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Old 02-28-2019, 01:30 AM   #8
gkesden
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City: Clearwater, FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Seas the Bay
Vessel Model: 1981 42' Hardin Europa
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 633
tn6437,

also, i think your price range seems fine. if you aren't you might actually want to look at twin screws. there might be more options. i just bought my new trawler, a 42 foot twin screw in florida. And, I just sold a 42 ft twin screw in california.

there seem to be plenty of twin screw trawlers from the late 1970s to the early 1980s from 36-42 feet in your price range. in florida, I saw a couple of 38ft californians in that price range, a really nice 42 ft albin trawler, and a 42ft defever. The californian had some rot around the aft statroom windows. and the defever had some around around more windows. but, nothing that couldn't be addressed by cutting out the wood, replacing it with marine grade hardwood, and veneering to match. In the defever, they'd veneered over it, which only works to a point -- and it was past that point.

but, there are definitely boats out there in that size and range in twin screws.
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