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Old 03-27-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
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Mates,

Great forum. I've had this desire to get a trawler for years. Never pulled the trigger. Life's getting too short now. Other than running a flatboat around Lake Pontchartrain as a kid I have no boating experience. Where do I start? Everything is so overwhelming from boat handling to systems.

What I'm looking for to start are any boating class recommendations in my area and/or captains that may do private lessons in my area. Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:23 AM   #3
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What I'm looking for to start are any boating class recommendations in my area and/or captains that may do private lessons in my area. Thanks.
Welcome aboard Deuce!
Start out by taking the N.O. Power Squadron courses on Lake P. Here you will meet people that have boats who are always looking for crew.
Taking privates should come after you purchase your boat. Have fun!
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Welcome, Power Squadron is a good suggestion, also ask around at some of the marinas over there. There are a couple of the charter companies in SW Florida that offer courses.
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Thanks for the advice!
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Bonnie and I just bought our life dream of owning a trawler we also live on the north shore in lakeshore estates we have a 40ft DeFever Passagemaker looking forward to meeting you and I also would like to take a few classes we named our trawler Bonnie Cís ours was a fixer upper hobby lol so sheís work in progress lol
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Thatís amazing. Congratulations. Iím still sitting on the sideline. Seems like there is never enough time. Iíve heard great things about your Trawler. Let me know what you decide about those classes. Iíd love to see your boat one day.

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Wow I never realized there were so many people in Louisiana with trawlers.
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Welcome to the forum. We are just getting started also.
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There really are quite a few. Some of us get together usually in January for a "Trawler Lunch" near Houma we bring pictures, charts, etc and talk about trawlers, maintenace, and cruising in trawlers. when it get nearer to the time I'll post some more information on the Cruising the Gulf coast section of this forum.
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Although my boat is registered on NOLA, I move around a lot and presently in Long Beach MS. Quite a few from LA here. I'm closer to Slidell than the Nola guys. LOL.
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