Greetings to all lucky boaters
My Name is Peter, I live just north of Toronto.
I just joined this Forum in the hope to learn and perhaps in times to come, give back.
My wife and I have been boating all our lives, from Wind surfers, to Sailboat to Cruiser and currently we (and our dog) are on a PWC.
For several Years we have been dreaming of doing some trawling and eventually, the great Loop.
Finding the right boat is a bit challenging. Even though, I am sure, even the wrong boat will work just fine.
The perfect affordable boats are very old.
The smaller boats don’t have diesel.
I found a very nice Main ship 39 which has it all, except for an aft cabin.
This is not a deal breaker but I would rather have a nice large bed.
My ideal boat is,
About 36-40 feet long
Is under K$ 150, keeps its value
Has a single diesel around 150hp
Perhaps an aft cabin,
Is less than 15 years old
Does not have a lot of wood to maintain.
Are there any suggestions out there as to what make model boat would meet this criteria?