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Old 05-22-2020, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hello All,
I am presently shopping for a Trawler 40 feet would be great. with the plans of living aboard, traveling mostly from the keys to the Bahamas and a little further down island as my expertise increase. I have spent many years sailing on my own and with others. I did a year on a 150 foot Nova Scotia Trawler in the Caribbean. I have sea experience ( enough to know a little ) but I have never owned a boat and I am now shopping for one. I have chosen to go with a trawler instead iof a sailboat is for the living space comfort as I am sure I will be at anchor way more than not, and I like the way they look, especially the older ones, Due to fiance and budget issues, I am looking at older boats.

Well.. thats whats going on and that's why I joined your forum. Methinks Im gonna have a lot of questions
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:11 PM   #2
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