thomas I'm looking for something to do remotely.


Very cool!

Any blog entires about the passage to St Thomas? I didn't see any but maybe I missed it. Did the boat do OK?
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OK, this is great - you gotta put this in book form. Very good writing - and Eudora Welty was my neighbor!!
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Enjoyed reading your blog!
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Thanks for the kind words!

CarDude, you're correct, no blog entry about the actual cruising. That's in part because, thankfully, it was uneventful. The boat did great. The Caterpillar 3208NA, older than we are, just keeps plugging away. We don't get anywhere fast but thus far we've gotten there and that's what counts!
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Knowing what you just experienced would you use a different route from the Bahamas to the Virgins? Does your boat have any form of stabilizers? I'm truly impressed by your sense of adventure and of course your writing style (I've read your blog).
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