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Old 12-28-2020, 09:00 PM   #141
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Greetings,
My mom always said a house should be clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be comfortable.
Nonsense. "Everything has it's place!" "Tidy up son before you go out and play."
These were not maxims in your household? But alas, I had the good fortune of an English mother.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:16 AM   #142
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If maintained correctly wooden boats are a great choice. Don't be to quick to discount them.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:39 AM   #143
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My experience with some classic wooden boats suggests to be careful about wooden boats moved from one extreme climatic area to the next.


Say in the USA....Maine boats do better up north than in the Bahamas, than boats built down there. Wood material types according to their owners make the difference.


Always exceptions due to exceptional vigilance and care...but as a generalization.


Composite an/or modern wooden boat building techniques are different.
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:02 AM   #144
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Here's a "fixer upper" trawler! Could probably be had for cheap. A little wax and she'll be good as new. The sailboat next to her comes complete with the tarps as well!
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:49 AM   #145
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any trashy trawlers out there

This might work for you.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-mo...1187?undefined
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:27 PM   #146
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I would not call this trash, but a good start if you like to spend hours on a boat tinkering like most of us.
But it comes down to how much time do you have? How much time do you want to work on a boat? How much do you want to spend?

The last 3 boats we have bough all needed work, most ended up around 20-25% of the purchase price in the first year. This time it was 25% in the first Month.

But I still feel this is a good boat for the $$ pending what the engine rooms looks like
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/b...252370045.html
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Old 12-29-2020, 03:55 PM   #147
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There was this one boat, it had a butterfly on its lower transom. It was getting all the attention until the boat with Miami Beach style open transom showed up.

Oh, not that kind of trashy?

It depends on your interests. I have zero desire to do anything structural fiberglass, but I am happy to hack and saw at the interior and lay some fresh glass there. More than happy to re-do all the plumbing, wiring, etc... Not really interested in repowering or playing with engines unless the boat is discounted the same amount as a repower quote from the local engine magician. Maybe you are willing to do a short block rebuild and deal with bad core?

Either way the advise is the same as for any boat purchase: get a really great survey - so you have the most accurate idea of what needs to be done. If you want to play Diesel mechanic, also research parts availability/buildability of your engine/running gear. Have a plan for who you are going to call when you can't figure it out, don't have the time, or maybe don't want to do the work. Finally, make sure you have figured out where you are going to work on the boat as some stuff is better/must be done on the hard - but not all yards will let you do all the work you may want to do.
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Old 12-29-2020, 04:46 PM   #148
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Finding trashy trawlers is real easy. Just go to Craigslist and select boats for sale by owner and then search or trawler and/or trawlers. You will find plenty of them. Here is one of my favorites (disclaimer - it may or may be wood):

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa...236763681.html
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:42 PM   #149
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Donsan, welllll, it does have potential if the inside is stripped of everything and start all over.
I wonder what is below decks, fwd of the pilot house.
I do not see any stove top nor mention of shower or head.
Wooden hull? Not interested.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:07 PM   #150
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I particularly liked the part about the "Sturn mount thruster!"
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Sturn. Darn good.
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:14 PM   #152
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I bought a trashy trawler.
No need to keep it that way.
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:05 AM   #153
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I bought a trashy trawler.
No need to keep it that way.
Great job!
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:40 AM   #154
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I bought a trashy trawler.
No need to keep it that way.
Did it take you 69 years to get it right?
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:00 PM   #155
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As a new dreamer of one day owning a trawler I am put off by seeing all these fantastic looking boats. Does anyone have a trashier looking trawler? I'm the kind of guy who buys older cars and trucks and gets them on the road 'fast' and just works on them while driving them. I end up selling them for way less than I put into them but it's the whole learning process I like. With all these great looking trawlers all I can think of is "I will never be able to afford that". So I guess what i'm trying to say is there any Trawlers out there that look like crap but have good internals?
You're well attuned to the boating experience as you are accustomed to losing your duff on resale LOL There are plenty of old tubs begging for a fixer upper diy guy, good luck.
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:02 PM   #156
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I bought a trashy trawler.
No need to keep it that way.
Benford builds a beautiful boat, you have a gem there =)
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:39 AM   #157
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I bought a trashy trawler.
No need to keep it that way.

I love how you brought the counter out, and eliminated that tiny "L" in the cabinets!
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Old 01-04-2021, 10:19 PM   #158
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I've since deleted all the pix as we didn't buy the boat, but last year we looked at a 1986 MT 36 Sundeck. We loved the layout and the '73 Concorde 41 we ended up buying is very similar. The MT was one of the dirtiest boats I've ever seen. The windows were leaking (of course, they all do right?) and a lot of the interior paneling was degraded to the point of falling off. One window had fallen out and was laying on the deck. There were bird nests inside and spider crap 1/2" deep on the counters. Asking was only $10,000 if that's any clue. Next nearest listing I found on the same model was $60,000 and that boat wasn't great either.
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