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  1. #1
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    Default Changing to motor boating

    after 40 years with sails, I bought a Merry Fisher 805 which suits us well. It is however pretty wet and bumpy when pushing to windward being semi displacement. I'm thinking of something maybe a bit longer which would cope better with waves. On shafts or possibly outboard(s)? Capable of 20 knots. Up to £160000. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    How about a Starfisher ?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    Quote Originally Posted by NDB View Post
    How about a Starfisher ?
    Looking to sell yours already Neil?

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    Ha ha, no absolutely not. But, now Iíve grown into it I reckon everyone should have one !!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    Seaward, Aquastar, Nelson, all ex yachtie type traditional boats which handle well in a bigger sea.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    Nimbus or Marex

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    Not many will reach 20 knotts though

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    There was an interesting account of a delivery of a Trader on the forum with some video footage so you might Study a few other u tube vids to gain some inspiration. It really depends I suspect on other considerations as well though e.g. Accommodation,age type off drives etc you prefer and age you might accept.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Changing to motor boating

    Botnia Targa?

  10. #10
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