Hello from the Heartland.
We live in Southern Indiana along the Ohio River. I have had many fishing boats and small pleasure boats over the years. We are looking for a Trawler/Tug to retire on. We are selling the farm and going to keep a couple acres for a Polebarn house with a shop and small apartment under one roof. It will be big enough to get the boat in for repairs in the summer months. We are going to head to south Florida from October thur May every year. We have a nice little dock in a inlet off the Ohio. It's only a couple miles from our Farm. We just started our search for a boat. We know we want a Trawler or Tug type with a Diesel engine. 28'-36' ft. We are looking for something to live aboard in South Florida every Winter. I am a very mechanical guy, but kinda worrying about making the trip down the Ohio and Mississippi. I am signing up for some boating classes from the coast guard. I grew up on the river and fished a lot of the lakes in IN, KY, TN, but I have never made a long trip on the river. I hope to learn a lot here.....