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Old 03-20-2019, 07:57 AM   #1
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Just bought a boat

My husband and I just bought a 1987 Bluewater 51 coastal cruiser. We are both excited and scared. We have a 21-foot Chaparral now. My husband has been around bigger boats, but I haven't. We do plan to live on it with our 5 birds. The boat is in NC and sometime in the next couple of months, we will be moving it to FL.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:03 AM   #2
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:05 AM   #3
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OH NO! You bought a bigger boat? I'm sorry for you.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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Good luck with the new boat and welcome to TF. Our bird (parrot) always enjoyed boating, be careful with sunshine, some birds can suffer.


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Welcome and Congratulations!

When the time comes, please tell us about your trip.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:06 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard. Congrats on your new boat.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:26 PM   #9
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Practice boat handling, read up if necessary. Lots of books out there. My first boat was 65'. I was younger than you'd believe. I come from a maritime family and my relatives traded off putting me thru boat handling every weekend. In 2 months, I probably docked 300 times on all kinds of docks and wind and current conditions. Even solo. Once you learn it, it's good forever. Now 55 years later, I mostly solo an 83'.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:37 PM   #10
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No Problem

There should be no problem getting used to this boat, it is only a 30 foot difference from your current boat.
Good luck with the relocation, maybe we will see you out there while we are doing our "new to us boat" relocation from Connecticut.
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Capitaine,
After a while all trawlers begin to look the same.
Who is the builder of the boat posted in your profile?
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:49 PM   #12
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Charlie Noble is a 1986, 32' Nordic Tug. Hull # 004
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:54 PM   #13
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Charlie Noble is a 1986, 32' Nordic Tug. Hull # 004
Looks good on the hard. Bet it looks even better in the water.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:01 PM   #14
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Thanks, we will find out how she looks in the water pretty soon.
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