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Old 02-08-2019, 11:16 AM   #1
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How would this work as a pleasure boat?https://www.facebook.com/15638677118...3794694995679/
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It probably would but it sure seemed to be doing a lot of pitching and roiling in those waves.
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That is a work boat. Where do you sleep, cook, eat, S,S and S?


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Old 02-08-2019, 01:30 PM   #4
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It has nice accommodations down below, full galley, stand up shower and sleeps four. Of course more cabin would be added unless you want to fish.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:31 PM   #5
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It probably would but it sure seemed to be doing a lot of pitching and roiling in those waves.
Really? I'll look again.
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Pitching and rolling? There IS a good swell running from what I can see. No waves.
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I love a big cockpit but that is likely overkill and a waste of space IMO.
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Pictures never tell the true story. The waves look small, there is a swell running and the boat is doing some serious pitching. I have been around long enough to know you can’t judge sea state from pictures. I can’t say anything positive or negative based on the little I have seen.
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What are you thinking with the cockpit?
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:20 PM   #10
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I love a big cockpit but that is likely overkill and a waste of space IMO.
Actually I was assuming a conversion to pleasure trawler would be desirable however I neglected to say that, my mistake.
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Could build a seriously spacious salon on her and still have a good sized cockpit for fishing...

Go for it...!!!

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Old 02-08-2019, 03:29 PM   #12
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It probably would but it sure seemed to be doing a lot of pitching and roiling in those waves.
Well as she draws 6' and has about ten feet of freeboard forward I'd say there's about an eight foot swell, either ground swell or a residual sea, can't tell without knowing the bottom. I'm sure most other boats might wiggle around a bit. At least it isn't a floating condo with picture windows all around and umbrellas and Tiki torches. Some day when I'm in the mood I'll explain what makes a good seaboat for those that like that sort of thing.
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I sure love those cats, but as is, she looks pretty heavy. Adding cabin weight could spoil the advantages of the design. A heavy cat is an unhappy boat.
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Mr. 53. Bottom line is what do you want the boat to do? I think any commercial vessel can be used/converted for pleasure use. Any idea of the cost as she floats?
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I sure love those cats, but as is, she looks pretty heavy. Adding cabin weight could spoil the advantages of the design. A heavy cat is an unhappy boat.
She's built to carry tons of fish plus all her fishing gear, heavy is her purpose in life.
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Mr. 53. Bottom line is what do you want the boat to do? I think any commercial vessel can be used/converted for pleasure use. Any idea of the cost as she floats?
I think it's somewhere around 600,000 pounds sterling depending on how it's set up, it's built in the UK. I'm not big on flash and yacht type stuff, a work boat with a decent bunk, somewhere to fix a bite to eat and somewhere to shower is about all I need I'm not too fussy. I like a good seaboat though that can go through a little weather without making your butt pucker. I can't afford it so I'll just stick with my 26 foot boat which is all I need as it's just me and my dog.
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It probably would but it sure seemed to be doing a lot of pitching and roiling in those waves.
Looks like a normal swell in the North Atlantic. I’ll take the weather and the boat.
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Looks like a typical cat....rides like one too.


Just another compromise boat...looks nice...but at nearly $800,000 US.... there are a lot of boats out there to consider.


I still can't decide which way to go after a lot of miles living aboard and cruising.....open water, ICW, blue water, shallow water???? Bigger, smaller, sail, motorsail, power, twins or single, etc ,etc??????.....
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The pilothouse is so far forward you might need a harness to stay in the helm seat, and that's a lot of glass perpendicular to whatever makes it over the bows.

Having said that, if you avoid 'gnarly weather' the boat has a fair bit of acreage topsides for repurposing proposals.
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