Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2018, 07:14 PM   #1
Member
 
City: Daphne
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
Salutations

Hello all,

I'll be the residential new guy for a while.

A little about me; I'm in my mid-40's, they call me Flak. I work as a Metrologist in coastal Alabama and enjoy the water and riding my Harleys. I am kind of new to boating in general, but I did have a small Catalina 25 for a few years before recently selling it.

The plan, is to retire here within the next few years and move aboard a boat and cruise for a few years before settling down and doing the grand parent thing. In earnest, the original plan was a monohull sailboat. So we bought the Catalina to learn to sail and get a feel for it. Long story - short, my wife does not care for the lean or cramped space of a sailboat. I was told that I should look into Trawlers.

That is how I found you fine folks. I will try to minimize redundant questions, and will most likely spend my time scouring the older threads. But I am sure, I will have some questions as I get (hopefully) smarter.

Thanks.
__________________
Advertisement

Flak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 07:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Capitaine R's Avatar
 
City: St James City/Punta Gorda
Vessel Name: Charlie Noble
Vessel Model: 32 Nordic Tug
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 420
Welcome

Welcome .
you came to the right place.
__________________

__________________
The best way to find out is get her out on the ocean, because if anything is going to happen it's going to happen out there.
"Captain Ron"
Capitaine R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,548
Welcome aboard

Metrologist...learn something new every day: https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-me...er-metrologist
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 08:15 PM   #4
GFC
Guru
 
GFC's Avatar
 
City: Tri Cities, WA
Vessel Name: Beachcomber
Vessel Model: Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,139
Welcome. This is a great place to hang out and learn. I've learned a LOT since I joined and these guys even let me, a non-trawler guy hang out here.
__________________
Mike and Tina
Beachcomber 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
GFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 09:08 PM   #5
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,569
Welcome, Flak! I can tell by your OP you will do fine.

Plenty to learn via TF "search" feature.

Also can learn nearly anything you want by posting questions. There will be answers forthcoming and if needed answers from research by others to locate the answer.

Don't let the word/name/advertising-tag of "Trawler" confuse you. Nearly 100% on TF are [in the simplest form] just in some sort of "Pleasure Boat". Actual boat design's nomenclature is not as important nor meaningful or important as condition of boat and it's layout/accommodations regarding how/where you and yours will use the boat as well as the comfort needs apparent.

Happy Boat Search Daze! - Art
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 10:13 PM   #6
Guru
 
City: Canaveral
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,844
Hello from Foley

Hi Flak, I'm your neighbor, but actually working overseas right now. Welcome to the TF. The guys and gals here are quite helpful and friendly, and get even more "friendly" when you start talking about anchors and twin/single engines.

Good luck
Mako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 01:19 AM   #7
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,569
Quote:
Originally Posted by makobuilders View Post
Hi Flak, I'm your neighbor, but actually working overseas right now. Welcome to the TF. The guys and gals here are quite helpful and friendly, and get even more "friendly" when you start talking about anchors and twin/single engines.

Good luck
Hey - Don't leave out fly bridges, diesels, gassers and o/b's!!

Hot ta mention FD, SD, and P hulls!!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 07:32 AM   #8
Member
 
City: Daphne
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
Thanks All for the warm reception. So far I have learned that I need to learn a lot.

Lots of acronyms that I keep running to the other forums and google over.

@ CapitaneR - I sure hope so. There is a lot of information here.

@ MurrayM - "Metrologist" is just a fancy way of saying a failed Algebra multiple times in college and high school, and God has a sense of humor. I use it every day now.

@ GFC - thanks. Maybe they will let me hang out for a moment as well.

@ Art - That is actually one of the main reasons I am here, to get smarter on capabilities, advantages (disadvantages) and the economical impact of various "nomenclatures" of the different boats, as we intend to retire a little earlier than "normal".

@makobuilders - I see you are in Qatar. Be safe over there. I went through Qatar a few years ago, coming in and out of the Sandbox. You get back, maybe we'll meet up for a beer. I learned my lesson on anchors and some engine stuff as I was learning sailboats. I won't fall for THAT again.
Flak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 08:45 AM   #9
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,569
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flak View Post

@ Art - That is actually one of the main reasons I am here, to get smarter on capabilities, advantages (disadvantages) and the economical impact of various "nomenclatures" of the different boats, as we intend to retire a little earlier than "normal".
Flak - Being a "Metrologist"... I believe you can probably see [via weight and measure of Earth's altering vital-natural conditions] that retiring a bit earlier might give you and yours some remaining good eco-times to enjoy. Before things tip, that is.

Plan to send you a PM.

Boats – Forever!
Of necessity and for simplicity, floating devices were utilized by humans for transportation purposes long before the wheel was devised.
Via human ingenuity, intelligent boat designs became the natural outcropping.
Of necessity and for pleasure, floating devices that carry all manner of items will continue to be one of the most often used and intricately designed transportation devices.
Of pleasure, “power boating” and “sail boating” will always remain as one of the best recreational devices ever available, bar none!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 11:43 AM   #10
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,318
Wifey B: Can't imagine anyone getting more flak than a meteorologist. Welcome aboard and hope you find the perfect boat for the two of you. Glad you listened to your wife. She's a smart woman.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 12:03 PM   #11
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,548
Quote:
Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Wifey B: Can't imagine anyone getting more flak than a meteorologist. Welcome aboard and hope you find the perfect boat for the two of you. Glad you listened to your wife. She's a smart woman.
Metrologist
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 12:45 PM   #12
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by MurrayM View Post
Metrologist
Wifey B: Ooops.....guess been too much weather talk here.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 07:08 AM   #13
Member
 
City: Tampa, Florida
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
Welcome to the forum! Cheers!
ChirpJason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 12:55 AM   #14
Guru
 
City: Canaveral
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,844
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flak View Post
@makobuilders - I see you are in Qatar. Be safe over there. I went through Qatar a few years ago, coming in and out of the Sandbox. You get back, maybe we'll meet up for a beer.

I will be visiting Foley next summer so hopefully we can get together and drink something more fun than Turkish coffee

BTW, Qatar has a violent crime rate of 1/10th the USA, so perhaps I should be the one saying “be safe over there.”
__________________

Mako is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×