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Old 09-21-2018, 01:29 PM   #41
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Take a look at MOJO: www.mvmojo.com. She'll be well within your budget. PM me if interested. I'm a Louisiana boy too!
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:58 PM   #42
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dockage near Baton Rouge

While looking in Madisonville, take a look at Blood River Marina nearby Springfield and Pontchatoula. Nice covered slips. Had my boat there for a while and still have freinds with boats there. Well protected as well.


About choice of boats, think smaller than larger!

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+10 for mentioning your Parin (Parrain), takes me back in time.
Not sure how small (relatively speaking) you want to go but you may want to give DeFever 44's and 49 CMY's (Cockpit Motor Yacht) a look. The engine room will spoil you for most others in that size range and many larger boats too. Full width master. Hard top over huge aft deck and plenty of room on the fly bridge. There are larger and faster DeFevers as well. Full disclosure, I may be a little biased since I own one, but we've been happy with it for the four years we've had it.
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On order. Looking forward to getting it in the mail.

Betrams are nice. Really, if it has a wood interior and a nice galley. I'm happy. It will take me some time to narrow down what I want especially since I haven't been on any of them yet.

We sold our 42 Catalina sailboat last year and started looking fir our perfect Bahamas motor cruiser. We ended up with a Bertram 42 motor yacht that a previous owner had redone the interior of in teak.

The quality of everything in it it and especially exploring the guts, made it an easy choice. One well built boat.
The amount of room in a 42 foot power boat as opposed to a 42 foot sailboat, was dramatic.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:26 PM   #45
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You related to Jerry? Thatís nice. Iíll be there.

His dad was my great uncle. Cool, it would be nice meeting you.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:31 PM   #46
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When we started looking for a boat I spent a lot of time searching online. My usual suspects were boats.com, boattrader.com, boatingbay.com, powerboatlistings.com, and their FSBO subsite, yachtworld.com, has less low end boats, also search craigslist in boat heavy markets like Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, etc.
Many searches and further research on possible contenders gave us a long list of boats we did not want, and a shorter one of makes and models to go look at in person to refine our guesses as to what would suit us.
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Thanks John. Really good tip on looking at Craigslist. Would have never have thought about that.

I've kind of narrowed it down but, like you said, I need to start getting on boats and getting a feel for them.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:00 PM   #47
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Take a look at MOJO: www.mvmojo.com. She'll be well within your budget. PM me if interested. I'm a Louisiana boy too!

Nice looking boat. Once I find a place to dock, I just might do that.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:25 PM   #48
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While looking in Madisonville, take a look at Blood River Marina nearby Springfield and Pontchatoula. Nice covered slips. Had my boat there for a while and still have freinds with boats there. Well protected as well.


About choice of boats, think smaller than larger!

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I don't mind a smaller boat. Just don't want to be claustrophobic. I had a pretty big room on a drilling rig but after awhile the walls would close in. Looking forward to meeting y'all.

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+10 for mentioning your Parin (Parrain), takes me back in time.
Not sure how small (relatively speaking) you want to go but you may want to give DeFever 44's and 49 CMY's (Cockpit Motor Yacht) a look. The engine room will spoil you for most others in that size range and many larger boats too. Full width master. Hard top over huge aft deck and plenty of room on the fly bridge. There are larger and faster DeFevers as well. Full disclosure, I may be a little biased since I own one, but we've been happy with it for the four years we've had it.


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We sold our 42 Catalina sailboat last year and started looking fir our perfect Bahamas motor cruiser. We ended up with a Bertram 42 motor yacht that a previous owner had redone the interior of in teak.

The quality of everything in it it and especially exploring the guts, made it an easy choice. One well built boat.
The amount of room in a 42 foot power boat as opposed to a 42 foot sailboat, was dramatic.
I don't mind going smaller. The most room I need is in the galley and closets for hanging clothes.

Thanks for all the help.
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Hey hard head...Haven’t been on the site for a while and came across your post while looking around. Have you made any progress? We live in Madisonville and keep our boat at Marina Beau Chene.
My hubby spent his summers in Grand Isle as a kid/teen. He owns a home in Larose (know anybody down there looking to buy a house? It’s for sale! Lol)

I also recommend Pud’n and Jerry Waller. They are good friends of ours and helped us buy both of our boats.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:17 AM   #51
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Hey hard head...Havenít been on the site for a while and came across your post while looking around. Have you made any progress? We live in Madisonville and keep our boat at Marina Beau Chene.
My hubby spent his summers in Grand Isle as a kid/teen. He owns a home in Larose (know anybody down there looking to buy a house? Itís for sale! Lol)

I also recommend Pudín and Jerry Waller. They are good friends of ours and helped us buy both of our boats.

Man I have been pretty busy at work and when I get home, I don't want to look at any type of screens.


I love Grand Isle. Grew up there in the summers working at my Paw Paw's marina and shrimp shed.





I've thought about Madisonville but I think the commute would kill me. Might have to wait a bit.



Thanks for the tips. Now back to work. My boss (me) is a slave driver.
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