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Old 10-12-2017, 10:33 AM   #4
Rustybarge
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Hi Barry,

I hit the big 6 zero this year , and have plans nearly identical to yours. At the moment I have a steel barge on a river mooring , but I want to move down to the Med now that I'm retired and I've been looking out for suitable trawlers on the various yacht sale sites .

The big problem I've come across so far is teak decks on all the old 80's & 90's GRP boats; the teak was screwed down onto the plywood sub-deck with 1000's of woodscrews, which then started to leak water into the ply resulting in a rotten mess under the GRP layer.

I was interested in Band Banks 36' models , but I have since discounted them because of the massive job it would take to remove and lift the deck and rebuild it.

So for me it has to be a trawler with GRP decks, or one already sorted.
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