Originally Posted by Boredaboard
How far down south could an average person venture with a 40'+/- Carver aft cabin
Hard to pin down what people mean when they say "trawler" -- but any Carver is generally not considered to be one.
OTOH, you can usually run it at slow speeds, extend your range that way. And diesel
versions can extend that a bit further. OTOOH, they tend to have smaller fuel tanks
than "trawlers" and tend to be aimed at a marina-hopping market.
OTOOOH, the hull
shape doesn't always lend itself toward all sea states at slow speeds. But then if you pick your weather
, you could mitigate that at least to a certain extent.
This might be one where, if you like the boat
for the features it offers, you can always just use it the way it works best for you. Which may or may not mean long near-shore or especially off-shore legs... but which you may find perfectly acceptable.
You might check out the sister forum at trawlerforum.com. Lots of discussion there about "what's a trawler?" too. And some Carver owners.