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bligh 03-27-2014 05:07 PM

It's official. I'm a trawler owner.
 
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mahal 03-27-2014 05:13 PM

Congrats!!

N4712 03-27-2014 05:16 PM

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

Northern Spy 03-27-2014 05:18 PM

Yea!

Larry M 03-27-2014 05:20 PM

Nice! Are we excited yet? :dance::lol:

Moonstruck 03-27-2014 05:24 PM

Congratulations! She looks a winner.:thumb::thumb:

bligh 03-27-2014 05:26 PM

Thanks. Its been a long search. It's funny that I originally wanted this boat to begin with, but wrote it off due to its cost. I then searched and searched and finally came back around to this model. I happenned to choose this one due to its cost.

It really is true that every boat is a compromise. The two major compromises I had to make were ; 1) I wanted a sailboat and 2) price. But all my other needs and wants were fulfilled by this boat. When making my decision I made a list just like all have recommended with wants and needs, then I sat down and chose the boat that best fit that list from all the boats I had looked at over the last 7 months.

bligh 03-27-2014 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Larry M (Post 222988)
Nice! Are we excited yet? :dance::lol:

Not yet. She is still on the hard getting a new bottom, getting detailed, and getting new hydraulic lines for the stern thrusters. Hopefully have her back in the water in a week or so.

bligh 03-27-2014 05:31 PM

I also have to put in a BIG plug for the bank employees I worked with Alaska Credit Union; Joann Kendall, Eileen Torres, and Timmee. They have been fabulous and helpful all along the way. And they gave me a great rate.

Right rudder 03-27-2014 05:49 PM

Congratulations. You know from here on out your going to be wearing short sleeve shirts....you are not going to have time to roll 'em up anymore.

Remember, no matter how pristine it looks at the end of the day, your "to-do" list is still seven days long.....that's why we love them, they always need us.

O C Diver 03-27-2014 06:02 PM

Congratulations! There is almost a sense of relief when you finally sign the papers and the search is officially over. It's no longer "if", but how soon till we can start cruising.

Ted

healhustler 03-27-2014 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bligh (Post 222990)
1) I wanted a sailboat and 2) price.

Not to fret, Bligh. There's always this NT-37 Stay-Sail Ketch that will give you full satisfaction. Congrats on you new vessel.

Bill Ranson 03-27-2014 06:37 PM

Congratulations. She looks great!

hollywood8118 03-27-2014 06:45 PM

Sweet boat! ?..I have always thought the nt's were great boats...great looks, and super easy to maintain. Have fun!
Hollywood

ksanders 03-27-2014 06:49 PM

Very nice!!!

ALASKA CREDIT UNION ???

Where is the boat?

Are you going to drive her home?

Pack Mule 03-27-2014 06:52 PM

Congratulations !!! Really nice

bligh 03-27-2014 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by healhustler (Post 223005)
Not to fret, Bligh. There's always this NT-37 Stay-Sail Ketch that will give you full satisfaction. Congrats on you new vessel.

dude, your awesome. My dream boat!

BoomerangIII 03-27-2014 07:23 PM

Congrats....gonna be a great year! :socool:

bligh 03-27-2014 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ksanders (Post 223009)
Very nice!!!

ALASKA CREDIT UNION ???

Where is the boat?

Are you going to drive her home?

She is up in the delta.

Yes, Alaska Credit Union had a booth at the seattle boat show, and I got pre-approved there on the spot without having to submit my company's financials and company's tax returns etc.. Very simple , very friendly.

She is going to stay there for the next month or so. I'm thinking of moving her to Westpoint marina after that in redwood city. I'll probably take her or have her trucked up to Puget Sound for next season sometime. I'm hoping I can get a backhaul up there in the winter. That is the plan anyhow
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I'm going to have to go visit Mark Pierce and other TF'ers on the way for sure.

bligh 03-27-2014 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by healhustler (Post 223005)
Not to fret, Bligh. There's always this NT-37 Stay-Sail Ketch that will give you full satisfaction. Congrats on you new vessel.

