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Old 09-17-2019, 05:31 PM   #21
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Might need to do something about that anchor. (-;

Welcome aboard and have fun.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:31 PM   #22
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Our boats share the same name! Our sailboat was named WindChaser, so when we crossed over to the dark side, we had to keep the theme.

We have a Marine Trader 38 aft cabin, currently in Chattanooga, TN. Love these boats and I'm certain you will too. Always something to do, but that's what I love about boats in general.

Welcome to the good life.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:31 PM   #23
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Welcome. Check out Janice on here. She's a lady boater doing it her way as well. She's a wonderful lass and helpful too. Good luck and nice boat.

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Old 09-17-2019, 08:40 PM   #24
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Simi not another anchor discussion.

Welcome aboard young lady, enjoy your boat and time here and other than me it’s a good group.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:10 PM   #25
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The leak probably is either from a stanchion or from window. Those are the usual suspects in leaks. Anything through the deck or hull can end up leaking. Even cleats can leak. So start with the obvious, is there any cleat or stanchion in the leak location?

Enjoy your new universe.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:07 PM   #26
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Awesome Lady! Yeah, the learning curve is overwhelming at first, but the great thing is that you never stop learning, and that’s what real living is anyway.

There’s always going to be help here. Don’t worry about stupid questions, we all have all the stupid answers you’ll need. Great idea above...to join the US Power Squad and take some courses. Keep us informed on the evolution of your dream. Welcome aboard and best of luck with your new baby!

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Old 09-17-2019, 10:23 PM   #27
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I won't tell you what to do or how to do it. You will learn what you need to know in your own good time. Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.
Done with diesel power boats! Have fallen in love with all electric!
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:42 PM   #28
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Welcome! There are some great cruising grounds in your area! Enjoy them in your boat!
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:52 AM   #29
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Welcome aboard!
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:14 PM   #30
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Read this, more than you ever wanted to know, but you need to know.

The New Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owner’s Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor Paperback – February 1, 2016

by Peggie Hall (Author)
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:51 PM   #31
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Welcome! I don't know if that age of boat had a holding tank vent filter but one could be added with a few hoses and a $150 vent filter. When you flush the water from the head displaces the air in the holding tank which has to go somewhere! If it is vented external which is usually the case then the odor can still make it's way back into the boat, (not ideal). The vent filter absorbs the odor and helping but not fully eliminating. They need to be replaced annually. Also the vent hose which is seldom checked could have crack's or have become disconnected from the tank altogether which would cause venting into the bilge. As an owner you sometimes have to be a forensic investigator.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:07 PM   #32
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Welcome aboard. You have a lot of guts and are a role model for other women.
Since the former owners are known, it would not hurt to get in contact with them. They know or should know all of the nooks and crannies of your vessel and may provide advice on certain maintenance issues. I was very fortunate to get the support form our PO and utilized his knowledge extensively.
Your boat is similar to ours and we have enjoyed her ownership since 2003.
As others have said, there is never a dumb question and even after years of boating we are all still on a steep learning curve.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:46 PM   #33
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Very important if you haven't done it yet is to take some boating classes. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US Power Squadron have excellent ones. Also very good, though more costly, is to have a certified captain with teaching experience go out on your boat with you.

My wife and I did all three when we were new to boating 15 years ago and it was the smartest decision we've made.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:37 PM   #34
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You sound like us. Scared shitless 🙄😮😁🤣
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:26 PM   #35
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Welcome aboard. You have a lot of challenges to look forward to. When you've overcome the terror, you'll find yourself happy and satisfied. Wishing you the best.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:10 PM   #36
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I’m here “knotyour wife”. I have done and continue to do just about everything on my marine trader. The only thing I couldn’t do was get the new refrigerator on board or the new batteries but I sure did install them with some muscle help.

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Old 09-23-2019, 08:17 PM   #37
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Does anyone have an Ocean 40+2? I owned one for 13 years and miss it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:41 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Codger2 View Post
I won't tell you what to do or how to do it. You will learn what you need to know in your own good time. Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.
Oh, of course we will tell you what to do , and you will soon learn to know which are ego-driven answers (NOT necessarily bad, though) and which are maybe a bit helpful in another vein. Yes, we get chaotic and diverted in the most amazing ways, but it' all good phun.

About that not getting underway for awhile thing; Consult with the PO (previous owner in forum-speak) about bottom paint age on her and what coating the underwater metals have. Did the PO have a bottom cleaner (diver)? Bio-fouling is an implacable enemy of all waterborne vessels, and after a certain amount of time, probably six months where you are, after the new paint, being underway frequently and/or diver support are essential to keeping the bottom and running gear (props/struts/shafts/rudders) clear enough not to be performance degrading.

Do I assume correctly that you have a single engine Ford Lehman 120 and an Onan or Westerbeke genertor and no bow thruster (BT)? I hope you have a BT.

And that anchor.... ugh.

Likewise, any dinghy (dink) and OB (outboard motor) you may have as well as the hoisting and launching system you have will result in endless comment and discussion here?

After you have searched TF (trawler forum) on any topic you want answers about, and believe me they are here, I would recommend posting further questions and even just comments about how you are getting along here under a different subject title for each and prepare for the ensuing phun chaos.

Again welcome. We all admire your grit.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:45 PM   #39
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:02 PM   #40
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I bought my boat in march, set out from fort Meyers florida and drove her to Cincinnati. now I am in the process of restoring her. it is a learning curve from start to infinity and beyond. you will never know all there is to know. get out on the water and you will learn enough to be dangerous.
are you a single looper ? I am and looking forward to the challenge, the excitement, the fears and the satisfaction of overcoming them all !
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