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Old 07-16-2015, 08:51 PM   #21
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I like the Clipper 40. Some are priced down at 300K now. Usually a single plus thrusters both ends, some have twins. I`d like one but its really just a modern update of my boat.
Think about Integrity too, I spotted a 2yo 380 @ $399000, neat boat, and there are others 35ft and up, sub 300K. Of course an older IG is going to be a lot less, and you probably get Ford Lehmans, which is a plus imo.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:55 PM   #22
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Why not dismast the Cat and just power around? Cheap alternative. You already own it. I imagine the cabin is all you want. And the separate berths are great for guests. Yours is over there, they are across the hall. There seems to be two variants, one with a hard shell cabin, and one with isinglass. Which do you have? If you have the hard shell, how about put an isinglass wrap around the back. That way you can try out the trawler concept on the cheap.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:35 PM   #23
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Why not dismast the Cat and just power around? Cheap alternative. You already own it. I imagine the cabin is all you want. And the separate berths are great for guests. Yours is over there, they are across the hall. There seems to be two variants, one with a hard shell cabin, and one with isinglass. Which do you have? If you have the hard shell, how about put an isinglass wrap around the back. That way you can try out the trawler concept on the cheap.

Gotta admit this is my first thought too. By all means, spend your money any way you wish Lord knows we'll all help you do that. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:36 AM   #24
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If you're considering a semi-displacement boat with a bit more speed, this seems to have the options you have mentioned. An aft cabin; which has its +'s and -'s.
Seems to be priced ok, and doesn't have the teak decks to worry about.

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Old 07-17-2015, 03:23 AM   #25
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If you're considering a semi-displacement boat with a bit more speed, this seems to have the options you have mentioned. An aft cabin; which has its +'s and -'s.
Seems to be priced ok, and doesn't have the teak decks to worry about.

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Coincidence:
1.I think that boat is on the marina we just moved to.
2. And, that broker sold me our present boat, 5 years ago.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:32 AM   #26
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Hi,don't forget boats like the Defever 43 and 44 Offshore.
A 43 was our first trawler style boat and was a great vessel.
Twin engine,walk in engine room,island queen master etc.
Very popular for good reasons.A lot of room for the length.
Nice deep forefoot make for a good ride.
Good luck in your search.We're ex stick and rag types too.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #27
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Some good thoughts....although some out of my price range......bricky, not a plumber.😊😊
Hope to sell ours and pocket a few bucks.
Thought about keeping ours but the problem to me with the Seawind is that it is designed for northern waters here in Oz.
A bit cold down here in winter with the open cockpit.
As far as what we would like, would prefer not to have an aft cabin but have a deck to fish from.
Thank for the help.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:53 AM   #28
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:43 PM   #29
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Hi Bricky.
I own a Polaris 35 on Sydney Harbour. Have had her for nearly 8 years. There are usually 2 of us aboard but sometimes the grand-kids and their parents. Plenty of room. When looking for our boat my wife wanted a galley down and a walk around bed. However if stairs are an issue for you then this maybe a deal breaker as there are steps up from the swim platform to board, steps down to the salon, steps down to the galley and steps down to the aft stateroom. For us this adds interest to the boat with multiple areas to relax without the feeling of being on top of each other. Just recently we spent 5 weeks cruising the Pittwater and got off the boat once only. Plenty of storage for provisions and plenty of room to move around. Twin Perkins with 2000hrs bullet proof. If you have any questions will be happy to answer them Pm me if you wish. John
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