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Old 27-09-2011, 11:08   #1
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New from Punta Gorda, FL

We’re happy to have stumbled upon this very informative site. We’re former Tayana 37 owners and cruised extensively around the Chesapeake Bay. We retired from Verizon in 1999 and moved to Florida where we found the Tayana keel was no match for the shallow Gulf water. We reluctantly sold her in 2005 and joined the “cruising at 5-7 knots” crowd with a trawler. We spend 3-6 months aboard Amapola each year. She’s a 48 ft, one-off, Tom Fexus design built in 1979 by Matlack in Stuart, FL.

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Old 27-09-2011, 11:12   #2
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Yep, florida and Bahamas need a skinny keel to have fun! Welcome!
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Old 27-09-2011, 11:20   #3
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Welcome to the forum Bob and Susan.
That's a wonderful introduction...any chance of seeing some pictures of the boat?
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Old 27-09-2011, 13:03   #4
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Welcome Aboard! Punta Gorda is a great place to have a boat.
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Old 27-09-2011, 23:33   #6
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I'm new too. Welcome from California!

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