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Old 08-16-2004, 12:36 PM
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My wife, the kind & beautiful woman that she is , (just in case she is lurking) has allowed me to start browsing the boating market. Even though I hate to think about selling my Sutphen, but the boating disease is a terrible one..

How big (speaking offshore style boats) does it have to be before it becomes a pain in the butt to manuever around. All of my boating is at the LOTO as of now,, maybe in the future I will travel, but not for some time..
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Old 08-16-2004, 01:44 PM
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To DRIVE a boat , I would say 50+ feet ....

To TRAILER a boat , they start to get to be a pain around 38' . Just my .02 Joe
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The change from our Top Gun to a 46 Black Thunder was no big deal. We tailer it also without any problem. I usually launch and retrieve it by myself. Go for it!!
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Lets see some pics. of your Pacer.

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My baby,,

Thanks to Trick Marine & Central Power and Rigging of LOTO there isn't much this boat needs.. SO WHY DO I HAVE THE URGE TO LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT BOAT?
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because we are never satisfied.. its kinda like sex??
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if you can aford it do it the big skaters and mti cats are fast and go threw the rough stuff like you would not believe ps find your bigger boat yet jonas how many is that now?
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How big (speaking offshore style boats) does it have to be before it becomes a pain in the butt to manuever around.
Havent made it to that problem yet
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if you can aford it do it the big skaters and mti cats are fast and go threw the rough stuff like you would not believe ps find your bigger boat yet jonas how many is that now?

i thought u would be working

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Great question,

However here at SML in VA, the real question is how big can you go with out it being a Bit#& to dock. A few people here have 36' cats and have found that boat plus slip and bumpers cannot fit. So they can only park at end of docks, wich are always taken by Cabin cruisers there for the entire weekend. Also you don't want your boat sticking out of slip very far or some idiot will hit it. My cusins just backed out of buying a 38' boat and purchased a 32' instead, so they can park at all the night spots with out a problem. You need to understand our marinas were built to handle18-24' boats. yo get the idea.

As for trailering just check your towing ability on your truck, you do not want to exceed it. Not that it cannot handle it but if anything was to ever happen your fault or not the insurance company is not going to cover it.

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