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Old 07-31-2019, 02:16 AM   #101
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One of the main questons I would have would be about safety and dangers.
I know many Hawaiian dangers that are not listed on Hawaii charts.
Is that the same along the West Coast?

Any area's we shoud avoid or be careful about?

Any area's that should not be missed?

Appreciate any and all feedback.

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Old 09-02-2019, 08:21 PM   #102
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Hi, hope there are a few of you that will help me decide on my trawler purchase. Sailed many years and now ready for POWER ! Considering a 36 Rough Water Sportfisherman or a Californian 34 trawler. Wife and I love being on the water, just sold our sailboat and anxious to get back out there on the big blue. We are located in Oceanside Ca. and willing to travel the West Coasts for the right boat. Thanking you in advance Steve 760.207-5572 Price rang 29,000 to 50,000

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Old 09-02-2019, 08:24 PM   #103
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Welcome aboard. Good luck with the search.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:46 PM   #104
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Those are two very different type boats, don't you think? You two need to decide what aspects of each are required and which nice to have. The SF is a boat usually equipped with bigger engines to go faster than a trawler type. If you sleep aboard, and get a sportfisher, you are going to be under the windlass and listening to the slap of wavelets on the bow - that ok with you? Sleeping aft means no sportfisher type boat but rather a 7-8 knot trawler - is that ok? Th trawler will likely have more versatile living arrangements allowing for visitor/kids sleeping arrangements. And on and on and on and etc.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:55 PM   #105
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If you see a potential Roughwater, be careful lots of those boats were made with the DD 8.2's. You don't want those. A lot of them have been repowered. Nice boats.
The Californians I have seen advertised have Cat 3208's or Perkins , both solid engines.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:07 PM   #106
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I think he means sport sedan. No aft cabin, but otherwise an Ed Monk roughwater and that is similar to the 34 Californian. Iím a big fan of Monk designs, and we had a Wellcraft 34 California, the less desirable years and it was built like a tank, just a little more squirrelly in the bow as they did not leave in the mold long enough, or so the story goes, and Iím not sure the mold was ever perfectly symmetrical in the first place. Still, great boat and we learned to trust ours quite a bit.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:37 AM   #107
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Thanks for the welcome. I have been boating my entire adult life but recently acquired a Mainship 390. Plan on looping in 2021. never been on a forum , so please have patience ... thanx again..

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