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Old 10-23-2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,
Thought I would say hello and introduce myself a bit.
I am originally from Virginia, grew up here and have been around boats all my life. Jumping a bit ahead after college I moved to Florida where I became a SCUBA Instructor. Which then led me to getting my Captains license and running dive charters for almost 12 years.
I then moved over seas for a good 10 years traveling and seeing a bit of South East Asia.
Now back on the East coast of Virginia for 15 years. I have decided it's time to think about a slower pace of life.

I am in the market for a 30ish foot trawler, which brings me to this site.


I seem to live on the internet these days looking for what I think I need and will enjoy. Without jumping into the deep end of the pool to quick and money wise.
So another journey begins and another adventure.
Looking to head South for 4 months out of the cold , and slow the pace.
Single and no strings. Good friends to share with and enjoy.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:10 AM   #2
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Welcome and good luck!
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:05 PM   #3
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Greetings,
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:11 PM   #4
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:57 PM   #5
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Lots of nice small trawlers out there these days. This ones been up and down the East coast several times...Good luck with the search!

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Old 10-23-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard TF
Lots of knowledgeable folks around here... and a few cranky ones at times
Good luck w/ the search and ultimately w the adventures
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:41 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard and good luck with the search. But please don't mention the unmentionables - anchors that is
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Thank you everyone, yes looking forward to the hunt.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #9
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We’ve had a ton of fun/experiences on our 30 footer
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:16 PM   #10
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Welcome from Alaska!! I'd include "Slanted Windows" in the catogory of unmentionables.:D
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the hunt for that perfect-for-you boat. If you want to dive (or fish like I do) you'll probably want a cockpit for good water access. If you want diesels, you'll find more choices in 32 ft and up. Not that there aren't 28-30 fters with diesels and a cockpit (like Heron's beautiful Cape Dory) but the choices become fewer with a 30 ft length limit.

I find my 34 fits me "just right" as a boat I can single hand with ease, can drink 6, feed 4 and sleep 2 in comfort....or sleep 4 with a certain level of "friendliness". A dry head with separate shower and systems access is also key to me but may vary for others. Also, to be able to afford this lifestyle, I needed to be able to perform all routine maintenance myself.

If I was to do it all over again tomorrow, I'd probably buy the same boat...unless I had lots more $$.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:18 PM   #12
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the hunt for that perfect-for-you boat. If you want to dive (or fish like I do) you'll probably want a cockpit for good water access. If you want diesels, you'll find more choices in 32 ft and up. Not that there aren't 28-30 fters with diesels and a cockpit (like Heron's beautiful Cape Dory) but the choices become fewer with a 30 ft length limit.

I find my 34 fits me "just right" as a boat I can single hand with ease, can drink 6, feed 4 and sleep 2 in comfort....or sleep 4 with a certain level of "friendliness". A dry head with separate shower and systems access is also key to me but may vary for others. Also, to be able to afford this lifestyle, I needed to be able to perform all routine maintenance myself.

If I was to do it all over again tomorrow, I'd probably buy the same boat...unless I had lots more $$.

Yes I agree, something around 34 feet would be good. You seem to have my boat...Ha ha Sounds nice.
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