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Old 03-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
Tidahapah
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City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
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Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
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RE: switching to a trawler from a cruiser

Kevin,
The 49 ft Defever raised pilot house is / can be a very nice boat. Twin screw or single.
I have a mate who has an older timber 49 here in Aus and I love it.
A really comfortable live aboard boat.
They are a chined displacement hull but still roll a fair bit when under way.
One can fit either active stabilisers or paravane stabilisers to minimise this , what ever is you prefered option and depth of pocket.
Have a good look around , Defever, Alaskan and the Hatteras LRC's there appears to be some pretty good buys in the US at present.
Benn
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