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Old 26-11-2009, 13:26   #1
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Betsy and Me...Again

first, i'm a diehard power boater and Betsy (my wife) could care less as long as I handle it. last time around we had a 65 eldridge-mcInnis trawler which was a wonderful long range vessel. After a few years living on board it became clear to me that my wonderful wife really didn't like being at sea. She loved the new port, the friendly people and all, but she would frequently fly to our destination if it was more than say 120 miles. Overnight trips were out (sailing in the dark was too scary) so this time we will use a 54 searay express cruiser which turns 100 miles into four hours underway and puts the entire carribean at our daysailing feet (she has a range of 450 miles) . keep you posted on how this plan works out. My wife is a retired business consultant while i spent 50 years as a mechanic (a few with searay). I see this as a bold move and invite your cautions (skip the stink pot stuff - i'm immune) look foreward to your advice.
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Old 27-11-2009, 18:59   #2
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Hi there pjconnors4!

Welcome to CF and don't might the rag top guys. You may catch a little guff but there are a few stinkpotters here to keep you company...
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Old 27-11-2009, 19:13   #3
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I am a sailor myself, but a 54 Searay ain't a bad way to get anywhere you wanna be.
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Old 27-11-2009, 21:19   #4
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What ever works for you two works for you two
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Shoot there are certainly times I wish I could bury the throttle and get more than 6 knots.

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Old 28-11-2009, 14:59   #5
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I like the idea. We blowboaters spend most of our time motoring somwhere. I wonder if I could make 8 knots if I could get rid of the stick and all that pesky string. Power or sail my next boat will have a "back porch" like your SeaRay.
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Powerboaters are welcome and it sounds like yours will do some knots when full throttle.
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