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Old 07-25-2021, 03:11 AM   #10481
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Might be cheap, but certainly not the boat for the PNW in my opinion. In Oak Harbor you are looking at a lot of wind and rain much of the year.

I wonder if you could find something like an old Nordic Tug 26 that needs a new engine….
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Old 07-25-2021, 06:44 AM   #10482
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Mechanics of purchase difficulty given where she is.
I went through this also and it's frustrating. I offered on a boat for a couple of years that was in Singapore. I was living in the Middle East and the purchase would have made sense for me. He slowly kept lowering his price and by the time he accepted my offer I was living in America, then Covid hit. No-go and I'm not ready to retire yet.

However, upon retirement I would go anywhere in the world to buy or build. It's all part of the adventure.
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Old 07-25-2021, 09:59 AM   #10483
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Might be cheap, but certainly not the boat for the PNW in my opinion. In Oak Harbor you are looking at a lot of wind and rain much of the year.
That’s why I’ve been looking for something small. In addition to wanting it garage-sized to work on, I’d like the resulting boat to be trailerable. I might yet pursue something vintage, do a nice dress-up job on it after conversion, and sell it to someone with more money than sense (sometimes I think I don’t have either). It would make a nice lake boat, maybe for Samamish or another calm lake where rich people live.

My goal is to learn about electric propulsion systems on a small scale.
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:08 AM   #10484
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Or buy one of these

https://duffyboats.com/
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:09 AM   #10485
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Oh, Duffy Boats are cute. We thought about buying one. Doesn’t meet my goal, however.
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:22 AM   #10486
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But their power rudder design is impressive
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:28 AM   #10487
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Certainly. There are a lot of pod drives out there for small boats (and even large boats and ships), but I’m concerned about having that much “stuff” hanging down from the bottom of the boat with no protection. Bang up against one deadhead and you’re in trouble. A single-screw inboard has a keel that protects the prop to a certain extent (is that the skeg?), and if you do smash into something “all” you’ve lost is your prop, not the entire motor. I think a lot about redundancy. Sure, two screws would make for redundancy, but that’s more than I want to tackle straight out.
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:33 AM   #10488
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I get it. My skeg saved me when I bumped over top of a submerged rock when not paying attention. No damage to prop or skeg detected when I hauled out the end of the season. (technically you could argue if it is truly a "skeg" but this is what's on my boat.)
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:46 AM   #10489
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Nice. BTW, I’m very drawn to your boat, at least from your profile pic. What’s the interior layout like? I tried to look up the model number once, but came up short.
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:51 AM   #10490
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Try this, it's fairly close. There were not too many made before Mainship went out of business. I like the queen berth (not a Vee) and the galley up top.

https://www.boatshop24.com/us/mainsh...otorboat/45768
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:57 AM   #10491
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Wow, as I imagined that’s nearly a perfect boat for the way my wife and I imagine ourselves traveling. Unfortunately, at least for now, it’s WAY outside of my price range.
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It's a good boat for a couple. Any smaller would be too small. We just completed a 10 day vacation on it. It's our first power boat after sailing, thanks for the compliment.
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Old 07-25-2021, 11:49 AM   #10493
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I think the mid to upper 30ft trawler type boat would be rather perfect for a couple.
Any longer, you might be tempted to invite another couple for a lengthy cruise.
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Old 07-25-2021, 12:01 PM   #10494
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I think the mid to upper 30ft trawler type boat would be rather perfect for a couple.
Any longer, you might be tempted to invite another couple for a lengthy cruise.
Thanks, thats the point about my boat. It suits a couple well enough but would be too small for 2 couples for any length of time.
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Cheap circumnavigator anyone?
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:30 AM   #10497
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One can see some Beebe in that design.
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I would be leery of the large sliding glass door and large side windows. But, that's just me.
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:55 AM   #10499
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Yowza! It could use a bit of polish on the interior, but what an amazing boat. Not sure where I'd put something that large, and honestly it's out of my budget... but not by much.
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Old 07-26-2021, 12:19 PM   #10500
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Not ONE picture of the mechanical spaces on that Halverson 60. I'm reserving judgement until I see the "guts".
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