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Old 09-16-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Horses to Trawler

Just got 1990 Marine Trader and piloted back to Texas from FT Walton Beach FLA. Learned a lot, but a lot to learn. I know that big ditch ICW can get busy.

Now if i can figure out how to pump the head/septic out things will be much more pleasant.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, always lots to learn on a new boat. Tell us about the head and holding tank and you will undoubtedly get advice on how to pump it out. Enjoy!
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
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I will walk down to boat and take some notes.

Thanks for quick reply
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard Mr. ru.
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Welcome aboard. Always good to add another Texan!
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Horses to Trawler??? Are you out of your flooded mind???!!! We have done the same thing. I used to be a bronc rider at one time in my life on some large ranches. Retired frm the Army in 98. Went to a car dealer w/a '10 lemon Dodge 1 T dully. Saw a sailing mag, and said why not!!! Bought a trawler. No buck-off yet, and very motivated!! I think you made a good choice!! I have a well trained pack string & roping mules. All are on their way to someone else. WELCOME ABOARD! The host of personalities, wisdom & humor will astound you. Just sit back & read. Just try to visualize what these folks look like. Great stuff!
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Welcome.

The good thing about boats is that they are inanimate. Probably easier than horses.
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Horse$ and airplane$, they both prepare you for one a$pect of boating: "it'$ alway$ $omething!"
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Horse$ and airplane$, they both prepare you for one a$pect of boating: "it'$ alway$ $omething!"

What he said!
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Just got 1990 Marine Trader and piloted back to Texas from FT Walton Beach FLA. Learned a lot, but a lot to learn. I know that big ditch ICW can get busy.

Now if i can figure out how to pump the head/septic out things will be much more pleasant.

I would sub out starting the siphon hose.
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