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Captain Joe 10-11-2019 01:29 PM

Newbee to the Forum
 
Hi All, I just joined the forum and was hoping to get some insight. I am considering selling my 33Ft Egg Harbor and moving to trawler life. I have been looking at used Trawlers for quite some time but am not seeing what I want. Trying to find one with a center bed, mid or aft cabin and still have a decent size cockpit and salon and separate galley without going into 50 or 60 footer. Not that I can't handle large boats. I ran a 95 footer for 15 years and a 120 footer deep sea fishing boat. The fact is the larger the boat the fewer places to dock at marinas here in the North East. So thanks for having be aboard and looking forward to the forum.

Mikala 10-11-2019 03:09 PM

Welcome. Have you looked at any DeFever 48ís or 49ís?

BandB 10-11-2019 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Joe (Post 810249)
Hi All, I just joined the forum and was hoping to get some insight. I am considering selling my 33Ft Egg Harbor and moving to trawler life. I have been looking at used Trawlers for quite some time but am not seeing what I want. Trying to find one with a center bed, mid or aft cabin and still have a decent size cockpit and salon and separate galley without going into 50 or 60 footer. Not that I can't handle large boats. I ran a 95 footer for 15 years and a 120 footer deep sea fishing boat. The fact is the larger the boat the fewer places to dock at marinas here in the North East. So thanks for having be aboard and looking forward to the forum.

Welcome aboard.

First thing I'd do to help understand my needs and desires is state firmly what it is about the Egg Harbor I don't like and what I like most about it. That will sure help you decided where to start looking and whether a trawler or another style is what you really want.

Comodave 10-11-2019 03:58 PM

Welcome aboard. Have fun during your boat search, enjoy.

Pete Meisinger 10-11-2019 04:49 PM

Welcome Aboard !! You can easily find a boat that checks all your boxes at around 38 feet. You may want more space for any number of reasons but you can start your search small. You are right about longer boats needing more dock space,( read more $$$).

Send us a few pictures and we will evaluate the hell out of all choices!

pete

Captain Joe 10-11-2019 07:26 PM

Thanks everyone. What I don't like about my Egg is it's gasoline. I have one station on the fly bridge and it's a bit hard to dock single handed due to the controls are on the fly bridge. Also the v bert is short and the wife has a hard time making it up dueto the mattress goes from hull to hull. Not a walk around. I do like the galley down and the saloon area. It doesn't have a 2nd cabin either which I want. I haven't looked at a DeFever yet.

RT Firefly 10-11-2019 07:32 PM

Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Seems you know what you don't like which is an extremely good start. Best of success in your hunt...


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Sailor of Fortune 10-11-2019 07:35 PM

one of Jerrys kids? Ex Yankee fleet Capt perhaps?

Captain Joe 10-11-2019 08:06 PM

Not one of Jerry's kid but I knew him and yes took out a couple his Yankee boats. Also helped out Gregg on the Captain. Small world.

LaBomba 10-11-2019 08:15 PM

Welcome aboard! Our wants were a lot like yours and we found it in a boat that is not really a trawler but we run it like one at 7 to 8 knots tops. We get 5 months to use it and no intention of doing the loop so gas is working fine for us. Fuel is a insignificant part of boat ownership if long distances are not in your plans. Enjoy the hunt!

Sailor of Fortune 10-11-2019 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Joe (Post 810396)
Not one of Jerry's kid but I knew him and yes took out a couple his Yankee boats. Also helped out Gregg on the Captain. Small world.

we probably know lots of the same people. I grew up nearby,worked in Gloucester.before it became a hot commodity.


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