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Old 05-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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I loved my Albin 25 as well. The only problem was I didn't fit in it very well, especially the head. Being 6'4 is not for the Albins. They are very nice all around Cruisers.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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I'd concur with the Albin 25....hard to beat at that length. Still, here's a one-off Bolger design for 30 K, Honda outboard, easy to trailer, interesting hull.

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #23
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Healhustler, like the headroom but I suspect the flat bottom would not be much fun in some seas. 30K would get a GREAT A-25. But then again, I am very biased towards the Albin.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #24
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Before I ever had my Albin, I had a Bolger "Tennessee" Power sharpie. 30' camp cruiser powered by 25HP Tohatsu. I built it in my backyard over 2 years and had a ball with it. I sold it to an attorney during my divorce and it was trucked from Boston to the Miami River. Camping accommodations only.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #25
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As much as I like Bolger designs I'll pass on this one. I'm w Keith on this as I think it would be intolerable in any kind of head sea. And quartering would be worse than a completely flat bottom. The latter I'd be inclined to build for myself but not this Retriever.
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I think the Scout 30 qualifies as a trailerable trawler. There was one for sale in the classified section of the forum. There was a Monterey 31 listed there some time back too that came with a trailer.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #27
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The Camano Troll, with flybridge, or the Camano Gnome, without flybridge, are 31 ft. Trawlers that some people consider trailerable. The Troll weighs about 10,000 lb. so you need a good truck and trailer, but it is quite doable with the right set up.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:47 AM   #28
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Ummm. The OP is looking for less than $20k boat.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:34 AM   #29
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A Bayliner or Regal is about $5k to $8K depending on condition and the quality of the trailer.

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Does the Albin 25 have a shower? I know the OP didn't mention a shower as a requirement, but my Admirable's minimum requirement is a hot shower and I don't think the Albin 25 has one.
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Our Albin 25 did not have a shower, the head compartment was not configured for one. We used "Sun Shower" bags and showered on the swim step. I am not sure if other A-25's are equipped with a shower. That was a non issue for us.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #32
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Big Duck is everything you are looking for except for having a Chevy 350 I/O, and weighing in about double what you're looking for.

We are currently at Lake Powell after towing 2000 miles across country. There's plenty of room for 4 adults, a 2 yr old and dog.
Big duck may work for protected waters but I'd hate to cross an angry bar in big duck I'll bet she will submarine in a heartbeat
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:59 AM   #33
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Seems to me that you're pretty closely describing one of the larger C-Dories, except for the flying bridge. I'm acquainted with two very happy owners of C-Dories
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However, C-Dories are not old nor cheap

They're a bit too new on the market for that.
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I think the Scout 30 qualifies as a trailerable trawler. There was one for sale in the classified section of the forum. There was a Monterey 31 listed there some time back too that came with a trailer.
not heard of them, will check em out thanks.
I've been looking at outboard powered grady whites and noticed that if sailed at 5-8mpg they get trawler economy and yet can be opened up to +30knts for a fast run. Got me toying with the idea of buying one.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:21 AM   #36
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That price range for a trawler is going to get you a "project boat" and probably a big project. Figure in a lot of time and money repairing and replacing things.

As for a flybridge on a trailerable boat, that's pretty hard to do because of height restrictions and low bridges. Ranger Tug has a 31' model with a folding flybridge but it's pretty heavy and more than ten times your proposed budget.

It's close to $400K and you would need a $60K truck to tow it. And you would need a place to store it. Your neighbors would frown upon parking it in your driveway.
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Vote for Nimble - we see them all the time up here on the canal, great little boats fort the price. With a 50hp Honda, they can cruise at around 7 or 8 knots burning about 1 or 2 gallons an hour.
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We have a 25 Rosborough. Nova Scotia made (until recently; now in NH). Outboard powered; cruises easily at 16-18 kts. with twin 90's. Usually we go slow; but when it is rough the boat perfroms beter on plane. First made for Nova Scotia PD boats; so very seaworthy. A little pricey tho; unless you find an older one that needs some TLC.
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I think the Scout 30 qualifies as a trailerable trawler. There was one for sale in the classified section of the forum. There was a Monterey 31 listed there some time back too that came with a trailer.
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Is the Scout 30 FG, strip planked or what? As long as it wasn't a wood boat w seams opening up when dry it could qualify as a trailer boat. Would take a dedicated V8 truck to pull it around. Scout for under $20K?
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The price of an outboard is far more than than the price of dropping a new crate engine into an open cockpit. C-Dorys can't be had for less than $40K.
The OP could get a Bayliner Explorer 2670 as they come up for sale once in awhile. I found the following specs from a listing:
1982 - 26' 7" Semi-Displacement Hull; very stable.
8' 5" Beam with a 2' 2" Draft.
Single Volvo Penta 4 cyl. gas engine with a 270 outdrive. Very fuel efficient: 5 litre / hour.
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