The oldtime guys on Trawler forum have already seen the pics etc. But with the new forum there are probably some lurkers that now get a chance to shake there head.
Purchased on Vancouver Island from the original owner. A left over from the goverment buy out.
Built by the Kishi Brothers Steveston BC . Launched in 1966.
Shelf plank construction a technique brought to Canada by the family from Japan in the early 1900's. I am not aware of any other builders using this technique in North America.
Live well, combo or cod boat. Used for gillnet , cod fishery , and long line, along the coast and coatsal rivers of BC. From the Fraser River through to the Skeena and along the coast including the west side of Vancouver island and around the Queen Charlote Island.
We purchased the boat in Janurary of 2001 after 4 to 5 years of looking for something to convert. She was still active fishing when we picked her up with the original owner transfering his fishing licence to his new boat. There where some tears when we headed out to bring her to Vancouver.
The Admiral and I live a little out of the norm you might say.
37 feet buy 11 feet or so, draws close to 4 feet unloaded the way she is today. Powered by a 453 DD dry stack keel cooled simple system. Pickled steel saddle tanks. In the 25,000 lb range .
There have been some moments for sure. For what ever reason we both love the boat, she is our home, she is a ton of fun and has always brought us back to home port safe and sound.