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Old 02-29-2012, 10:14 AM   #14
Tony B
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City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
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RE: What is the best Used Trawler for the money 32 - 43 range?

"......but started thinking they might be in the range of PreFab boats and that started to worry me in regards to quality........."

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Quality encompasses a lot of factors. Generally, Mainship power boats*are comparable to Hunter sailboats. Would I take a Hunter across the Gulf of Mexico? Not even in a dare. Coastal cruising, bays, lakes etc. Hunters are just fine. Actually, great for the price.

If you are going inland or coastal, a Mainship would be just fine.

Inland boating does not require a quality blue water boat. I certainly wouldnt buy a Baba or WestSail for inland lake sailing.

As far as old factory issues, they have probably been addressed by now, if not, a surveyor would pick it up immediately.

If you thought your Hunter had windage issues, wait till u get on a trawler or motoryacht.

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