ksanders wrote:akboater wrote:
I made that switch, (Symbol 51 to Seahorse 52). For whatever its worth, neither one is all that comfortable running abeam.* My family owned 80's vintage Hatterases, and I was in awe of the LRC's, but I would be very apprehensive about the age. Any 30 YO boat is going to be a handful to keep working especially in our neck of the woods. I am in Whittier also (M-4, Cliffside),* Are you aware that SALSA is available in Seward at a price that is hard to believe. You could have a 60 Hatteras...., and the fuel bill...
*Mike, nice to hear from someone else in Whittier.
I saw the Ad for Salsa on CL a couple of weeks ago. I haven't been on her but if she's in good shape thats allot of boat for the buck!
Amongst others issues a*realistic problem with her is that while I could buy her, I really don't have the resources to maintain a 60' hatteras with twin 1200 hp engines. I can't imagine the bill to re-build a 1200 HP engine.
The switch to a trawler is going to involve a switch in harbors as well. We've been in Whittier for a long time, but we'll never get a slip there for a 40'+ boat. (it took me 6 years to ger a 28' slip). I could buy a slip at cliffside for 130K but that won't leave much to buy a boat with.
Seward is the only alternative for us. I'm only a couple of years out for a 50' slip, and the harbormaster told me that transient space is not a problem.
Our favorite areas are the south sound. We love the south passages and McLeod harbor on Montague. We*rarely even stop in the north sound except to drop the shrimp pots.
*I spent a number of years in Seward. Nice but seems small* unless you head across. And I agree on the south passages of PWS!*
FWIW, I got an email from the* broker on Salsa, now asking 180.