Looking at new boat

charlesosgood

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We are "retired" sailors and are looking at downeast style cruisers for long term cruising- inalnd waterway, loop, etc. What size will we need to provide enough storage and ability to have occasional guests on board?

Thanks.
 

islander

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The size of the boat boat that you would need to accommodate occasional guests would seem to be variable depending on your expectations for comfort and privacy. I have a 35 Duffy with a V Berth that sleeps two. The salon could be configured to sleep two more if I did some re-configuration. Down below is a head to starboard with a shower. Galley is down below as well. My boat would be a little tight for two couples for any more than a night or two. Having said that it really depends on how that boat is set up,(mine is ideal picnic boat); and what the expectations of the "Admiral" and guests are. I would suggest you go to the Maine Boat Builders show in March and talk to the builders and see some boats.
 

F/V First Team

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36 feet at least, main cabin forward with v-berth, enclosed head/shower to starboard, hanging locker and cabinets, small galley to port, settee with gas piston table to create a twin berth in main salon, about a 10' cockpit behind the winter back.

Nice cruiser.
 

cb34

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new boat

Perhaps a trawler would best fit your needs, Merry Christmas.
 

El Mar

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tomy

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hey goodie..did you see the "cruser" I posted in the found DE boat section? might be what you looking for. merry christmas.
 

charlesosgood

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New (used) boat

Thanks to all. Pretty much confirms my thoughts. Looking at a North Bay 36 and there's an interestng Jarvis Newman 36 in Md. The Duffy looks interesting as well, so thanks for that.
 

WoundUpMarine

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OLD BAY

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Stinkpot

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We are "retired" sailors and are looking at downeast style cruisers for long term cruising- inalnd waterway, loop, etc. What size will we need to provide enough storage and ability to have occasional guests on board?

Thanks.

Take a look at my 36' Calvin Beal which is for sale. http://downeastboatforum.com/free-c...g-tackle-sale-wanted/36-calvin-beal-3418.html

One trip we did with her was through the Champlain canal and a few days on the Erie canal from Mystic, CT; she fits the locks very nicely... Could be just what you're looking for. Only caveat is that when doing the loop, you have to be willing to receive compliments and talk about her whenever you're tied up somewhere:grin:.

Let me know if you want to see her; she's in the water.

DSCN5056.jpg
 

greg

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I have the burn curves on the boat. I will get them next time I am on the boat and let you know exactly, but I would say in the area of 5-7gph.

I have the same engine. It depends on what rpm he runs to get 10 knots. For me, it's less than 2k. Here is the burn chart:

fuel burn.JPG
 

Crabman

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is it just me or is the radar on the wrong side of the arch on this boat?

My guess they turned it around so it would not hit the ceiling. Even dropped, it looks too close if turned around the right way.
 

Stinkpot

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Pretty boat. At 12-14 knots, what is her fuel consumption?

The fuel burn chart that Greg posted is pretty close, if anything I burn less than what the chart inidcates. I also hit 10 kts well below 2,000 rpm. At 2,000 rpm, I'm close to 14 kts, and using the burn chart will give you an idea; but again, I think I'm below that.
 
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