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Old 11-29-2013, 10:57 PM   #21
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City: Everett
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Originally Posted by JJStar View Post
That's exactly the problem. We're planning to live aboard and cruise the San Juan's as often as possible.Summers we'd like to go to the Sea of Cortez. Trawlers versus motor yachts....the motor yachts are so much prettier..LOL. But I'm most concerned with seaworthiness and handling.
Hey JJ -
We have similar the Islands until retirement, then head south, which is why we're leaning a bit toward the OA over the President; heavier, to weather the seas better, more room for longer hauls, and longer legs.

WE get up to Anacortes occasional, mostly looking thru the yacht yards... Maybe we can hook up sometime for a bite & cold drink and compare notes.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #22
City: Seattle
Vessel Name: North Country
Vessel Model: President 41 (1987)
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Bought a President 41 last week and joined this forum today. We have been looking for a Taiwanese tri-cabin/sundeck/trawler for about two yrs. We kept refining our list of must haves and how the different boats met those requirements by chartering one or two different boats every summer/fall for the last several years. Chartered a President 37 (through Ship Harbour Yacht Charters in Skyline, we love these people) this fall and the President became our number one choice. We looked at 3 Presidents in the Puget Sound region; but they had been neglected. One source said that only 155 President 41s were made so its pretty slim pickings. As level of care of the boat by the previous owners and availability is such a big issue, we were more then willing to consider many of the other Taiwanese boats such as the OA, Ponderosa, Golden Star, etc.. We feel we lucked out when we found this one, formerly known as the "Ann Sage". We found the boat listed with NW Yachtnet in Tacoma; but even though we liked the boat very much, the sales rep gave me such an abiding feeling of caveat emptor, I was going to pass it up. My wife persuaded me to get Mark at Ship Harbour Yacht Charters to represent us and he made it happen and I feel like I know what I bought. Its in dry storage at Skyline to fix some blisters, and get bottom paint etc., which thanks to Mark, I knew about before I pulled the trigger. If you want to see her let me know.
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