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Old 02-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #21
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:31 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Scout View Post
When we were looking for our new boat, we had it narrowed down to the Camano, a Nordic Tug 32, and a GB32. All great boats, so the decision came down to a couple of personal any major purpose. We choose the GB32 because of its walk around decks and the fact that it had a fly bridge. We really liked the extra speed of the Camano but at our age the idea of narrow side decks made the better half cast a veto.
The side decks are indeed narrow but there's a full length handhold along the top so as long as you hold on with one hand the narrowness shouldn't be a problem. My wife has never said anything about it.

If it were ever necessary to get to the foredeck in rough seas, I would use the hatch in the berth rather than the side decks.

The Camano is certainly at the small end of the scale as far as trawlers go so the question is; Is it big enough for your intended use? For some, the answer is "yes", for others, it might be "no".

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by SeaHorse II View Post
I, also, like the smallest boat (diesel powered) that I can get all the bells and whistles with but I'm not going to try and paint (compare) it as being comparable to other larger, more expensive vessels.

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