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Old 04-18-2016, 02:27 AM   #5
Miz Trom
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City: Hernando Beach
Vessel Model: Seaway
Join Date: Aug 2015
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Hi David:
Welcome and congrats on the new lift. Nice to see new folks from the neighborhood on TF. Mainship is an awesome boat, so keep looking at other boats on yachtworld and when they don't list the displacement (weight) just open a new window and google it. Great suggestions above. For use around the Gulf Coast and ICW I would suggest looking for a vessel with the least draft.

From yachtworld:
1. A 2002 Mainship 34 Trawler drafts 3'8" and displaces 22,000 lbs.
2. Draft on a 2005 Mainship 34 Pilot is 3'3" and displaces 20,000 lbs.
3. The 2013 Ranger 31 Command Bridge (a bit out of your price range, though) drafts 2'4" and displaces 10,500 lbs.
4. A 2003 Camano 31 Troll drafts 3'3" and weighs in at 12,000 lbs.

I would guess that you have been looking at yachtworld for awhile and also understand that brokers don't always list the same draft for similar boats, and so you also have to check out the manufacturer's websites. Have you been to boat shows and been aboard many trawlers? Hubby Dan and I have been aboard a few Rangers and really liked the flybridge version.

Best of luck on your search for the right boat for you!
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