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Old 04-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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RE: Boat selection opinions

You might look at a Monk 36, or if you can find the earliest version, a MMC 36. The MMC was originally made in taiwan. When it went out of production, the molds were purchased and moved to Canada, where they are made today.

Our first powerboat, after 25 years in sailboats was a MMC 36. Wonderful boat, very seaworthy, island bed aft with v berth forward, nice flying bridge. Very economical Perkins 6 cyl diesel. (about 2 gal/hr as I recall at hull speed).

The only downside was the lavish use of teak on the exterior - handrails, window trim, etc. We had ours in absolute bristol condition after taking it down to bare wood and refinishing it, but that was a lot of work. One thing that could be done on these boats is what the Grand Banks do - simply paint the trim.
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