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Old 10-02-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
City: Webster, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Harvest Moon
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Just registered today! My wife and I have been boating for 20yrs, myself for over 30. Currently we have a 24' Chap. cruiser, we have always had plans on moving up to a larger boat in the 34' to 36' class especially with our growing family currently with 4 grandkids. Years ago we thought we would be staying in a plainning type boat but that would mean 2 big block drives and a whole lot of fuel and not going far. With the way fuel prices have been we have had to rethink this. We are not the kind of folks that are "dockers" we like to be out on the water. We boat out of Sodus Bay in Lake Ontario and like to travel to the different bays on the lake. We know the pace of travel will change, and at this point in our lives we are good with that. We hope the first year we retire, which is many years from now we would like to do the Great Loop, so we are starting the process of looking for a trawler and hopefully within 2 years have one. then do some 'Mini loops" in Ontario to hone our skills and get ready for " the big one".

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Old 10-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
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Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Welcome aboard. Sounds like a good plan. Start your search by getting aboard everything you can, maybe doing a charter or two. Try to get down to the details of what both of you could compromise on, and then look for boats on Yachtworld or others that have those features. Most importantly, have fun. You'll know when a boat chooses you.


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Old 10-02-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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City: Chicago, IL
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Vessel Name: Bay Pelican
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
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Sodus Bay, nice area. My in-laws are over in Penfield, and we have boated out of both Irondequoit and Oswego.

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Old 10-04-2014, 10:03 AM   #5
City: Webster, NY
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The past weekend we travel from Rochester NY to Trawlerfest in Baltimore looked at a lot of boats there. It seem that we are leaning toward a trunk type like the Monk 36 that was there. Has anyone been to the boat show in Annapolis? do they have a showing of trawlers there or is it more a "go fast boat" show?
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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Annapolis is a great show. Lots of go fast boats but also a good amount of trawlers. Everything you could ask for in the way of gear for them too. You could end up spending a fortune there but lots to look at and lots of people to answer questions you might have . Good luck.

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