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Old 05-06-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hi all! Thanks for reading this, I'm dreaming of the day I own a trawler! It will be a few years out yet, but I'm young (ish) so I have time. I'm 38 now, will be debt free other than my mortgage in less than 2 years. After that I will be saving up to buy a used 34-44' trawler with cash. I have grown to hate debt so I will NOT be getting a loan for it.

I plan to dock it in Lake Superior at first and use it for a weekend/vacation rig on the Great Lakes. My retirement plan is to have a year long retirement party completing the Great Loop.

Looking forward to learning more about the various makers of trawlers and what qualities each has. Please go easy on me if I ask a question that everyone else has already asked!
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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Welcome Russell from MN, from another Great Lakes boater. Lots to learn here and great people to learn from. Enjoy!
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:10 PM   #5
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" After that I will be saving up to buy a used 34-44' trawler with cash. I have grown to hate debt so I will NOT be getting a loan for it. "

Good for you, that is wise! One thing that was not negotiable for us when shopping was being able to write a check for this type of purchase. You'll have plenty of time to study and categorize what will make your ideal boat.

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Welcome and good call coming from a cash position! See about attending some trawlerfest events and the sessions they provide.
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