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Dreamboat53 09-09-2016 09:05 PM

Newbie from Canada
 
Newbie here from Ontario Canada. Don't have a trawler but have a Hatteras, which I cruise like a trawler. I'm interested to learn from the other side of the spectrum and look forward to exchanging information.
Great Forum!

Crusty Chief 09-09-2016 10:07 PM

Welcome and enjoy your dream. We sure enjoyed your country this year.

menzies 09-09-2016 10:09 PM

Eh?

Peter B 09-09-2016 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamboat53 (Post 478277)
Newbie here from Ontario Canada. Don't have a trawler but have a Hatteras, which I cruise like a trawler. I'm interested to learn from the other side of the spectrum and look forward to exchanging information.
Great Forum!

Yes, welcome and don't worry - we like Hatterasses on here. They give some of us something to lust after, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. :D

O C Diver 09-10-2016 05:47 AM

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy what ever boat floats you.

Ted

mbevins 09-10-2016 07:42 AM

Yes welcome.
Our numbers are increasing.

RT Firefly 09-10-2016 08:11 AM

Greetings,
Welcome aboard eh? Sudbury?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw7rzpvDvS0

mbevins 09-10-2016 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by RT Firefly (Post 478406)
Greetings,
Welcome aboard eh? Sudbury?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw7rzpvDvS0

Sudbury??? Last time I checked Hatts didn't float on rock.

Dreamboat53 09-10-2016 12:20 PM

LOL

Yeah, it's a little rocky up here. I keep the Boat in Orillia on Lake Simcoe, which gives me easy access to the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence, whichever way I want to go.

Thanks for everyone's welcome.

Bacchus 09-10-2016 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamboat53 (Post 478529)
LOL

Yeah, it's a little rocky up here. I keep the Boat in Orillia on Lake Simcoe, which gives me easy access to the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence, whichever way I want to go.

Thanks for everyone's welcome.

You are in some wondeful cruising area.
Can't wait to get back that way.
Welcome aboard TF

IRENE 09-10-2016 04:57 PM

Welcome! We cruised your North Channel many times. We enjoyed the Sportsman's Inn down the street from you very much. Tell us more about your 53 please.

BandB 09-10-2016 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamboat53 (Post 478529)
LOL

Yeah, it's a little rocky up here. I keep the Boat in Orillia on Lake Simcoe, which gives me easy access to the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence, whichever way I want to go.

Thanks for everyone's welcome.

So you have no size limitations in getting to both?

LaBomba 09-10-2016 06:23 PM

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Dreamboat 53, Welcome to another Canuck. Was that you that pulled ahead of me a couple years back at Severn Falls?

mbevins 09-10-2016 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by LaBomba (Post 478636)
Dreamboat 53, Welcome to another Canuck. Was that you that pulled ahead of me a couple years back at Severn Falls?

I know that spot. Does it still have that great restaurant at the end of that dock?

menzies 09-10-2016 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mbevins (Post 478678)
I know that spot. Does it still have that great restaurant at the end of that dock?

Well that just about covers 80% of the popular marinas in North America! :)

Dreamboat53 09-10-2016 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by IRENE (Post 478609)
Welcome! We cruised your North Channel many times. We enjoyed the Sportsman's Inn down the street from you very much. Tell us more about your 53 please.

Well, she's 1984 vintage. Very solid boat and easy to handle. She has lots of room and is laid out very well. As with all boats, there is always something to do on her. She has 8V71 DD's. I usually cruise her around 9 knots. She has a bow thruster and stabilizers. I find the swim platform too narrow, so I'm going to see if I can get it widened this winter.
I've had her 3 years now and I'm pretty happy with her.

Dreamboat53 09-10-2016 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BandB (Post 478617)
So you have no size limitations in getting to both?

I brought her up from New York State through the Trent Severn Waterway and had to lower the radar unit to get her under one of the bridges. Other than that no problems. I've also had her north of here into Georgian Bay with no problems. Going over Big Chute Lock was an interesting experience.
There are a couple of narrow spots en route where it's best to radio ahead to let people know you're coming through because she is pretty wide.
It's a great trip for any one interested.

Dreamboat53 09-10-2016 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LaBomba (Post 478636)
Dreamboat 53, Welcome to another Canuck. Was that you that pulled ahead of me a couple years back at Severn Falls?

No, that wasn't me. I had to look twice at the picture, but mine has a radar arch and a slightly different Bimini top.

Dreamboat53 09-10-2016 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by mbevins (Post 478678)
I know that spot. Does it still have that great restaurant at the end of that dock?

Yes it does.

mbevins 09-10-2016 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by menzies (Post 478680)

Well that just about covers 80% of the popular marinas in North America! :)

Actually no...This place looks like your typical country restaurant but it's not. The food was prepared by a serious chef who had enough of the big city.
Presentation and quality of food was amazing.


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