@Liltttzr -- I don't know what mile I'd be at, how do I find out? I don't have a slip yet, but it would be near Pittsburgh. Slips are running out quickly around me, so I have to time getting the boat and getting the slip. I can't get a boat without having a place to dock
her, and I can't get a slip without having a boat!
@zeta - yeah, I've seen a lot of nice trawlers too on yachtworld. None nearby however
. I went to a boat show
and saw a lot of great trawlers and tugs -- all 3x my budget
, but really great boats, incredibly roomy, and oceanworthy. They were selling new Ranger
Tugs and Cutwater "pocket yachts" as they call them. The Ranger Tugs looked really nice. A little cozier, but they're priced very well for a brand new boat.
However, I'm trying to figure out if I can live in that sorta space. Turning the space into a rectangle, the ranger tug was in the 160 sq ft range maybe (8ft beam and maybe 20ft of cabin
and stateroom etc), the 310 is maybe 175 sq ft (11ft beam and 16ft'ish of space...?). this 1998 Silverton I've been checking out is about 240 sq ft space (12ft beam and 20ft of space). This of course is assuming that I can somehow mold
the boat shape into a rectangle... these are just approximations.
I'd consider spending a little more if I knew I was going to live aboard for a very long time, but at this point, I just want to try and in case I don't like it it won't be much of a financial headache to move on. Of course if I love it, I'm definitely getting a larger trawler