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Old 01-25-2015, 12:55 AM   #1
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Single Engines and Stabilizers

I started two long threads about two classic questions - stabilizers and single vs twin engines. It's only fair to report back on my decision.

As of today I have an accepted offer on a single engine trawler with active fin stabilizers. So there you go - my vote is well and truly cast.

The boat I've agreed to buy is a Krogen 54 Pilothouse:

1988 Krogen 54' Pilothouse Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

I went up to see the boat in Ketchikan last weekend. I fell in love. I have a survey from 18 months ago that looks good - so I'm hoping not too much has changed since then. Wish me luck.

I'm taking delivery in Ketchikan and intend to bring her down to San Francisco in two trips in the spring. The first will be to the Seattle area and the second down to San Francisco. I'll be asking for a lot of advice from the forum - so thanks in advance!

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Old 01-25-2015, 01:15 AM   #2
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Looks like a winner to me.
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Nice! I think ya did good.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:53 AM   #4
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A beautiful boat.

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I've looked at it many times on YachtWorld.
Hope she is as good as she looks.
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:13 AM   #7
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Richard that is a beautiful looking boat. Congradulations on it.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:13 AM   #8
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Wow, I'm floored -looks like a beaut! Many happy travels ahead for you, sir.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:49 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=Britannia;301652I have a survey from 18 months ago that looks good - so I'm hoping not too much has changed since then. [/QUOTE]

Assuming this Survey was provided by the seller, suggest you tread lightly and get another that is thorough and "yours."
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:31 AM   #10
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Congratulations! Very nice looking boat!

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Single Engines and Stabilizers

Very, very nice. Love that boat.
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Wow. Congratulations Britannia, she looks like a great boat.
Suit up for some good times ahead!
Best of luck completing the sale.
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Welcome to the Krogen family. May you enjoy your life on the boat.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:30 AM   #18
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Wow - thanks for all the nice comments. Much appreciated.

On the survey - yes - what I meant by my comment was that I am hopeful not much will have changed when I do my survey. I wouldn't consider buying it without having my own hull & mechanical surveys and a sea trial.

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:24 AM   #19
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Too Cool!!!

Congratulations!!!

Nice boat!!
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Great boat, I too have looked at her on YW with wanton abandon..

Great fuel economy and lots of space.. Keep us informed how the process goes.

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