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Introducing myself.

Unread postby bobcarello » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:58 am

Good morning and Happy New Year.

Hello all. I am excited to find this site as I am new to the liveaboard world and very hungry to learn as much as possible before buying a liveaboard capable boat. I am in the process of selling my house, getting rid of all the "can't live without" stuff. Currently I live in central Florida and will be very buying a boat. I'm looking for a 34 to 42 trawler preferably with twin diesels and a bow thruster. I will be a solo captain. I would buy a single if everything else looks promising. The mechanicals will be the most important factor in making my final decision. I'm leaning on docking her on the central/southern east coast of Florida. As soon as I learn as much as possible about her and my skills have reached an adequate level I plan on motoring her up and down the ICW. My previous experience has been owning 4 boats. The longest one was 21'. I grew up on a large lake and feel very comfortable boating. I welcome any tips that you can share with me as to what you went through when you were in my current position. Thank You.

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Re: Introducing myself.

Unread postby tex » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:35 pm

Welcome aboard, Bob. A possible option for you would be Southwest Florida Trawlers, who both educate and rent various trawler style boats. Things being the way they are right now, a buyers broker may be able to help you get Aboard some boats that you may be interested in, but there’s nothing like actually getting into a Helm seat of a similar style vessel with a bit of patient guidance.

When you’re talking about spending tens of thousands of dollars or more on a boat, you can’t substitute on-the-water experience. Best of luck!
When life is hard, eat marshmallows!

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Re: Introducing myself.

Unread postby bobcarello » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:05 am

Thanks for the good advice. It makes a lot of sense. I'll definitely look into doing what you suggested.

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