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Old 12-02-2021, 09:56 PM   #1
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looking for info on CB try cabin trawler

Hi...new member, Vancouver Island, looking for info on CB vessels around 34 feet. I have heard great things but it would be nice for some confirming opinions. Also the rough price for a 1978 vintage.
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:34 PM   #2
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Chb?
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:54 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. Prices on boats that old will vary considerably due to condition. Look on Yachtworld and BoatTrader to see what is out there.
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Old 12-03-2021, 06:35 AM   #4
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chb, marine trader and there may have been a couple other manufacturers of the 34 DC and a few sedan models around. I have been shopping for one for a while and found prices from 12,000 to 50,000 and up on a few. I am shopping east coast though.
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This is a pretty typical CHB 34 that looks reasonably well maintained - at least from the pictures. The price is about what a decent one is selling for right now.

https://www.usedvictoria.com/power-boats/39286451

At this vintage they can be well maintained or absolutely shot. Very popular for comfortable cruising, and they are a nice size for handling/moorage and are economical to run.
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The nameplate (CHB, Marine Trader, Sea Chief, Hershine) was added by the importer. Marine Traders we’re shipped to the East Coast, CHB’s the west coast.

There’s a dedicated forum for these named “Taiwanese Makes” lots of information and helpful owners there.

Hulls are bulletproof, drive systems quite reliable, house is glass over wood and prone to rot, can be repaired with moderate skills.

Biggest issue with these are previous owners who did inexperienced things as for many people this was their first ‘big boat’.

I’ve owned mine 20+ years and have rebuilt most everything on her, PM me if you need help evaluating one or what to look for.

IMHO the 34 d/c is the best small power cruiser ever made, with the GB 36 being just as nice but pricier. It remains the most popular double cabin cruiser ever made in terms of sales numbers.
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