MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

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MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby georgetown913 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:44 pm

This is my new to me 2004, 4260 Commodore.
I bought this on July 29, 2016 and as luck would have it I had to have open heart surgery the next week. So the boat just sat at the marina until I recovered enough to start using and exploring it. We left Chesapeake City, Maryland on November 8, 2016 and went down the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk where we got on the ICW and stopped in Myrtle Beach for the winter. It was my first trip down the ICW and I am so glad we did it. The only regret I have is that I didn't take any videos of the trip down. We will be heading back North to Chesapeake on April 1, 2017.
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Re: MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby rlynch03 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:48 pm

Glad you are doing better... Your trip all the way down the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk and then down to Myrtle Beach sounds like an amazing way to head south for the winter.

While in Myrtle where do you live? On the boat or in a condo? How long did that trip south take you? I suspect you stopped at several marina's on the way down?
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Re: MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby georgetown913 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:55 pm

I have a 2 bedroom golf villa at the Legends Golf Resort and keep the boat at Osprey Marina, which is about 15 minutes from the villa. It took 10 days to make the trip because we took our time and stopped whenever we felt like it. We also had a mechanical problem and lost 3 days waiting for parts. We actually sort of divide the time we spend at the villa and the boat. Generally we spend 2 or 3 nights on the boat and then back to the villa. Anyone that makes the trip and stops in the Myrtle Beach area I highly recommend Osprey Marina. It is protected, quiet and the people are super nice. Nothing fancy about it, but it does have the necessities. We prefer the marinas that are quiet and peaceful and another good one is MobJack Bay on the Chesapeake. Again super nice people and well protected.
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Re: MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby rlynch03 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:26 pm

Seems like a heck of a way to enjoy retirement...(i assume).

Pitched your routine to my wife and she seems to think it sounded great also. We are 5 years or so away from retirement.
2008 - Regal 3760 Commodore
2017 AB 9.5AL Yamaha 15HP-ES - DINK
2003 - Boston Whaler Dauntless 220 - sold
1998 - Regal 2760 - sold
1988 - Baja 226ES - sold
1993 - Wellcraft 18CC - sold

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Re: MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby georgetown913 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:48 am

Your assumption on retirement is correct, I retired in September of 2016. I just wish I had retired sooner. We actually live in Pennsylvania but keep the boat at Chesapeake City, Maryland. I bought the Myrtle Beach villa 16 years ago and rented it out for a while and when we started getting prices on winterizing the boat it turned out to be cheaper to take the boat to Myrtle than to winterize it. So it was actually an easy decision to make. Not only did I save some money I am able to use the boat all winter. We love the Chesapeake Bay area, especially the striped bass fishing, so the plan is to spend April to November on the Chesapeake Bay and November to April in Myrtle Beach.
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Re: MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby nawtical1 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:57 pm

georgetown913 wrote:Your assumption on retirement is correct, I retired in September of 2016. I just wish I had retired sooner. We actually live in Pennsylvania but keep the boat at Chesapeake City, Maryland. I bought the Myrtle Beach villa 16 years ago and rented it out for a while and when we started getting prices on winterizing the boat it turned out to be cheaper to take the boat to Myrtle than to winterize it. So it was actually an easy decision to make. Not only did I save some money I am able to use the boat all winter. We love the Chesapeake Bay area, especially the striped bass fishing, so the plan is to spend April to November on the Chesapeake Bay and November to April in Myrtle Beach.


Happy to hear you are enjoying retirement. I have rarely heard anyone say that they wished they had worked longer. That is key for me because I am making retirement plans and starting to consider at what age I opt out of the rat race.
Do you have an age that defines your "sooner"? Just curious what other boaters are thinking.
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Re: MY NEW TO ME 4260 COMMODORE

Postby rlynch03 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:56 am

georgetown913:
Any updates on your trip south? Are you guys heading North soon?

Love to hear more details of your trip.
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2017 AB 9.5AL Yamaha 15HP-ES - DINK
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1988 - Baja 226ES - sold
1993 - Wellcraft 18CC - sold

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