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Old 02-17-2009, 08:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
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One very fundimental qualifying question has yet to be answered by Creepin which could put all of this speculation to waste. He is from the Upper Chesapeake Bay area. That area is very big on....SAIL. The area is also not real big on trawlers.
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Good Point but as he/she joined in August 07 and only got around to doing the first post yesterday we might have to wait a couple of years for the answer to creep up on us :-)
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Good Point but as he/she joined in August 07 and only got around to doing the first post yesterday we might have to wait a couple of years for the answer to creep up on us :-)
Caught that eh K1W1? I like a good discussion as much as anybody, but until Creepin comes back on this gets pointless. Considering the amout of time it takes him to decide to turn on his computer wouldn't you love to be his broker.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Good Point but as he/she joined in August 07 and only got around to doing the first post yesterday we might have to wait a couple of years for the answer to creep up on us :-)
Come on now.......
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Were you looking for advice or just hitting a wrong key stroke that got you here? If it's the first then you might like to check out post #2.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Are you talking power or sail, fast or spacious. Bi-coastal means a much more seaworthy boat ($$) for transit as opposed to comfortable. How old are the kids? What kind of purchase money are you talking about and what kind of experience do you have?
Power, Thinking and have been for a while 53 Hatteras.(I should have stated more info) Seaworthy...I'm not sure of the correct and or degrees/tec level of seaworthy but I would like it to be capable if that helps.And my girls are 5 and 7.Purchase money range if possible $250k + 0r -.Experience in a nutshell
Started young parents owned boats since I was 5 and went on from there, combined boats between my parents and my own family(Wife and I )24 cabin cruisers to 40' Express cruisers to 28 to 45' sportfishes and even some go-fasts Sonic,Baja's.I have personal lived & boated in Southern Cal and Florida,Spent time also in South Jersey.Also took a Hatteras from Northren Chessy to Plantation Key FL. So with all this should Help on some questions you all might have to narrow things down.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:20 AM   #21 (permalink)
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that budget will probably allow you to look at the 80s 58 Hatt as well as the wider beam 56MY (fewer available). With some luck you might even squeeze in a late 80s/early 90s 54MY, also wide beam. the 58 YF is also a good choice, being basically a 53MY with a cockpit (great for kids)

with young kids, these hatts are ideal, you can close the pilothouse and wing doors so that they can't get to the side decks and bow, only the aft deck. safer.

it's hard to beat these boats for quality and value. the older ones (15'10" beam) can be found in the mid 100s these days which woudl leave you plenty of cash for upgrades.

you may want to look at Vikings as well (mid/late 80s) and also teh Chris Craft flush decks although i think that from a build quality perspective it's hard to beat the hatts.

the defever 49 mentioned above feels like a much smaller boat and being a two stateroom boat, you're going to have issues with your girls in a couple of years... may as well go for 3 SR right away.

If you want the "euro style" look, you can probably find some Viking Sport Cruisers and others close to your budge, but will be probalby be 2 stateroom and a bit more cramped (the price you pay for all that sleekeenes!)
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Also I am thinking staying around the 55' range due to all the other issues mantance,handling.I dont want to be working on it from the time I get up till the time I go to bed.(I'm a neet freak,you can eat off my bilge,And when you look at my haul you better have sunglasses on )

My thing is layout, the Hatts have a nice layout.And I not oppossed to other brands just not that familiar with whats out there in the 50'-60' range besides the norm Hatt,Chris,Bertrems.
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browse YW (use advanced search) for size range and price range... there could be other choice, maybe Cheoi Lee, trawlers, etc.. that you will find appealing although when i did that i kept coming back to Hatteras.

good luck eating off the bilge with a Detroit Diesel powered boat
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Maybe he likes Oily Food :-)
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Had a feeling that's what you were looking for. I asked a friend (V & K) to PM you. These folks are meticulous and the boat fits what you're looking for and is extremely well maintained. BTW, for a family liveaboard/cruiser your right on target. Except that my wife would kill me that's right were I'd be. Good luck
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As mentioned in a prior post I request info on the 56 Matthews,I am just not familiar with the brand ,Beautiful yacht....I just have to educate myself on the subject.
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Had a feeling that's what you were looking for. I asked a friend (V & K) to PM you. These folks are meticulous and the boat fits what you're looking for and is extremely well maintained. BTW, for a family liveaboard/cruiser your right on target. Except that my wife would kill me that's right were I'd be. Good luck
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:37 AM   #28 (permalink)
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As mentioned in a prior post I request info on the 56 Matthews,I am just not familiar with the brand ,Beautiful yacht....I just have to educate myself on the subject.
Think Hatteras. In fact, I'm not sure who came first.
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Heres one....How would think living aboard would be in the CT or Boston MA area would be?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:31 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Heres one....How would think living aboard would be in the CT or Boston MA area would be?
Go down to Duffy Creek marina in February when the wind is blowing 40 kts out of the NW and stand on the pier for 2 hours and then ask yourself this same question. Then ask yourself this question "How would living aboard in Palm Beach Florida be?"
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