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Old 08-18-2018, 02:09 AM   #1
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The Shrimpless Shrimper...

Man this is a cool boat.

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Old 08-19-2018, 11:47 PM   #2
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I sure don't understand the main deck interior layout. There are a couple of converted woodie trawlers in my area. One in particular did a super job on the deckhouse reno. Did a more conventional floorplan. Kept the above deck steel just for looks - don't know the nomenclature - outriggers and such.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:47 AM   #3
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The galley is a bit strange
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Wow, thats seems like a lot of boat for little money. The engine room and components look clean! Definitely a cool boat. Too much wood for me though.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:25 PM   #5
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Well, someone built something that he wanted. Good for him. It won't be to most folks' liking, of course, but that's the risk of such custom projects. Main stateroom/dinette/wheelhouse combo? Sorta like a studio apartment. OK, so never guests aboard...more of a bachelor pad. And I say bachelor because there's no stove, only a microwave, toaster oven and some George Foreman grill sort of things.

Cool boat. If the bones are good there's a ton of potential. I love commercial boats.
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So many horrible things about that boat. I'll start with the home-built look. Like a bunch of weekend hacks finishing off a hunting lodge. Where there's no tongue and groove, there's stained and poly'd plywood.

Then there's all the household junk. A residential light switch to flip from inverter to shorepower. Best Buy style fridge. Residential tub and vanity in the head.

Then there's the layout. From helm to settee, passing galley, and a pullman style berth all in the same space. magical.

Everything electronic needs to be replaced. Those bass boat/center console displays are not going to cut it. Everything else was EoL in the last millenium.

If I bought it, I'd gut the entire thing and start from scratch.
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If the hull and engine are sound, gutting the interior would be the plan...put in $200,000, and you have something special.
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A lot of the "hack" stuff is exactly what thousands of commercial vessels are finished like and work year round under less than ideal conditions sometimes.


As for layouts, everyone thinks a little different...I find most "yacht" designs severely lacking and impractical too.


For some it may be a turn key cruiser that will happily cruise for thousands of miles and many years with no more maintenance than many boats owned here including mine.
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A lot of the "hack" stuff is exactly what thousands of commercial vessels are finished like and work year round under less than ideal conditions sometimes.
Where they work, scarf down food, and attempt to sleep between hauls. I could live in a lean-to, doesn't make it either nice or desirable.

Those guys also live and work on boats that smell like rotting fish. Also not something I want in a cruising boat.
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Yeah, Nordhavns all around.....


Plenty of us liveaboard comfortably with way less than the boat in question....that boat is probably more comfortable than mine and the ONLY reason I do a lot of things differently is insurance companies and surveyors.... who many I bet I can out engineer and cruise any day of the week.


As for safety training.....left them in the dust years ago.


Not all commercial vessels fish either.


Just because it isn't boat show pretty, West Marine expensive or Flemming build..... doesn't mean squat for safe, seaworthy or comfort.
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So many horrible things about that boat. I'll start with the home-built look. Like a bunch of weekend hacks finishing off a hunting lodge. Where there's no tongue and groove, there's stained and poly'd plywood.

If I bought it, I'd gut the entire thing and start from scratch.
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Most of that wood in the interior is old sinker cypress; a prize to have down here. Rustic, but will never rot. I would change the layout somewhat to what Swampu did to the Cajun Rose, far more creature comforts than what's on that shrimp boat. Would not be hard to install flopper stoppers for rough waters with its standing out riggers. Has plenty of space for several fishing boats on its upper deck...would make a hell of a mother ship for fishing expeditions. Since you can't make money shrimping anymore converting these old steel trawlers makes a lot of sense.
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Guests could be housed in the aft salon aka hunting cabin, if that were a sleeper sofa, but it would not be an ideal situation. The 'basement' is huge.
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Lots of good real estate for solar panels..
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Shrew - I bought a 15 cf Best Buy fridge for 1/2 the cost of a 1.7 cf Norcold. Keeps more beer cold. Works for me.
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I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Most of that wood in the interior is old sinker cypress; a prize to have down here. Rustic, but will never rot. I would change the layout somewhat to what Swampu did to the Cajun Rose, far more creature comforts than what's on that shrimp boat. Would not be hard to install flopper stoppers for rough waters with its standing out riggers. Has plenty of space for several fishing boats on its upper deck...would make a hell of a mother ship for fishing expeditions. Since you can't make money shrimping anymore converting these old steel trawlers makes a lot of sense.

I guess cypress is a Louisiana thing. I'm from Broussard.

My dad tore down two old cypress barns in Kaplan and kept the wood. I had started milling it as flooring for the Chris Craft I sold. I still have most of it. some of those old boards are a hundred years old and just as bright as a new board is. You dont get 24" wide planks of anything anymore. Gorgeous stuff.
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Look's to be a marine electrical nightmare! I saw this boat up in Goose Pond Colony in Lake Guntersville on the Tennessee River several years ago and It was ringed with tires around the outside of the hull. It looked to be a real work in progress. The owner had just brought it down from Lake Loudon and was planning to do the Great . I expressed doubts to the owner unless he reduced it's air draft.
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Look up the world traveling yacht "Pink Shrimp".
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Look up the world traveling yacht "Pink Shrimp".
Some are more pink (magenta) than others

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Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s there was a big market of guys taking St Augustine shrimpers and turning them into trawlers at reasonable prices, buyers got to decide how “their”interior would turn out. Popular for many years. Some people like chicken and others like steak.
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