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Old 06-03-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Been reading this forum for years and actually thought I joined up years ago but have now formally joined!

Currently in NYC with a decidedly non-trawler 40 ft italian flybridge cruiser but limited by 270 gallons of fuel and twin volvo 370hp diesels. Originally wanted a trawler but wife wanted something faster/flashier as our first big boat. Now she too is ready for a something that we can do some exploring in.

Semi-retired, youngest in college in Boston. I learned tons and am really inspired from the posts on this forum so I'm hoping to start some real cruising in the fall.

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Old 06-03-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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While not the perfect "trawler", your boat and motors should be fine to run slow speed and explore widely.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Ski.
After owning this boat for a few years there are 3 things I'd like in a next boat:
- wider decks to get from the aft to the bow, right now only about 10 inches so you are holding onto the rails to get up front for fender work
- a more humanly proportioned engine room. I really don't like to have to contort myself to check or fix things down below
- more range. 270 gallons of diesel doesn't cut it for the distances I dream of. Being able to safely go 600nm would be fantastic

I don't have any need for speed on the water, it's time for relaxing.
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Welcome aboard. Lots of trawlers out there. Have fun looking.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:24 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard TF

We slowed down a few yrs aga and have never regretted it.
Absolutely agree w/ the wider / safer decks and ER space priorities.
We don't have the need for distance as we are mostly inland cruisers exploring the many NE cruising spots and mini loops.
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