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Old 03-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #1
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I registered today and I just wanted to introduce myself.

My boating history consists of smaller sailboats. My wife and I are getting ready to sell our house, and thus I will soon be selling my little sailboat. Upside is that we have the opportunity to move closer to the Chesapeake Bay (will rent for a couple of years), and I am starting to think about my next boat.

Looking at Mainship trawlers is what drew me to this forum. I like the Mainship 390 and the 34, but am beginning to think that a Mainship 34 Pilot (hardtop) might be the perfect boat for us. I love the 123 beam and the 123 height, as this makes for comfortable cruising, easy to find dockage, and gives the option of hauling the boat if need be. Really like the separate salon/cabin and the large pilothouse with great ventilation and the aft curtain.

I have been lurking on the forum for the last couple of months and have learned a lot. Looking forward to taking part in some of these discussions.

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Old 03-22-2017, 10:29 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:03 PM   #3
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I knew a guy who had one of those and he loved it! But why rough it? I feel like I'm driving in my living room! I'm big on having a door between the weather and me. In my case, I have 3 doors.

Check out the 34 LRC Californian. They're a great value and built like tanks.

Plenty of room in those waters for a FB, right?
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As a liveaboard, I'd look for something 40++ feet. My 35-footer suits me but don't use it to live aboard.

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