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Old 06-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #30
Ghostrider42
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Originally Posted by geoffm View Post
I went aboard a 34' Marine Trader at an in-the-water boat show in Alameda, CA several years ago. It was a nice boat, apparently well constructed, at least to the casual eye. I remember thinking that it would be great as a "starter" trawler -- providing an opportunity to become familiar with diesel engines, trawler systems, and so forth. And fun to sleep aboard for a weekend.

But as a live-aboard vessel? No way. It was just too small.
Not as tight as an Airstream travel trailer. At 33ft long x 8ft across = 264sf
put in a family of three and there's no space for anything.

My 31 Bertram had more space up/down than the Airstream and we lived on it year-round. When I moved up to the 35 Bertram, it increased the space by 25%.
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