27-32 foot seaworthy power boat

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Timo12, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Timo12
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    Timo12 Junior Member

    Good idea, and I have checked them, they are 'sea worthy', but they are a bit slow to get from A to B or out of the weather...
     
  2. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    Testing you...good..so you do know about speed and finding a cove vs slow and getting beat up or pushed onto the rocks.

    Are you planning to go offshore to do fishing,or talking about west coast of Van. Island?

    If you were planning to stick to the Inside Passage an offshore trawler is not needed.

    FWIW for much of the summer the west coast can be dead calm.

    The rub lies in that if you want a faster vessel yet capable of rougher water,then you need to go bigger than what you can trailer and $$$pend..or just be more careful with weather.
     
  3. Timo12
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    Timo12 Junior Member

    Yes to the power boat

    At first, I was seeking a sailboat, but for the reasons you note and others, I am now looking for a powerboat, one that can circumnavigate Vancouver Island, and will not break the bank :)
     
  4. Timo12
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    This is the problem. A boat that is trailable yet seaworthy. What to Do?
    What about this? http://www.yachtworld.com/core/list...access=Public&listing_id=25864&url=&imc=pg-fs A bit too much on the beam and would need a permit, yet...
     
  5. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    That would do the trick..you'd get pretty decent mpg at 10-12 knots too.
    240 gallons of fuel...

    Assume you're trailering it to avoid dockage-other than that do you need much trailering time?

    You'd want to have a way to enclose it,even in July on a rainy day when the wind comes down off the glaciers and everything is damp-it gets quite cold.

    Throw a BBQ on the back rail,
     

  6. Wavewacker
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    Do you really need 27' for 4 people, or is the length more about the perception of seaworthness?

    I would not nessitate to have taken my old Invader cuddy (85 or so) a half mile out in good weather to go around any island up there. They are a heavily built boat for what it is, 5500 lbs I believe, merc cruiser i/o. My ex still has it and it's in very good shape with a good trailer and I'm sure she'd let someone take for $5k!

    This past summer the gf's daughter was sailing up there and they took jet ski cruises island hopping in unprotected waters, if she can do it on a 14' jet ski, you might get by with less with a dash of prudence.

    We used that 24' camping with 5 aboard, just saying it has room if you go light.

    Not trying to sell the ex's boat, just saying the old Invader cuddys are pretty good boats and well within your price range. :)
     
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