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Old 03-09-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Greetings from New Orleans, LA

Glad to be a new member!

Having spent a year at sea in my early 20s and as I get older I often look back upon that time with increasing fondness. I don't think I appreciated the sunsets, the peace of the water, and the salty people I came across as I should have. Instead I was too busy looking forward to getting drunk and chasing skirt in the next port we were going to.

Now I am in my mid 30s, married and have a good career here in Louisiana. I have a 20 foot bowrider that gets me on the water, but I yearn for more...and that leads me here.

I have a short to medium term goal of buying a trawler and wanted to research as much as I can. So please accept me cruising through your posts and asking questions as they come up. It is my hope that I can join the trawler community before long!

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard y'all. "I was too busy looking forward to getting drunk and chasing skirt in the next port we were going to." You'll fit right in...

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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Welcome to TrawlerForum. Nice post.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:47 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:33 PM   #5
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Welcome! I keep my boat in Houma just off the ICW. There is a lot of good information available on this site!
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:42 PM   #6
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Nice to have another Who Dat on board! We're at South Shore in N.O. Give us a holler.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:09 PM   #7
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Nice to have another Who Dat on board! We're at South Shore in N.O. Give us a holler.
Who dat, as in "who dat who says who dat when I says who dat?

From Justin Wilson?
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:24 PM   #8
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Who dat, as in "who dat who says who dat when I says who dat?

From Justin Wilson?
"Who Dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints"...Saints football..could have come from Justin!
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:24 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard Chris. I think I remember chase skirts 50 years ago or so.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:28 PM   #10
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Welcome aboard. Boatin' and drinkin' and chasin' are like three peas in a pod. All go together well!
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:26 AM   #11
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Well, I'd say you're about 15-20 years smarter than many of us here. I was where you are at around 45. I bought my trawler at 50. As I see it, you'll have all that extra time to enjoy your new boat!

Welcome aboard! Cheers!
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:05 AM   #12
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Welcome Chris !!!! I am also from Houma.
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Well, I'd say you're about 15-20 years smarter than many of us here. I was where you are at around 45. I bought my trawler at 50. As I see it, you'll have all that extra time to enjoy your new boat!

Welcome aboard! Cheers!
I second this. i wish we would have started earlier.My doctor gave me a new prescription the other day . It said "start slow and scale back "
Oh yeah welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:08 AM   #14
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:50 PM   #15
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Hey Chris,

I'm a mid 30s guy that has just bought a 43 Defever, and plan on moving it to NOLA in the September October time frame as a live aboard. Any advice on marina's I would love to know!

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