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Old 12-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Howdy folks from the woods of Florida

Another new guy on the dock to the forum. Have been around boats pretty much my entire life. Charted and commercial fished in the latter 70's and early 80's. Have had boats up to 42' but currently have a couple Boston Whalers. Enjoy fishing, diving, boating in general. My wife has started dreaming of retirement and a trawler. Hope to learn from the experience of those here. Hope all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy, and safe New Year.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Boston Whaler, no problem. Here's one morfed to a Trawlette.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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Boston Whaler, no problem. Here's one morfed to a Trawlette.
Windows are slanted the wrong way.

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Old 12-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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Windows are slanted the wrong way. Ted
Yeah, what's up with that?
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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My wife says what the heck is that? Guess it helps get you outa the weather? Hope you don't mind if we forward and tell my son this is the Trawler of her dreams? We'd be headin to the islands in that one....... Lower Matecumbe or Leighton. I'm glad folks here don't have a sense of humor.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #7
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With the large windows on that Whaler if they slanted forward, a large wave could push it astern.

Welcome aboard to a great place to hang your hat.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:38 AM   #8
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TDog-you have to know that HH is the resident Photoshop guru here so you can't always believe the pics he posts. I was a bit surprised he did not put a flybridge on that one! Although he has significantly improved several designs posted here over the years!
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:42 AM   #9
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Welcome aboard. Sense of humor is essential although your comments hit home. Started out in the last century looking for a Boston Whaler to scuba dive in the upper keys and ended up with a Krogen 42 and am now nowhere near the keys.

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Old 12-26-2013, 06:06 AM   #10
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Welcome Tdog. Good to have you aboard.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard Tdog,
Sound like you have plenty of experience so you have a head start on most newbies, ask away I doubt if there's a boat out there that these guys don't have a solid opinion on!.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #12
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Thanks for the warm welcome. My wife dropped a couple not so subtle hints in Christmas gifts yesterday. We began our search for the "right boat" a few month's ago. As you'all know, pictures/descriptions can be very deceiving. Humors me to see how many boats advertised are the "finest, cleanest, ready to cruise, example on the market"

Appreciate the practical knowledge, experience, and willingness to share by folks on the forum. Hoping to make the Trawler Fest in February. I'll be sure to let everyone know, when we find the 400k boat for 100k. Gonna have to keep an eye on HH .
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Tdog, welcome aboard. It's nice your Admiral is behind the project. Makes life a lot easier to have her onboard.
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