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Old 01-26-2019, 08:28 AM   #1
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Wanted to say hello to everyone out there. My handle is Dr Mike. My wife and I live in Virginia Beach and have a passion for boating. We currently own a 22' Chaparral bow rider that we have pretty much wore the prop off of it logging more than 100 hrs per summer on the clock. I am currently three weeks from retiring from my 30 year practice and could not be more excited. Well that is a lie because we stepped that up as we just received a signed contract on a 1997 44' Island Gypsy. So yea we are even more excited. We feel so fortunate to have found this site and plan learn from the large mind trust that is out there.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:03 AM   #2
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Dr Mike,

Welcome aboard! Pix of your boat would be nice.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:46 AM   #3
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Welcome to Tf. That 44 is a nice rig.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:10 AM   #4
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Congrats on the boat, and retirement. I hope to join you in the retirement world next year.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:56 AM   #5
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Welcome Doc, retirement is good
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:14 PM   #6
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Welcome! Looking forward to seeing pics of the new boat.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:23 PM   #7
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Congrats on retirement. Been retired for 3 years and loving it.

Welcome! Need picture of boat...
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:52 PM   #8
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Retiring and buying a boat? Pretty soon you're going to wonder how you ever had time to work with all the things you have to do around the house and around the boat.




Welcome to a great place to hang out.
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Old 01-26-2019, 01:19 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard, Doc!

Maybe we can arrange a deal....send us boat pics and we'll dispense boating advice.

In exchange, we can send you pics of our inflammations and rashes and you can dispense healthcare advice.

Deal??

Seriously, nice boat and welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy the ride!
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:06 PM   #10
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Welcome Doc, Retirement is so close, but so far away.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:41 PM   #11
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Welcome, Doc...!!

Congrats on the impending retirement, hope to see you out there some day..!
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Welcome aboard. Retired sure beats working. Good luck with your new baby.
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Dr Mike. You’ll soon ask yourself why you didn’t do this years ago. Great group of people here. Enjoy life and your time here.
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Welcome aboard Doc and congrats on both retirement and the new boat. Lots of good people and advice here.
When you post some pics be sure to include one of that great big smile... u
I can just imagine!
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:49 AM   #15
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Ok here is a pic. I dont have any official ones yet but will next week. Hopefully this will suffice to unlock the brain trust on this site!
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Good looking boat. Enjoy her.
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Ok here is a pic. I dont have any official ones yet but will next week. Hopefully this will suffice to unlock the brain trust on this site!
WOW! Clipper bow!
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Welcome aboard. Congrats on your next chapter of life.
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Dr. Mike...

Congratulations. I retired, sold everything (house, cars, etc.), bought a boat and now we are circumnavigating the Caribbean.

At one time I was worried I would retire and get bored. Buy a boat and cruise her - sure cure.
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Very nice boat, Doc! I especially like the Cummins engines and the bow thruster. I had a 2005 Halvorsen Gourmet Cruiser for 8 years and found it to be a quality boat, I Googled Yachtworld to read her specs and think you made a fine choice!
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/199...nced%20listing
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