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Old 10-10-2019, 06:53 AM   #7
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City: Seneca Lake NY
Country: US
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
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"Make a list... Check it twice"
I'd add.... Have your wife make a list... and check it at least twice!
Then compromise to get to one list that satisfies (mostly just do it her way!)
Be sure to define how you each want / expect to use the boat
Also very helpful to separate Musts, Wants and Don't Wants when you both are making lists.
Only you and she will know the right answer to which boat.
Others can suggest but you will know it when you see it... it may take lots of looking but make that fun not a job.
Talk to lots of owners, look at lots of boats but don't forget to ask them how they use it. A good boat for fishing may have compromises for just cruising, short vs longer term cruises, etc, etc.
Not many folks w "trawlers" switch to sport cruisers... many more going the other way. Trade not likely IMO especially if you want the best fit for your needs.
Good luck with the search.
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