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Old 29-10-2011, 09:51   #16
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Re: Which Trawler?

Carl,
I appreciate your thoughts. That is something that I was somewhat concerned with.
Of course in our sailboat, we do seem to motor sail almost anywhere we go, if we are actually going somewhere. We actually sailed all the way from Marathon to Ft Myers Beach last May. That was a first for us.

Our cruising for the past 3-4 years has been from Bradenton to Ft Myers Beach for a few weeks then hop on down to Marathon for a couple of months and then back. We are very concious of weather and usually travel in the most comfortable conditions. Less than 2' seas and 10-15 kts of wind. Of course, when we get out there things tend to change.
Maybe that will be a problem with a 40' trawler, I don't know.
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Old 29-10-2011, 10:40   #17
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I've always been fond of the Krogen 42.
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Old 29-10-2011, 19:42   #18
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Wmiii,

We had a wish list of what we were looking for when we went from sail to trawler. Then we chartered a boat for ten days (from Sarasota to Boca Grand, up to Burnt Store out to Cabbage key, etc. With in the first day we had began revising our wish list into a Do Not Want List. Yes a list of items we did not want. Finally found a 44' Thompson that fit our needs.
No canvas, minimum exterior teak, walk around deck, single screw, shallow draft, galley down, walk around queen, washer/dryer, large water tank, large fuel tanks, etc.

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Old 29-10-2011, 19:54   #19
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I have owned a single engine 2003 Monk 36 since 2008, we are very happy with it. Brought it down to our cruising area (New Orleans to the Keys for now) from Annapolis on the ICW.
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Old 29-10-2011, 20:04   #20
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It's easy to forget how often the sails are up to steady things down. Motor sailing is lovely. Talk to trawler folks on the docks. They understand.

As I mentioned, there are a bunch of ways to deal with the roll issue but I think it should be high on your list when thinking about what trawler you might buy.

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Old 29-10-2011, 20:23   #21
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"There were 3 Carvers, 1 Bayliner, 1 Silverton,"

In my opinion, I would avoid these boats as long term cruisers for a number of reasons. Chuck
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Old 29-10-2011, 20:43   #22
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Don't forget. Every sailboat comes with a roll control system (called mast and sails). Trawlers don't. I looked at a couple of trawlers and went for a ride in a moderate beam sea that wouldn't have needed drink holders on my sailboat. ...
Absolutely. Recreational trawlers don't have stabilizing sails.



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Old 29-10-2011, 21:23   #23
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Mark, I call that a fine looking motorsailer. Does she have a sister at home for the OP?

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Carl, she has too little sail area nor a sailboat-like hull to qualify as a motorsailer. It's a basic motorboat trawler but with small fore and aft sails, built by Seahorse Marine. Two of the six boats of this design built so far have the stabilizing sail rig. Mine is the only one in the Americas.

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Old 30-10-2011, 06:29   #25
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Zeta, Thanks for the idea of the KK 42. I have always liked those, but thought they were out of my price range.

Absolute, Another good idea. We have some friends we met cruising down in Marathon and more recently in Ft Myers Beach that have a Thompson 44 (Lil Mic) and they love it.

I still goes back to the question of how old is too old? Do I really need a 30 year old boat? And what will resale value be in 3-5 years?

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Old 30-10-2011, 07:34   #26
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Hi, William.

Sad to hear you're selling your IP, but that time eventually comes to most of us.

After living on an IP, I suspect that the Mainship won't live up to your expectations as far as fit and finish. If it were I, I'd try to find a well-maintained older model of the Grand Banks, Kady, DeFever, or the like.



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Hi. We live on our 42' Present trawler. Lots of space, twin Perkins 200. We've put 14,000+ miles on her. Three Bahamas trips (2 Abacos, and 1 Exumas). It's a very capable boat but as stated beam seas can be very!!! Uncomfortable. Good weather is a must. But we pick our windows carefully, just crossed the Gulf of Mexico from Carabelle to Cedar Key to Tarpon Springs. Had a little bouncy but very doable trip. I looked at motor sailers as well, but was told they do neither well. Really liked the Schuckers. Older but very sound. Bruce Van Sant had one. But I ramble. We know several people with older (ours is an 86 model) and care, maintenance and upgrading are IMHO very important. Good luck in ur search. We'll be Marathon this winter, hope to see u out there.
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Don't neglect looking at the used Nordhavns. There may be some within your price range.
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Old 30-10-2011, 13:21   #29
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Hey Hud! Great to see you again (in a way). Hope all is well with you. We've been pretty busy and just keep selling those Island Packets.
Yep, just thinking it might be time to change. We have had OPTIMYSTIQUE for over 14 years now.
I sold a 42' Grand Banks to one of my clients a year or so ago and that got me thinking. I'm seeing some interesting listings for Grand Banks, and Kady Krogens. I'm beginning to think something from the 80's might work well for us. If we take care of it, we should be OK.

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Seeing all those hand holds makes me think it was built for "the sea" but is it because of how it rolls?
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