Hi, well you hit on some good points. Since we have family and friends in Washington, BC and Montana we thought of the boat as a base of operations to visit, explore and have marina time and cruising time as well.
We would be in no hurry so a trawler would be just fine. As far as DIY, I am okay with some things, farm out others but my biggest concern are the leaking windows and fungal damage. Still in research phase on manufacturer, GB being the standard, but open to others although the Roughwater 41 intrigues me. As far as moorage, not really sure, but you mentioned hard storage, and that was in a recess in my mind- have to look at that more. Thanks though, for reaching out. I appreciate that. One more thing to google. Excellent!