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Old 07-26-2011, 09:05 AM   #41
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

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waterhawk wrote:But I want to make sure I get the right boat now,, just concerned about buying/selling boat for each purpose, would rather just get the right one first...
I'm not trying to put a damper on things but I think this is the most unrealistic of all your requests.* I just*don't see this happening.* Without deep pockets that is.

I would think most of us on this list have had several boats in our lives and can point to things on each we liked and things we didn't.* The hard part is there are thing we didn't like on a boat but then after loosing them on the next boat we miss them or understand them better and would like them back again.

Good luck in your quest.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:02 AM   #42
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

M final advise here is to get an ocean capable sailboat and go cruising where ever you want - coastal or open ocean. The sailboat I currently own has a sister ship that left my marina about 2 years ago and is now in NewZealand. The owner sailed it from the Texas Coast - Galveston bay down through the panama canal and across the pacific. My boat is one of the more desireable styles for this kinda trip. Very reasonably priced and very capable.
Good luck in whatever you decide.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:39 AM   #43
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

My advice would be to read some books to find out about boats in general, and how cruising is done.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:52 AM   #44
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

Have you seen the TV show "The Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel?

Interesting show on crabbing in Alaska.* The commercial Trawlers are shown out at Sea doing there thing.

The point is you can see how the large seas and winds affect those vessels.

White water crashing over the decks and pilothouse,* 70' steel boats tossed like corks.

This could go on for days,* and if a real storm hits you are lucky just to keep your bow into the weather and may not make any headway.

Picture whatever boat you consider purchasing out in the same conditions or worse-Your life depends on the right decision.

Want Adventure?* Hop a freighter for a round the world trip,* some used to take a few passengers.**

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Old 07-27-2011, 10:15 AM   #45
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M final advise here is to get an ocean capable sailboat and go cruising where ever you want - coastal or open ocean. The sailboat I currently own has a sister ship that left my marina about 2 years ago and is now in NewZealand. The owner sailed it from the Texas Coast - Galveston bay down through the panama canal and across the pacific. My boat is one of the more desireable styles for this kinda trip. Very reasonably priced and very capable.
Good luck in whatever you decide.
*I wish I could scoop up that Ketch, looks nice..

I'm very active person, but can get really LAZY sometimes, just can't see myself in sailboat fulltime...
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:20 AM   #46
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

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Have you seen the TV show "The Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel?

Interesting show on crabbing in Alaska.* The commercial Trawlers are shown out at Sea doing there thing.

The point is you can see how the large seas and winds affect those vessels.

White water crashing over the decks and pilothouse,* 70' steel boats tossed like corks.

This could go on for days,* and if a real storm hits you are lucky just to keep your bow into the weather and may not make any headway.

Picture whatever boat you consider purchasing out in the same conditions or worse-Your life depends on the right decision.

Want Adventure?* Hop a freighter for a round the world trip,* some used to take a few passengers.**

JohnP

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*Yeah, of course I watch it, who here doesn't.* I watch those waves go overboard and was across the deck, and bang into the bridge... Did you see that clip of the Capt. on the NorthWestern, where he freaks out yelling 'get down get down' at camera guy! He was totally freaked,, you get a guy like that freaking out I would've been down in duck'n'cover in seconds..

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BUT,, from what I understand and have read and heard, a lot of that is just bucking and rolling and splashing,, if you aren't on deck and you don't capsize and you know how to navigate your rig through the peaks and troughs properly,,, it's doable, albeit scarry, but doable for the properly trained capt...
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:44 AM   #47
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

Those guys are in 100+ foot displacement boats with hundreds of tons of below water weight (engines, seawater, crab). You've seen the episodes where they have to SCRAMBLE to get pots into the water before a storm, right? Top heavy + no 300,000 lbs of crab in the hold to keep them steady means they too are worried about flipping over and sinking. I'm not sure the weight of a couple of Perkins engines in a 40' hull in 50' seas will yield the results we see from them.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #48
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

I want to see a lot of things from the helm of my Monk but 50' seas is NOT one of them!!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #49
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Advice on weird looking trawler.

On two occasions*I've been in 50-foot-plus waves in the Atlantic, but those were in 965-foot, 93K-ton ships.* That's one reason why I don't plan any transoceanic voyages in a boat.



(The flatware, plates/bowls of food, drinking glasses, chairs,*people,*etc., ended up on the floor soon after this photo.)**


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On two occasions*I've been in 50-foot-plus waves in the Atlantic, but those were in 965-foot, 93K-ton ships.* That's one reason why I don't plan any transoceanic voyages in a boat.
*Looks like "fly over" country, if you ask me!
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #51
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Wow. Brings back memories of standing on bridge looking up at waves while in the Navy late 60's in the North Atlantic.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:12 PM   #52
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

Speaking about "Deadliest Catch" -- who is taking the photos from in front of, or beside those trawlers when they're bouncing around like that??
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*-- who is taking the photos from in front of, or beside those trawlers when they're bouncing around like that??
*Most are from boom mounted camers but for the hard shots IG 32s are used. :xd:
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*-- who is taking the photos from in front of, or beside those trawlers when they're bouncing around like that??
*Most are from boom mounted camers but for the hard shots IG 32s are used. :xd:

*The episode I just watched last night, was on my DVR, so not exactly sure, but it was 'behind the scenes' episode for season 7..

It was really cool, all about the camera crew.
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LOL. Been chartering Seahorse II for the photo shoots? I thought that you were looking a bit green around the gills Walt.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #56
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

Sorry, but I didn't have the time to read this whole thread. The boat on the left in the header up there is for sale. It is very thick fiberglass...and could be modified(tankage) to cross bigger water. He is asking under 30k.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:12 PM   #57
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Advice on weird looking trawler.

That boat is much prettier in person than in that picture. On a "cool" scale of 1 to 10 - this is a 9.5. Not to mention the great fuel economy.

I have lived aboard a much smaller boat.

Here is your opportunity. From your $50K you have for a boat, you will have about $23K change back. That could finance a nice river trip.

I vote 'go for it'.



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Many memories on Boomarang!!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:22 AM   #59
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RE: Advice on weird looking trawler.

Just look at the windows of any dream boat.

1/4 glass ??? or 1 inch with reinforced mounts?

Our 33 ft ,90/90 uses heavy bronze WWII liberty ship ports , 12inch diameter with 3/4 glass , AND aluminum dead lights , just in case.

A smaller boat has it easier staying on top, and with a modest depth keel yeilding to the blows , but green water crashing aboard is a given , even with higher free board.
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Speaking about "Deadliest Catch" --
*Those boats don't ride well even in good weather.

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