The short version of this story is that the Admiral loves her PWC. It doesn't matter what boat we get for living aboard, the PWC MUST
come with us.
Thus my dilemma...
This brings up so many questions in my mind, I don't even know where to begin. I'm thinking about a 44' or 49' DeFever. Weight of PWC is 800 lbs.
The real issue is that we're also going to have to have a dinghy as well (can't very well go into town for dinner on a jet ski or go shopping and keep dry, etc.)
Does anybody carry a PWC with them on their trawler?
I've gone through as many threads as I could find on this topic, and have seen one or two posts, but nothing that really sheds light on this.
am I going to do this?
I've thought about rigging a RIB flat against the back of the transom, and hoisting the PWC up to the aft deck, but then that would create a problem of having to deal with the outboard motor for the RIB each time we wanted to launch/recover it.
I could probably put the two of them side-by-side on the aft deck (10' x 4' for PWC), but I'm concerned that would create a CoG/CoB issue having 800 lbs off to one side of the boat, and that high above the waterline.
Can't get rid of either the Admiral or the PWC.... any ideas?