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Old 03-22-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Marine Trader Plaque

Hi all,

When I Got my 34DC the flybridge plaque was gone. I think the owner the had it when hi covered slip,collapsed on it decided to keep it. I am looking for a replacement. Any ideas?


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Old 03-26-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Contact Marine Trader directly:
Marine Trading International at 200 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 286-4000
Also DBA Miller Yachts
Don Miller passed away a few years ago but the place doesn't appear to have changed.
Perhaps someone will pickup the phone.

The item you require is known as "the meatball". Some MTs had it, some didn't, Even the MT salesmen didn't know why some did and some didn't. Mine don't. You don't need it. Everyone knows you have a Marine Trader.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:31 PM   #3
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Phone number out if service.


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Old 03-26-2016, 08:47 PM   #4
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I'll stop in there next time I'm in the area.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:21 AM   #6
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I drove by there a few weeks ago and there were Marine Traders floating at the dock. Not good looking ones but they were still floating.

I might find someone around who can help. Til then.
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I drove by there a few weeks ago and there were Marine Traders floating at the dock. Not good looking ones but they were still floating.

I might find someone around who can help. Til then.

Raymond I think you are out of luck. I stopped in at the old Marine Trading International offices and they are truly defunct. Lots of nasty signs from government and financial agencies along with chain link and razor wire fencing. I braved the threats and took a look through the windows.
It looks exactly like I remember it from 23 years ago when I bought my MT. It looks as though they just left at 5:00 and never returned. The boats in the marina look much worse up close. You would not want one of the "meatballs" from this place.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:05 AM   #8
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Thanks. I am repairing some damage on the front of the flybridge and will paint at some point. I will just fill in the holes and go "meatball"less




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Can you not find someone who would let you cast an impression of theirs? (Presuming it has a raised design and letters.) And make your own new one.

Might be a whole new cottage industry!
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Just spotted this. Is this the meatball in question?
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Holy crap! You really can buy anything on Craigslist!
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I pm'd the OP in case he is still looking for one. It was just posted less than an hour ago too, and I had just looked at this thread for the first time and googled it to see what the heck a meatball was! My Puget has no meatball but it does have a Puget Trawler bronze plate on each side of the rear main cabin.
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BTW, how does one readily distinguish an MT from other CHB trawlers? Whats different about them? Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:26 AM   #14
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The hand carved teak work is outstanding on the interior. Even the doors are hand carved.

Not all Marine Traders have an exterior "meatball". Mine is brass and in the forward cabin.
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Ha and there is the question. Many of our Taiwanese boats were made in a bay in which all the manufactures traded blue prints. That is why when you look at the 80s era boats some galleys look the same, as brother A would call brother B trading prints.
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My Puget has the same thing, carved doors etc. Must be more to it than that.
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An indescribable "je ne sais quoi"?

BCBG perhaps.
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So in reality not so much I guess. Peas in a pod.
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So in reality not so much I guess. Peas in a pod.
I do think it is different, at least mine is. Maybe the original owner customized it. I don't know.

Maybe this will help. I'll describe mine. I have 2 doors, 1 on the aft deck that leads down a semi circular staircase into the main salon. The staircase is solid and not a ladder type. The second door is starboard side. It is a full size sliding door directly into the main salon at the lower helm.

My galley is 3 steps down forward and is the full width of the boat. A ton of counter space and cabinets. Starboard side has a built in microwave and prep area. Port side has sink, stove and fridge. Under the removable stairs is the door to the engine room. Forward from the galley is a queen vberth with sink and enclosed head.

Aft is the owners stateroom. Down 3 solid steps from the main salon with hidden storage. Walk around queen, make-up table, a ton of drawers and hanging lockers. A full size enclosed head complete with bath tub.

My aft deck is huge and has full size outdoor sectional furniture.

Honestly? They may say the boat is 36ft. But sure does feel A LOT bigger.
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Donna, your boat is a totally different model than mine or Al's. We have 34' CHB's and they are not the same boat as yours at all.
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