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Old 06-12-2021, 12:35 AM   #1
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New adventure

Hello fellow travelers! Our last kid is off to college and my wife and I are buying a 1989 Aquarius 41 trawler to take our minds off the loss! We are in sunny southern California, hoping to eventually live aboard. I will enjoy all the advice you all provide!
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:42 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Congrats on your new boat.
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:32 AM   #3
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Old 06-12-2021, 09:27 AM   #4
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Some people have a lot of anxiety about the "empty nest". I never did but my wife suffered a bit.

Just do what you have to do! A boat is a good thing to do.

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Old 06-12-2021, 12:30 PM   #5
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Awesome and congrats.. We did the same thing a few years ago. 30 years of marriage and we had to reinvent ourselves without the noise and bussle of a house full of kids. Now, the kids and their families love to spend time on the boat with way to get them back in your Realm.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:36 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard! You've chosen an excellent method to realign your priorities. A boat!

Are you planning on living aboard down there?
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Old 06-15-2021, 11:13 AM   #7
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If you are in southern California, you may want to check out marina availability (and cost).

My Sister keeps her boat in Dana Point Harbor where she was on the waiting list for several years before getting a slip. She pays more that 2x what I pay in Texas for a much larger slip.
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Old 06-15-2021, 11:25 AM   #8
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Welcome and enjoy your new adventure. Pictures!
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:36 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Slips are hard to find for sure. We are going to keep her in Long Beach at around $750 a month.
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