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Tmccar1

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Hello everyone,
My name's Tom. I'm a diver primarily but also fish pretty frequently. I've never had a down east style boat (always had sportfishes) but i'm in the market for something in the 44-50' range that I could run to offshore dive sites such as the Andrea Doria and stay for a few days with 6 or so guys on board. I've always loved the style but only recently started looking into them.
From what i've read this forum has a wealth of info and I hope I can learn from you all!
Sincerely,
Tom
 
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Tmccar1

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Welcome Tom

What is your price range for the vessel you have in mind?

Thanks! I'm trying to find something for under 250. I saw a 45' provincial online that was nice and already setup for diving but he was just asking too much from what I'm told. I wouldn't mind something that needs a bit of work but I just don't have the knowledge yet to do a full refit on my own.
 

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Welcome Tom.
It sounds like you will need something with some comfortabe creature comforts and a lot of fresh water or a water maker and a nice galley. There have been a couple 42 foot H&H's for sale that might work for you. You could always add a water tank but I was just thinking it would be nice to have it already set up.
Good luck.
 

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Welcome Tom.
It sounds like you will need something with some comfortabe creature comforts and a lot of fresh water or a water maker and a nice galley. There have been a couple 42 foot H&H's for sale that might work for you. You could always add a water tank but I was just thinking it would be nice to have it already set up.
Good luck.

A water maker would be the best bet, i'd rather have that extra space for a fuel tank to run the generator and AC! Nothing worse then putting on a drysuit in 95 degree weather.
I was looking at an H&H on yachtworld for sale by me. Seemed like alot of boat for the price. I could even use the green stick it comes with for a 12x18' dive flag! ;)
 

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Welcome,Tom you fogot to list what kind of power and is speed a issue

I'd love to have something that can cruise at at least 15kts. Any faster is just is nice but for the long 100mile hauls we'd be leaving the dock at dusk and running through the night. I wouldn't want to run at 20kts at night anyways. My luck I'd have a high flyer or something come through the windshield! ;)
 

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Magna marine they were built in Canada the molds where bought by the guimmond family now known as millennium Marine check out there website or google them
 

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Just a reminder, you can't document a vessel whose keel was laid in another country

(there ARE some methods, but who wants to do those?)

Don't know if this would apply to a dive boat or not

(shrug)
 

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Just a reminder, you can't document a vessel whose keel was laid in another country

(there ARE some methods, but who wants to do those?)

Don't know if this would apply to a dive boat or not

(shrug)

Yea, I've been looking at that, Jones Act right? Seems a six pack is ok as long as there's no commercial fishing and no salvage work. Not sure if recreational diving counts though.
 
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