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Old 01-11-2010, 12:43   #1
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Let's Talk Motorsailers / Pilothouses

I'm looking for ideas.
Here's the parameters:
Motorsailer/pilothouse.
must have inside helm.
Draft less than 5'
Under $50K
What would you buy and why?
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:45   #2
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:48   #3
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However, this one will sail much better as its a yacht with a lid and very nice they are too, just wish we could afford one,

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pete, the moody is very pretty, but beyond budget. The Fisher is on my radar, but few of them here on this side of the pond. The Catfisher has also caught my attention, but again, as common as cow testicles here.
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Oops, sorry mixing pounds and dollars again. Even more disappointing is they hold their value really well no chance of us changing up for a while

There is a LM27 and what about those Coaster 33 things? sorry for the European slant, but you never know you just might find one.

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There is an LM 30 for sale in a local yard, but it doesn't appeal for a couple of reasons:
1. Small cockpit
2. Beyond budget (asking $59K)
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I'd buy this. Plenty of money left over for stuff like, well, engines, new cushions...

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=1313&url=
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The Fisher 30 will have the same problem then. Not sure about the cat fisher, for a cat the hulls are quite narrow, might wobble a bit in big waves.

Should have asked first, why a motor sailer? Is lake Erie that cold and wet?



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I'd buy this. Plenty of money left over for stuff like, well, engines, new cushions...

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=1313&url=
Great googly-moogly, cushions are about #134 on the list! Although, neptune help me, if i lived in New Jersey I'd be all over it.
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My boat was designed and built by the same folks involved with this one and I'm very happy with it. Both the designed and builder are well respected in these parts:
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=76246&url=



Ted Brewer is another respected designer in these parts. I don't know this boat but it sure is cute:
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=21504&url=
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The Fisher 30 will have the same problem then. Not sure about the cat fisher, for a cat the hulls are quite narrow, might wobble a bit in big waves.

Should have asked first, why a motor sailer? Is lake Erie that cold and wet?



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Pete,
Here's the thinking behind this quest
1. Longer sailing season- october is often beautiful, almost balmy MOST of the time, but on the days it isn't, it is downright miserable. Same applied to April and May this year. For example, we were sailing on Oct. 23-24 in our shorts in gentle breezes and calm swells. on Oct 26 it was 6-8 ft swells, weather gear">foul weather gear and bare poles as we hauled our boat out.
2. Wind is another variable-seems like there is either none, or too much.
3. Accomodations, although this varies greatly from model to model, and is always subject to interpretation and opinion.

Anyone have any experience with a Willard Vega Horizon or a Fales Navigator?
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My boat was designed and built by the same folks involved with this one and I'm very happy with it. Both the designed and builder are well respected in these parts:
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=76246&url=



Ted Brewer is another respected designer in these parts. I don't know this boat but it sure is cute:
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=21504&url=
Hum, the Nimble line up of pilothuse boats has been on my radar, but the Kodiak is off the shortlist because of it's rube goldbergian head, hidden under the chart-table.
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Gord, another boat that is sort of on the list, but the larger 32' model. Anybody have any experience with one of these?
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An older Nauticat, like this or similar:

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