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Old 08-03-2015, 03:37 PM   #1
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Well, I guess 18 days on a 28 ft. boat can, in fact, be a life changing event. The admiral has decided we need a bigger boat. He exact words were "I think we should stretch ourselves a little for the next one, so it might hurt a bit at first".

Requirements: Inboards, onboard genny, enclosed shower, larger (real) fridge, an 'island' style bed (no more 'dog door' into the mid (aft) cabin).

I explained that we'd be looking for a 36-38 ft. boat. At this point, I was informed that "Ya, that's about what I had in mind".

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Nice looking 2005 3700 SY in Branford, CT on Boat Trader. Good Luck.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:35 PM   #3
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Well shrew I am glad you are both on the same page as to what size boat is required to get all of those features.

Don't worry I am sure she'll enjoy using the boat while you are working extra hours to pay for it.

Cannot wait to follow your search and her likes and dislikes.
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Carver dealership here you come..............
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:30 PM   #5
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Add to that diesels and hard side salon!!! That's what I want anyway. No more damn canvas enclosure.



Also diesels are safer and more efficient. You can probably sell her on the cost of diesels by telling her they don't make carbon monoxide so they wont kill her in her sleep, and the fuel is non-explosive, so your odds of catastrophic on-board fire are drastically reduced.



What are you going to do about the old boat?
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We're working on a NEED/WANT list, though the entire boat should really be a want, so the entire concept is somewhat odd to begin with.

We are so done with canvas as well, however that really narrows down options to aft cabins or trawlers/downeasters. Onboard genny is a must. I really want diesels, however its hard to justify the fuel savings when you look at the cost increase for them.

One thing we know for sure is we're building the cost of a repower into our target price. We have to assume that a 10 year old boat in saltwater is going to need to be repowered at some point in the near future. I'd love to find a boat with two clapped-out engines.

We've already agreed we won't be two-boat owners, so this one needs to be sold first.
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I agree with the cost of diesels, but there is more to it than just fuel savings. They are safer, the fuel is more ubiquitous, and the engines generally have double or more the life of a gasoline engine.
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Consider the maintenance cost of a diesel as well.
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I think most diesels are also closed cooling so the engines themselves are safe from saltwater unless ingested.
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That same conversation is what put us in the 4600 SCB. Diesels were a must have for me as we boat 100+ hrs a year and sit on the hook for extended periods (meaning generator gets a lot of work). You will pay for diesels and you get the money back if you boat more than 50 hours a year and plan on owning it for many years. If you aren't going to pile on the hours then gas can get you by.
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