Not so newbie with questions
Greetings "Trawler people".* As has happened many times before, I'm getting the "itch" to experience one of the two happiest days*of my life....again.* This time with doing the big loop in mind.* We have been "sail" boaters for quite a few years, and have cruised down into the Chesepeek and up into the Long Island Sound, with several days running off shore.* Our last boat was a Cherubinni Hunter 33. We have also owned a few 23 foot cuddy cabin boats and been up and down the Trent Severen and the Rideau Canal systems.* So with doing the loop in mind, living on the boat for...at leasts several months at a clip, I'm thinking I need something 32 - 38.* I would go bigger but 1. cant afford one and 2. cant afford the fuel to run a boat that size.* I'm questioning if I can afford to run a 38 footer?? I know running my Chevy 350 powered SeaRay for 4-6 hours a day can eat up quite a bit of $$$.* On the other hand, my Hunter had a 20 horsepower Yanmar Diesel that would push us along at 7 knots all day and seem to only use a mouthfull of fuel.* Wouldn't get as far in a day but it's not about arriving in a short time, it's about enjoying the trip.* Let me finish this allready to long intro by saying I'm looking at older Chris Crafts and with all this in mind, would appreciate some advise from folks who have been down this road.