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Old 04-14-2015, 12:26 PM   #21
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FWIW the Island Gypsy, like Grand Banks, are not "Taiwan Trawlers." Neither one was built in Taiwan.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:38 PM   #22
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I did some design work for Aquastar back in the early 2000's while living in the UK. At the time, I believe they were all being built in the UK.
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From what I know about Aquastar and looking at the listing, I would be very surprised if this boat were related to the European company. However, this boat looks like it's been very well cared for and invested in. I like it!
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Thanks for all the posts! I get an mechanical survey next Tuesday, hope the mechanic is a good one - there were very few choices as most of the shipwright sorts are fully booked right now so difficult getting things done in timelines for the offer.

I found the Yahoo groups post on the ABC's being the worst of the CHB bunch ... it seemed to say the 34's and said early 70's ... this one is a late 70's and is 36' on the water and 40' overall- so not sure if it falls into that group or not. The story at the end about the new yacht that had the bridge fall in during the 'delivery party' was sort of scary!

I have to hope that given the work that has been done to redo the decks, the windows and that it looks as good as it does at age 36 means that it is a pretty good boat. I did get someone who knows Taiwan trawlers for the survey, so he should look for the weak spots. Sort of interesting this one has one of those silver poles that typically have a chain drive from the wheel above- but this one has always been hydraulic, so perhaps someone was worried about the structural stability of the flying bridge?

Thank all of you for responding and for things to look for ... I will do the sea trial this weekend and will look again ... the overspray comment on the engine was also interesting and perhaps someone has 'detailed' the engine room to make it look better- though when I was on it before there were still closets and things that were full of this and that, so I don't think it was totally 'staged' for sale. Again, hopefully the surveyor will tell more!

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Old 04-14-2015, 05:32 PM   #25
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Sort of interesting this one has one of those silver poles that typically have a chain drive from the wheel above- but this one has always been hydraulic, so perhaps someone was worried about the structural stability of the flying bridge?
Could be for cable and hydraulic runs. Unlikely to be structural support. I kind of wish my TT had that for cable runs.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:52 PM   #26
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Sort of interesting this one has one of those silver poles that typically have a chain drive from the wheel above- but this one has always been hydraulic, so perhaps someone was worried about the structural stability of the flying bridge?
Grand Banks boats have this same type of cable chase between the upper and lower helms. On the early woodies, the connection between the upper and lower wheels is a driveshaft that runs inside the cable chase with a U-joint and gearing to connect one wheel to the other.

This was soon replaced with a stainless cable that runs up the chase, is wound around the axle of the upper wheel, and then runs back down the chase to be wound around the axle of the lower wheel.

More recent GBs have hydraulic steering (I think) and the lines are run through the cable chase.

The cable chase also has room for wiring. On our boat, some of the wiring between the lower helm and the upper helm runs through the cable chase. Other wiring harnesses for things like the engine instruments run through a chase in the sidewall just inside the main cabin door.

The cable chase is not structural at all. It is simply a tube with decorative teak "doughnuts" at the top and bottom to dress up the installation.
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Looking at a boat - a 1979 ABC 40' tricabin ... ABC apparently stands for Aquastar Boat Corp. It is powered by the 120 Lehman and seems like modeled like most of these boats, but any info at all would be helpful. I have found these boats under lots of names but have not seen any ABC's ... so would like to know more if anyone does!

Also if anyone knows of a good surveyor for Tawain built trawlers in Nanaimo BC or close by that would be GREATLY APPRECIATED..

Thanks - and perhaps the AlaskaDream will soon be realized!

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There is a surveyor from Canada named Capt. Wallace Gouk Give him a try. Trawler Forum - View Profile: boatpoker. He may be able to help you.
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Looking at a boat - a 1979 ABC 40' tricabin ... ABC apparently stands for Aquastar Boat Corp. It is powered by the 120 Lehman and seems like modeled like most of these boats, but any info at all would be helpful. I have found these boats under lots of names but have not seen any ABC's ... so would like to know more if anyone does!

Also if anyone knows of a good surveyor for Tawain built trawlers in Nanaimo BC or close by that would be GREATLY APPRECIATED..

Thanks - and perhaps the AlaskaDream will soon be realized!

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Hi, I have a ckip Euro banker 28 ,it is very like yours ,have a look at my pics and if I can help I will .
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It was common in the 60/70s to have a pole/pipe with either a chain or rod connecting upper and lower station wheels. Had a Trojan 36 Woodie that was set up this way.
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Alaska Dreaming, good luck with the survey, inspections and sea trail. It's a nice looking boats from the pictures. Do your due diligence and you will not have too many surprises. With any boat you will always be putting money into once you purchase it, no matter how well everything checks out.
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I have the same question on this boat- is it a "TT"? Anybody familiar w these boats and have any comments?
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:42 PM   #33
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Hi All. I didn't end up buying the boat, but it is definitely a Tawain Trawler ... it came from a different shipyard than the CHB's ... and it appears that the 'hull line' didn't last too many years. I found some information on this 'brand name' on another site and if you really want it, might be able to find it again, but on this particular boat the papework did include the original bill of sale and it listed the boatyard that built it.

Me- still looking for the right trawler, but now after having fulfilled a bit of the Alaska dream through a charter ... will keep looking till the right boat comes along!
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That looks very nice, reasonable price, too. New decks, new tanks, new windows, single Lehman...very very nice. All the issues have been dealt with. That's not high time for a Lehman and it looks like somebody really loved it.

Tidemark Marine is an excellent surveyor, very well thought of by my insurance company. Ask for John.
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Hi All. I didn't end up buying the boat, but it is definitely a Tawain Trawler ... it came from a different shipyard than the CHB's ... and it appears that the 'hull line' didn't last too many years. I found some information on this 'brand name' on another site and if you really want it, might be able to find it again, but on this particular boat the papework did include the original bill of sale and it listed the boatyard that built it.

Me- still looking for the right trawler, but now after having fulfilled a bit of the Alaska dream through a charter ... will keep looking till the right boat comes along!
So what did you find wrong with this one?
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