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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by TimP, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. TimP

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    At the risk of some unknown calamity I was warned against a Bluewater Cruiser. Can someone enlighten me as to why these should not be considered for purchase?

    Thanks and I mean no harm ;)
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    For what? Every boat must be judged against it's intended use.
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    I wasn't sure if it was a joke or they were implying that they were low quality in general. Just trying to gain information.
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    Bluewater Cruiser or Bluewater Yacht.
    One is an ugly houseboat that should not leave the canal, the other is a decent lil trawler (not great, just decent).
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    I believe they were referring to the Bluewater Coastal Cruiser.
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    The ugly house boat with no free-board, subject to flooding from wake hitting it amid ship, with the main engines under the mater bunk and vanity cabinet, will never pass a COI and never a survey in this area?
    Don't pass or walk away, RUN away...
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    Good to know. Thanks
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    But he's not in that area. He's in TN. Could be fine on a lake. Many houseboats there.
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    It's still an ugly POS.
    Hey, it's my opinion. I have been around a few old and newer ones in the St. Johns river.
    Best left for reef material. Eventually, the fish will get over the ug and use it as an art reef.
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    Ya, dat's something you don't want to be seen on. Be cool to blow up in a movie scene or something like that.

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    True, I'm in TN........but looking for something I can take to the Keys/Bahamas.....that sort of thing....maybe do a Loop
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    There was one in the yard that I looked around in. I was surprised to see 1/2 the engine under the master bunk and half under a dinette seat ! With a bulkhead passing OVER the top of the engine !!!

    Talk about inconvenient access !!!
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    Then likely not the right boat for many reasons. Can you post a link to a boat like you're considering somewhere?
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    Not really considering a specific boat just yet. Looking at broker sites and just reading and looking at pics.
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    Yep, that would be darned inconvenient
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    Well, you're talking about a Bluewater Cruiser and just trying to see what you're talking about and started this thread about. Are you talking about something like in post #10, that type and size?
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    Something about like that. Been looking at BayLiner, Meridian, Carver.......I think we would ultimately like to have a 40-50' that would be comfortable to live on and that could handle the Gulf, Keys, Bahamas
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    For that purpose then, you don't want a houseboat type like the one shown.
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    Looked at several Carver's online and we both like the layout of the 53' or 56' Voyager. Just not sure if that's too much boat for first timers
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    Was I who told you that...kinda looks like at floating ''Sturgeon fish'' good advice given by the Senior members above..and then there is Gibson...Lol!

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