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Old 03-10-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
Vadim
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City: Rockville, MD.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Libra
Vessel Model: Island Gypsy 36 Trawler
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New to trawlers

Hello everybody,
My name is Vadim. I am on a hunt for my "Red October". This year I am turning big 50 and my wife told me to go ahead and get a toy I always want.
I am a former NAVY guy and this one will be my 4th boat. First 3 was modern cruisers that i really enjoyed, but for one reason or another had to part apart with. Long story short, I am stuck. Next weekend I am going to see a 40' Eagle trawler and 44' Marine Trader both Classics. Both powered by tween Lehman's. Eagle has tween 135's and MT tween 120's. I have to say, I do not know much about both of them and trawlers in general. But I do like how they look's. Both need some work. Eagle is a tri-cabin with under 3000 hours and the MT is two cabin with allot of space, but over 6000 hours on engines. I know dangerously allot about boating, but trawlers IMHO is a totally different kind of boat. I would really appreciate any advise from all you trawler owners. Thank you.
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