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    5788 Moving to the Columbia River.-gctid817924

    David and Sue sold their 5788 5 days after listing it with a broker and it left the upper Mississippi River for the Columbia river. The new owner had it delivered to the gulf to be loaded on a ship and taken to Oregon. I thought it selling so fast indicated they may have sold it for less than they could of gotten for it or it's just a more desirable freshwater boat, they were planning on 1 to 2 years to find a buyer. David said the cost to the new owner to move it was around $75,000.00. The captain the new owner hired who took it to Florida didn't know how to start the westerbeke generator, he called David wondering if it had a problem, he wasn't using the preheat switch, made me wonder how experienced he might be seeing as he was the low bidder. If anyone sees a new 5788 about 100 miles up the Columbia river that's the old "Camp David,"
    Capt. Ron.
    "I will not tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death"
    "Never Trade Luck For Skill"
    1987 3870 - Northern Lights ll
    Hino EH700
    Westerbeke 8.0
    1999 Logic Marine 17' CC/50 Merc.
    on Louisiana pool Mississippi River.

    #2
    To bad the new owners didn't/couldn't run it to Portland themselves. What a great adventure!
    Jim Gandee
    1989 3888
    Hino 175's
    Fire Escape
    [email protected]
    Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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      #3
      "Jim Gandee" post=818181 wrote:
      To bad the new owners didn't/couldn't run it to Portland themselves. What a great adventure!
      I'm with you, Jim . . . now THAT would be a nice trip!
      1998 Avanti 3685 - "Dad's Dream" w 454 Mercs - for sale - Dredge Harbor, NJ
      Former - "Home Aweigh" 2003 - 2452 Bayliner Cierra Classic Hardtop Cruiser
      WQQM835 MMSI: 338147209
      James H. Stradling

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        #4
        Starting in November 2018, the Starship is going to make that trip in reverse. The plan is to cruise down the pacific coast, thru the Panama Canal, visit Cuba, and on into the Caribbean. Has anyone here made that trip? I would love to have some firsthand knowledge and someone to talk to about this adventure.

        Bob
        Bob and Lulu
        1997 5788 'Starship' MAN 610s
        1996 3988
        1993 3058
        Vida, Oregon

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          #5
          Holy crap that sounds like the trip of a lifetime. If you do it you have to log every step. It's on my bucket list to do something like that. Do you have aircon? Would thinknits a must for that trip.
          BLOG ABOUT MY BOAT... www.seattleboater.com
          5788 Man 610's- Love Her !
          Sold:Bayliner 3587 | Extended Hull

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            #6
            "Grafty" post=818653 wrote:
            Starting in November 2018, the Starship is going to make that trip in reverse. The plan is to cruise down the pacific coast, thru the Panama Canal, visit Cuba, and on into the Caribbean. Has anyone here made that trip? I would love to have some firsthand knowledge and someone to talk to about this adventure.

            Bob
            Have you been reading my mind, Bob? I've dreamt about a trip like that with Omega. I think it would be beyond incredible to cruise the Panama Canal...our boats seem prefect for that type of trip, though I fear the dangers of the area... I can't wait to hear about your planning... what a great trip... hmmmm. i wonder if the bow deck could support a 50 cal. Browning for a little extra protection..... lol...

            BJ
            BJ
            OMEGA
            5788

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              #7
              We need to get a flotilla together to make the trip south. Strength in numbers after all. Simbad, if 'aircon' is a satellite communications tool....you betcha I need something like that. I have heard that the Iridium system has a mobile hotspot that allows your smart phone to interface with the satellite to get phone and data. Supposedly for less than a grand you get the mobile hotspot and then sign up monthly for data and phone service. I'm not sure of the megabyte speed which is importantant if you are going to use it for weather. I found that on the trip to Alaska this summer that real time weather like bouy reports, winds and swells and forecasts were especially hard to come by. The vhf radio broadcasts are really too general and not timely. Much of the travel down the coast will require finding good weather windows. Has anyone had good luck with Sirius weather via satellite?

