Yeah, I'm crazy, what's your point?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by cthippo, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. BATAAN
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  2. PAR
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    I've seen that yacht, it's in Acousta Creek, just north of Lake George.
     
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    The way the market is you might get it for $30k.
    What do you really want your new boat to do for you? Liveaboard? Short cruises? Longer? Power vessels get expensive to run quickly if you go far. Wind is free usually.
     
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    Few days to a week, maybe two. Inside passage mostly, with the option for near coastal.

    I have no real desire to live aboard a boat again, though it might be a nice option were I going to be going somewhere for a couple of months say for work or school.
     
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    36' troller conversion. Don't get so worried about fish smell. A well-cared for boat was cleaned regularly and a good steam-cleaning of the hold and engine bilge does wonders. A neglected boat is to be avoided no matter what the type.
    Very very nice one and a lovely job of conversion with a low yachty house over the hold by the co-op in PT. Called "Chinook". The other that's not as finished and up for auction is close by. So many bankrupt small fishermen ready to sell their tried and proven boats on the NW US coast it makes sense to convert the better of them.
    4-6 people and 4 kayaks easy.
     
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    Yup, that's plan A.

    I'm open to buying, but if I haven't found what I'm looking for in a certain time I'm going to commit to building. Naturally, 6 months after I start the build the perfect boat will come up, but C'est la vie. :D
     
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    If you build, a troller is possibly not the best choice, but some other easily-driven design that has sufficient displacement for the job you require.
    The troller's advantages are of course present instead of future existence, proven designs, and low price. Many have been converted to cruisers in the last 10 years, as I said I see two in PT without looking far. Usually the hold coamings are built up to be cabin sides, a coach roof put on and good usable space results.
    As in all boatbuilding, good materials and many hours of detailing give a superior result.
    If building new, pick something very simple and you have a good chance of completing the project. The back yards of this town are full of half-built dream boats that still aren't in the water.
     
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    Thanks for the link, Baboon. They have some good stuff.
     
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