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Old 11-03-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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Trawler dreamer with a twist...

New user here... Introduce yerself to be accepted by the community as the rules of society dictates...

So...

One of these "dreamers" that wanted to travel the worlds aboard a heavy Nordhavn... But of course without the economical means to even buy a rubber dinghy... Spent last ten years googling, trolling forums, gazing youtube videos etc on the subject.

Then recently by the grace of the lord (and some hard work as well i must add) i really got the means to buy that N55... However during that time i also built a family and have a boy with special needs, so being offshore for longer times do not work as well as the fantasy dictated.

However, i just this weekend found a very fresh example of my "second choice", the Swift Trawler 34. Signed the papers and had time for just one short day-trip, then the first snowflakes fell (i live in Scandinavia).

So now the "dream" is on shore for the winter, and i am brushing up my captain-skills! Expect a lot of stupid questions from this not so salty dog that may or may not have any connection to real seamanship.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:38 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us. Please share your dream with us as you pursue it -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:49 AM   #3
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Welcome! Your second choice is better than my first choice!
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:55 AM   #4
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:27 PM   #6
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Interesting situation we can all learn greater appreciation from. Glad you could make a choice for a vessel that was actually on your short list. Welcome aboard.
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:37 AM   #9
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Thank you all for the warm welcome!
Nice to see a forum with friendly people and a lot of activity!
Bought her in Stockholm and she has to lay over there for the winter.
Will assemble some friends and ferry her for a few days down to Malmö where i have my slip. Will be a interesting endevaour, previous experience have just been laser-sailing and some 90:s american daycruisers.
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Old 11-04-2016, 04:32 AM   #10
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Yes...welcome mb66, and get ready for a really steep learning curve. However, that is all good, because if you look at it with hindsight, that is after you have learnt a lot, it will look like a slide, and steep slides are fun..! I think..?
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Old 11-04-2016, 05:56 AM   #11
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Hej till dig och Välkommen till forum.


Tyvärr är säsongen här i Norden kort, men ack så vacker.


Last night the air was-6 ° c, nice boats here in the Forum, nou ice��, a lot of lessons to be learned from other trawler people ...
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