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Old 16-04-2011, 17:28   #1
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hi im travis... I will be new to the boating scene.. I will be asking a lot of questions in the near future... As i will be in the market for a boat in about 3 weeks. I am in the puget sound area.. And my first question is a bayliner bounty a good boat to live on in the puget sound area... If not what is.. Im interested in a powerboat..
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Old 16-04-2011, 17:44   #2
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Old 16-04-2011, 21:26   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, tjtat.
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Old 17-04-2011, 05:59   #5
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As far as liveaboard, this is only 28' which is not really large. Plenty of cruisers live on boats with a similar amount of room but you have to decide for yourself if you can live in this size boat.

Otherwise what do you plan to do with the boat? Cruising around the bay on an occasional sunny afternoon or cruising to Mexico would require totally different types of boats. The Bayliners are not known as really heavy-duty boats but as long as the engine and the rest of the running gear are in good condition (these are pretty old boats I think so would need a careful survey) then should be OK for putting around. I would not pick this boat for serious cruising or going out on the ocean in anything but a calm day.

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Old 17-04-2011, 06:23   #6
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Welcome Travis, 'very good advice from Skip in the post above.
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You've got a great place to cruise around.
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Welcome Aboard TJ. Ask away...

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Re: New to the Nautical Lifestyle

I have a friend at the marina that has lived aboard an Albin 28 motorsailor for years. A bit snug but she and her Jack Russel do alright. Her boat is ketch rigged but would take a ton of work to get to where it would sail. On the other hand, you might want to take a look at an Albin 28 trawler. At one point they made one with an aft cabin. My friend's motorsailor is an aft cabin.

I'll echo the above comments re: bayliner. I don't really think they are too terribly robust. Try looking on yachtworld.com to see what's available and in your price range.

Good luck, looking for a boat is always great fun. Just take a friend with you when you go to look so the stars in your eyes don't blind you too much.

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