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Old 03-26-2019, 07:15 PM   #1
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I am generally an offshore fisherman that likes to go fast, 60+. However, as I near retirement in five years and think about traveling, I am I interested in trawlers for several reasons.

First, cost to run a 40í center console 60 mph is roughly 85 gallons an hour. God forbid what it would cost to run a 60í Bayliss at that speed. Second, my back hurts from doing this for 50 years (of course speed is a new thing but there are no fish left in Florida on the west side of the Gulf Stream). Now why? I love teak, grew up with classic makos and find the hull of trawlers very appealing. I also hate sailing. Love boating.

Iím interested to learn what type of boats would give me the size, safety of twins is a must, and the ability for two live on for several months a year. I think as close to 50í as i can afford. Iíd like to be able to tow a fast 23-25 fishing boat too if possible. Something to travel the islands. I only like clear water.

My budget would be used. Under $400k. Iím good at repair and work. I rebuilt a classic mako. Now, the new electrical dynamics would be a challenge, but thatís why sites like this are here.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, I'm sure some of the people here with bigger boats came help you out. Towing a 23' fishing boat would make me way to nervous, I don't even want to tow my dinghy.
The best way to find out is get her out on the ocean, because if anything is going to happen it's going to happen out there.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:10 PM   #4
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First a question.

Do you want a boat that cruises at 7-8 knots and maxes out at 9-10, or do you want a boat that cruises at 7-9 knots but can run at 17?

Your answer will determine responses.
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JellyBelly: You've got a healthy budget there. I see a beautiful boat in your future. Good luck!

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