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Old 11-07-2021, 09:49 AM   #1
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Just joined the forum. I look forward to learning and meeting like minded folks and contributing when I can. Having been a aviation enthusiast for many years I've shifted gears to live and learn something different. I'll be the first to admit I'm a total newbie on the water, but excited to learn. We hope to take some trips aboard our new vessel. I am the new caretaker of "William" located at Paris Landing Marina in Paris, TN. I believe the prior caretaker is still a active member. So far we are enjoying William and hope to be able to continue to keep her in the same great condition she is accustomed to.

Thanks for letting us come aboard the forum.

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Old 11-07-2021, 11:52 AM   #2
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:24 PM   #4
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While we are several hundred miles up River on the Tennessee, welcome.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:55 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:03 PM   #6
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Tom, Welcome aboard! There are several of us "river rats" around on the forum. I'm enjoying not having to worry about hurricanes, salt water corrosion, tide tables and weird currents anymore. River cruising is great, especially here in TN where we can go year-round. Ben
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Just joined the forum. I look forward to learning and meeting like minded folks and contributing when I can. Having been a aviation enthusiast for many years I've shifted gears to live and learn something different. I'll be the first to admit I'm a total newbie on the water, but excited to learn. We hope to take some trips aboard our new vessel. I am the new caretaker of "William" located at Paris Landing Marina in Paris, TN. I believe the prior caretaker is still a active member. So far we are enjoying William and hope to be able to continue to keep her in the same great condition she is accustomed to.

Thanks for letting us come aboard the forum.

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Welcome. I am just 50 miles south of you, at Cuba Landing. I get to Parin Landing a couple times a year.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:51 AM   #8
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Thanks for the warm welcomes.. I'm originally from the New England area (Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, Maine Seacoast) I've always admired the style of the Trawler style vessel. Fishing and Lobster boats were a common daily sight until moving to TN in 1996. I think I've certainly found the right style boat and forum.

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Old 11-08-2021, 10:17 AM   #9
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Wifey B: Love the Tennessee River. Hope to get back there next year. Have to go all the way up the east coast, through all the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, to the Ohio, and a short run on the Cumberland to do so.

Think William is a super cool boat too.
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Wifey B: Love the Tennessee River. Hope to get back there next year. Have to go all the way up the east coast, through all the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, to the Ohio, and a short run on the Cumberland to do so.

Think William is a super cool boat too.
Haven't done the math, but that seems like the long way around your elbow to get there, unless you just like the trip that direction. I have been to Chicago area twice by boat, going at it from the Gulf Coast as well as the "counter-clockwise direction, and they are indeed quite different sorts of runs.

And welcome aboard to William's new caretaker! Come on DOWN here; the water's fine.
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Old 11-08-2021, 11:19 AM   #11
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Haven't done the math, but that seems like the long way around your elbow to get there, unless you just like the trip that direction. I have been to Chicago area twice by boat, going at it from the Gulf Coast as well as the "counter-clockwise direction, and they are indeed quite different sorts of runs.

And welcome aboard to William's new caretaker! Come on DOWN here; the water's fine.
Wifey B: Sort of long way around but we also want to see the rest of the path. Next time we plan on leaving the boat on the TN River two or three years so we can cruise the Ohio all the way to the three river intersection, then cruise the others as well, so we can spend more time on the TN and Cumberland, so we can cruise the Northern Mississippi and the Missouri and the Arkansas and even make one trip all the way down the Mississippi.

We got most of the summer after our arrival in Tennessee to cruise the Tennessee and Cumberland last time but then got out stay shortened as Harvey and other hurricanes hit requiring our attention.

I think coastal cruisers tend to overlook all the great rivers of the country. Now for those without locks, hard to cruise, but those with open so much great cruising up. We only hit a little of the Columbia River when in the PNW and one day want to take it much, much, much further. People cruise the Chesapeake all the time but not all the way and then they totally ignore the Delaware River beyond the canal. Philadelphia and beyond by water is very nice. People also tend to ignore the Potomac.

