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- Your Vessel Info: My dream boat would be a dutch canal boat.....But living in the US, they seem too collectable and rare.
I've started to look at old tugboats in the 40-60ft lengths. Seems like they could be good conversions and less hard to find.
Change my mind.
Boat living seems to have a lot of hidden costs, so I'm trying to figure out if that will be doable.
My dream boat would be a dutch canal boat, but in the states they are rare and pricey
I've been looking at tugboats as an option.
I live in portland and saw a good number available in the Olympic peninsula area.
I need to find a fixer cause I'm on the tightest of budgets, but something that won't need major hull work.
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- Your Vessel Info: Morgan Out Island 41
- Location: Lived Aboard 45 Years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet!
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The best I've seen was the "Mighty Mo" WWII tug privately cruising the US East Coast. You could hear it coming from a couple miles away.
You might find something more useful by converting a fishing, utility, navy launch or vessels that are made to accommodate people and economically transit some distance.
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