Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2017, 11:54 PM   #1
Member
 
City: Ms. Gulf Coast
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 7
New member.

I was about to post a new thread and realized I never introduced myself. I joined a year ago and do not own a trawler so I have really never had any worthy input to post. Back to my intro. I am 45 and have owned many different types and sizes of boats. I have never owned a trawler, but I hope to in the future, hence joining this forum. I find the trawler lifestyle very exciting and hope to convince my wife that when we retire we should take some longer trips. We have spent some days aboard, but never any extended time. My plan is to maybe charter or bareboat a couple of trips with the wife to make sure she will enjoy the "TRAWLER" life. She enjoys boats and being on the water, but days and weeks at a time is definitely different than spending weekends. We lost a sedan bridge in Katrina and were lucky to be made whole and have only had a couple of CC's since then. My father, son and I enjoy fishing so a CC has been best for us, but as I said, I long for a trawler once the kids are out of college and things slow down a bit. I really enjoy this forum and sort of live my dream through you guys so I will continue to lurk until further notice.

I am posting a question down in the trip section about Chattanooga if anyone cares to chime in. Thanks.
__________________
Advertisement

jkmjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 05:38 AM   #2
TF Site Team
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
City: Seneca Lake NY
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,187
Welcome aboard TF
Sounds like a realistic plan to "test the waters"
We started w weekend boating while working...then week vacation trips...then 4 week trips as vacation time increased.
Now retired and like the 4-5 week cruises...it reduces the stress of a schedule
__________________

__________________
Don
2008 MS 34 HT Trawler
"Bacchus"
Bacchus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 06:14 AM   #3
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,520
Greetings,
Welcome aboard y'all. Great plan!
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 06:24 AM   #4
Guru
 
hfoster's Avatar
 
City: Cleveland
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 574
Welcome JK.


Sounds like you have a plan. I say go for it!


Cheers.


H.
hfoster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 11:39 AM   #5
Guru
 
Alaskan Sea-Duction's Avatar
 
City: Inside Passage Summer/Columbia River Winter
Vessel Name: Alaskan Sea-Duction
Vessel Model: 1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,080
Welcome to TF! Lots of good info here.
Alaskan Sea-Duction is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 09:55 AM   #6
Veteran Member
 
Gumbalaya's Avatar
 
City: Solothurn
Vessel Name: Renaming in preparation
Vessel Model: Inter-Leja Eurobanker 38'
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkmjr View Post
I was about to post a new thread and realized I never introduced myself. I joined a year ago and do not own a trawler so I have really never had any worthy input to post. Back to my intro. I am 45 and have owned many different types and sizes of boats. I have never owned a trawler, but I hope to in the future, hence joining this forum. I find the trawler lifestyle very exciting and hope to convince my wife that when we retire we should take some longer trips. We have spent some days aboard, but never any extended time. My plan is to maybe charter or bareboat a couple of trips with the wife to make sure she will enjoy the "TRAWLER" life. She enjoys boats and being on the water, but days and weeks at a time is definitely different than spending weekends. We lost a sedan bridge in Katrina and were lucky to be made whole and have only had a couple of CC's since then. My father, son and I enjoy fishing so a CC has been best for us, but as I said, I long for a trawler once the kids are out of college and things slow down a bit. I really enjoy this forum and sort of live my dream through you guys so I will continue to lurk until further notice.

I am posting a question down in the trip section about Chattanooga if anyone cares to chime in. Thanks.
I might borrow your plan later
__________________

Gumbalaya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×