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Old 02-07-2018, 05:29 PM   #21
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I might suggest a Minnesota built Bluewater. Lots of room like a houseboat and most things are on one level. The best part is that they don't quite look like a houseboat.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:53 PM   #22
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Wayfarer, 6'4" huh, but what's widest girth?

I'm not even 5'8" yet I hit my head entering a friend"s GB42 if forgetting to duck.


Oh heavens no, Iím only 5í10. Itís the width thatís the issue. Iím thicker than a bowl of oatmeal... lol
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:54 PM   #23
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:23 PM   #24
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Mr. W. I don't think you've mentioned WHERE you will be boating and WHAT your budget is, unless I've missed it. That will certainly be one factor in your selection of a suitable vessel. Sorry about the gravy boat dig but, I speak from experience.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:42 PM   #25
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I might suggest a Minnesota built Bluewater. Lots of room like a houseboat and most things are on one level. The best part is that they don't quite look like a houseboat.
Those are relatively common around here since they were built in Mora, Minnesota next door until they closed up in the early 2000's. We have a big one at our marina, very nice. Some of the earlier Bluewaters were very "houseboaty" or tubby looking but some were more seaworthy (relatively speaking), kind of a houseboat/"real boat" hybrid. I think the one at our marina is a late 1990's Bluewater 543. My wife loves the look of them. We have some very stiff winds and chop and Midwest thunderstorms and it seems to handle pretty well. You'd think something that big would get shoved around by side winds but the owner nails it back into his slip very well on windy days. Actually our tennis shoe semi-displacement Mainship gets pushed around worse, although he's significantly bigger and heavier.
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Hello all, longtime lurker here, "Gravy Boat" was suggested as a name for our future boat by a relative...nixed by the Admiral!
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Great Harbor N-37 & N-47 for space, even in engine rooms. Our KK Manatee is next, but shower and ER are tighter than GH’s. I’m 6’1” & 250, no issue for me.
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Mr. W. I don't think you've mentioned WHERE you will be boating and WHAT your budget is, unless I've missed it. That will certainly be one factor in your selection of a suitable vessel. Sorry about the gravy boat dig but, I speak from experience.
Mr. Mule. Nothing worse than cold gravy...Just sayin'.


No harm done! I got a good chuckle out of it. I wouldnít start a thread like this if I couldnít take a joke If you canít laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at, right?

Iím not too sure on the budget just yet. Iím still a year or two out, and I have a few too many spinning plates in the air at the moment to know for sure. Iím estimating a max budget of 200k at the moment.

Cruising grounds would be east coast snowbird standard. Summers in Upstate NY, Great Lakes, st Lawrence, Canadian Maritimes etc. Winters south of Virginia, maybe the keys, maybe the Bahamas, maybe something different every year. Iíd most likely stick to the ICW, but would like the option to make ocean passages in good weather.

A major consideration would be ease of single handing. Iíll be on my own for a lot of it, so I want to be able to get from the helm to a position where I can handle lines relatively quickly and safely.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:24 PM   #30
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Hello all, longtime lurker here, "Gravy Boat" was suggested as a name for our future boat by a relative...nixed by the Admiral!


I kinda like it actually... congrats on the first post!
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Mr. W. Well, a good houseboat would serve for about 25% of your anticipated travels. I have used this GIF many times, it is also applicable here, so...

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Great Harbor N-37 & N-47 for space, even in engine rooms. Our KK Manatee is next, but shower and ER are tighter than GHís. Iím 6í1Ē & 250, no issue for me.

Iíve considered the Manatee several times. Sheís got a great layout for living aboard. The only thing that keeps me from exploring further is that they seem tough to single hand. Seems like itíd be tough to get from the pilothouse to the cockpit in a hurry to get a line out. Maybe Iím just imagining that.

Iíd love a KK39, but theyíre a bit expensive still.
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Many older boats and custom boats are roomier than the stamped out plastic boats of the last 30 years.
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