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Old 07-18-2021, 08:46 AM   #1
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Mid 80s 42' Ultimate Trawler

Hey Guys...

I like the Grand Banks! But then I came across an 85 bluewater and Luv the layout and set up of it... im not really looking for a beautiful classic to hand down to children I dont have yet. I want something I can live aboard comfortably while traveling the Great loop, Cruise and Fish the Gulf, whale watch in the NE and, if I get that far... Take the panama canal, take a Left and go south as far as I can then a U-Turn and go North to Alaska...

I know the bluewater will pretty much handle the East of Panama adventures, but would it handle the Pacific side of things?? And.. Opinions. Tips. Pointers. 'And this One time, at Boat Camp, we...' are welcome also!
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:39 AM   #2
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First off any boat can handle the Pacific Ocean along a coastline if you pick decent weather to travel in.

The problem you will have is fuel range, and the ability to use that range to avoid places.

For example Nicaragua. Is is safe??? Or do you need the range to go outside it's territorial limits.

Best bet would be of course a passagemaker level boat with stabilization but the job can be done with any boat if it has the fuel range.
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