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Old 06-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #28
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City: Philadelphia
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dreamers Holiday
Vessel Model: Mainship 390
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 410
We started much the same as you, with express cruisers. it took us a lot longer (25 years) to make the jump to a trawler. The last 4 or 5 years with our Bayliner 32' Avanti were spent at 8 kts because that where our cruising friends with full displacement and semi displacement hull would run. We got used to the slower speed and decided to make the move. i would suggest running your Rinker at 8kts for a few hours at a time and make sure your ok at slow speeds.
By the way ours is a Mainship; American made , and there are a lot of them out there. Early 34's from 1978 till 82 (i think) some early 36's and 40's with aft cabins, then in 97 (i think) they started with a 35 that became a 39 (same boat) then a 40, a new 34 and a 43. The early 34's are often discussed in magazines as one of the most successful powerboat designs ever made (along with the Bertram 28)
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