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post #11 of 30 Old 02-13-2009
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-26 or 27 ft. (as far as I know, the max. length that still qualifies as trailerable)
-outboard engine (avoid hassles of inboard)
-marine head
Oh yeah, max. budget 20K or so.
If trailability is a factor then you need to look at width, not length. I believe that Catalina 27 is wider than max legal width without permits (102 in)

For 20 grand there are virtually hundreds boats in 30 ft range, perfectly suitable for live aboard.
However, going back to your requirements
Bristol 27 with outboard motor well and “dinette“ interior can be found for $6000 at most.
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Thanks so much for the suggestions. Will look into all of these. I probably could have been clearer about my intentions regarding the use of the trailer. Not thinking about relocating the boat often, just hoping that it could be something fairly simple to move if the need arises. Don't want to have to get permits, use a crane, spend a fortune, etc.
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does size matter?

no not nuts,I have a 26 ft paceship that I have lived aboard on and off for the last 5 yrs,you just need to have less junk and fewer guests.the bigger the boat the bigger the problems
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The Corsair 31 AC would probably qualify... but probably a bit more boat and money than you want to spend. The Telstar 28 meets most of your requirements, except the having a cabin with a door part...

A Catalina 27 isn't really a trailerable boat IMHO. IT can be put on a trailer, but IIRC, it isn't really designed to be trailered or launchable from one.

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Am I missing something? ......................
You aer looking for a liveaboard that is trailerable?
Those seem to be, if not mutually exclusive, then at least mutually unneeded?

Usually the point of living aboard is that the boat is in the water all the time; and you don't need any land.

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Am I missing something? ......................
You aer looking for a liveaboard that is trailerable?
Those seem to be, if not mutually exclusive, then at least mutually unneeded?

Usually the point of living aboard is that the boat is in the water all the time; and you don't need any land.
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"Not thinking about relocating the boat often, just hoping that it could be something fairly simple to move if the need arises. Don't want to have to get permits, use a crane, spend a fortune, etc"
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I think your best bet for a trailer sailor to live on is the C&C Mega. 30 foot and trailerable.
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I would love to have a NorSea 27 with a trailor and a truck that could haul it... would be great to say..hmmm its 33' here in NJ.. day after tomorrow I could be in... tampa
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A tartan 27 is a big small boat but dont think it is very trailerable although with 3 1/3 ft keel and 6' center board makes it good for gunkholing and sailing.It does have an Atomic 4 inboard engine but if you hated it you could always take it out.They (Tartans 27's) are built like brick s##t houses and the price is very good. The better ones are the very early ones.
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Grampian 26 is roomy.
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