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Old 07-15-2019, 01:20 PM   #21
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This a cool boat. I hope all goes well. That Perkins is gonna just sip the fuel.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:21 PM   #22
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OP: I remember last year you mentioned living aboard. Is that still your intent ?
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:50 PM   #23
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OP: I remember last year you mentioned living aboard. Is that still your intent ?
Yessir, that's still the plan. If all goes well, the house will be sold by the end of the year, and I'll be on my way south before the snow flies.

I cant wait.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:54 PM   #24
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Make sure you get a surveyor who has lots of experience evaluating aluminum boats.

Agreed, but I was impressed with the floating AC ground on that boat that does not connect with the hull or engine at all. That indicates the builder/owner knew what they were doing.


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Old 07-15-2019, 02:08 PM   #25
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Yessir, that's still the plan. If all goes well, the house will be sold by the end of the year, and I'll be on my way south before the snow flies.

I cant wait.
Nice! Ive been living aboard full time since last October. No regrets!
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Yessir, that's still the plan. If all goes well, the house will be sold by the end of the year, and I'll be on my way south before the snow flies.

I cant wait.

Anyplace is warmer than upstate NY in the winter, where you think of heading?


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Old 07-15-2019, 03:27 PM   #27
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Congratulations on offer accepted!

So we should expect you and your new to you boat in Fort Pierce in February?

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Old 07-15-2019, 03:43 PM   #28
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WOW! Nice boat! I love the wide side decks, and the Perkins.


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Old 07-15-2019, 03:47 PM   #29
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Well I'm just fizzing fit to burst at the moment. I'm so damned excited I might start lactating!

My offer on this boat has just been accepted!

Now on to the surveys, sea trials, and red tape!

I can't believe it!

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Old 07-15-2019, 03:52 PM   #30
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Agreed, but I was impressed with the floating AC ground on that boat that does not connect with the hull or engine at all. That indicates the builder/owner knew what they were doing.


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Old 07-15-2019, 03:57 PM   #31
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Congratulations, very nice boat!

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Old 07-15-2019, 05:18 PM   #32
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Agreed, but I was impressed with the floating AC ground on that boat that does not connect with the hull or engine at all. That indicates the builder/owner knew what they were doing.
You're the third person to mention that, which I find extremely encouraging!

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Nice! Ive been living aboard full time since last October. No regrets!
That's great to hear! I hope I can make the transition so successfully. This will be the biggest change I've ever made. I'm nervous, but I'm even more excited.

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Anyplace is warmer than upstate NY in the winter, where you think of heading?
That's an excellent question, lol. Right now, the only concrete plans I have are to make sure I get out of the NY State Canals before they close. I'd like to spend the deep dark winter somewhere in Florida. Maybe St. Augustine? Maybe the Keys? I've heard lots of good things about Boot Key Harbor. I'm not really sure.

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So we should expect you and your new to you boat in Fort Pierce in February?
Hey that's not a bad idea at all. It's entirely possible. Maybe I could take over for Oliver and start stealing peoples' shoes!
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:21 PM   #33
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Great lines! Good luck with the sea trial and survey!! Keep us abreast as to what comes of it...
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Thanks for all the well wishes and encouragement, gang. I really do appreciate it. You can bet your bottom dollar that I'll keep you posted.
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Agreed, but I was impressed with the floating AC ground on that boat that does not connect with the hull or engine at all. That indicates the builder/owner knew what they were doing.


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Old 07-16-2019, 04:49 PM   #38
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Congrats Dave. Looks like a very cool boat.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:13 PM   #39
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Congratulations! Looks a well designed nicely fitted out boat, good for cruising and ample space to live aboard without feeling cramped. Keep the stars in your eyes under wraps while you do the "due diligence".
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congrats on the boat! when is the survey and sea trial?. interesting to hear what her speed and fuel consumption is..
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