Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-02-2017, 07:30 PM   #1
Newbie
 
City: Raleigh
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 2
New to the forum, questions

Hello: just signed up and need some help. I have recently retired and want to get back into a boat / big enough to live on w/e's, entertain, have the grandkids on and explore the ICW, go to Fl and east coast. Live in NC now. Planning on keeping the boat around Wilmington, Swansboro area. Previous 42' sabre sailboat owner for 10 years and sold this in 2004. Not interested in sailing anymore - too much work - and we are thinking about a transition into a trawler. Thoughts ? appreciated. Am a retired surgeon. Handy w tools and maintenance / engines and battery stuff.

New to trawlers in general. Have all my certifications and coast guard stuff for blue water. Need some thoughts and comments on best place to start looking for the ideal fit. Hoping to get a 3 stateroom config and a tug boat / GB space in the salon. Problem I have to say - my wife is not a sailor and is concerned about this. She is excited about the trawler solution for our need to be on the water and have a place on the water to entertain. Bill
__________________
Advertisement

entdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 07:39 PM   #2
Guru
 
Tom.B's Avatar
 
City: Cary, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 4200 Classic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,762
Lot's of us Raleigh folk 'round these parts now. Bless our hearts.
__________________

__________________
2000 Navigator 4200 Classic
(NOT a trawler)
Tom.B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 07:46 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
jwnall's Avatar
 
City: St. Marks, Florida
Country: US
Vessel Name: Morgan
Vessel Model: Gulfstar 36
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,669
Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us on the Trawler Forum
__________________
John
jwnall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 08:09 PM   #4
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,304
Welcome to the forum! Consider renting one before you decide make and model. Size matters. Figure out your purchase price range and annual budget before you get your heart set on what you have to have.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
Newbie
 
City: Raleigh
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 2
Thanks everybody. Rental for sure for a weekend a great idea. Lots of time to start researching options.
entdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,429
Greetings,
Welcome aboard.

__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 10:27 PM   #7
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by entdoc View Post
. Have all my certifications and coast guard stuff for blue water.
Could you translate that please? What certifications and coast guard stuff?
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 10:50 PM   #8
FOG
Guru
 
FOG's Avatar
 
City: Wilmington, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: DreamQuest
Vessel Model: Prairie 36
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 550
Welcome aboard.
Many of us here on the forum have gone from sail to a trawler.
FOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 11:34 PM   #9
Hospitality Officer
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
City: Pittwater
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Sarawana
Vessel Model: IG 36 Quad Cabin
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,787
I see you have been officially welcomed aboard by MR RT Firefly, so dive right in.

Personally, I would try to work out what you are prepared to spend, allowing for annual upkeep, which traditionally is factored at about 10% of the purchase price, then have a look to see what is on the market in that price range and go & have a look at as many boats as you can. You will soon get a feel for what works for both of you.

Asking TF members about which boat to buy is a bit tricky, we all have so much emotional capital invested in our boats, we are not the most impartial of people. However..............I really should mention Island Gypsy's, fabulous vessels!
Andy G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 11:46 PM   #10
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 11,362
Welcome aboard. Boats of all kinds on TF, you`ll have all the advice you like, and perhaps more besides.
Let`s see, 3 cabins, good salon space, entertainer...I might use the "B" for Bayliner word, followed by "4788". Tough making suggestions without a price range, but those on TF with them are happy.
__________________
BruceK
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2017, 06:13 AM   #11
Guru
 
Tom.B's Avatar
 
City: Cary, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 4200 Classic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by entdoc View Post
Thanks everybody. Rental for sure for a weekend a great idea. Lots of time to start researching options.


Unfortunately, there is no rental market in NC. You will need to goto FL for any real rental options.

You can always window shop in New Bern, Wilmington, and Oriental. There is a pretty good cross section to give you an idea.
__________________
2000 Navigator 4200 Classic
(NOT a trawler)
Tom.B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2017, 09:26 AM   #12
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 8,641
Welcome. I made the transition from sail to power almost a year ago. Others have mentioned it, but I strongly recommend chartering a boat a few times. This will give you and your wife a list of things you want and don't want. It will also give your wife the confidence to make a purchase decision.

The Bayliner 4788 is a bargain for the size and features you are looking for, at least out here on the West Coast. OTOH, if I was to buy new I would buy a http://www.northpacificyachts.com/49-pilothouse/ with the three stateroom layout.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2017, 09:59 AM   #13
Guru
 
City: Galveston, Texas
Country: U.S.A.
Vessel Model: 24" El Pescador
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 638
Welcome and here is the place to start....along with Google of course.

Boats for Sale - New and Used Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com
__________________

__________________
Ken Diestler
Galveston, Tx
ktdtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×