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Old 06-17-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
City: Palm City, FL
Country: USA
Join Date: Jun 2016
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Smile New to forum - between boats

Hi all - thanks for all the welcoming posts. Although currently between boats I have some experience cruising the Pacific Nortwest and south Florida - two completely different experiences. In the PNW I sailed a Cheoy Lee 36 and a Cruise-a-home 40. I finally got tired of the weather and sold the Cruise-a-home and moved the sailboat to Florida. Turns out that a 6' draft is a real inconvenience in South Florida, especially on the west coast where I went first. Say goodbye sailing and hello Carver 36' Mariner. Moved to east coast and got tired of the problems and expense of gas, so sold the Carver and bought a Mainship 34. While I loved the Mainship, it was too small for me, my wife, my mother who now lived with us, two cats and a dog. Next it was a Jefferson 37. A wonderful boat, perfect for our needs. Unfortunately my wife got sick and we had to stop boating. Goodbye Jefferson. I lost my wife about a year and a half ago but my mother is still with me. She is 101 and can't boat but it is still in my blood. I spend a lot of time on Yachtworld - "boat porn" my friend calls it . I hope to be buying my next boat within a year or two at the most. That's my story and I'm looking forward to hearing yours.

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:47 AM   #2
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City: Terrell
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willie Pearl
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 57
Welcome, sorry to hear about your wife.....and mom 101 wow! Get your boat sounds like you know what to look for then start bragging here. Plenty here to fan the flames of what you really should be doing..............lol.........some really good some not so much but the fun is there.

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:57 AM   #3
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City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,355
Welcome and good luck with your boat search.

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Old 06-17-2016, 11:03 AM   #4
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City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,379
Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Enjoy the search for your next boat.

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I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:36 PM   #5
City: Satsuma FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,216
Welcome and sorry about the wife.

Find yourself a good boat and start thinking about doing the Great Loop.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:40 PM   #6
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City: Slicker?
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Welcome aboard. Condolences...

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