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Old 05-04-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Shipmates,

I have been bitten by a radioactive trawler bug.

Every chance I get, I'm reading about life underway on the Loop or hanging on a hook somewhere. My wife is a landlubber so I'm still working on her.

I look forward to continuing to learn from y'all.

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Old 05-04-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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Shipmates,

I have been bitten by a radioactive trawler bug.

Every chance I get, I'm reading about life underway on the Loop or hanging on a hook somewhere. My wife is a landlubber so I'm still working on her.

I look forward to continuing to learn from y'all.

Semper Gumby,
andy
Welcome from a fellow forum newby, I recently joined after lurking for a few months.

I am in a similar boat (ha ha.) Except that my wife spent years in Alaska having to be aboard various sized vessels for work. If anything my job is harder, she already knows what she could be getting (back) into
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:18 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. Mr. FS. If your wife's experience with boating has been with sail boats, I can fully appreciate her reluctance to "go there again". How about you rent a trawler for a week somewhere to show her it's not about cave dwelling, wet freezing cockpit ass and running around on a slippery deck fooling with strings.
If she's fully not on board, you never will be. At least not happily...


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Old 05-04-2019, 02:45 PM   #6
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Welcome, Good luck with your boat search.

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, my wife would rather be on the water than almost anywhere else.
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Another one has seen the light! Welcome aboard!
The most important thing when choosing a boat is that it have the best anchor. Other members of this forum will be glad to guide you, just ask. 😉
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:28 PM   #8
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Only suggestion is spend more time & effort having a good time and showing the wife it really can be fun vs trying to convince her anything else about boating.
Listen hard before you formulate the plans to have some fun.
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Mr. FS. If your wife's experience with boating has been with sail boats, I can fully appreciate her reluctance to "go there again". How about you rent a trawler for a week somewhere to show her it's not about cave dwelling, wet freezing cockpit ass and running around on a slippery deck fooling with strings.
If she's fully not on board, you never will be. At least not happily...


RT,
You really should be immortalised.
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He is!

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My wife is a landlubber so I'm still working on her.
Not sure you are allowed to call her "her."
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