Best boat for weekends?

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by kenzmad, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. kenzmad

    kenzmad I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thinking about hanging up the fishing dream. Switching over to weekend trips to the San Juans. 2-6 people. 3 couples if it matters. Looking at Tollycrafts and uniflites. Dont even know what to put in a search engine since I don't know who made what. Have current 30' moorage so if it will fit, that is great.
     
  2. Ducky Duckworth

    Ducky Duckworth Well-Known "Member"

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    Paul Allen uses this on the weekends. Don't forget needs vs wants. I feel Paul found a good balance of both. He's pretty smart. Without question, I'd follow his lead.

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  3. Captain Decent

    Captain Decent I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    3 couples on a 30 footer better be a swingers party.

    I was looking to buy a uniflite 31 sport sedan a couple years back. Good balance of fish ability and camping. It's gonna guzzle gas faster than you can throw it over board but would be a great hull to repower to diesel.
     
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  4. The Peddler

    The Peddler You should have been here yesterday!

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    Go to yachtworld.com and put in your budget, size slot, and geographic region. Don’t focus on a make/model until you start to get a full picture of what’s out there.

    Don’t be afraid of the Bayliner motor yachts of the 1990’s and 2000’s. They don’t have the same build-rep as the runabouts.

    Also, there’s a PNW cruising forum called iboatnw.com. It’s a very friendly, though not terribly active site of NW boaters/cruisers. They’d be able to provide some suggestions.
     
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  5. SalishFish

    SalishFish Member

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    Uniflites can be blister-buckets....forewarned
     
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  6. SalishFish

    SalishFish Member

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    Or the “boat” Steve Jobs had built, anchored off Stromboli 2017
     
  7. The Peddler

    The Peddler You should have been here yesterday!

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  8. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    Tollycraft made a few nice boats. I think the 37' hull was one of their better designs. Twin diesels, lots of deck for fishing. Galley up version has bunks below. Galley down doesn't
     
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  9. Omakase

    Omakase Well-Known "Member"

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    That Carver? Hell yeah, jack pole the tuna from the 2nd deck and whip the fish right through the windows of the aft stateroom. Probably room in there for two full size totes if you rip out the beds
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  10. dragonballs

    dragonballs I'm off probation

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    Everything is for sale.
     
  11. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

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    Anything with that capacity is gonna guzzle fuel, better have deeeep pockets:)
     
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  12. wa_docholliday

    wa_docholliday doc holliday

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    There’s a very nice Lindell yacht on lake union I think asking 120 or something like that
     
  13. kenzmad

    kenzmad I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    i think I will give Mr Allen a call. See if he is using it next weekend.
     
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  14. C-Dawg

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    I don't know how much boat you want or the extent of creature comforts, but Ranger Tugs makes some pretty popular boats for cruising around the PNW from Olympia to the Broughton Islands. Very reputable builders from what I have heard.
     
  15. kenzmad

    kenzmad I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Just thinking something in the 26-30' range. Something like a floating hotel room. Want to spend the weekends on it. Not a live aboard. I have several Ranger tugs on my pier. All of them have complained about lack of speed. 26-28 tolly, 30' bayliner cierra seem to fit the bill, kinda. Just not sure what else is out there. Been browsing yachtworld now. This is fun!
     
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  16. KimH

    KimH Someday I'll live the dream.

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    My older brother had this one for three years until he passed from cancer. Kathy sold it in 1999. http://www.lnvt.org/37vt46 . Lord Nelson Victory tug which isn't made anymore. It didn't go fast, 7 or 8 knots but on a couple of trips they made with the boat he said the only reason they stopped for fuel was to get water, IE they used more water than fuel. Slow is more economical for that style of boat. Economical is good.
     
  17. critterkiller

    critterkiller AKA Cohobankie

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    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/Power/Trawler/Nordic+Tugs

    Met a guy out at lopez Is. as we were returning from the Galley Bar. He had just come from Victoria in a storm that land locked most of the boats in the Islands. 26ft Nordic Tug. He said it was bad but the boat handled well. Didn't seem to be his first rodeo.
     
  18. fishing fanatic

    fishing fanatic Well-Known "Member"

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    Nordic and American tugs are unreal and seaworthy
     
  19. gabe0308

    gabe0308 Well-Known "Member"

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    I moored next to a guy in Tahsis for a week the summer of ‘17 and then ended up mooring next to the same guy on Lopez for Labor Day weekend the same year. Not sure of the odds of that happening by anyways he had a Pacific Trawler 37’ that was a sweet looking setup. Really liked the style and layout of his boat. His normal moorage is Edmonds. When I am ready to step up in size and slow down in speed Pacific Trawlers will be ok my list to check out.
     
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  20. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

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    28 glassply!
     
  21. Waterdog247

    Waterdog247 Dive-a-holic

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    What's your budget? Yachtworld has a ton of boats under 100K that would fit that bill.
     

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