I have a question for the forum. I am interested in getting a 30-40ft trawler for 50-150mi+ trips. I read in this thread
Small Full Displacement Cruisers - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
that 32-36ft trawlers could easily be had obtaining in excess of 2mpg economy, assuming using what I was led to believe was an easy to find, single engine design with roughly 100hp, or less.
I am not able to find such a boat. I am looking to spend 15-30k, there are plenty of boats for sale under trawlers in this range, most are twin engine, 165hp and up, most in the 220-300hp range.
As in the above thread, I am looking to cruise at hull speed (~7-8knots) and achieve maximum fuel economy. 3+mpg would be great.
Thank you for any input or just a warm welcome. I do appreciate the help on the opening question.