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Old 10-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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New (to us) Marine Trader 40 Europa Sedan

Hello,

I've been lurking around this site for a month or so. Now that I've got pictures of the boat, I felt it was time to post on the site. I'm not sure if it's true here, like other forum sites I post on, the rule (guideline) is, without pictures it didn't happen.

We'll, it happened.

This is our ninth boat. Yes, ninth. They've ranged from twelve foot dingys, to twenty-seven foot sailboats; zero horsepower, to three hundred.

This was a boat we couldn't pass up. This boat can do what no other boat we had could do, entertain a big group of friends.

We've had it for about two months now, and now she's laid up for the winter. There is a growing list of winter projects, none that seem too daunting. I hope to gain some knowledge from this site to really make her shine.

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Old 10-31-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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Congrats on your beautiful boat. That's one huge flybridge you've got there. Big enough for lots of friends, I figure.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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Nice looking Europa. We have a 42 Europa that is a near cousin to the MT40. Congrats!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Niiiice, and lots of room to slam-dance
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
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Congratulations! What a beautiful boat. Are you at Sunnyside normally? I hope to see you on the river next year, although I don't have a trawler. .. yet!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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Nice looking boat -- thanks for the pics. Perhaps 9 is the magic number for you, and this will be the one that you settle down with. :-)
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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Very nice. The Europa or sedan layout is certainly great for living or entertaining. Single or twin?
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #8
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I like the FB. It looks nice .. for a FB. Would look better w/o that blue tent over it. The FB looks small compared to the rest of the boat and that's good. I think FlyWright was considering the whole upper deck as the FB. Sure has the opportunity to get way too many people up there. The lines of the FB blend into the rest of the boat nicely too. Looks like you've got a good one.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #9
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I just enclosed mine last winter and changed out the blue weather cloths with black. I really love the nice large flybridge in the summer. Nothing better than sitting up there in the nice warm sun watching the world go by.

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Old 11-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the compliments.

To answer some of the questions people had... She has twin Lehman 120's, plus a diesel genset. We will keep her on the St Croix River in Stillwater, Mn. Our intended use is mainly for day trips and entertaining. I've found most of the systems pretty straight forward. But everything is poorly marked; wiring and plumbing.

Once the days start getting longer, I'll be asking several questions here, but for now I keep adding to the project list.

SomeSailor... I love your boat name!
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:38 AM   #11
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Congrats! We really enjoyed our MT36 for many years and one gale
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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I'm glad to see this post. I have an IP-37 and am 'think' of going over to the trawler world.
I like the Europa style, but I am wondering if we would have any more room in the Mariner 40 or GB 42, etc that we now have in our IP-37? This is our full time liveaboard boat, thence the thought of moving to a trawler 40+.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #13
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Congratulations, very nice looking boat! We love the style & looked at quite a few Europa style boats before we ended up with our pilothouse. We really like the covered walkways especially in the PNW. Randy
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