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Old 04-22-2015, 06:04 PM   #1
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Looking for a pocket Trawler for sale In The Northeast

Hello, I am looking to buy a 25' pocket trawler in the New Jersey Area!
Please PM me if anyone can help!
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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Thank you!
I have been reading the topics here awhile.
Great source for information.

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Old 04-24-2015, 06:04 AM   #4
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I would like to find a clean Nimble Nomad in the New Jersey Area.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:30 AM   #5
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While the size and range of a good sized "trawler" can allow (1 in 100) offshore passages , the limited fuel of a small boat precludes that option , with out a sail.

In smaller sizes , esp one that can be trailered , there is little requirement for a go slow boat.

Sure 10nmpg is great , but 10-12 hours to go 50nm is less fun .

Some of the smaller IO will still get 3-4nmpg at 20+K so the choice can be made , time or money.

Diesels may have better fuel economy (depending ) but the maint , oil, and parts bill can easily outweigh fuel costs in a season.

With a huge supply of small cruisers , the chance is the layout and utility will be better than a so called "trawler".
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:51 AM   #6
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I am looking at a cape dory 28 this week with a Volvo diesel. I would love to find an outboard trawler.

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That is a very nice boat!
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You might look at the C-Dory 25 or the Rosborough 246. The C-Dory is outboard only, the Rosborough can be had with outboards or sterndrive.
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I realize that the ranger Tug is not an outboard but it is a good looker and equipped well.

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Knowing your approximate budget would help to limit the suggestions. Are you looking for new or used. You have lots of options if your budget is $200K, but not so many if it is $20K.
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Sure 10nmpg is great , but 10-12 hours to go 50nm is less fun .
I guess I'm a very odd duck on the Trawler Forum because I love life at 5-6 knots and 1/2 gph. The journey for me is the best part of owning a trawler!

FVKW, can you provide us with more specifics regarding your preferences? Ranger Tugs, C-Dorys, and even the Retro-Marine line of boats are great choices. I came pretty close to purchasing a Retro 21: Retro
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I guess I'm a very odd duck on the Trawler Forum because I love life at 5-6 knots and 1/2 gph. The journey for me is the best part of owning a trawler!
Not odd at all. It's easy to travel faster and not realize what you're missing. You see and experience so much more at a relaxed pace. Enjoy the journey; the destination will be there whenever you arrive!

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Watching water passing by at six knots seems fast to me. If the small-boat journey isn't a goal, then just fly or drive to the destination.


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It's easy to travel faster and not realize what you're missing. You see and experience so much more at a relaxed pace.
Everybody says that-- at least everybody who has a slow boat-- but it's totally untrue. We have three boats, the slowest having an 8 knot cruise, the fastest having a 30-plus knot cruise. We "see and experience" just as much in the fast boats as in the slow one. Sometimes more because we cover more ground.

This notion that in a fast boat you're hanging on for dear life while the world whizzes by in a blur is rubbish. Most of the really cool things weve seen on or in the water lately have been from the fast boats. We slow down if we want, when we see whatever it is that attracts our attention. That's the great thing about a fast boat; it goes slow, too. Where the only thing a slow boat can do is go even slower.
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I wanted a slow boat!! Life is moving too fast as it is!
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:12 PM   #16
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I wanted a slow boat!! Life is moving too fast as it is!
Some folks want a slow boat and that's great, Mark. The whole point of buying a boat is to get one that does what you want to do with it.

Unfortunately life's not going to slow down because one drives a slow boat. One will simply spend more of what's left of it plodding between Points A and B.

Which in itself can be enjoyable, I guess. But we all only go around once here and some would prefer to see as much as possible of "here" while they have the chance. Which can apply to local or regional travel as much as global travel like what you do in your cruise ships.
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(With cabin stewards, waitresses. bartenders, and chefs, live entertainment, library, and all the other creature comforts.)
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Everybody says that-- at least everybody who has a slow boat-- but it's totally untrue. We have three boats, the slowest having an 8 knot cruise, the fastest having a 30-plus knot cruise. We "see and experience" just as much in the fast boats as in the slow one. Sometimes more because we cover more ground.

This notion that in a fast boat you're hanging on for dear life while the world whizzes by in a blur is rubbish. Most of the really cool things weve seen on or in the water lately have been from the fast boats. We slow down if we want, when we see whatever it is that attracts our attention. That's the great thing about a fast boat; it goes slow, too. Where the only thing a slow boat can do is go even slower.
No, you are absolutely wrong. My current fastest boat does 28 knots. The fastest boat I ever owned would do over 60 knots. I know all about the difference between fast and slow. Traveling up a river, for each mile you travel, you will see more individual things at 7 knots than 60 knots. Furthermore, at 60 knots you focus more on directly what's in your path as nothing has time to get out of your way and hard object can potentially sink your boat.

Speed gives you the ability to cover more distance. Whether you see more or less individual items in the same time period may be debatable. The faster you go, the more things you likely miss per mile.

I care not at all that you have a personal need to travel fast, been there, done that. Stop wasting our time trying to justifing your need as superior to ours, it isn't. Shame you didn't have a better understanding of your needs when you bought your cabin cruier.

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(With cabin stewards, waitresses. bartenders, and chefs, live entertainment, library, and all the other creature comforts.)
Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Lol.
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This notion that in a fast boat you're hanging on for dear life while the world whizzes by in a blur is rubbish..... That's the great thing about a fast boat; it goes slow, too.
Here we are at 17 knots, holding on for dear life. The boat will go faster than this but 17 knots is our cruising speed. (Unless we see something of interest, then we slow down to 8-10 knots and enjoy the scenery.)
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