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Old 08-07-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
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trailerable trawler

Looking for up to 8 ft. 6 in. wide displacement power boat in a good shape outfitted for cruising, capable of sleeping 3, or more, in min. 2 cabins, ideally with a trailer. Slow is OK.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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Two cabins and sleeps 3+? Not going to find that in a trailerable boat. Your choices are a Rosborough 246, a Ranger Tug 27 both of which could theoretically sleep 4 but not in two separate cabins, the Atlas Acadia 25, and a few other small downeasters.



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Albin 27 with the aft cabin? There is one for sale around here for 12K. (Florida Treasure Coast Craigslist).
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Thanks, djmarchand, maybe I should have said "two separable sleeping areas - for instance V berth and convertible dinette next to the wheel". Could be something "experimental", quality amateur or custom built, efficient catamaran? I do not need financing, insurance .....For a production boat, Albin 25 is probably so far the closest, but something of more nautical like appearance would be preferable ....I am not into expensive wake-making. Maybe, there is a better name and another forum for a boat of that kind?

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Your legal road width restricts you going much longer than 25 to 26 feet in a production boat in most cases. Of course the Roseborugh boats are the standard consideration if you can find one. You can always do some custom work inside for a second berth, even extending the aft bulkhead, loosing some cockpit area though.
You say something custom. There are some nice Devlin hulls that's been built and the mid range ones can be towed. Maybe contact Devlin and see if they have something that's not listed on their site or know of a current owner that's putting their boat up for sale but not listing it on the open market. Being up in Maine maybe ask Atlantic Boat company or even Brooklin Shipyard if they know of any pleasure boat hulls that's been converted from a lobster boat.


https://www.devlinboat.com/wordpress...urf-scoter-26/


This boat is a bit larger. But something along the lines of this can be done with a full sleeper dinette..
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Checkout the Seapiper 35.

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Checkout the Seapiper 35.

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You need an 18 wheeler to tow that one.
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You need an 18 wheeler to tow that one.
Not really but maybe something like a Ford F-350.
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There are so many quality boats in the trailerable range outboards or IO I wonder why a "trawler " style is first choice.

The decades of mass production of the smaller boats insures good living areas and good performance.

Large cockpits abound , the usual only thing lacking is a fixed pilot house.

This is a questionable problem as usually when the weather gets bad 25 fters stay in place.

Few crank on the Victory at Sea "Dance of the North Atlantic" and press on, that a 65 fter might contemplate.


Our choice for an inshore boat was http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...dor-37775.html.


With a full weather enclosure for the cockpit it becomes a reasonable 3 season boat , with a small portable propane heater for the shoulder seasons.


$5,000 on a trailer ready to go.


In many states a tow (non commercial) can not be over 55ft bumper to bumper.
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FF, Guru, could you please list some of them many quality boats, you mention, which provide:
1) accommodation for 3 in two separable areas
2) beam under 8.5'
3) slow displacement hull - excellent fuel economy (no wake)
Thank you, and what is the proper term/name for a boat of that kind?.

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https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...613439327.html
https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/...664358402.html
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Thanks for the links.
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"slow displacement hull - excellent fuel economy (no wake)"

At the Sq RY of the LWL , most boats will produce a very small wake.

On a 25 ft water line that's 5K or about 6 mph statute.

This is idle for most IO and very low RPM for most outboards.

The small boats do fine on fuel burn at higher , plaining speeds , so they are usually capable of 20-25K cruise if desired.

Ours is an Regal Ambassador, Volvo (Chevrolet V8 ) with SS duo prop.

2 can sleep in a private ventilated bunk aft , and the dining table drops to hold 2 more.

All are similar so photos of other boats listed will give you the idea.
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FF - I agree. Our Regal 2765 is almost 30 LOA and gets over 3 mpg at 8 knots. I've cruised it long distances on the Mississippi and Lake Superior, and on the trailer it's gone from Missouri to Michigan to Canada. Yes at a 20 knot cruise economy drops to about 1.2 mpg, but at least you can if you want to.

BTW it's currently for sale on Yachtworld.
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We're 28 x 8 and draw 24". We've had 4 adults, 2 kids and a dog aboard for a week, never using a marina - anchoring every night and having enough food/water and supplies aboard for the entire trip. Range is about 300 miles.

She has all the comforts of home including full galley, generator, a/c, hot water shower, even a freezer on the aft deck.

She can be driven from the comforts below or from her flybridge. She's wake proof and unsinkable.

We tow her with an old Ford van (2005) and use her on the road as a camper - for trips as far as 2,000 from home.

