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Hello again everyone... shopping for bigger
OK... first off, I am not the average consumer/sailor. I intend to trailer but its not your normal 7500 lb limits... its 14,000 lb consisting of boat and trailer with triples and a sliding tongue extension for float on/off. Currently I have a outboard version 27' Bayliner Buccaneer which it hauls fine (8500 gross trailer weight behind a gas 3/4 ton, please ignore the lack of paint... I didn't have time when I built it and get the Buccaneer home to Ohio from Green Bay in mid October before winter weather, still isn't painted, but I will sometime).
But I want to go a bit bigger... I now have a 1 ton Cummins Dodge dually, and I could care less if it needs a wide load permit so long as it doesn't need an escort.
Drives me crazy... the mirrors on a semi are about 10ft... but I can't pull over 8'4" with out the permit. I yanked 53 and 48' 102s all over the country for three years... I could care less if its 10'6" or so wide or how long it is. I'll not pull it into somewhere it can't fit.
So who made something in an older 33-36 ft range but not over 11,000 lbs, and 10ft beam (or close). Anyone? There are several in the 30-31 ft at 10k lbs but I'd like to go longer if one was ever made. Prefer a pilot house and/or center cockpit. I will also modify for single handed sailing. I intend to retire on it in northern climates as well.
Last edited by dem45133; 07-12-2012 at 12:53 PM.