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Hello from Missouri 29 Apr 2017 03:55 #1

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Hello BOC,

I would like to introduce myself; I'm Richard, and I live Lynchburg, MO. (hour from Lake of the Ozarks). I retired from the Corps in 08 and have been working as a defense contractor ever since. I recently acquired my father’s boat after his passing last fall. It is a 1984 2750 Ciera Sunbridge with a single what I think is a Volvo Penta 260A w AQ280 outdrive “Copper Rose." She has been sitting out uncovered for about 6 or 7 seasons in the Sacramento area. I was out there a couple of months ago and pull the plug to release about a foot of rain water out of her.

I just had her towed to a shop today for a surveyor (non-bonded) of the trailer and her. She’s not going to be in pristine condition. Even though she was parked in running condition, I know it won’t be as easy as new battery and fluids and splash her back in. I just hope it will be minimum rot and delamination.

My vision is to get her back here to her new home and start going through one section at a time until she is restored and upgraded to last another 30 yrs. Later the first born will receive her for his enjoyment and to update with new technologies that will be around then, maybe a (self-launching and recovery and driven home by herself) self-driving conversion.

At first, she will be used as a weekender, then after my wife, and I fully retire again in a couple of years to hit the “loop” and bounce around for a couple of years thereafter. I call this my recon for our retirement golf course community, but time will tell.

Any ways, just wanted to introduce myself, and I look forward to picking the brains of the old salts on this site. I know my learning curve will start to run flat after I get and dive into her for repairs. I look forward to meeting and learning from you folks on the BOC and one-day drink a few beers with some out on the water.

Have a great weekend all.
Rick

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Hello from Missouri 29 Apr 2017 15:21 #2

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Welcome to the BOC! Thank You for your service. Your vision for your dads boat is excellent. Don't be deterred by an issue of a soft transom. The repair is dirty and not fun getting the old stuff out, oh, that sounds like doing the blackwater system. That too. Only a foot of rain water isn't bad for that long out and uncovered.
I wish you a good, uneventful trip getting it back home. Keep us up to date as you restore her and take lots of pictures.
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Hello from Missouri 29 Apr 2017 16:31 #3

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Thank you, I’m definitely looking at this as “expecting for the worse and hoping for the best” I see other threads were owners have started off where what appears to be an easy fix and turns out bigger and that’s what I’m expecting. I plan to go completely through her, not only for peace of mind but to know her inside and out. I’ve already started to build my tool kit for her based off the TK thread.

Pictures and questions will be following once she’s here and of course after I stand at the helm and make boat motor noises and doing my best Lt Dan's impression, “is that all you got" Lol. I truly can’t wait for this to begin.

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Hello from Missouri 30 Apr 2017 14:54 #4

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Welcome! Nice retirement plan... I retired from Army in '12 and have been working a similar transition. B)

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Hello from Missouri 30 Apr 2017 18:04 #5

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rbrauerei wrote: Welcome! Nice retirement plan... I retired from Army in '12 and have been working a similar transition. B)


Thank you, and a nice looking boat you got there. It's good to have some extra $$ for boat upgrades from the retirement, best thing I ever did. Tried to steer the kids that way but the ex had to much influence at the time with me being gone all the time and all.

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Hello from Missouri 30 Apr 2017 23:13 #6

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rbrauerei wrote: Welcome! Nice retirement plan... I retired from Army in '12 and have been working a similar transition. B)


Thank you, and a nice looking boat you got there. It's good to have some extra $$ for boat upgrades from the retirement, best thing I ever did. Tried to steer the kids that way but the ex had to much influence at the time with me being gone all the time and all.

Rick


Thanks! We went smaller since we live on a fairly shallow creek and wanted to keep her at home. Anything larger just wouldn't work.

I know you have a project ahead of you with your boat, but since it's your father's boat, that's a project worth doing... Retiring...especially from the military is about re-connecting in many ways. I'm sure you will have a lot of stories to tell...as you work on the boat. I know a lot of folks want to travel and see the world when they retire and that's great. We're just happy to have our "Bay-cations" now. Anchored in a quiet cove, sipping some wine, chatting, with no where to be... After 30 years, that's our idea of fun. B)

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Hello from Missouri 13 May 2017 18:39 #7

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Hello Richard, Welcome Aboard. I too am new to these Forums. Just wanted to Say hi, as we have a couple of things in Common. 1) I'm about to get a bayliner for the first time myself. 2) I retired from the Army, two years ago. Thank you for your sevice. 3) I am from Missouri also. Lebanon, Mo, about 1/2 hours from the Lake of the Ozarks. I grew up enjoying and loving that Lake.

I cannot help you much with the process you are about to go to, as I am a newbe to all this. But I wanted to introduce myself, and wish you the best of luck! I moved to Seattle after I retired, for a Job opportunity, however i hope to someday soon, return to the Ozarks, and enjoy my real retirement there in that beautiful land, on that beautiful lake, with my beautiful famil!! I couldn't quite remember where Lynchburg was, had to look it up. Very close to Lebanon!! You are lucky to be there! Good luck Brother!

Ed

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