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Old 10-12-2011, 06:16   #46
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Re: Which Trawler ?

Thanks for the mention of the Defever 41. I'm famailiar with those boats and they would be an ideal boat. I'm just not that excited about the way they are 'chopped-up'. They have all the right pieces, but seems like a realitively small salon/galley/lower helm set up.
It seems like the 42 GB is larger. Maybe just looks that way.
But a very good idea,
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:11   #47
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Re: Which Trawler ?

I talked last night to a proud Defever 41 owner, who showed me some pictures. The galley looked like it had a nice view out the window. He said the flared bow keeps the decks a lot drier than a GB 42. Both have wooden window trim, but he said his had not started to leak/rot yet.
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Old 10-12-2011, 13:04   #48
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Re: Which Trawler ?

The difference in "de-motion" between sail and trawler is elevation. On our 49 DeFever sitting in the PH my head is 13 ft above sea level. We removed our FB which added another 7 or 8 ft (nose bleed elevation). Never been sea sick sailors have felt the worm turn while onboard in aft quarting seas with paravanes deployed because of the difference in elevation. Would advise some form of stablization for extended nearshore cruising, bahamas. I think the mainships have high hp eng or engs., but you can get a KK with lugger (JD) run at 1500 RPM do 5.5 knots burning 1.50 gal /hr. More than your sailbote but a fuel sipper for a powerboat. Most single eng prop shafts are parallel to the water surface and are more efficient than twin eng slanted shafts which helps a lot. I am not real fond of the GBs no flare plumb bow, I've seen them bury instead of riding up and over. Good luck
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