I especially like the bowsprit.

bligh 03-27-2014 07:28 PM

looking for a radar mast by the way. and a crane.. and some galleyware. (now the fun begins)

BruceK 03-27-2014 07:30 PM

Congratulations. May you and the family enjoy her. Your quiet methodical approach searching for the right boat will be rewarded.

bligh 03-27-2014 07:35 PM

My dad is the one who introduced me to sailing when I was nine. We cruised everywhere along teh Washington and Canadian coast line in his 24 ft sailboat. I always thought he would be the one to take my kids boating as they grew up. But over the last five years his trawler has been in a state of disrepair in one form or another until he unexpectedly died last spring and it was sold. It was at that point I realized that if my kids were going to have the experiences my dad gave me, it was up to me to do it. So here we are. :)

Sailor of Fortune 03-27-2014 07:57 PM

Congrats, kids will have great memories.

AKDoug 03-27-2014 08:10 PM

I tried the Credit Union, but due to the age of the boat (over 10 years) the down went up another 5% and the best they could do on interest rate was 6.25% for me. I did much better through ESSEX Credit (Bank of the West) at 4.25%. Most institutions don't loan to boats going to Alaska, that was the issue with Boat US. Love your boat, you got it right! That walk out back door onto the stern is the only way to go! I have a short half step, but no hole and stairs to climb up. That is a huge feature...

AusCan 03-27-2014 09:51 PM

Well done bligh!

And nice choice.
The Nordic Tugs were what originally turned me on to trawler type boats.

Give us some more details and pics when you get a chance.

keb 03-28-2014 12:44 AM

Congrats on the acquisition! Your kids are lucky to have a dad that wants to create such wonderful memories for them that they will never forget. Perfect timing for the year too!

markpierce 03-28-2014 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by bligh (Post 223021)
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I'm going to have to go visit Mark Pierce and other TF'ers on the way for sure.

Just send a PM when you want to visit.

Xsbank 03-28-2014 01:22 AM

Sailboat?

Think about the first time you're cruising and the rain starts pouring down. Instead of the rain running down your neck while you try and keep it out of your cruiser suit, clinging to a wet, cold tiller, you sit comfortably in your upholstered chair, heater and defroster running, cup of your favourite hot beverage in hand, in your shirtsleeves, dry as a bone watching the scenery pass in a dignified way. When you get where you're going you sit comfortably in your settee, admiring the magnificent scenery. You don't have to stand on your tiptoes to squint out a narrow, tinted, plastic window, it's all revealed in front of your eyes. When you get up in the morning and make your coffee, and have your hot shower, if it's crappy outside you don't even have to go outside to get underway. Your Admiral might have to...

Sailboat?

Welcome to rehab, we've got your back.

markpierce 03-28-2014 01:32 AM

In the protection of the pilothouse (although in this case, safely tied to a Pittsburg berth).

http://www.trawlerforum.com/attachme...c23f230c2d.jpg

bligh 03-28-2014 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Xsbank (Post 223097)
Sailboat?

Think about the first time you're cruising and the rain starts pouring down. Instead of the rain running down your neck while you try and keep it out of your cruiser suit, clinging to a wet, cold tiller, you sit comfortably in your upholstered chair, heater and defroster running, cup of your favourite hot beverage in hand, in your shirtsleeves, dry as a bone watching the scenery pass in a dignified way. When you get where you're going you sit comfortably in your settee, admiring the magnificent scenery. You don't have to stand on your tiptoes to squint out a narrow, tinted, plastic window, it's all revealed in front of your eyes. When you get up in the morning and make your coffee, and have your hot shower, if it's crappy outside you don't even have to go outside to get underway. Your Admiral might have to...

Sailboat?

Welcome to rehab, we've got your back.

Well that was all a part of the compromise. :)

Northern Spy 03-28-2014 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by bligh (Post 222990)
It really is true that every boat is a compromise. The two major compromises I had to make were ; 1) I wanted a sailboat and 2) price.

The cool thing about boats is that they don't care if you cheat on them.

My boat doesn't care if I spend time on my friends Aloha 32 or if I'm viewing boat porn on yacht world.

Just last night I spent a lot of time lustfully viewing a 62 page sales brochure for a Cape Dory 45.

You'll find that a lot of NT owners are ex- sailors.

Marlinmike 03-28-2014 01:22 PM

TOP BUNK!!! well that is what my boys would yell when they were small, congratulations, many great memories are to made on that fine vessel and a great platform to toast your father above! All the best!!

bligh 03-28-2014 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by AusCan (Post 223057)
Well done bligh!

And nice choice.
The Nordic Tugs were what originally turned me on to trawler type boats.

Give us some more details and pics when you get a chance.

