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  1. tkeithlu
    Sure, David. I made that switch because of my age and my wife's size and inexperience. I went looking for trawlers and really liked the space relative to a 40' monohull sloop. But then I found big compromises in hull shape, window size, and through-hulls. ICW, yes, open water, no.

    I decided to build my own. It was a bad decision - I should have bought a commercial hull and reworked it. But, it's a Class A, 80 knot on the beam, two seacocks (blackwater and everything else), piped C02 firefighting, discharges except black water above the waterline.

    So, I think trawlers are the way to step down from sailing, but it's tough to find the seaworthiness that you are used to. They are economical - mine does two miles nautical per gallon diesel, 7.5 knots in the direction I want to go, despite an antique engine and weighing 33 tons. We lived in ours for 2 1/2 years, and it's our hurricane refuge, because it has everything, including it's own watermaker.

    Best wishes, --Tim.
  2. jalspau
    Must have conflated me with someone else. I do not have a boat and know nothing of Morehead or Norfolk...
  3. 4everbeachboy
    I am interested in your sail from Morehead to Norfolk. Give me some more details about what your thinking as far as leaving date.
    I'm in Bermuda today though flying back to Fayetteville tonight. I'll be Hope Mills tomorrow. Perhaps we could talk. (954) 579-6837 or I'll call you if you like.

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    Cape Dory MKII 1987 Hull #3
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