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Old 05-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Vessel Model: 1985 Bestway Labelle Sundeck 40ft
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Hi I just joined looking to share my experiences with others. I bought my first 1979 Albin 38 foot trawler 20 years ago, cruised it from Texas to Virginia and back. Sold it about 7 years ago and bought my present trawler almost 4 years ago. Doing a little cruising up and down the Texas Coast while getting a 1985 40 foot Marine Trading/Bestway Labelle Sundeck ready for retirement next year. Most recently finished all my electronics. Bought and installed them myself. Used them on a week long trip from Galveston to Rockport and back. Most amazing thing I have done is to put a combo washer/dryer opposite the forward head through a v berth door that is 4 inches narrower than the washer/dryer. My wife and I and Bruce our cat are live aboards.

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Old 05-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Seems that you come with a great deal of experience, and I know that we will all benefit from that.


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Old 05-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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OB what are your boating plans for when you retire? Welcome aboard!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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Hi all,
Just joined. Don't have trawler yet. Joined to get information to help me get prepared to buy one
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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Welcome, great to see another Texan!!!
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