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Old 03-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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1969 Grand Banks or 36 Cape Island

Eyeing a 36 Cape Island located in Houghton Mich 49931 or a 1969 Grandbanks located in Tampa Fl. I am located in Columbia SC 29209. Lastly,

Thoughts, insight, experiences or annadotal need to know thoughts about those vessels? All sought and appreciated.

Anybody familiar or has experience with Marine surveyor(s) located in those areas - wood boat specialist?

Also would like some information and thoughts form the group about associated cost with over-land transport and reliable transportors for these type vessels? How is this calculated?

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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That Cape Island is miles ahead of a Grand Banks IMHO. It is much newer, C Heisler Built, and looks to be in great shape. You also get legendary Cape island seakeeping abilities. These hulls were designed to fish in WINTER wx in the Canadian maritimes.
The GB is just another brand x boat.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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There's been a lot of discussion in different threads about the "challenge" of taking on a woodie that's living in southern waters. Although the photos of the GB seem to show meticulous care, it's is also the highest asking price of any GB32 on YW in the US, majority of which are located in the PNW, whose waters are said to be much "friendlier" to wood boats. Are you ready to continue to put that sort of time and $$ into preserving her?

You"re a new TF member -- are you looking for a first boat? Mind set on a woodie? I have NO experience with them, but I am sure you'll get a lot of good advice from other forum members as you continue shopping.
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You should also look at Woodsongs Boat. It is very turn key.
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Do you have the link to Woodsongs boat?
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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Look in the.classified section for "Fully Restored 1983 Monk 36"

I'd post the link but am on my iPhone and not sure how.
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Do you have the link to Woodsongs boat?
http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...-36-a-6837.htm
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That didn't work for me. Try this one

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Given the choice of the two boats being asked about the Cape Island is far and away the more interesting and aesthetic boat in my opinion. I assume it is wood, which would make it a non-starter for me (along with the GB32). But in terms of its design I would call it no contest as far as which one I preferred.

I'm not a huge fan of GBs but of the lineup the GB32 is my least favorite. It is simply too small to do the kinds of things we want to do with a boat. Plus I don't' care for the sedan design. Europa yes, but not sedan.

The Cape Island is a very intriguing boat and I imagine it would be a lot of fun to use.
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I see the two boats as most different in their displacement and efficiency. I think the Cape Is is very efficient and light whereas the GB is heavy and less efficient. A lot of that being that the Cape Is is a full displacement boat. The GB will be wet but the Cape will have a much less comfortable motion. The Cape has lots of windage. You can make the GB a very low windage boat by removing the FB. The above is off the cuff observations and opinions of others and myself.

If somebody staked me to a fuel credit card I'd opt for the GB .. otherwise the Cape Is.

If one were to learn a lot about the construction of both that alone could recommend one boat or the other. I hear wonderful things about wood GBs and the Cape could be a much lesser boat built from much less desirable woods and fastened w lesser fasteners. The specific builder probably tells a lot about a specific Cape Is.
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