Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction
Wow you must be retired! I have 3-years. Did you have a problem getting a slip in Seward?
I'm not retred yet but I only work part time (sloper). I have to get the boat paid off first.
I had the shipyard do the refit. I spent a week on the boat last November when I signed off on the new engines.
The wait list for a 50' slip is 2-3 years in Seward. Its a lifetime in whittier. You can also buy a 50' slip at Cliffside in Whittier for around $125K, but at least for me that would have been a show stopper.
When looking at boats, we considered everything from 40' and up, and up to $350K. I wanted a trawler, the admrial wanted something a little less dark on the inside than a old trawler, and she wanted the option of higher speeds. We settled on the 4788 Bayliner or 490 Meridian (same exact boat).
Then it was just finding the best bang for the buck. The repo was just that. It allowed us to get a pretty much brand new boat for around the same price as units with 1000-1500 hours on them.
This way I KNOW my engines are good. and I know the complete maintenance history.