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Old 04-29-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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I'm debating the transition from sail to power, and in the market for a low price Grand Banks or similar. So I hope to learn from the forums what to look out for. Any advice would be welcomed.

Glad to be aboard.

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Old 04-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard! You've come to the right place. Go to the advanced search and type in Grand Banks for starters.
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What size GB are you considering?
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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Specs for ideal GB

32 - 36 LOA
Diesel power preferably twin Ford Lehmans
Good but not perfect condition
$30 - 35k
RFG hull a plus

Lying SoCal if possible

Well, I can dream, can't I?

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. I thought the first time I saw a Grand Banks 36 up close that this was one great looking trawler. Later had a chance to go aboard one and found out my 6'3" height was not a ideal match for these beautiful boats. The 42 Grand Banks however had all the vertical clearance I needed so the old saying "the boat will pick you" has some truth to it. After spending three days looking over a GB42 I ended up buying the Krogen Manatee 36 so keep your options open and good luck finding your dream and keep us updated.
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:05 AM   #7
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I'm debating the transition from sail to power, and in the market for a low price Grand Banks or similar. So I hope to learn from the forums what to look out for. Any advice would be welcomed.

Glad to be aboard.

Harry
It would help us respond if you'd share where you are and what your intended use for the boat is. ICW? Coastal? Caribbean? Rivers? Day trips? Weekends? Weeks? Months? A few miles? Long cruises? You only? You, wife and six children plus two dogs and a hamster?

What is important to you? Ride? Comfort? Fuel cost? Speed?

Grand Banks are good boats, but no one can say if they're right for you without knowing more.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:51 PM   #8
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Take a look at the 36 Kadey Krogen Manatee! You will be amazed with the interior space, storage and usable outside space. We carry an 11.5 foot inflatable and a 14 foot tandem kayak.
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Charter first. Then buy.
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