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Old 03-22-2011, 02:08 PM   #15
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Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
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RE: switching to a trawler from a cruiser

I agree- life is more relaxed and more gentle at 7-8 knots than it is at 20 knots! Having owned planing hull express cruisers and sedans and now the trawler- I prefer the ride of the trawler the best. However- the ride of our Monk in a beam sea is "rollier" than it was in our 38 sedan. I attribute that to the difference in beam- 13' on the trawler, 14'4" on the sedan and the sedan weighed about 4-5k more than the trawler. Since you are looking in the 47-49' range though you are going to find the boat ridiculously more stable than your 34.
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