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Old 02-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Just a lurker for now. Retiring in a few years and want to try something new.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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Just a lurker for now. Retiring in a few years and want to try something new.
Welcome aboard, LTR-ND. (Is that love to rid end or love to ride ND? Notre Dame? North Dakota?)

I took the leap into retirement a little over a year ago. Bought the boat 5 years earlier to get it set up the way we wanted it. No regrets!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:23 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:17 PM   #5
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Could be something else entirely. Anyway, welcome!
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Welcome aboard, LTR-ND. (Is that love to rid end or love to ride ND? Notre Dame? North Dakota?)

I took the leap a little into retirement a little over a year ago. Bought the boat 5 years earlier to get it set up the way we wanted it. No regrets!
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Welcome aboard.

Do you boat currently - on the lakes near you?

And how is this winter in North Dakota?
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Thank you everyone. Love2ridend is iI have several motorcycles and the 3 weeks of summer in North Dakota we have I love take them out.
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Well, then....you're in trouble! Those are the same 3 weeks you'd want to be boating. Better buy a house in warmer weather first!
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Welcome lovetoridend

Ahha - from the tropical climes of North Dakota.

Not that I would recommend it as good boating but if you want to cruise north on the Red River a few hours you will be on my doorstep.

Wait till spring. With all the snow this year the water will be high enough to do it
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Hi love2ridend,

One good way (simpler, less expensive, good way to learn) to get into cruising while living inland is with a trailerable cruiser.

Utah isn't quite as cold as ND, but our boat is stuck here inside its "boathouse" 6-7 months each year. Before we retired we'd go for 1 to 3 weeks, starting on big lakes, then the San Juans and Gulf Islands, building our skills for wilder places. Summers now we generally do 2-3 months in BC and/or SE Alaska, still in our small cruiser. Not built for a big crew (sleeps three adults), but pretty capable.

Must admit our motorcycles have begun to feel neglected, however.
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