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Anybody have an opinion of a schucker436?

I have found a couple of these in my price range,and i think one would be a good fit for me and my disabled wife.Motoring alone would work ok for east coast cruising.If I could pick up a little with the sails,or ease up on the motor,because of the sails,that would be good.Anyone know anything of their sailing abilities? OR,SHOULD I just go to power? thank's in advance.
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Never heard of one so I was curious and googled it up. Quite a bit comes up considering it is a more obscure make and model. Found some reviews as well.
Check it out if you haven't already.

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I looked at one. It has a great layout and plenty of space. Reminds me of a motoryacht mostly. The one i looked at had a foldable mast.
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In my opinion a motorsailor nether sails like a sailboat nor motors like a mirror boat
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In my opinion a motorsailor nether sails like a sailboat nor motors like a mirror boat

otoh they sail better than a motor boat and (often) motor better than a sailboat.

they also tend to be less fragile than a mirror boat .....

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I hear you I'm a sail boater when the wind quits I read a book or play cards with my galley winch
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I hear you I'm a sail boater when the wind quits I read a book or play cards with my galley winch
I prefer grinding my spinnaker wench.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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I have a lot more experience with powerboats.I have some sailing experience.I want to sail,espescially with the price of fuel.I don't know how much help my wife would be able to give me.We would mainly be living aboard and coastal cruising.The schucker that I have my eye on has a furled mainsail and headsail.I worked in the marine industry off and on for a number of years.I am close to semi-retirement,and really need to get back on the water,Horace
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I have found a couple of these in my price range,and i think one would be a good fit for me and my disabled wife.Motoring alone would work ok for east coast cruising.If I could pick up a little with the sails,or ease up on the motor,because of the sails,that would be good.Anyone know anything of their sailing abilities? OR,SHOULD I just go to power? thank's in advance.
I have no direct experience with them but I was curious and did some research on them a couple of years ago. Your description above sounds exactly like what I determined they would do re: sailing. Off the wind in a breeze you might get some real sailing but otherwise the sails would just allow you to cut back your RPM's a bit I think. A big main acts as a better roll stabilizer than a small steadying sail as well.

It doesn't look like you have to give up anything over a "real" trawler that size, so why not have the sails?

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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