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Old 22-11-2013, 11:31   #1
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New Florida couple

Hello everyone from Donna and Static. I'm the blonde one lol. Looking forward to hearing from you all.
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Old 22-11-2013, 11:48   #2
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Hi and welcome,

So have a boat or just in the shopping/dreaming stage?

And where in FL? I'm landlocked in the north end.
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Old 22-11-2013, 13:42   #3
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Great to meet you!!

We are in the Tampa area. We travel a lot to the Keys and BVI.

We call home a 1995 130ft Hatteras that we bought from a insurance company after a fire in the engine compartment.

Donna
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Donna and Static.
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Old 23-11-2013, 05:34   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Donna and Static.
thanks so much!!
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Old 23-11-2013, 06:30   #6
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Great to meet you!!

We are in the Tampa area. We travel a lot to the Keys and BVI.

We call home a 1995 130ft Hatteras that we bought from a insurance company after a fire in the engine compartment.

Donna
Well I'm just up the road in Gainesville and get to Tampa fairly often. Not even a West Marine in my neighborhood so if I need any boat goodies I have to mail order or drive to Tampa.

130' Hat is a nice boat. Probably has as many sq ft as my house. How many do you take along to operate that little runabout? I would think at least 2-3 just to handle dock lines or 1 with a bicycle.

So do carry enough fuel to cross an ocean, like a trip the Mediterranean? That's my plan in the next couple of years.
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Old 24-11-2013, 05:38   #7
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We have taken her over two the "Med" three times. Twice we motored over the last time we shipped it.

We can handle wit the two of us and a crew member. We have one full time crew and bring short term crew on board depending on what we are doing.

We live full time on her and future plans are for a larger yacht. Those who live aboard a boat/yacht know when you 1st get on board you say "wow so big, but in time the yacht seems get smaller and smaller.
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Old 24-11-2013, 08:41   #8
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Wow. And here I thought I was upgrading going from 35' to 46'! Lol. I can't imagine anything that big. Though I'd bet she's comfortable. Welcome aboard!
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Old 24-11-2013, 10:00   #9
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Ever since we started our life in the ocean we are always either upgrading, buying, selling or trading the boats and yachts we own.

We always look at everything. Even if it the boats isn't some think we are interested in we stay I touch with all our boating friends and help everyone we can. Our business motto, Win-Win!!!
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Welcome aboard!

Looking forward to seeing your future posts!
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Welcome aboard. We keep our boat in the water year around but only spend about 5-6 months aboard during Michigan winters. We are going to switch from a sailboat to a trawler. I don't think yours qualifies as a trawler. Happy boating!
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Old 25-11-2013, 12:13   #13
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We are under way the Romora Bay Marina on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Hope to see some of you. We will be there for two weeks.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Of course without some photos to back you up I'm just thinking it might an AMF Sunfish and the numbers are wrong!
Just kidding of course.
Good to have you here and we'll be depending on your experiences to help us with some of those big boat questions. We watched the Calex (150 foot) come into Bahia Santa Maria a couple weeks back. I'm certain they had lots more crew than you operate with.
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