RE: First post
Thanks for the input, My initial interest were the mpg/distance and durability of the engines that most come in. A very good friend just sold his 47' Jefferson PilotHouse that had Leimans that had over 3000 hrs on them and purred like new.
I understand or "so to say" notice that trawlers appear to be heavier so trailering may be a mute point.
My use would be get on it Friday nite and leave either Sunday nite or go to work from there on Monday. Yes unfortunately I have to work,..but I still enjoy what I do, check my biz website LG Services in my sig.
I am just weighing my options, I don't care for slipping, I would rather buy a used F450/550 to use to dry slip at the Marina and pull out and park 200 yards away from the ramp.
Most Marinas around here have courtesy slips that can be rented for as little as 10-15 dollars a nite, which I may not need if I am out on the hook or just too tired and lazy to load back on the trailer and come back the next day.
Back to reasoning, we (wife and I) enjoy being out on the water, in 08 which was our busiest year we spent over $10K on lodging while trailering to different lakes, not including the expense of owning a boat, gas , insurance, food and all the other things, but thats alot of money thats going out that all you have leftover is Kodak moments.
Granted it will always cost to boat, but lodging on it sure seems like a less expensive way to me.