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Old 06-15-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Retired couple in Florida. Sailors at heart...but powerboaters by practicality.
Just got back as crew from a new 45' sailboat 10 day delivery 1400 miles straight down the Atlantic from North Carolina to the Virgin Islands.
Have a 29' Sea Ray express cruiser...but considering changing to a 2 person trawler for some extended cruising. Thus will explore this Forum for ideas and answers. Currently looking at Mainship 390's as I like the interior layout and std features.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:23 AM   #2
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by FloridaVic View Post
Currently looking at Mainship 390's as I like the interior layout and std features.

I you haven't already, you might want to look at the Mainship 400, too. Similar.

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Old 06-15-2017, 11:34 AM   #4
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:58 PM   #5
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For limited long weekend cruising also consider the Camano 31. I say that because fridge storage is limited but will probably last a week if frugal.

It is a nice couples boat. I would ditch the table in the main cabin to open up the area around the L shaped setee. Use TV tables for dining that fold up out of the way.

Some older ones are available below $75K. Look for one with the Volvo engine, not the BMW.

I also think that they were built better than the Mainship 390s.

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Old 06-22-2017, 04:45 PM   #6
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:49 PM   #7
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Welcome... Ahoy and Good Luck!

Don't miss looking at 34, 37, 40, 43, 44 and 45 foot Tollycraft if you come across some. Nice boats!
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:31 AM   #10
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Florida Vic,

We have similar backgrounds and goals. I had two Sea Rays, and a 310 Formula and ended up with a 400 Mainship. I looked at the 390 which is similar but all the updates and improvements to the 400 swung me that way. Either one is a fine boat. The Mainship is like the "Chevy" of the water. Just a good boat, not high end, but very adequate and easy to own, maintain and modify if you wish. And with semi displacement you can get a bit more speed if needed.

Of course, there's tons of other choices, too.
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