But she's not a trawler - she's a houseboat.
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Hasnt anyone thought of Ranger Tugs 25, 27, 29,31ft? Built as trailerables. Some have 81/2 foot beams largest have 10 ft beams. 27 comes as outboard(200hp Yamaha) or inboard Volvo Penta.
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Your legal road width restricts you going much longer than 25 to 26 feet in a production boat in most cases. Of course the Roseborugh boats are the standard consideration if you can find one. You can always do some custom work inside for a second berth, even extending the aft bulkhead, loosing some cockpit area though.
You say something custom. There are some nice Devlin hulls that's been built and the mid range ones can be towed. Maybe contact Devlin and see if they have something that's not listed on their site or know of a current owner that's putting their boat up for sale but not listing it on the open market. Being up in Maine maybe ask Atlantic Boat company or even Brooklin Shipyard if they know of any pleasure boat hulls that's been converted from a lobster boat.
https://www.devlinboat.com/wordpress...urf-scoter-26/
This boat is a bit larger. But something along the lines of this can be done with a full sleeper dinette..

You may be incorrect on the length restriction. I personally own a 28' cabin cruiser on a trailer. As an example of length restriction, what about Bighorn 5th wheels at 40'? Anyhow, the Great Harbor TT 35 is something to look at. Unfortunately I don't currently see a used one. If you do, please let me know.
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SIZE LIMITS - UNITED STATES

RULES OF THE ROAD - SIZE LIMITS State Height Width Trailer Length Motorhome Length 2-vehicle Combined Length Triple Towing Allowed Alabama 13' 8' 40' 45' 65'
Alaska 14' 8' 40' 45' 75' • Arizona 13' 8'(16) 40' 45' 65' • (43) Arkansas 13' 8' 43' 45' 65' • California 14' 8' 40 45'(27) 65'
Colorado 13' 8' NS 45' 75'(27)(27)(42) Connecticut 13' 8' NS 45' 60' (1)(13) Delaware 13' 8' 40' 45' 60' District of Columbia 13' 8' (28) NS 40' 55' • Florida 13' 8' (16) 40' 45' 65' Georgia 13' 8' NS NS 60' Hawaii 14' 9' 40' 45' 65' Idaho 14' 8' 48' 45' 75' • (40) Illinois 13' 8' 45' 45' 60' • (19)(43) Indiana 13' 8' 40' 45' 60' • (41) Iowa 13' 8' NS 45' 65' • (42) Kansas 14' 8' NS 45' 65' • (41) Kentucky 13' 8' NS 45' 65' • (41) Louisiana 13' 8' (16) 40' 45' 70' • (42) Maine 13' 8' 48' 45' 65' Maryland 13' 8' 40' 40' 55' • Massachusetts 13' 8' 40' 45' 60' Michigan 13' 8' 45' 45' 65' • (19) Minnesota 13' 8' 45' 45' 60' • (19) Mississippi 13' 8' 40' 45' 53' • Missouri 14(27)' 8'(27)' NS 45' 65'(27)(27)(41) Montana 14' 8' (28) NS 55' 75' • (42) Nebraska 14' 8' 40' 45' 65' • (41) Nevada 14' 8' NS 45' 70' • (42) New Hampshire 13' 8'(16) 48' 45' NS New Jersey 13' 8'(16) 40' 40' 50' New Mexico 14'(1) 8' 40 45' 65' • New York 13' 8' (27) 48' 45' 65' North Carolina 13' 8' 35' 45' 60' North Dakota 14' 8' 53' 50' 75' • (40) Ohio 13' 8' 40' 45' 65' • (41) Oklahoma 13' 8' 40' 45' 65' • (41) Oregon 14' 8' 45' 45' 65' (19) Pennsylvania 13' 8' (26) NS (19) 45' 60' Rhode Island 13' 8' NS 40' 60' South Carolina 13' 8' 48' 45' NS
South Dakota 14'(1) 8' 53' 45' 80' • (40)(43) Tennessee 13' 8' 40' 45' 65' • (41) Texas 14' 8' NS 45' 65' • (41) Utah 14' 8' 40' 45' 65' • (27)(41) Vermont 13' 8' 46 46' 65' Virginia 13' 8' 45' 45' 65' Washington 14' 8' NS 46' 60' West Virginia 13' 8' 40' 45' 65' Wisconsin 13' 8' 48' 40'L 60' (19)(19) Wyoming 14' 8' 45' 60' 65' 85' Note: 2.6 m = 8 ft.; 12.5m = 41 ft.; 16.15m = 53 ft.


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