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Old 01-19-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hey all, been lurking a while, survey about to happen Saturday on hopefully my new to me Schucker 438 so thought I'd say hi. Now, if I knew how to drive the damn thing...
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:26 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:15 PM   #3
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:21 PM   #4
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Hey all, been lurking a while, survey about to happen Saturday on hopefully my new to me Schucker 438 so thought I'd say hi. Now, if I knew how to drive the damn thing...
Don't worry I was in the same situation almost 1 year ago but you know what, when you have no alternative, you got to drive it! And everything will be fine!
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Welcome to the forum! Hope the survey goes well.

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Cheers Mike, show us the pics as soon as possible. Oh and welcome aboard!
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Old 01-20-2017, 01:14 PM   #7
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Schuckers are great boats. Is a 438 the same as a 436 with a flybridge instead of a mast & sailing rig?
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Welcome to TF. I'm not familiar with your new boat so would you please post photos?
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:44 PM   #9
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I grab some pics tomorrow and it is the trawler version of the motorsailor. Looked at a sailor and knew I miss the outside space the flybridge provides. I'm an otr trucker so I can't wait to quadruple my living space!
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:12 PM   #10
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:02 AM   #11
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One good way to learn to drive your boat is to hire an experienced captain for a few hours of on the water training. Look for one with experience with your type of boat. Not necessarily the same brand, but something similar.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:18 PM   #12
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Well, survey went very well yesterday, couple of small issues to address when I take possession but she showed really well. Of course in the excitement I didn't take a single pic! She's still listed on Yachtworld in Palmetto FL with some photos. Previous owner and the broker are more than willing to help with my training as 6 months of moorage were included in the deal.
Now, insurance, naming and staying in the truck to pay for it all...
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Welcome aboard, good your survey went well !
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1981 Schucker 438 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Congrats on the new boat! Sure looks like a lot of boat for the buck. Looks like she'll be easy to single hand with those nice wide side decks and salon doors.
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