              BJ with regard to mounting a 50 cal. On the bow......our boats would handle it I'm sure but not sure......alright I am certain the resulting jail time I could not handle. Jim Gandee, one of our intrepid moderators, has been planning this trip with me for the last three years. We have decided to become avid spear fishermen which hopefully would be some deterrent to 'rascals'. We have discussed weapons but not sure the downside is worth that risk.

              I think one of our greatest challenges is going to be finding crew. We have not really started to map out the trip in great detail but coordinating people on and off the boat as she moves more than 5000 miles is going to require a plan for sure. The admirals are already on record saying they are not going to sign on for the entire voyage. I'm thinking they will join us at the fun places like Belize, Panama Canal, etc. and leave the tough spots for the captains. Anyone interested in a leg?
              Bob and Lulu
              1997 5788 'Starship' MAN 610s
              1996 3988
              1993 3058
              Vida, Oregon

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                #8
                I was thinking aircon meant air conditioning. I guess I was way off!
                Jim Gandee
                1989 3888
                Hino 175's
                Fire Escape
                [email protected]
                Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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                  #9
                  OK Bob, I'll sign up for a leg. But my whiskey ration might shock you...B)
                  Jeff & Tara
                  (And Ginger too)
                  Lake Havasu City, AZ

                  2000 Bayliner 3388
                  "GetAway"
                  Cummins 4bta 250s

                  In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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                    #10
                    I'd love to learn more about your trip as you get it planned... I read an article in one of the magazines about a similar trip and they had a small flotilla that cruised together from so cal to Florida and back.... I will try to find that article..,,

                    ~BJ
                    BJ
                    OMEGA
                    5788

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                      #11
                      "Jeffw" post=819430 wrote:
                      OK Bob, I'll sign up for a leg. But my whiskey ration might shock you...B)
                      . . . . . make that too . . . or 2 . . y'know, two . . (hic)

                      . . . . . how do I get there? . . . . . and, exactly, where is "there"?
                      1998 Avanti 3685 - "Dad's Dream" w 454 Mercs - for sale - Dredge Harbor, NJ
                      Former - "Home Aweigh" 2003 - 2452 Bayliner Cierra Classic Hardtop Cruiser
                      WQQM835 MMSI: 338147209
                      James H. Stradling

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                        #12
                        Here's a link to a couple that did the trip from CA to FL in a single engine 48' trawler 20 years ago. Sounds like quite an adventure but quite doable if you have the time. It took them 7 months and they traveled 5600 miles.

                        http://www.his.com/~vann/KrgStuff/Cal2Fla.htm
                        1998 3587 Bayliner, Port Orchard, WA

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                          #13
                          JeffW and Dadrock33,

                          Don't know yet exactly where 'there' is or how you might get 'there'. I think we are going to need to break the trip up into legs with dates of departure and arrival so folks have something to plan around. By necessity, those legs will need to have built in time cushion on either end and end up at location with airport or transportation from an airport. Flexibility will be a key factor in coordination of crew. There will be weeks that we may lay up the boat to make trips home to work on the 'honey do list'. Basic plan at this point is to leave SoCal about the 1st of November 2018, cruise down the coast eating shrimp and lobster with the requisite margaritas, go through the canal, head for Cuba, go ashore in the cover of night, get some cigars, and bogey for the Caribbean. Trip needs to end before hurricane season on the east coast. Does anyone have any feedback on how long legs should be between crew changes. In other words how long is your leash?
                          Bob and Lulu
                          1997 5788 'Starship' MAN 610s
                          1996 3988
                          1993 3058
                          Vida, Oregon

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                            #14
                            Sounds like a really great trip! We have put our move in the opposite direction fo next summer. SF to the PNW. I will have our boat tucked away by November and be ready for more! Please add me to your crew list!

                            Steve
                            2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
                            12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
                            MV Kia Orana
                            Currently Enjoying the PNW

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                              #15
                              Steve,

                              That sounds like a fun trip! Watch out for those pesky crab traps.
                              Jim Gandee
                              1989 3888
                              Hino 175's
                              Fire Escape
                              [email protected]
                              Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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