What an awesome site and resource we have here and I'm honored to be a new member.
Just got back from Panama City after buying my new girl, the soon to be re-commissioned "SLOWPOKE" , a 44' Marine Trader trunk trawler.
I have a mechanic going thru a punch list on the twin Lehman 120s and Koehler 8kw along with a few other things. Also have a diver scheduled this week for a scraping and running gear inspection.
Me and my buddy are headed back down there on the 26th to bring her the 985 NM back here to Charleston via Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs, Okeechobee waterway and ICW,
First thing back she's getting hauled and will be on the hard for 6 months as she needs lots and lots of love. When done, I'll have parted with most possessions and become a full time live aboard cruiser.
I will post my progress and adventures and am sure I will need advisement here from time to time.
Glad to meet you,