Mixed emotions :)

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  1. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 New Member SILVER Sponsor

    26
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1995 230 Sundancer
    5.0L
    My wife (Lori) and I leave after work today for St. Petersburg for our annual vacation. This is something we look forward to every year. We love the area and plan to move down there after we retire (in 6 yrs or so).
    This year, however, will bring mixed emotions. We bought our first boat this year, a 1995 Sundancer 230. We have completed renovated the boat and love spending weekends on her on Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, we won't be able to go out on her for the next 3 weekends (2 in FL and then we have a family picnic the following weekend). :(
    We may look at renting a boat down there for a day just to get out. Or if anyone in the area will be going out in the next week+ and wouldn't mind a little company, shoot me a message. We would love to meet some fellow boaters down there.
    Billy
     

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  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    There are some bare boat charter companies in the area. I think one in Clearwater (have never used them).

    Another one - SWF Yachts - between Tampa and Ft Meyers. I have used them (6 years ago) and was very happy with the experience.

    Mark
     
  3. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 New Member SILVER Sponsor

    26
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1995 230 Sundancer
    5.0L
    Thanks for the heads up
     
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    You're going through what many boaters go through when they take a vacation away from the boat.

    Separation anxiety. Learn to live with it because if you are subject to it you'll be a boater for many years.
     
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  5. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 New Member SILVER Sponsor

    26
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1995 230 Sundancer
    5.0L
    LOL
    On the way down we commented how it felt weird driving the truck this far without the boat behind it.
     
  6. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    504
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Hopefully you don't live somewhere where you're going to winterize and put her in a shed for the winter, that really sucks. If you are, look at this as a learning experience for when that time rolls around.

    Enjoy your vacation...
     
  7. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 New Member SILVER Sponsor

    26
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1995 230 Sundancer
    5.0L
    Thanks. And yes, we're going to try and squeeze in a couple more weekends before she's closed up for the winter
     
  8. BryanOnTheBay

    BryanOnTheBay Member GOLD Sponsor

    540
    Oct 6, 2013
    Edgewater, MD
    "Havana Crush" - 1998 270 Sundancer
    7.4L Mercruiser MPI Bravo III Outdrive
    You spend all that money on the boat, and then spend more to leave it. It is separation anxiety from your $. :D

    Bryan
     
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