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Prima 45 at the dock raring to get started on her loop!
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Tom and Linda are new owners of this 45 Trawler. Cast off Aqua Yacht Harbor, Pickwick Lake, TN River headed downstream to Land Between the Lakes Kentucky, Green Turtle Bay. Total distance 180 miles...but how did we get here in the first place?

If you're like most people you have a dream or a bucket list. If you're like a few of us who are a little different and off from center then your dream includes moving aboard a boat and living your dreams. Tom and Linda are the lucky ones. Their dreams came true!

Once they found their perfect boat these dreamers wanted to become doers. Joining us for our Introduction To Boat Systems 2-day seminar they became more confident in their trouble shooting and DIY abilities and were excited to get back to their boat. 

Soon they were ready for hands-on training and invited us to come aboard to make the first leg of what may become the Great Loop. 

Take a virtual trip with us and scan through the photos and video below... then Ask Captain Chris how you can get started living YOUR dream! 772-205-1859


Tom takes a turn at the engine during our Introduction to Boat Systems seminar.
Now the engine room makes so much more sense to both members of this happy crew!
The mornings might be cold and wet in early spring on the Tennessee River but the captain has the right gear and a great cup of coffee to hit the spot. Not only is his coat warm and bright but it's also a life jacket. No inflation needed!
Morning fluid checks include observing the raw water pump for any water or oil leaks. Notice this brass colored pump has not been painted proving it is a replacement item since the engine was first installed.
Easy to fill both the port and starboard fuel tanks from these fill nozzles located midship on the staircase leading up to the flybridge.
The river system locks are huge but are also an important part of navigating on the Great Loop. If you can dock, you can lock. Learn more with our LOCKING training DVD.
Great walk around decks which are key for handling lines and fenders when locking through. Notice the fender placement to keep the roof from hitting the lock wall.
This barrel fender did its job. When everyone is on the lock wall side of the boat be careful if you have a roof overhang.
Your boat should bring you joy, even when she sits at the dock waiting to get out on the waterways.
Anyone know what this is?
A foggy morning is not uncommon this time of year.
The mate/navigator is in position and prepared with her polarized shades and inflatable PFD.
When making marina reservations be sure to tell them your voltage requirements if you are asking for 50 amps. There is a difference between a 250/50 and a 125/50. Note the one L on the lower right receptacle at the dock.
Look at the prongs on this male plug and notice the two lower prongs with L shape denoting 250 volt service. Note this 2 L prong will not fit into a single L receptacle.
Teamwork makes the adventure more FUN!
Living the Dream! Your turn is coming...just Ask Captain Chris!

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