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Old 09-24-2016, 07:58 PM   #21
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Phil, I get to Everett about once a month on business and am usually there 3 or 4 days. Any time you need a crew member for a day trip, I will gladly volunteer. If you get to Fla. when you winter down south you can return the favor. Hey, I am willing to make such a great sacrifice for a fellow TF member. LOL
Wow. Hate that cross country flight or flights.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:08 PM   #22
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:51 AM   #23
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My .02 cents worth would be to go do some training on a larger boat,something around 35 to 45 feet,especially if you think you might do some liveaboard for a bit.
Boats tend to shrink once you abilities progress,buying a too small boat is a common issue if you get the bug.
Training or chartering will get your bad habits under control quickly at minimal cost.We started with a 25 footer which we grew out of in a couple of months,then to a 34 foot twin screw which in hindsight was a better place to start for us,then to a Defever 44 which was a fantastic boat in which we went all sorts of places,it had enough fuel/water,twins,genny,seagoing ability and living room to live on full time in comfort.
We've now gone the whole hog to a Cheoy Lee 66 LRC which we live on pretty much full time,it possibly too much boat,but what the heck,life is short and she's very easy for two of use to manage,easier than I would have thought before we got her.
As far as boat choices go,production boat are usually easier to resell,and they mostly have know faults.Boat to look at in the slow comfy cruiser range would be the Grand Banks 32 ,36 and 42.Defever 43 and 44 etc.It all depends on how rich and famous you are.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:32 PM   #24
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Your trawler looks like a newer version of my Rawson Trawler, a Monk design built on the west coast. The salon and galley are the same. Mine us a 32 foot.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:45 PM   #25
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard to the 2 "newbies".
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Old 11-06-2016, 01:19 PM   #26
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Phil, I get to Everett about once a month on business and am usually there 3 or 4 days. Any time you need a crew member for a day trip, I will gladly volunteer. If you get to Fla. when you winter down south you can return the favor. Hey, I am willing to make such a great sacrifice for a fellow TF member. LOL
I appreciate the offer. We will be back on the boat mid January to first of march, and back for the summer mid june. I will send you a personal message when we are back.

We will not make it to Florida this year.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:16 PM   #27
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May I mention Tollycraft classic boats - to ya.

Many sizes and layouts; all built to last. If PO[s] took care of her she'll give you years of pleasure. Price is right on most and depreciation has long ago gone Bye, Bye... so, value paid holds up pretty well to sale value in the future, that is long as you keep her up well too!

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Many of the 40' and below are gas, some converted to diesel.
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