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CLee 09-17-2015 04:37 PM

Soon to be trawler owner (maybe)
 
Hello,
I am currently contemplating the idea of acquiring a 1983 Cheoy Lee 61ft for liveaborad purpose.
I think I will need a lot of info as I am compeltely new to trawlers (and boating for that matter...)

RT Firefly 09-17-2015 04:40 PM

Greetings,
Welcome aboard.

dhays 09-18-2015 07:25 PM

From zero to 61 feet is a pretty steep learning curve. Not to mention with a 30 year old boat.

Good luck with the project.

Dave

BandB 09-18-2015 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CLee (Post 370699)
Hello,
I am currently contemplating the idea of acquiring a 1983 Cheoy Lee 61ft for liveaborad purpose.
I think I will need a lot of info as I am compeltely new to trawlers (and boating for that matter...)

I would assume then you're hiring a crew for when you want to leave the dock and to manage the boat?

markpierce 09-18-2015 09:45 PM

A liveaboard needn't leave the dock.

BandB 09-18-2015 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markpierce (Post 371130)
A liveaboard needn't leave the dock.

Ever?

OldToby 09-18-2015 10:33 PM

In my experience, a big boat isn't that much more difficult to run than a small one, it's just that the consequences of screwing up are more, ah, consequential. a person could wring a lot of consequences out of a 61' boat.

CLee 09-19-2015 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BandB (Post 371124)
I would assume then you're hiring a crew for when you want to leave the dock and to manage the boat?

Yes absolutely, as long as im not confident enough that I can be safe without

BandB 09-19-2015 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CLee (Post 371166)
Yes absolutely, as long as im not confident enough that I can be safe without

With zero experience, how would you be confident?

omc 09-20-2015 09:01 AM

Welcome and good luck. It will be an interesting experience.

jwilsail 09-21-2015 07:03 AM

I think they are trying to tell you to start with a smaller boat. If you plan on having insurance you will either have to hire a captain or settle for something a bit smaller.

KneeDeep 09-21-2015 03:03 PM

Agree on challenge w/insurance. I had a tough time getting coverage on 25 yr old boat moving up from 20' to 37'

markpierce 09-21-2015 04:21 PM

After having no claims over 25 years owning a 24-foot trailered sailboat, experienced no difficulty in obtaining coverage for my current 35-footer.

jwilsail 09-21-2015 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markpierce (Post 372097)
After having no claims over 25 years owning a 24-foot trailered sailboat, experienced no difficulty in obtaining coverage for my current 35-footer.


I write yacht insurance and would not question the jump from 24' sail with 25yrs experience to a 35'. Having no experience and buying a 60 footer is a different story. You can do a lot of damage with a 60 footer.

BandB 09-21-2015 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwilsail (Post 372115)
I write yacht insurance and would not question the jump from 24' sail with 25yrs experience to a 35'. Having no experience and buying a 60 footer is a different story. You can do a lot of damage with a 60 footer.

Absolutely. Note that the OP said "I am compeltely new to trawlers (and boating for that matter...)"

Perhaps I misinterpreted, but he gave me the impression he thinks it's just buy a boat and go boating. I can't imagine any insurer covering a 60' for him without an experienced captain operating it.


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