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#572220 - 03/02/19 12:10 PM The end of an ERA  
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Pier Pressure is no longer in the Family Boating fleet. frown
Due to my parents advancing years and busy schedule they were not using her, my schedule (and the Kids getting older) got to where I couldn't take time off in the summer to get to Lake Powell for a week at a time, and my sisters were not using her, so we had her pulled in October of 2016,and put on the market.
We understand that as of this morning she is now on her way back to her old stomping grounds of the Southern California coastal waters for new adventures.
While she wasn't in perfect shape as a 30 year old boat (hell who really is at 30?) the new owners got a really good deal and should enjoy years of use, just as we did.
If you see her in the San Diego area ( hopefully under a new name) stop and let the new owners know she was enjoyed and made many memories and a very cohesive family life for us.
Ran down to see her one last time a week ago and to install new batteries in bank one.
My last view of her before driving home.
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She'll be missed, but it's good to know she'll be back on the water and giving joy to a new family.


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#572221 - 03/02/19 03:05 PM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Justification]  
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Justi, I can imagine you and your siblings had some strong, but mixed, emotions when Pier Pressure went away.

I'm sure you've heard that old line about the two happiest days in a boater's life, but I've never enjoyed the day a boat I owned went away.

When I traded in my 20' open bow boat on my first 330 Sundancer I was sad on one hand but tickled on the other because of the boat I was getting. That 330 was totaled by a BUI boater and I was very sad when it went away. I replaced it with another 330 Sundancer and was sad again when she was loaded on the trailer for her trip back to the Detroit area.

I'm going to be VERY sad when we eventually sell Beachcomber. This has been one helluva boat and we've had a lot of fun on her.


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#572223 - 03/02/19 08:47 PM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Justification]  
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Congrats on the sale. Sure it was hard to come to the decision.


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#572227 - 03/03/19 11:41 PM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Justification]  
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If I was smart I shoulda sold 3 boats and bought her...


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#572228 - 03/04/19 01:09 AM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Justification]  
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There is life after boating......


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#572229 - 03/04/19 02:00 AM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Justification]  
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Justy, at least you did enjoy an era. Except for my wife none of my family was into boating.

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#572230 - 03/04/19 03:03 AM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Justification]  
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I remember the not-so-old days when us, a few of our friends and their wifes (if any) would all vacation together at Tahoe, Yellowstone, Flaming Gorge or Lake Powell, and we always figured out how to take all our motorcycles and at least one boat along with. It was the perfect storm, we got our RVing, boating and cycling Jones's taken care of in one fell swoop. Wasn't much different the first 3 summers after we bought the SkipperLiner, we lived on a houseboat, or the big 5th wheel depending on the weather, and I drove my Goldwing to work and back from the harbor every day, weather permitting. We ARE going to get those days back, and soon if I have my way.

There may be life after boating, but we used to have a life DURING boating-- I ain't givin' up yet! laugh


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#572231 - 03/04/19 11:08 AM Re: The end of an ERA [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Originally Posted by Parrott_head
There is life after boating......

I'm sure there will be, but we're just not willing to let that time be just yet.
We still have the Mastercraft, and while I'm not skiing as much as I'd like, or even using the boat as much as we'd like, our plans for our retirement property include building a Barn/Shop with a special place to keep her available for use
My oldest sister has one share in a houseboat with two other partners, one of whom is my BILs nephew who owns two of the remaining 4 shares. They have an open invitation for us to go spend time with them on any of the multiple weeks per month they have access to the boat.
For now we plan on going back to the style of boating we did when we bought our first boat, which was often an afternoon on the lake after work for dinner and cruising, or taking friends along for skiing and drinks.
We may eventually get back to a bigger boat where we can live aboard as a couple a few weeks a year (or maybe more cool) but who really knows. One of the couples we met at Lake Powell was an older couple (since passed) who would live aboard a 35ish foot houseboat for the summers who had actually worked on building the dam and had stories about camping and exploring the area before the lake was finished.


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