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Old 30-01-2010, 20:57   #1
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1966 Chris Craft 57' Commador and 1969 47' CC Commander

How good would these boats be for livaboard and cruising E coast to BVI? The Commador is a steel hull with 8v71's detroits and the commander is fiborglass with 6v53's detroits.
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Old 31-01-2010, 08:23   #2
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I have no issue with a glass hull of that vintage. The Detroits are junk
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The 47 wth the 6.53's will get better fuel economy and not disolve in front of you (Rust). Plenty of room. The 57 was made by Romer after CC bought them. Great for the great lakes where they were built. BVl's? Try the east coast offshore hops for a while. lt is a long way to Tortola and big water.
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My wife and I along with our 3 1/2 yr old daughter, is thinking of living aboard starting out in the Baltimore area. And then at some point heading south, personally the further the better.
I,ve never done any sailing, but I did a few yrs. in the Coast Guard (one yr. of which was on lake Erie at a small boat station). Currently I am also an LTJG in the USNSCC. We both grew up in MN. and I love the water. Part of why I'm looking into power boats rather than sail, is because my wife is a little claustrophobec.
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While eather one would be able to be used as a livabord in a livabord situation bigger is better because you will have more space to get away from each other at times. As far as which type of hull the fibreglass has less maintence but the steel one will take more damage without the worry about sinking. I would love to be able to get eather one of those beautiful old boats they were built back when people took lots of pride in their work. Eather one will be a good home if you plan on spending most of your time sitting in the marina but the larger one would be able to carry more supplys if you plan to go for longer cruses without being in a place that has docks.
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This is what I get to enjoy right now. This was last year, but its almost the same this year right now.
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