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Old 22-09-2015, 05:19   #1
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Any Powercats in Sarasota?

This is my first post of what I hope will be many on the forum. My wife and I have quite a bit of time to prepare for what we hope will be a live-aboard experience when our kids go off to college. I don't want to think about the number of years, but it has two digits.

In the meantimeI know we have a lot to learn about what we want in an open water boat and even which trips we would like to make. We'll be early 50s at the time, so I'm factoring that in as well.

We spend time in Sarasota every year at Thanksgiving and would love to speak with a powercat owner about the pluses and minuses of that style. I'm leaning towards power (and not sail) based on several spectacular bouts of seasickness that I had in my early 30s. It never bothered me before that, but once the engines went off, my stomach came on.

We live on a lake with an active sailing club though, so I'm going to start small and see if I can get over the sick part of sailing. We're also going to teach out kids how to sail from a young age, so I'll be training my part time crew as we go.

Planning to charter multiple types of boats over the coming years to see what we like and want and have a list of topics that I need to learn quite a bit more about (navigation, blue water saftey, etc.).

I've been lurking on this forum for a while and love the people that are here. Thanks in advance for the help.


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Old 23-09-2015, 14:59   #2
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Re: Any Powercats in Sarasota?

There are some in Clearwater, which is not to far.....We bought our Aquila 44 there....They are the main dealer for the Marine max Aquila line.

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Re: Any Powercats in Sarasota?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, GL.
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Old 24-09-2015, 05:02   #4
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Re: Any Powercats in Sarasota?

There are a couple in St Petersburg, at the Harborage Marina.
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