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Old 19-08-2016, 18:29   #1
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My husband and I just purchased our first big boat! We are going to live aboard locally but would like to cruise islands. Thank you for the friendly information.
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF!
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Old 19-08-2016, 21:02   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

What part of central FL? I'm in Gainesville, boat is in Green Cove Springs.
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Old 20-08-2016, 02:54   #5
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We are in the Port of Sanford.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Lady.
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Old 20-08-2016, 05:04   #7
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Welcome to the community! We are presently about 100 miles north of you. Keep us posted of your adventures.
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Old 20-08-2016, 05:29   #8
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Welcome aboard CF !

You guys got yourself a good Egg! They made 'em stout and nice in the early 80's... Not to knock newer of course

Start sharing some stories... Unless of course there's nothing to report...

Quite often in fact nothing unforeseen... unfortunate... frustrating... costly... EVER goes wrong with a first (or 50th) boat purchase...
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Old 20-08-2016, 06:41   #9
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We have been avid boaters for many years but our boats have been "go fast" drag boats. Now that we are older and wiser(???), we are looking forward to a slower pace. We both are very experienced mechanics, fiber glass work and most importantly we can MacIver stuff...lol. I'm really excited about this new adventure, I just hope our 3 cats are gonna like it.
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We are in the Port of Sanford.
OK. Islands? Head north on the St John's about 100 miles, enter the ocean, turn right. Islands ahead. Hope the Egg doesn't have a tall flying bridge. I think there's a couple of fixed low bridges between you and Jacksonville.

On the way stop in Green Cove and say hello (if I'm still there).
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Welcome to the community! We are presently about 100 miles north of you. Keep us posted of your adventures.
Are you in Fernandina or around Jax? I might be passing through one of these days.
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Are you in Fernandina or around Jax? I might be passing through one of these days.
I've been in the Ortega River for a while. I've been going through some refit work,- some deck coring; replacing 14 port lights; new running lights; some epoxy under my genoa tracks; rubber dinghy coating; new boarding ladder and more.. After the last squence of 14 years of play we've needed to do some serious upgrades, but I expect that we'll be back to the more mobile life again in four more months!

Maybe we'll see the Egg Harbor as we head back out again!
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Here are the before pics.... We get her tomorrow! I'll post the during and afters as they come.
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Oh and the twin diesels have less than 1000 hours!
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The interior alread looks pretty good or at least with great potential, but we need an exterior photo!
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