Trawlers in the San Diego area
Hello, I am new to the forum and new to trawlers. For the last couple of years, I have been thinking about purchasing a "cost effective" trawler to have as a weekend getaway. I live inland (Poway) but I spend a lot of time at the beach (Mission Beach). So it seemed like a perfect way to have somewhere to hang out on the weekends. The more I have researched trawlers, the more I am intrigued by the boating lifestyle. I have been boating all my life on smaller fishing boats (although I get sea sick).
I am planning on semi-retiring in 3-5 years. The more I research, the more fun a little nicer boat sounds (below $100k). I have been paddleboarding around the docks of San Diego bay and Mission Bay looking at different boats. Trying to see what I like and don't like. Being a novice, I don't recognize makes/models yet, although I am getting better.
Anyhow......my questions is, are there any San Diego area trawler owners here that would be willing to show me around their boats? Maybe sit down over a beer or two and give advice (I will gladly supply beverages). Help me figure out what to look for. Just general stuff.
Theoretically if I were to purchase right now I would say ~$50k-75k budget, 36'-42', fiberglass hull, I like open deck space, mainly day cruise and Catalina as I got more confidence. I love Baja and at some point (if I get over my sea sickness) the Sea of Cortez would be amazing!
Thanks for your help!