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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Read this thread with interest.
    Pontoon I’m on currently has all flavours of Sealine,S34,37,38 plus a F37.
    Side decks are a tad narrow for someone of 69 with health issues maybe?

  2. #42
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynnbarr View Post
    Read this thread with interest.
    Pontoon Iím on currently has all flavours of Sealine,S34,37,38 plus a F37.
    Side decks are a tad narrow for someone of 69 with health issues maybe?
    I guess they are all narrower than our current Broom. Although our boat just prior to this one was a Skilso 975 (similar to a Nimbus 310). Deck width wasn't too much of an issue as I recall.

    It's just too many levels on the Broom, including my home made ladder down to the engines. I've always done my own maintenance up to now, but may have to let this go and start paying people.

    Trying to think of the right boat which is:

    Not much bigger than the Broom (11 metres), so we can park her.
    A bit bigger than the Skilso (9.75 metres), so we don't feel claustrophobic after a week.
    If it had a single engine then I could still fix it as there would be more room. But not a single outdrive.
    Shaft drive as I prefer them to outdrives, but will compromise on this.
    Doesn't need to be super fast but capable of 15 knots minimum.
    Somewhere for the co-pilot to sit, not with the galley in the way.
    Don't mind either way about a fly bridge.
    2005 ish or later so there might be less to break down.
    Not too much like an angling boat. i.e. Starfisher or Rodman.

    Budget? say £120K max if we have to spend it for the right one, but would like to get something for less.

    Any ideas?

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynnbarr View Post
    Read this thread with interest.
    Pontoon I’m on currently has all flavours of Sealine,S34,37,38 plus a F37.
    Side decks are a tad narrow for someone of 69 with health issues maybe?
    Quote Originally Posted by Flynnbarr View Post
    Read this thread with interest.
    Pontoon I’m on currently has all flavours of Sealine,S34,37,38 plus a F37.
    Side decks are a tad narrow for someone of 69 with health issues maybe?
    You are quite correct to point out access to side decks is a consideration and wide side decks a bonus. A Broom would provide this when under way but the OP already has a Broom and is finding climbing aboard an issue .

    I think all boats require a certain agility .

    Of the boats mentioned
    A S34 has steps up to the cockpit and requires agility to access the side decks - not good I think
    A F34 has level access to the cockpit and reasonable step up to the side decks - good
    A F33 has a step in at the transom gate which I would say is not good
    A F36 has almost level access but okay . Also the steps up to the flybridge are shallower than on my F33 and therefore overall easier access.
    A F37 as F36 but bigger bathing platform - probably the slightly better for access overall

    So I think a F34 a F36 (or 360 statesman) or a F37 wins it for access at the stern off the pontoon.

  4. #44
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynnbarr View Post
    Read this thread with interest.
    Pontoon I’m on currently has all flavours of Sealine,S34,37,38 plus a F37.
    Side decks are a tad narrow for someone of 69 with health issues maybe?
    Good point. Even the f43 has narrow side decks.

    SC35 better I think in that regard. Never taken one of those to sea though.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    Good point. Even the f43 has narrow side decks.

    SC35 better I think in that regard. Never taken one of those to sea though.
    SC35 has reasonable sized side decks with easy access.
    Good at flattening waves (7900kg), stable, but not a rocketship - top speed 30kts on a good day with D4-260s.

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Falling Star View Post
    2005 ish or later so there might be less to break down.
    I mentioned earlier the easy maintenance non electronic KAD43 which is possibly one of the most reliable VP engines. I think this was superseded by the KAD44 and KAD 300 in about 2002. So for this alone I would reset your clock to 2001/2002
    There was something on here a couple of years ago that KAD44 cylinder heads were no longer available. I hope I’m wrong but that would give me some cause for concern.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJ View Post
    There was something on here a couple of years ago that KAD44 cylinder heads were no longer available. I hope I’m wrong but that would give me some cause for concern.
    Still showing as available on an exchange basis.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    We have been staying on a friends F37 and had a look at the F43 as well they are about the same price BUT the galley on the F37 is bigger as is the forward head - I dont like the aft cabin door on the F37 its tiny to get through and a bit wider on the F43 which also has a lovely twin cabin but you lose the galley space and it has a side front bed.. . I think the engines are a bit better on the F43 and the Bathing platform is easier to board.. Not for us as the head room is really restricted and our friend who is nearly 6 foot cant go into aft cabin and hits the ceiling on way in on F37!! - I would view both but after the broom you may find they cabin height restrictive

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Have you considered the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34.

    https://www.theyachtmarket.com/boats...7528686&page=1

  10. #50
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by alandalus11 View Post
    Have you considered the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34.

    https://www.theyachtmarket.com/boats...7528686&page=1
    ladder!

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