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Old 12-25-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hello from Punta Gorda, FL

Hi to all, just joined the forum as a new owner of a 1999 Mainship 30 Pilot Sedan. As a former sailor I am used to the pace of a trawler and actually think it is relatively fast. Hope to help others on the forum when I can and hope others can help me with the complexity of the Mainship versus my old Catalina or older Hunter.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard! There are a lot of us former stick boat sailors here and a lot to learn. Like you, I find 8 knots to be fast, comparatively speaking.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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Welcome and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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Welcome Aboard! You're in a great area for cruising. I visit there several times a year.
Do you know the Navi Gator restaurant up the Peace River? It's a fun ride in a small boat.
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Old 12-25-2014, 04:09 PM   #6
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Welcome Blue Goose! Please post a picture from sunny Florida as we love pictures? Great boat, the first time I was on a Mainship Pilot was a few years ago when a couple with one came through on a side trip while doing the great loop.
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #7
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Welcome from a fellow PG person.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:08 PM   #8
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Hi Blue Goose! The wife and I are just about ready to head down your way. We are selling our house and becoming live aboards. Couple questions if you do not mind:
1. Are you living aboard?
2. If so, what Marina and how do you like it.

All the best. Maybe we'll see each other on the water real soon!

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Old 12-27-2014, 03:12 PM   #9
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