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Old 02-11-2019, 04:16 PM   #21
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Doc, Congrats she looks fantastic.. Whatever you do don't toss the Cummins floor mat in the engine room. All Cummins guys lust after those, and can't find them. Enjoy!
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:38 PM   #22
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Doc welcome aboard. You will now be able to put 100 hrs a month on the new trawler.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:10 PM   #23
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Welcome Aboard

We have been cruising the Bay since 2013 on our Mainship 400 out of Willoughby. I think you will find going slower, but being able to anchor and stay on your boat vastly different from what you have been used to, but much more rewarding. Let me know if you'd like compare notes on where to go, what to do, or any other questions you might have about the local area.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:15 PM   #24
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Hi Dr. Mike, Welcome to the forum.
That is a nice looking boat with lots of room. Cummins 6BTA are great, well regarded engines. Looks like you have them at their lower hp rating, which probably means no turbos or aftercoolers? If I may suggest, check out the website for tons and tons of free info on diesels (Cummins in particular). A friend of mine (sister boat to mine) has over 9000 hours on his Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M3 330hp and it is still running great. Maintenance is key.

Enjoy your new boat and if you want to chat anything boat, give me a PM.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:45 PM   #25
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Welcome Doc ... and a great boat. And your port o' call is far enough North to head to Maine or Atlantic Canada in the Summer ... and South for the Winter.
Smooth seas and fair tides!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:31 PM   #26
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Hi Doctor Mike and Congratulations on your retirement and your new boat. I hope you enjoy both. Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy reading the post and committing as much as I have.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:58 PM   #27
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As one doc to another, welcome aboard the board. That looks like one very nice vessel. The type where you can have a nice aft cabin, AND a cockpit - albeit rather higher up. But everything in life is a compromise, and as those go, your layout looks like a good one.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:35 AM   #28
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Welcome, indeed. My wife and I retired and then found oursleves living on our Fleming 55. Have a brilliant time, and never lose that sense of excitement.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:37 PM   #29
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Welcome Dr. Mike!
Two years ago we purchased a 1983 Grand Banks 49 Classic.
She’s floating at Little River, SC....Lightkeepers Marina.
Drop by for a visit!
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:34 PM   #30
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Very nice, congrats!
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:19 PM   #31
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Not to dampen the joy, but you are having it surveyed after contract, I`m sure you are. IGs have a reputation for osmosis,even with changes of builder, and I`m fairly sure 1997 is pre vinylester.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:19 AM   #32
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Congratulations on both retirement and the new boat. Where do you plan to keep her?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:57 AM   #33
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Bruce. I believe vinyl ester was available prior to the build, I wouldn’t bet my life on it but I think it was available in the late 1980s.
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