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Old 11-14-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, very excited to be here reading all the great info....Wife and I have been Landlubbers most of our lives....but we have been thinking, and whenever we do that, we end up either in trouble, or spending lots of money, sometimes both...so here we go...I am writing this sitting in our 45' Motorhome in Myrtle Beach....lots of nice marinas around here, they kind of look like flooded RV parks......so how hard could the transistion be from MH to Trawler? Let's find out...Thanks again...
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:03 PM   #2
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I use to RV and have always boated(mostly fishing offshore). Made the jump into trawlers this past April. Love it. Not a lot of difference in RVing and boat cruising. Except, you can"t get out and walk. Soooo, you have to double and triple check your systems.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard! I have never had a RV but assume they are easier to park when the wind is blowing
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! If seriously considering the transition, would suggest you consider renting one for a week. Maybe spend a couple of days with a captain getting a little training, then do some short distance cruising to see if it really is for you.

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Old 11-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #5
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Welcome

We do both but have to say if we had to choose it would be the boat

Many similarities...
Confined space...similar systems aboard...best when you take it slow vs rushing...generally good friendly/helpful folks... lots of great places to visit / explore...you can either go w/ full hook-ups or off-the-grid boon docking... you don't need a special license but knowledge / expeience about your "rig" very helpful...

Many differences...
The "map" has no roads or lines to follow...many hazards are hidden...motorhomes can't sink...access to attractions, resupply, amenities...supplemental transportation...
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The best way to find out is to charter and see how it feels. However, boating wins only if you have a love of the water than only boaters can understand. Cheaper and faster ways to see the world, but the world you see by water is impossible to otherwise enjoy in the same way. We can't explain what our attachment to the water is, but that's just where we feel the need to be.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:07 PM   #7
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Spending a couple of days out with a Captain is something I would like to do, we spend summers in CT.....during the winter we spend some time in Myrtle Beach...If anyone knows of a qualified Captain that would be willing to take us on for a few days please let me know...Thanks..
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #8
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Spending a couple of days out with a Captain is something I would like to do, we spend summers in CT.....during the winter we spend some time in Myrtle Beach...If anyone knows of a qualified Captain that would be willing to take us on for a few days please let me know...Thanks..
Southwest Florida Yachts has a very good reputation for both trawler rentals and instruction. Have no affiliation with them, but have had friends charter from them.

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Gene you might try

Captain Wendy A. Sears
Sea Tow Eastern Connecticut
www.seatow.com/ easternct
Office: 860-572-9090

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Old 11-16-2015, 09:36 AM   #10
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Difference; about triple the cost for everything (and that's doing most of the work yourself), heavily influenced by weather and most of the time your motor home is sitting in a salt bath, but on the upside you have the best spot on the water.
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