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Old 02-16-2018, 10:50 AM   #21
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:11 AM   #22
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I like talking and reading about boats. My non-boating friends do not.
They rather watch Oprah and reality shows?
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:26 PM   #23
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:59 PM   #24
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easy answers

* It appears that I'm actually working

and, there is no one around within a 6 hour drive to ask about salt water boating.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:25 PM   #25
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #26
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I thought this was an Amway meeting.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:36 PM   #27
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Are you trying to say that I am drinking too much? I am afraid that you are totally right lol

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Old 02-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #28
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I thought this was an Amway meeting.
Sooorry wrong door lol

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Old 02-16-2018, 04:40 PM   #29
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Why? Because this is the only forum that fits my particular interests right now and targeted to real substance of boating across a wide variety of regions in a variety of boats. And it is probably the only forum these days with a bunch of addicts that I know of on the net where everyone gets along.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:13 PM   #30
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Great!! A forum for a bunch of addicts. Law enforcement will be checking us out for sure now!
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:17 PM   #31
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To learn from others. But this place has a tendency to get overly dramatic at times.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:32 PM   #32
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To learn from others. But this place has a tendency to get overly dramatic at times.
Oh that's just those drag queens that promises to perform at the up and coming gathering.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:40 PM   #33
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I came here 10 years ago to help me learn how to maintain my newly purchased boat. I found a group of folks as passionate about all things trawlering as I was. I e-met some wise folks and a few wiseguys and many of them became real friends after we met in person. We've even got a SF Bay and California Delta Social Group on this site for our discussion of local issues or boating trips together.

I continue visiting for learning, camaraderie and sharing info I had gleaned through the years. I agreed to volunteer as a moderator with a great group of folks on the Site Team who are true professionals in their own right and willing to help others as a way to pay back for all we've been helped.

I find the demographics of this group to run pretty close to that which I find comfortable and rewarding in my own real life. It's amazing how much you can learn about others when you listen (or read) their words for 10 years!

Next week I'm traveling across the country to meet many in our community for the first time...even though we've been posting, emailing, texting and in some cases, calling for up to 10 years. To be honest, it feels kind of strange yet very comfortable at the same time. It should be a week to remember!

I sure hope I don't regret this!!
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:58 PM   #34
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I am sure the that title looks enigmatic but here is the question, not really related to trawlers but a bit in a way.
A lot of people (me included) posting here are recurrent, daily or almost, user, poster or whatever I can call them.
So the philosophical question.
Why?
Why are you involved in this forum?
Is it only for informative purpose?
Is it because you feel part of a community or "family"?
Is it only by curiosity?
Is it only because you have nothing else to do?

I will answer for myself. I am here to learn from you. To get support from more experienced people. Because I am interested in knowing what people loving trawlers think and do. And because I think this " community" is really cool and fun.

What about you?

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Wifey B: We're also on other forums but the people there don't cruise or talk about doing so on one and on the other the sail boaters take over the conversations and go to living on a dollar a day conversations or telling someone who has never boated to just buy a sailboat and start their circumnavigation.

Here, we learn about cruising areas. Then we also try to share our experiences of those areas.

This, to us, is a forum where powerboat cruising experiences are shared.

Then there are other topics. For instance, hubby loves talking about and learning about all different brands of boats, even those we have no desire to own.

There's just a lot of conversation between active boaters and you can choose what you enjoy. We might read but we never discuss anchors. On the other hand, hubby will discuss single vs twin objectively even though we choose twins, but he'll never say twins is the only way.

This is also generally a pleasant forum as those who would make it otherwise don't seem to thrive. Plus the moderators do a good job of moving certain topics to OTDE. You guys are really pleasant people to talk to.
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Still hoping to connect with other DeFever 34 owners.
Sorry cannot help you with this but glad you gave your answer

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Old 02-16-2018, 10:23 PM   #37
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We have, well Sechelt has, one 34 DeFever at the Lighthouse Pub Marina there. Yes, they also have pretty darn good food there.
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We have, well Sechelt has, one 34 DeFever at the Lighthouse Pub Marina there. Yes, they also have pretty darn good food there.
Thanks, good to know.
We were in Egmont last year, if we had known about the boat in Sechelt we would have been tempted to visit.
This is why we like T F.
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Sometimes learning what NOT to do is as equally valuable as learning what TO do. There have been many a vicarious lesson learned on this forum!

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What he said. Iíve gotten a lot out of frequenting this forum, and hope from time to time I can help somebody else out. The entertaining part is separating the wheat from the chaff.

Love the great links and blogs I get turned on to.
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