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Old 11-05-2021, 10:30 PM   #21
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Vessel Name: Sakura Perdido
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 36 Classic
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Originally Posted by nihikaikid View Post
Hi All -

Just to open up a big subject, what are some recommended manufacturers? Some to stay away from? I imagine this has been asked before, so in the alternative, just point me to the thread. Cheers!

Mostly interested in:

FG hull, preferably solid
2 Cabins
1 Engine (diesel)
1 or 2 Heads
$150K and under (better still, under $100K)

Interested in avoiding:

Problem makes - leaky this or that, delaminations, Junk Parts

Handling that would embarrass a drunk pig
Narrow Boats

Ones that have caught my eye:

Grand Banks
Marine Trader
Kadey Krogen


Coastal Cruising

Currently I'm in Floridaze.
You just described a Grand Banks 36 Classic.
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:36 AM   #22
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Vessel Name: Weebles
Vessel Model: 1970 Willard 36 Trawler
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OP is in Jacksonville FL. Doesn't say how boat will be used, whether just he and a partner, maybe kids, pets etc. Personally, with the sun, rain, and skinny water of Florida, I'd prioritize protected prop and limited exterior woodwork.

Also, if OP has not already done so, might want to consider where the boat will be berthed. Slip availability and size may be a consideration. Also along those lines, Florida has mostly fixed-finger slips that are about 2/3s the length of the slip. This means most owners back into a their slip. A thruster may be a nice-to-have, especially if OP is new to boats.

Good luck with the search.

M/V Weebles
1970 Willard 36 Sedan Trawler
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Old 11-06-2021, 07:26 AM   #23
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Vessel Model: American Tug 34 #116
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If you can find one, look seriously at the American Tug, either 34 or 41.
They are scarce as hen's teeth and even used, expensive to buy but, well worth the search.
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:22 PM   #24
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If you would like to tour to own a 42' Grand Banks Classic, contact me. It will fit your bill.
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