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Old 07-10-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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I guess I don't have a "Trawler"

Even with years of acknowledgment from other hailing crafts, bridge masters and commercial vessels, I feel I have to put my trawler masquerade to rest and come out of the ''cruiser'' closet.

I thought the trawl net and fish hold installation would put me over the top, but alas, in a search for additional support from the designer/builder, I scoured the original Kadey Krogen Manatee brochure for the "T" word reference, and it was absent.

The original KK Manatee Brochure reads:

“Salty. Agile. At ease with the sea. The Manatee is a new breed of coastal cruiser that cuts through ……”

And later, it reads:
“Under way or anchor down, this is a cruiser you can call “home” with pride.”

However, I did find this in the text also:
“for seafarers who prefer an able, fine-honed, friendly craft to a frivolous speedster"

OK, so I guess I can't claim to have a "Trawler", even by the builder's assigned nomenclature, but I think greater focus should be placed on the category of "frivolous speedsters", many of whom lurk in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to pounce.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:43 PM   #2
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Big mon, that is simply appalling!
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
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Greetings,
Mr. hh. Never having met you or even seen a picture that I can recall, one can only hope you have at least a modicum of "good looks" to make up for your trawler shortcomings BUT with your known skills at photo manipulation, even a board certified image would raise questions in my mind...You could very readily turn this:



into this:

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Old 07-10-2015, 03:42 PM   #4
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No matter how it was described earlier. A Manatee will always be a Trawler,do not feel sorry for that. Let's face it, at the time of the concept, KKwanted their boats to be recognized as "yachts” rather than Trawlers.

Am I sure?...
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:06 PM   #5
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Even with years of acknowledgment from other hailing crafts, bridge masters and commercial vessels, I feel I have to put my trawler masquerade to rest and come out of the ''cruiser'' closet.

Your mother and I want you to know that we still love you, whether you're a trawler or a cruiser or even a frivolous speedster. It doesn't matter. You're still our special little Larry.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:23 PM   #6
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HH, will you be turning in your Trawler Forum credentials? If so, we'll miss you around these waters. I can put in a good word for you at Cruisers & Sailing Forums .
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:43 PM   #7
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Hell with "trawler", if I owned a manatee, I would only refer to it as a Manatee, or rather "The Manatee".

As I've said before, the KK Manatee is the most duly named boat ever built.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:54 PM   #8
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Wifey B: What speed must you go to be a frivolous speedster? I spent a few hours today on the water going 25 to 40 knots. Please, please, please say I qualify as one? If not, we'll have to go get a faster boat. Well, we do have one actually, but it's just a center console.
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I'm guessing frivolous refers to the lack of purposeful direction, instead of rate of speed.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #10
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Wifey B, you have always been a frivolous speedster I'm guessing.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:53 PM   #11
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It'snot as bad as you think.

You dont just have a manatee, you have the Seacow of Trawlers.
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I guess I don't have a "Trawler"

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Your mother and I want you to know that we still love you, whether you're a trawler or a cruiser or even a frivolous speedster. It doesn't matter. You're still our special little Larry.

Now that's funny!

Larry, just rig up a stupid fast uncontrollable dingy like mine and it will make you feel better when you start feeling slow.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:57 PM   #13
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Wifey B, you have always been a frivolous speedster I'm guessing.
Wifey B: Frivolous can be very good at times...we need to reserve serious for serious things that impact lives. Speedster...well, that's an interesting one. Hubby and I have been accused of just living and functioning as if turbocharged. I like moderately fast boats but not like the super fast. 60 knots is plenty fast. Oh and I don't speed on the road even though I have a Porsche. Just the speed of the other traffic so 5 to 10 mph above max. Almost typed 5 to 10 knots...tells where my thoughts are.

I so strongly believe in the pursuit of happiness in life. What's most important toward that is the people in your life.
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:27 PM   #14
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"You dont just have a manatee, you have the Seacow of Trawlers. "

Calling someone's boat a Seacow is a low blow.

I think the Manatee is a trawler. The biggest credit that makes it so is it's FD hull. More of a trawler that lots of boats here that have owners that would be appalled if someone suggested that their boat was not a trawler. How could a FD cruiser not be a trawler. Especially a Krogen.
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:30 PM   #15
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manatee

The first sentence should explain it.
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When going at six-something knots, I need only look at the fast-looking water passing by the hull (and not the close, slow-moving shore) to convince I'm fast enough.





Here the Coot is attempting to look fast:


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Old 07-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #17
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My wife should have trademarked "seacow" when she christened our first day sailer with that name. A slower, less agile boat has never been built. It would wallow in a gale.
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Sea cow.......that's freakin funny!!!!!
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Larry , It's a trawler Eric said so . Just move it up here where William is and almost all the boats are houseboats, Sea Rays , pontoons or bass boats and these guys will not know what it is . I tell them William is a tug , a trawler ,a troller ,a converted shrimp boat or whatever I think they might want to here . I don't care . It's fun being on a dock that your boat is different and they all want to know "what is that ? " .
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what barnacles,

The expression "sea cow" is applied to a mamal known as a Manatee. It is not applied to anything having to do w boats. If you can I'd suggest deleting your post. Thank you in advance.
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