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Old 01-03-2016, 01:15 PM   #1
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Recreational Trawler

Good news everyone - the world has evolved and many (most) of us do indeed have "recreational trawlers":
Trawler
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Trawler may refer to:

Boats[edit]
  • Fishing trawler, used for commercial fishing
  • Naval trawler, a converted trawler, or a boat built in that style, used for naval purposes
  • Recreational trawler, a pleasure boat built trawler-style
Interestingly, that disambiguation page was last updated more than a year ago. Just think of all the keystrokes that could have been saved if this knowledge had been widely available.
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:11 PM   #2
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Of course everything you read on Wikipedia is true, right? I always knew my twin engine, semi-displacement hull Mainship 430 was a trawler because it says so right on the side of the cabin.
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That just means Mainship thinks so. Not even that it says Mainship wants you to think it's a trawler ... and of course it is.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:32 PM   #5
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Wikipedia just an easy source for students to copy information without doing their own research. While I agree that the term "trawler can rightly be applied to a recreational boat that has the lines and looks of a fishing trawler, I'm not counting on Wikipedia to back me up.


The real question of course is - Why would a boat owner who doesn't think of his/her boat as a "trawler" join and participate in the "Trawler Forum"? Makes no sense to me.
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HAH! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.p...on&redirect=no

NO reference to boats or vessels of ANY kind...On the other hand...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saloon

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Old 01-03-2016, 05:05 PM   #8
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HAH! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.p...on&redirect=no

NO reference to boats or vessels of ANY kind...On the other hand...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saloon
So you're saying that there isn't a salon in a boat, but there can be a saloon?

What if you're a non-drinker?

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Mr. 99. Non drinker? "The officers' mess on a merchant vessel". Line #7 in the above Wiki reference I believe is one of several meanings listed.
As I have explained many, many times...After the evening repast aboard a passenger vessel, the gentlemen would repair to the saloon (sans ladies) to enjoy their cheroots and port. Quite a civilized and genteel way to pass an evening asea.
The use of the word saloon was applied to drinking establishments in the old west to attempt to give them some modicum of respectability. You've been watching too many Tom Mix movies.
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Wikipedia just an easy source for students to copy information without doing their own research. While I agree that the term "trawler can rightly be applied to a recreational boat that has the lines and looks of a fishing trawler, I'm not counting on Wikipedia to back me up.


The real question of course is - Why would a boat owner who doesn't think of his/her boat as a "trawler" join and participate in the "Trawler Forum"? Makes no sense to me.

WesK,
Have you been on a sailboat or cruisers forum? Most of the subject matter here applies to boats in general. There's a lot to be learned here and enough chat to have a significant social content. Also consider the fact that most TF members don't post.
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WesK, I joined for the interesting conversations about anchors.
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The simple answer, wes, is that everyone aspires to be a "trawler".
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The real question of course is - Why would a boat owner who doesn't think of his/her boat as a "trawler" join and participate in the "Trawler Forum"? Makes no sense to me.
Cause we/I wanna! Nothing more, nothing less...
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Everybody on this site knows what a trawler is. It is something to argue about and keep us occupied when we can't get out on the water. If a hard and fast undisputable definition should ever come along half of us could be disqualified to talk about trawlers. I for one ,know I do not own a trawler, but even my boat has a good deal of question as to what it is and has been called many things. Is it a Express-a Day boat- a SD cruiser-a Down-Easter-a lobster variation or a little bit of all? What I think is that the problem is the site name. it should not be Trawler Form since the word trawler is meaning less.
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Agreed, except, being called "trawler forum" is the very reason it is so popular. Trawler denotes boating knowledge, apparently. Suppose we change the name to something like, "All Boats Forum". Probly wont get many takers.
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OR...We could re-name to LRC forum which would equally "disqualify" most BUT then I'd lose most of my warped humor targets....



My vote is keep it Trawler Forum. Who the heck REALLY cares? We all talk about boats in whatever shape, form, function, name or designation (as arbitrary as THAT may be).
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You're absolutely right. Kinda like all chain rode. Has a nice ring to it. It reeks of heavy duty, smart, salty and kinda top of the line mentality. Heavy is the essence of "trawler" and all chain is the heaviest and most expensive option. Also it's obviously the most widely used anchor rode on real trawlers ... I should probably say "fishing" trawlers. And it kinda makes a lighter rode look like a half baked anchoring effort. The better choice (combination) is rejected as it dosn't measure up re the trawler image. The image is obviously very important to a lot of trawler skippers. When you go to the dance you dress accordingly.
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Good grief! Anchors...

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How many guns does a trawler have to carry? Just kidding!

Even though my boat is not a trawler, the systems are the same. I want to cruise like you guys. I think this is a good fit for me.
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