Thread: Our dilemma
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #10
Marin
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RE: Our dilemma

John---

Be very careful in selecting a CHB. They are one of the makes with widely varying quality from boat to boat due to the practices used the manufacturing process. It may be that the later ones were not built using the small-yard completion process, but the boats from the 70s and 80s were. That's not to say there aren't good CHBs out there. There are plenty of them. But if you find one you really like make sure to have it very carefully surveyed for structural integrity in the cabin, decks, etc, because that's where the corners tended to be cut during the manufacturing process.

Another trawler make with a good reputation is Island Gypsy.
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