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Old 02-17-2018, 06:51 AM   #41
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I came looking for info on trawlers before buying, now spend more time learning, upgrading and keeping this one going from the knowledge gained here.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:09 AM   #43
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Info on repair and maintenance of an old Chinese made boat with all red wiring...
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:27 AM   #46
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This is a support group for trawler owners.


Kind of like group therapy?
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:30 AM   #47
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Kind of like group therapy?
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Most days I don't look at TF. Today, I was telling my wife how much knowledge, the biography's of the people who post their thoughts & how to here. I've learned quite a bit from you folks - thank you. I'm here to get ideas & how other TF's come up with solutions for the same problem - no anchors!!
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Even though I have been boating 50+ years, I can always learn something new here. Until a few weeks ago I had no idea my hot water tank had a anode in it. Now I have it on my schedule to check yearly. It's also fun to pass on what I have learned to the new guys.



I also need to check every day to see what's new in the anchor world.


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I've tried several other places, and this community is the friendliest and most cohesive I've found.

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Old 02-17-2018, 03:29 PM   #52
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Copy that. Its the people who never ask questions, and think they have everything figured out, often don't. Learning shouldn't end at a certain age.
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Copy that. Its the people who never ask questions, and think they have everything figured out, often don't. Learning shouldn't end at a certain age.


How about simply a group of like minded people with a shared interest? An opportunity to discuss something important to us that is not off base like religion or politics, unless we discuss anchors, single vs twin, guns on board or oil vs natural teak decks.

Most of all itís an information exchange, the opportunity to learn from other what worked and what didnít. Keeps us from having to repeat mistakes, and move more quickly to finished projects. (Boy is wish someone had the source for the felt window tracks on our 40
Year old Grand Banks. For us, we watch ĎĎtis site, Grand Banks Owners, and America Great Loop site, as well as the Great Lakes grand bank group.

Itís all about what we love. Why do some people watch sports all weekend, and then follow the recap news all week? Iíd rather know how to get my engine to last 5,000 hours The Who the next head coach of anything is...

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I found this forum about this time last year when we started getting serious about buying a boat. This forum played a huge role in our search, purchase and then use of our boat. The answers to our questions have been very kind and helpful. We are at St. Augustine Marina tonight after an amazing 80 degree day and sitting on our boat having drinks and cigars so I feel a very special love and gratitude to all those who helped us here over the past year.
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I use the forum mostly as a group knowledge source. Iím still pretty much a novice even though Iíve owned this boat a few years. Iím constantly running into things I donít know how to fix, and the good people here always come through with the correct answersó and fast!

I also enjoy many of the posters on the forum and now it seems more like a community. My wife calls yíall my ďimaginary friendsĒ. So itís also for entertainment. I donít do Facebook anymore so I guess TF is kind of my replacement for that.

Iíve actually met a few on the forum in person and hope to met a few more if I can make it to the TF get together. Iím trying to get Healhustler (Larry) to drive over from Longboat Key one day with me.
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You and Larry should definitely do that! We're gonna need his Photoshop skills again this year!
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Without folks from the wood boat era posting there would be a lot of concepts lost , a lot of reinventing the wheel.
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Hubby and I found this site after we bought our first “big” boat a few years ago even though it wasn’t a trawler. We knew next to nothing about owning such a boat so we came looking for knowledge and advice and opinions. All of which have been freely given.
We’ve also enjoyed reading about how others use their boats.
We went into our first boat cheap so that we could make sure that this was something we really enjoyed and also so that we could learn what we did and didn’t like in a boat.
Now we’ve (hopefully) found our second and forever boat (funny right?).
Even though it’s also not a trawler, we still have sooooo much to learn so we’ll be stickin around! We haven’t found any other site that offers what this one does.
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