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Old 06-24-2020, 05:03 PM   #1
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New On The Great Lakes

Hello everybody, excited to be here. Just a trawler/diesel enthusaist with dreams way bigger than my wallet!
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:25 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. "...dreams way bigger than my wallet!" You are among friends, my friend.

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Old 06-24-2020, 06:00 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard TF from a fellow enthusiast not far away on the Finger Lakes.
Lots of ways to enjoy boating and they dont all require a mega$ budget.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:05 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Diesel76 View Post
Hello everybody, excited to be here. Just a trawler/diesel enthusaist with dreams way bigger than my wallet!
Welcome to TF. You don't have to start out expensive, you just have to jump in how best you can for starters, and hang on...taking note of this thread here...
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:31 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard from Lake Huron.
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If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you arenít one, there is no explanation possible.
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:13 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! The Erie canal and the Great Lakes are a wonderful cruising area. Enjoyed them immensely and hope to get back their once the virus is gone.

I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:04 AM   #7
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The Great lakes can be probably be done more cheaply than any other big water. If you can get by without electricity you can rent a bouy or ball at many marinas for around $500 a year. Or get a trailerable boat (which I DO NOT recommend). Shop around for a cheaper marina, buy a reasonable sized boat and get on the water.

Your biggest expense will probably be in the making of the boat your own. Adding the accessories you want, (radar, gps, fishing gear, etc) You can do this pretty cheap too, Go with used equip or none at all to start. Buy a decent boat with good bones but you don't need a K.K. or a show boat.

Some people "Co-Op" a boat ( not recommended)

Go for it.

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Greetings from Lake Superior, and welcome to the Forum!
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