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Old 10-09-2021, 05:12 PM   #1
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Wanted: 36-40' Double Cabin - East Coast


I'm moving out of my parent's place and have decided to liveaboard along the LI Sound in NY/CT. I'm looking for a 36-40' Double Cabin Trawler and have a budget of 40k. Not afraid of a bit of work to have it the way I want.

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Old 10-10-2021, 10:59 AM   #2
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Preliminary questions

$40K is a low budget, but might be doable, depending on how you want to use the boat.
Dock queen, or cruising?
Don't buy a wooden boat. They are a labor of love, and many marinas and insurers don't love them.
Insurance? Availability and cost? Experience requirements / use limitations?
Slip availability? Services available in winter? Cost?
Do you have time available? Money can sometimes substitute for your time, but boat repairs and emergencies are scheduled by Murphy.
Heat in winter? Reverse Cycle heat/AC units like Dometic don't work well for heat if the water temperature is below 50 degrees.
Taxes? Sales tax, personal property tax, fees?
We are living aboard and loving it, but may have to go ashore for medical reasons. :-(
Good luck, John Sage
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Old 03-22-2022, 01:23 PM   #3
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As a boater on the LI Sound, I would advise you seriously look into the requirements for comfortable year round living. It is not easy on a boat and could be more like camping mid winter if the boat is not set up right.

I love the thought to keep our Sea Ray in the water over the winter and say I would go stay on her. However, when it gets to a cold snap in Nov and I realize how cold it will get in Jan and Feb and she comes out onto the hard.

I have a dream to some day live on out boat but before that occurs I will ensure I can obtain and maintain the boat that would allow that to be done with the necessary human creature comforts.

That said numerous people at our marina do it and make it work. All a choice in what and how you want to achieve the goal of living on the water.

Cost for marinas that allow year round live aboard can be pretty high as well.

Good luck and I hope you can make it work for your needs and desires.

I would not have a live aboard boat in the NE that does not have some type of supplemental heating system to the dometic
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Old 03-23-2022, 07:01 AM   #4
City: Destin Florida and Gautier MS
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Originally Posted by saltyatsixty View Post
Have '79 42 foot Univeral Litton trawler for sale in Savannah GA. Twin Ford Lehmans run great. Two heads. Two staterooms. Galley/salon. Flybridge or inside drive stations. Very comfortable live aboard. Some woodwork necessary. 40K. Selling as is immediately. Mac 228-343-0090

I would like to come see itthis weekend if possible.
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Old 05-11-2022, 07:10 PM   #5
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I have a 36 Albin double cabin in NC I will let go for 40k.
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