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Old 06-17-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Smile New to forum - between boats

Hi all - thanks for all the welcoming posts. Although currently between boats I have some experience cruising the Pacific Nortwest and south Florida - two completely different experiences. In the PNW I sailed a Cheoy Lee 36 and a Cruise-a-home 40. I finally got tired of the weather and sold the Cruise-a-home and moved the sailboat to Florida. Turns out that a 6' draft is a real inconvenience in South Florida, especially on the west coast where I went first. Say goodbye sailing and hello Carver 36' Mariner. Moved to east coast and got tired of the problems and expense of gas, so sold the Carver and bought a Mainship 34. While I loved the Mainship, it was too small for me, my wife, my mother who now lived with us, two cats and a dog. Next it was a Jefferson 37. A wonderful boat, perfect for our needs. Unfortunately my wife got sick and we had to stop boating. Goodbye Jefferson. I lost my wife about a year and a half ago but my mother is still with me. She is 101 and can't boat but it is still in my blood. I spend a lot of time on Yachtworld - "boat porn" my friend calls it . I hope to be buying my next boat within a year or two at the most. That's my story and I'm looking forward to hearing yours.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:47 AM   #2
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Welcome, sorry to hear about your wife.....and mom 101 wow! Get your boat sounds like you know what to look for then start bragging here. Plenty here to fan the flames of what you really should be really good some not so much but the fun is there.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:57 AM   #3
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Welcome and good luck with your boat search.

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Old 06-17-2016, 11:03 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Enjoy the search for your next boat.

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I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:36 PM   #5
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Welcome and sorry about the wife.

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Old 06-17-2016, 07:40 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard. Condolences...
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