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Old 30-09-2014, 01:32   #1
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Advise needed

Considering purchasing:

1964 48' Grenfell Pilothouse Motoryacht with a single Deutz 325hp in it
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47' Chris Craft Flush Deck with twin Detroit 8V53

and I can't find anything about these was wondering if anyone knew anything about the boats or engines and could help me out.
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Old 30-09-2014, 18:26   #2
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Re: Advise needed

I like the look of the older boats or the boats with a lot of wood on the interior etc., really like the older real yacht feel and looks and so does my wife. If you think these are not good choices do you have some suggestions? Looking for a roomy live aboard, that we can fish off of and is a economical cruiser that doesn't break the bank.

We have looked at many boats and seems everyone has a vastly differet opinion on the right boat based on the criteria above.

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Re: Advise needed

I assume these are wood hull boats. Unless you know a lot about wood boats or they have been really cared for, they are going to break the bank.

If you do the maintenance yourself you'll save some money but time for fishing and such will be limited.

Get an old Taiwan trawler, but make sure the deck around the cabin is in good shape (dry).
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