GB 42 or 49 re-powered

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Brian@BNE, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. sabahcat
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    sabahcat Senior Member

    My point is to buy an efficient vessel already converted.
    They are there, just a bit harder to come by.

    I would imagine a fuel efficient vessel will sell easier and for a better price than one that has a powerful thirst.
    Looking at prices in the US this seems fairly obvious.
     
  2. sean9c
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    sean9c Senior Member

    Surprised that no one has mentioned that GB's are really more of a coastal cruiser than a passagemaker. There are lots of boats for sale out there that'd likely do a better job without having to do a bunch of fooling around with the engines, which would be expensive.
     
  3. sabahcat
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    sabahcat Senior Member

    Here's a few that only took a few minutes to find
    all with 150hp or less giving 7-8 knots at around 1litre/nm burn

    http://au.yachtworld.com/boats/2001/Gil-Fleming-Aluminum-Trawler--2356729/United-States

    http://au.yachtworld.com/boats/1990...gned-By-William-Garden--2056278/United-States

    http://au.yachtworld.com/boats/1980/Marine-Trader-SEDAN-TRAWLER-2317205/United-States



    Full listing http://au.yachtworld.com/core/listi...cyid=1008&city=&pbsint=&boatsAddedSelected=-1
     
  4. sabahcat
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  5. Brian@BNE
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    Brian@BNE Senior Member

    Thanks Tad
    Oh, I can be exceedingly flexible about all of those things when serious amounts of hard earned cash is involved. Delivery anywhere in the SW Pacific is fine. Just somewhere the 'island hops' are not much more than 1200nm or so to get home.

    And one of the pleasures of retirement is time. I can come chill for a bit in US or Canada until I get the nod. I cant see a cradle being a showstopper.
     
  6. Brian@BNE
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    Brian@BNE Senior Member

    I'll be coastal or island hopping in weather windows, AFTER i get it home... Don't want or need a passage-maker then, unless it was Tad's PL 56. But new build doesn't make sense in today's market.

    Saw some boats in Anacortes this afternoon, heading to Seattle tomorrow.
     

  7. Brian@BNE
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    Brian@BNE Senior Member

    You are absolutely right. I'm just getting a feel for things, looking at some different types. Its a family ski trip, but I wangled a couple of boat days into it. Part of the tradeoff is a stopover at the Seattle Premium Outlet sprawl .....

    Some serious desktop research, maybe an offer subject to survey and sea trial, and then another trip is the plan. I haven't looked too closely at DeFever's yet.

    BTW for the GB's I'm quite happy with a pair of Lehman 120's. I just baulk a bit at the old JD 6404's, which I suspect could be expensive to maintain back in Brisbane.
     
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