Hi Pete, my wife and I plan to do the Loop in 2021 from what will hopefully be our home port of Ashland WI. We're looking for a trawler, ideally located on the Great Lakes. I get the feeling you're likely very familiar with the trawler world on at least a portion of the Great Lakes. We're looking for a 32-38' aft cabin trawler with a single diesel. We are seriously considering a Albin 33 near our home. Our budget is $60,000 and boats in need of some work are fine. Please let me know if you become aware of a boat that warrants a look either on L Mich or Superior. Thanks. Ned Z, Cable WI
I rarely steer from the cabin. Even when the weather gets bad I generally stay on the flybridge. However, when I finally break down and come below I am usually so overwhelmed by how nice and warm it is that I don't notice the engine noise. Conversation can easily be carried on in slightly louder than normal voice. The Admiral often will go below and nap, doesn't seem to bother her.