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Looking for loop boat

Postby Amx1kjw » January 6th, 2015, 8:35 am

Hi all. We are researching for a boat for our next adventure. This will be our journey on the Great Loop. We hope to start in September and are currently looking for a vessel to accomplish this.
Looking forward to all the wisdom we can get from the group as well as guidance from those that have "been there done that".
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Re: Looking for loop boat

Postby waybomb » January 6th, 2015, 12:12 pm

I haven't been there, done that, but I would say if you are looking at a Carver, or any planing hull, make sure you get the largest power option there is. I had a big Carver with abysmal power and the boat was not fun, especially in bad weather. And you will run into weather!
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Re: Looking for loop boat

Postby Lyndon670 » January 6th, 2015, 4:04 pm

Kurt,

Let's start with a few basics. Budget, style (motor yacht/express), and experience boating.
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Re: Looking for loop boat

Postby Carver370 » January 16th, 2015, 7:31 am

Depending on how large you want to go I always thought the 440 Motor Yacht and the 500 CPMY would be the ideal boats.
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Re: Looking for loop boat

Postby Lyndon670 » January 17th, 2015, 1:04 am

We bought our 506 with the Great Loop in mind. Our first choice was a Silverton 453, but fell in love with the room of the 506 and the all-season enclosed pilothouse.
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Re: Looking for loop boat

Postby 1000islands » January 26th, 2015, 9:31 am

A good place to look for a good loop boat is the Great Loop Association
http://www.greatloop.org/mod/bwclass/index.php

There are a few boats listed.

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