if we were going to have an inland home in the US it would highly likely be on the TN River. With our initial boating limited to a lake in NC, the largest in NC, but still just one small body of water, then the TN River is a boating paradise by comparison. We went there with acquaintances one summer while still in NC and fell in love. Nice days on a Sea Ray Sundancer, crammed into the second "cabin" (as I use that term loosely) and we had a great time. We cruised from Chattanooga to Columbus MS and back. I think it was about the time we cruised through the "Grand Canyon of the East" on Lake Nickajack that we were mesmerized by the beauty and when we hit Lake Guntersville and realize both it and Chickamauga were much bigger than our home lake and we were just getting started. We didn't even get to Kentucky Lake that trip, so someone could have easily said "You ain't seen nothin' yet" to us. I'm still excited by the monstrous and beautiful and so relatively underdeveloped Kentucky Lake and then it having a nice opening into a whole other river. It's like Pickwick opening to the TN Tom and then the Gulf of Mexico. Omg, I'm getting excited just typing and in the office where getting too excited isn't a good idea.
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Great ideas about your inland cruising. Now if I was a Pittsburgh local and had half a brain, I'd be establishing a boat haul of some sort to get folks across that little bit of land which separates the navigable upper reaches of the west and east flowing rivers there to allow easy access to inland boating and vice versa. Can you imagine the business I'd get!?
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Great ideas about your inland cruising. Now if I was a Pittsburgh local and had half a brain, I'd be establishing a boat haul of some sort to get folks across that little bit of land which separates the navigable upper reaches of the west and east flowing rivers there to allow easy access to inland boating and vice versa. Can you imagine the business I'd get!?
Wifey B: No, people would think your prices were insane.
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What if I'm a nice guy billionaire who doesn't care to make a profit?
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But do you care to lose a ton of money?
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Wifey B: Sort of long way around but we also want to see the rest of the path. Next time we plan on leaving the boat on the TN River two or three years so we can cruise the Ohio all the way to the three river intersection, then cruise the others as well, so we can spend more time on the TN and Cumberland, so we can cruise the Northern Mississippi and the Missouri and the Arkansas and even make one trip all the way down the Mississippi.

We got most of the summer after our arrival in Tennessee to cruise the Tennessee and Cumberland last time but then got out stay shortened as Harvey and other hurricanes hit requiring our attention.

I think coastal cruisers tend to overlook all the great rivers of the country. Now for those without locks, hard to cruise, but those with open so much great cruising up. We only hit a little of the Columbia River when in the PNW and one day want to take it much, much, much further. People cruise the Chesapeake all the time but not all the way and then they totally ignore the Delaware River beyond the canal. Philadelphia and beyond by water is very nice. People also tend to ignore the Potomac.

if we were going to have an inland home in the US it would highly likely be on the TN River. With our initial boating limited to a lake in NC, the largest in NC, but still just one small body of water, then the TN River is a boating paradise by comparison. We went there with acquaintances one summer while still in NC and fell in love. Nice days on a Sea Ray Sundancer, crammed into the second "cabin" (as I use that term loosely) and we had a great time. We cruised from Chattanooga to Columbus MS and back. I think it was about the time we cruised through the "Grand Canyon of the East" on Lake Nickajack that we were mesmerized by the beauty and when we hit Lake Guntersville and realize both it and Chickamauga were much bigger than our home lake and we were just getting started. We didn't even get to Kentucky Lake that trip, so someone could have easily said "You ain't seen nothin' yet" to us. I'm still excited by the monstrous and beautiful and so relatively underdeveloped Kentucky Lake and then it having a nice opening into a whole other river. It's like Pickwick opening to the TN Tom and then the Gulf of Mexico. Omg, I'm getting excited just typing and in the office where getting too excited isn't a good idea.
Shhh. I gaze into the upriver end of the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee every time I drive down Signal Mountain. We’re trying to keep the word from getting out.
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LOL. I own a boat, don't I?
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Just joined the forum. I look forward to learning and meeting like minded folks and contributing when I can. Having been a aviation enthusiast for many years I've shifted gears to live and learn something different. I'll be the first to admit I'm a total newbie on the water, but excited to learn. We hope to take some trips aboard our new vessel. I am the new caretaker of "William" located at Paris Landing Marina in Paris, TN. I believe the prior caretaker is still a active member. So far we are enjoying William and hope to be able to continue to keep her in the same great condition she is accustomed to.

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Wifey B: On a river where up is down and it's like being in Australia or something and I constantly had to remind myself whether I was going up or down.
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Pickwick lake/Yellow Creek

Welcome, Great group in TF. we live in Nashville, but spend most of summers on the Tn river. Home base Aqua Marina on Yellow creek. Boy have we seen the loopers go by the last month.Next year we go too. Visit when you head this way.
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