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Old 02-23-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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I wanted to introduce myself, I just joined today.
I live in Kansas city (Go figure). Transplant from England.
Have dreams of moving to Florida within the year to learn about boating.
I'm totally green.
My objective is to spend a year learning and then buy a used Trawler.
I'm hoping to pick one up for around $60K.
Why Trawler? I like my comforts, don't really relish the idea of traveling everywhere at 30 degrees.
Myself and my new wife want to spend a year or more sailing around the Bahamas and Caribbean.
We figured this would be a good place to start - read the forums.
Any tips greatly appreciated.
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Read, read, read. Take courses. Read. Post on TF. Ask questions. Read. Walk the docks. Go to boat shows.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:09 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard TF
I second what RTF said
Make the search fun...
Consider both Capt & MATE/ADMIRALS needs & wants.
Write your lists down and compare boats based on how well they match your lists vs how "nice" they look.
A big step is figuring out what type of cruising you will do...how far...how long...what type of waters...
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