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Old 17-12-2015, 12:37   #1
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Greetings!

My wife and I purchased a 1979 Sea Ray SRV300 Sedan Bridge in August of 2015 in Port Clinton, OH! This is our 1st "big" power boat. We figured that this would be a good boat to learn on, fix up a little and learn the ins and outs of Great Lakes power boating before upgrading to a newer, bigger boat. We also spend our weekends and time off of work staying on the boat as our getaway home. We live on a lake in south central Michigan and keep our boat, Pure Pleasure, at Catawba Island, OH on Lake Erie. We belong to the Toledo Sail and Power Squadron and are currently taking as many boating courses as we can.

I joined this forum in hopes of sharing experiences and gaining knowledge from other people who share our passion.

I have been a power boater; ranging from pontoon boats, jet skis, and speed/jet boats, for 30ish years on inland lakes in Michigan. My wife has spent the past 25 years on 36-38 foot sailboats on Lake Erie. We were given a 17' Apollo sail boat last summer with the hopes of me learning how to sail... so far, it's not my thing. I'm more of a "turn the key and go" guy!

I'm looking forward to lots of informative reading and conversations on this forum and possibly even meeting/boating in person! Maybe we'll even have an adult beverage on Put-In-Bay!

Anyway, that's my story.

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Here's a picture of our boat, Pure Pleasure. It really looks small slipped next to my wife's uncle's 50' Uniflite!

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Old 17-12-2015, 13:46   #2
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Enjoy your boat. It looks like a good one to learn with. And your wife's uncle should be able to give some handling advice.
For awhile, try to do your docking in times of low wind and currents. Plan your docking ahead, take your time, and if you wife is the line handler, don't yell at her...
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Old 18-12-2015, 05:02   #3
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Enjoy your boat. It looks like a good one to learn with. And your wife's uncle should be able to give some handling advice.
For awhile, try to do your docking in times of low wind and currents. Plan your docking ahead, take your time, and if you wife is the line handler, don't yell at her...
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Welcome! Nice buy!


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Old 19-12-2015, 18:05   #5
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Strypes, welcome to the community. You're far from the only "turn the key and go guy" here, but likely in the minority. We have a lot of diversity here,- you won't make a dent in that data! Keep us posted of your adventures!
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Welcome from another turnkeyandgoguy. You are right next door to some of the best cruising around. leave your marina, turn right and head to Tonawanda and the Erie Canal System.
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Old 19-12-2015, 20:05   #7
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Thanks for the friendly welcomes!

The Canal System looks awesome! Definitely a must do, I think... It's definitely going on our list of things to do, once we get some more experience under our belts.
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Old 19-12-2015, 20:10   #8
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...your wife's uncle should be able to give some handling advice.
Unfortunately, for us, Mrs. Strypes' aunt & uncle live aboard full time and have moved down to Little River, SC. We'll have to rely on our educational courses, help & information from fellow boaters/friends in our area and lots of practice!

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Also a learning powerboater, a 1987 Century meridien 275 to be stationed on Lake Marion, South Carolina. Happy boating.

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