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Old 11-29-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Newbie in Slidell, LA

Since this afternoon the happy owner of a 1979 Mainship 34 II. I hope to learn a lot from all you old hands. Thanks for having me.

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Old 11-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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Welcome! Congratulations on the Mainship!
I live in Thibodaux and keep my boat in Houma. just off the Intracoastal.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:52 PM   #4
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Welcome from an ex-Slidell person. We lived aboard in Oak Harbor Marina for several years - up until Katrina.
Between Steve and Dimer2, you are in good company.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:37 PM   #5
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Welcome, Dutch. Great boat handle too.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:40 AM   #6
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Welcome, I also live Down Da Bayou in Houma. Where do you keep Bayou Bum ?
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:19 AM   #7
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Bon Fouca Marina, peaceful back to nature.
Thanks everyone for the welcoming .

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Old 11-30-2014, 09:27 AM   #8
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Welcome Dick share some pictures please of your new boat
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:17 AM   #9
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Welcome , My uncle keeps his sailboat at Oak Harbor in Slidell . It,s an Islander Freeport 36 .
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Thanks she looks great
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:17 PM   #12
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Thanks she looks great
Thanks, I'm very happy, gps/autopilot 1.5 gph, economical and slow like me
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:01 PM   #13
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Welcome aboard Dutchman, I keep my boat near Springfield, about halfway
between Hammond and Baton Rouge. Does your marina have transient slips?
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:21 PM   #14
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I believe 10 or so, not sure what the rates are but I can find out tomorrow when I sign my lease. Keep in mind it's 3 miles up the creek to nowhere
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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Welcome aboard Dutchman!
As most aboard will tell you that have been there- Phil's Marina over at Oak Harbor is well worth the trip for a great seafood meal. "Bow tie Pasta" with the lump crab meat is my favorite appetizer- followed by a pound of "Royal Reds".
Have you nailed down your boating plans yet??


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Old 12-01-2014, 06:48 AM   #16
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I have been living in Slidell for 34 years so far and Marina Cafe is on my not to miss seafood list.

First getting familiar with the new hole in the water then exploring Pontchartrain, Maurepas, Gulf Coast, retired so have 6 Saturdays and a Sunday.
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I have been living in Slidell for 34 years so far and Marina Cafe is on my not to miss seafood list.

First getting familiar with the new hole in the water then exploring Pontchartrain, Maurepas, Gulf Coast, retired so have 6 Saturdays and a Sunday.

By 2016 you need to be use to it so you can show me around when we come up for a few months
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:33 AM   #18
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Anytime, of course at my age I don't even buy green banana's anymore
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Anytime, of course at my age I don't even buy green banana's anymore
We have 4 active cruisers at our marina over 90

that would give me a lot of years to cruise
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I have the same work schedule, and we are not old....just well seasoned


I bought my boat on Lake Pontchartrain (South Shore Marina). You are well located to go East or West.
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