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Old 08-15-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

My name is Billy and I live in Homestead, Florida. I am considering buying a trawler. I have a 28 Contender pretty much loaded up with everything one can put on a center console for sports fishing.

The trawler will be a second boat used for longer trips around here and in the Bahamas. I had in mind to buy a older 34 Mainship. I have seen several for sale for under 50K.

I have sworn my next boat will have a bunk, a coffee pot, and a air conditioner...lol

I am 70 and the center console beats me up at times and every time I try to spend the night on the boat it rains...lol

I have owned several boats, outboards to 32 foot, and three sail boats to 42 foot. I have a lot of boating experience but have never set foot on a trawler.
I have a 100 ton Masters and have run many boats both large and small.

I will make a post in the Mainship forum to get some feedback.

I am always looking to make new friends in the boating world.

Thanks,

Billy
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:06 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard Billy! I spend some time in Homestead building small wood boats with my friend Snapper. I always look forward to lunch at Rosita's. Guava jelly from Robert is Here. Strawberry shakes from Burr's. Cinnamon buns from the Amish bakery! Damn, now I'm hungry.
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Welcome Billy.


Looking forward to have you and some of your input on TF.


Cheers Mate.


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Old 08-15-2017, 08:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome!

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BTW, I still have two or three Hopkins Carter T shirts Parks...well perhaps covered in fish blood....lol
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Thanks for the welcome!

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BTW, I still have two or three Hopkins Carter T shirts Parks...well perhaps covered in fish blood....lol
Good to hear! Fish blood means you had a good time while wearing them. I retired and sold Hopkins-Carter back in February but all of my employees are still there. If you need something, give Manny or Ronnie a call.

Another Homestead connection, Ronnie is a Miami historian. He found the grave of a Homestead boy killed in WWII in the City of Miami Cemetary. The grave was unmarked. He worked with the Homestead VFW to get a headstone for the hero.
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