I'm still sweet on the Fishers, but this fits our needs better. If I didn't have to account for my wife and her parents, I'm sure we would be in something similar to what you have.

Art 03-29-2014 08:26 PM

Super Congrats bligh! NOW - It IS Time to Fall In Love With Her! Many happy boating years to you and yours!

bligh 03-29-2014 11:50 PM

Thank you Art!

edthefed 03-30-2014 09:21 AM

Wow, the best of both worlds; sailing trawler. Congratulations, enjoy safe and happy sailings. Now go and sport your "perma-grin"!

Ed

Anthonyd 03-30-2014 11:45 AM

Congrats and enjoy!

RT Firefly 03-30-2014 02:07 PM

Greetings,
Sorry Mr. b. Having severe computer problems and I'm a bit late for the party...

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/the-get-down.gif

Oh, and given that boating is a love/hate relationship I've attached, what I feel, is an appropriate sound track. You may want to ask the tots to leave the room if you really crank it (naughty language). Get down brother!!!!

highway to hell - Wing - YouTube

AusCan 03-30-2014 03:58 PM

RTF - that is soooo bad!

RT Firefly 03-30-2014 04:31 PM

Greetings,
DISCLAIMER: Hey, I DID warn you about the naughty language...

siestakey 03-30-2014 04:50 PM

Congrats!!!!!!

janice142 03-30-2014 09:13 PM

Congratulations on your Nordic. She's going to be great. :)

As for that sailing experience, buy a nice sailing dinghy. There are a lot out there and I know I enjoyed mine when I was younger. I loved being in control and yours will probably be the same.

Of course I liked the Seagull outboard too.

bligh 03-30-2014 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by janice142 (Post 223699)
Congratulations on your Nordic. She's going to be great. :)

As for that sailing experience, buy a nice sailing dinghy. There are a lot out there and I know I enjoyed mine when I was younger. I loved being in control and yours will probably be the same.

Of course I liked the Seagull outboard too.

Thank you Janice!

We do have a 14ft catalina sailboat on a trailer. It looks like its going to be our dinghy for a while. We are looking forward to using both together!

Roostor 03-31-2014 01:54 AM

Congrats on the NT...a fine vessel indeed and I know that the hours you will spend with the family and friends will be priceless.

bligh 04-14-2014 12:01 PM

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It's been two weeks since we closed on our trawler. Friday, we finally got it back from the yard with only a 5 boat buck bill. We promptly took her back to her berth in Isleton and spent the weekend working on her.

My wife cleaned every part of the galley, main saloon, and overhead. I cleaned the head. :)

I also changed all the batteries out; Thruster, Main, and 6 house. I woke up sore the next day and I'm still feeling it today.

The boat has no galley items, so we had to go to walmart to get a few things. We ate horrible that weekend -too much fast food- but we will be prepared next weekend to make the most of the galley.

Pulling out of walmart, I spotted a sports authority and bought the boys a kayak to paddle around in. My oldesy caught a 3-4 lb bass right off the dock. It was the biggest fish he has ever caught. I was impressed myself. Hopefully one of these days, I can get some fishing in myself!

Art 04-14-2014 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bligh (Post 226971)
It's been two weeks since we closed on our trawler. Friday, we finally got it back from the yard with only a 5 boat buck bill. We promptly took her back to her berth in Isleton and spent the weekend working on her.

My wife cleaned every part of the galley, main saloon, and overhead. I cleaned the head. :)

I also changed all the batteries out; Thruster, Main, and 6 house. I woke up sore the next day and I'm still feeling it today.

The boat has no galley items, so we had to go to walmart to get a few things. We ate horrible that weekend -too much fast food- but we will be prepared next weekend to make the most of the galley.

Pulling out of walmart, I spotted a sports authority and bought the boys a kayak to paddle around in. My oldesy caught a 3-4 lb bass right off the dock. It was the biggest fish he has ever caught. I was impressed myself. Hopefully one of these days, I can get some fishing in myself!

Good on ya bligh!

markpierce 04-14-2014 12:18 PM

Have you joined the local Nordic Tug association yet?

San Francisco Bay Area Nordic Tug Association

healhustler 04-14-2014 04:06 PM

She's really looking good. Now if you can spend some time enjoying instead of working and improving and renewing and rebuilding and upgrading and.......

cajun mistress 04-14-2014 10:39 PM

Congrats. Nice vessel


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