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Old 06-17-2019, 10:19 PM   #21
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The 42 Californian LRC are fine boats. They are built well and appear to have aged well. The 42 is roomy and easy to work on.

The 42 Californian would be easier to dock then the 32 or 38 Bayliner. With their wide side decks, line handling will be easier. The Californian will be heavier with more keel so wind will not blow you around. With standard propeller location, unlike the tunnel hull Bayliners, handling with just the shifters will have you docking like a pro in months versus years for the Bayliners.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:34 PM   #22
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We looked at some 42 Californians and almost bought one until we decided that we didn’t like to have to go outside of the enclosure to get up and down from the flybridge. Maybe not a deal breaker for others but it was for us. We really liked the boat otherwise.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:37 AM   #23
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1983 Californian 42' LRC. A bit big for me, wife loves this boat, its in really good shape but on the tip top of our price range at 80k. We have looked at others just like this for 1/2 the price, but need twice the work. This boat is the wifes #1 but she also thinks its just too big for our first big boat.
The less expensive "˝ price" models would more likely be 4x (or more) work. If you buy cheap, you'll have to work on it lots.

42 isn't a huge amount of boat after the first 3 weeks or so. If you intend to spend lots of time aboard, the extra space will gradually become more and more welcome. And the actual size will gradually "shrink to fit" your mindset.

I expect it may be easier to dock in many situation than your 25' SeaRay.

What engines?

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:28 AM   #24
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I concur with the above advice to not worry too much about the 42' size...

That bit if intimidation factor will fade very quickly, whereas the thoughts of "damn... shoulda bought the more spacious boat" will run through your head every time you are onboard and lasts forever... or until you get rid of it for the bigger boat.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:42 AM   #25
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The 42 Californian LRC are fine boats. They are built well and appear to have aged well. The 42 is roomy and easy to work on.

The 42 Californian would be easier to dock then the 32 or 38 Bayliner. With their wide side decks, line handling will be easier. The Californian will be heavier with more keel so wind will not blow you around. With standard propeller location, unlike the tunnel hull Bayliners, handling with just the shifters will have you docking like a pro in months versus years for the Bayliners.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:37 PM   #26
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The less expensive "˝ price" models would more likely be 4x (or more) work. If you buy cheap, you'll have to work on it lots.

42 isn't a huge amount of boat after the first 3 weeks or so. If you intend to spend lots of time aboard, the extra space will gradually become more and more welcome. And the actual size will gradually "shrink to fit" your mindset.

I expect it may be easier to dock in many situation than your 25' SeaRay.

What engines?

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Old 07-11-2019, 01:07 PM   #27
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The less expensive "˝ price" models would more likely be 4x (or more) work. If you buy cheap, you'll have to work on it lots.

42 isn't a huge amount of boat after the first 3 weeks or so. If you intend to spend lots of time aboard, the extra space will gradually become more and more welcome. And the actual size will gradually "shrink to fit" your mindset.

I expect it may be easier to dock in many situation than your 25' SeaRay.

What engines?

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The problem is a place to put a boat over 40' in Everett. The wait list is two years for a slip. We are on it now for a 40' slip.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:16 PM   #28
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The problem is a place to put a boat over 40' in Everett. The wait list is two years for a slip. We are on it now for a 40' slip.

Do you live within and pay taxes to the port district? If so the wait may not be so long.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:54 PM   #29
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Do you live within and pay taxes to the port district? If so the wait may not be so long.
Nope, we live in Lake Stevens, but each work in Everett.
But please explain, we may have a work around to get on the short list?

Most likely we will end up buying something that's for sale in Everett. Were a solid 4 months into "looking" and have not made much ground on what we each like.

I'm not saying anything is off the list, but Bayliners are at the bottom. Most that we have looked at 4 months ago are all fair boats, at what I would consider fair prices, but are still for sale. I want a boat that will sell when I put it up for sale in a few years.

Currently interested in OA Tri-cabin that will be for sale next spring.
And we like the CHB Europa style/ Grand Banks Classic or a sport fisher of some sort. We also ran across a Mickleson that looks like it would fit the bill, but I dislike the engines it has (8.2 Detroit's).

(yep still all over the place, but having fun)
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:05 PM   #30
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Were a solid 4 months into "looking" and have not made much ground on what we each like.
Only 4 months into looking? It took us 3.5 years to find our boat and we knew the entire time as to exactly what we were looking for.
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Ya, we don't know what we are looking for is the problem.
But its not a bad problem to have..
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[QUOTE=RonR;784810]Nope, we live in Lake Stevens, but each work in Everett.
But please explain, we may have a work around to get on the short list?

When we were looking for moorage recently we found that most marinas owned by a port district gave preference to applicants who lived within their port district. Such applicants would be placed on the waiting list ahead of those who did not live within the port district.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:23 PM   #33
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When we were looking for moorage recently we found that most marinas owned by a port district gave preference to applicants who lived within their port district. Such applicants would be placed on the waiting list ahead of those who did not live within the port district.[/QUOTE]

Ok, so it is time to move then.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:44 AM   #34
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Thank you everyone, we ended up buying an Egg Harbor. Wife and I each made compromises. I got a boat, she got something with a lot of windows and open space.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:56 AM   #35
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Congrats on your new boat. We need photos...
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:11 AM   #36
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:55 PM   #37
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Congratulations on the new boat!

Very classic lines and a very fine looking vessel!

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Old 08-11-2019, 02:41 PM   #38
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A fine looking boat. And Congrats. Looks like you will have some fun.

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It has beautiful lines.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:57 PM   #40
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I should re-word it, we are in the process of buying, survey is on the 5th of September. I think it will be just fine, but there is a reason you hire a pro!
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