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Old 31-08-2016, 09:36   #121
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Re: Sailboat or trawler?

I will check that jimnche thanks

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Old 31-08-2016, 09:46   #122
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There is a 2001 Seahorse Diesel Duck 44" for sale at Boats.com. While it is above your budget at $135,000 it is a true trawler, it is steel construction,has large fuel tanks, two staterooms and is bulletproof. Unless there are serious problems it is a real bargain.
For that price might look into an MFV conversion: English trawlers converted to sailing vessels. Some are real nice with full pilothouse, open fore decks, and tons of room below. Built for really rough conditions at sea. A lot are wooden but some are steel, and some are sheathed in glass. Plus most of those MFV hulls were built with deep keels.
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Old 31-08-2016, 09:55   #123
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2001 Seahorse Diesel Duck undefined, Lake Ontario New York - boats.com

wow that is nice
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Old 31-08-2016, 09:57   #124
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Why so cheap? Is she damaged?
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Why so cheap? Is she damaged?

I don't quite understand the model year thing. Listing says 2001, but then it also says built during the 70's fuel crisis. 40-45-ish years old?


Not a particularly expansive interior? Berth layout unpopular?

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Old 31-08-2016, 10:35   #126
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I don't quite understand the model year thing. Listing says 2001, but then it also says built during the 70's fuel crisis. 40-45-ish years old?


Not a particularly expansive interior? Berth layout unpopular?

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Yeah exactly year isn't clear. I saw the berth thing too. I hate the bunk beds. Small hours. I wonder if the ngins seized. I wonder about a lot of things. Too good a dream for a DD @ $
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Yeah exactly year isn't clear. I saw the berth thing too. I hate the bunk beds. Small hours. I wonder if the ngins seized. I wonder about a lot of things. Too good a dream for a DD @ $

Berths could maybe be modified.

I think engine hours were in the high 1800s... didn't seem off-putting...

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Small hours. The berths, because of the steel, would be a challenge
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The berths, because of the steel, would be a challenge

I'd have thought interior "furniture" would still be wooden joinery? "Double berths" not too hard to replace with a single larger berth? Didn't look closely at the listing, and I've not seen the inside of a DD...

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Old 31-08-2016, 21:46   #130
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Hard to tell that cabin. You'd have to check and see. Would be nice to put in a Pulman or something and make it a real guest qtr. Must be needing lots of replacements -- hoses, wiring etc. who knows.
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I don't quite understand the model year thing. Listing says 2001, but then it also says built during the 70's fuel crisis. 40-45-ish years old?


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The Diesel Duck was designed only in 1994, so that boat cannot have been made in the '70's.

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2001 would be the right build year.

That boat is one of the worst presented boats for sale I have ever seen, and I would bet that this is why it's been unsold on the market for such a long time. The price has been dropped from the mid-200's. Could be a great bargain for someone if it's basically sound (need a good survey). Needs a complete cosmetic makeover, new electronics, etc.

I love these boats. Narrow beam, easily driven hull, modest windage -- very different from most other power yachts of this size. I think they carry a lot of ballast in the deep (for a power boat) keel, so might be more stable than you would expect.

I am skeptical about the sailing rig, but I don't have any specific knowledge about how well they work. Notice that the sailing rig on the boat for sale has never been used!
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Motorsailers: The worst of both worlds, they stink as a sailboat and stink as a powerboat.

The sales numbers confirm my statement.
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Motorsailers: The worst of both worlds, they stink as a sailboat and stink as a powerboat.

The sales numbers confirm my statement.
Are you referencing the Diesel duck? Seems pretty economical as just a trawler at 5-6mpg with 1500+gal tankage. Some "sailors " so little better than that average.

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Are you referencing the Diesel duck? Seems pretty economical as just a trawler at 5-6mpg with 1500+gal tankage. Some "sailors " so little better than that average.

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Our 54ft non-duck manages 6-6.5 knots in calm seas averaging just one gallon of diesel per hour. That's 7mpg.

Like I wrote, motorsailers stink at both.
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The sail on the Diesel Duck is not meant as a primary propulsion. It uses are a are to provide stabilization when under way, add a little efficiency to the engine under way, and as a "get home" device should the engine fail.
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