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Old 12-29-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Wondering how many trawler owners have owned sailboats in the past.* I have had more sailboats than powerboats but lately have been bouncing between power and sail.* I like them both, but appreciate the ease of power cruising.** I suppose for me if fuel ends up between 5 and 10 dollars per gallon my next boat will be Sail.* It is pretty easy to motor a sailboat but a lot harder to operate a trawler without using the engine.** Curious* JohnP

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Old 12-29-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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RE: Trawler owners with Sailing history.

Well, we have both, though we have been solely sail in the distant past. We use the trawler as a "summer cottage" that's movable (if fuel is relatively less expensive, we move it more often and farther) and when we just hang out on it on the mooring in our home harbor, we go sailing if the breeze beckons.
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Hi John
We have been paddle, power, power, power, sail, sail and now our PT38 Sedan. Just happy to be on the water. Our closest friends are sail, a Beneteau 411 and we both power at almost the same speed. Wife is definitely happier with power and thats what counts.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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We have only recently sold our sailing yacht and are in the process of having a trawler constructed. Our plans still*include extensive cruising and the only change I could envisage is maybe a few miles less each year but*fuel is not the biggest percentage of our overall costs.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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I had a sailboat in my single days because they are chick magnets. Way more so than any power boat.

In those days my best friend was an astronaut who drove a corvette and had a inboard ski/drag boat with an Olds 88 engine. I had an Ericson 27' sailboat. Every other weekend we would ski or sail and whoever was furnishing the boat had to furnish the ladies. The sailboat usually had better luck except for the time when a racehorse quality woman showed up for a ski weekend on her Honda crotch rocket. They got married.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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John,* I currently own a sailboat and have been sailing for roughly 35 yrs.* I love sailing, it's in my blood.* When*I see a sailboat gliding or charging across the water, with sails neatly trimmed, it brings a smile to my face.* However, this summer I plan on buying a trawler.* About ten yrs ago I was cruising the San Juan Islands with my son. We had trailered our sailboat up from California. We had a wonderful time, but I remember saying to him that if we were to do this trip again, that we would charter a trawler and do it*in comfort.* Now that*I am getting ready to retire (love the sound of that), *I realize that handling a 40 45 ft sailboat by myself would be quite a chore, even if she was rigged for single-handed operation ( even with roller- furling). *I look at the interior space of a comparable size trawler, the*idea of not having to beat to weather to get where I'm going when it's blowing like snot,*and quite a few other factors, all convince me that a trawler is the way to go.* According to one of our senior members, the price of fuel should not be that much of an overall factor in owning a trawler.* Besides, where else can you "hang out" with such a nice bunch of folks like you can*on this forum?*** KJ
ps* I plan on keeping my 22ft pocket cruiser (sloop) when I buy the trawler.

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Old 12-29-2010, 05:14 PM   #7
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3 sailboats...2 powerboats.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #8
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p,s,s,p. not counting tenders, of course, as those are changeable.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:30 PM   #9
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I rest my case.*
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:53 PM   #10
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My husband and I met through sailing and he had a sailboat at that time.* We have since owned three other sailboats.* We were part of a partnership on*a sailboat we took to Hawaii*from SF in July and we wanted our own boat again after that trip was over.* We switched to power because unless we were racing the sailboat we were usually motoring trying to get to a destination that was too far / the wrong way to realistically sail to in the time we had.* We have plenty of friends with sailboats so we can always go sailing or racing if we want...* We've been cruising the new boat like mad and we*are heading out Friday for a four day new years trip.**We both enjoy being on the*water so are happy*sailing or motoring but MAN do we love the space on the trawler.* Our 35' trawler lives so much larger than the 42' sailboat we had prior.**We*really love it.*
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #11
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I got into boating for the same reason!!!!...among all of the other ones as well. I honestly don't think the type of boat has any impact on the opposite sex. Girls just like being on boats.... recent pics on the current PB....
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:12 PM   #12
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All of my "hands on" boating experience (not counting oars or paddles) has been on auxiliary, displacement,*mono-hull*sailboats.* I'm having a two-sail, fore-and-aft staysail rig on the Coot to keep me busy if I become bored on the trawler.

For the last few years, my boating has been limited to cruise ships.



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Old 12-29-2010, 06:37 PM   #13
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My Dad and I owned a Lightning, then a Gulf Coast 23, both trailerable centerboard models back in the 70s and 80 we really enjoyed it. The problem was, here in Louisiana we seem to have violent thunderstorms full of lightning, followed by hours of dead calm. Spent years fishing from outboards then got the trawler bug, owned a Camano 31 for 4 years then on to the Monk 36. I really enjoy seeing a nice sailboat out on the water and meeting sailors along the way.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:39 PM   #14
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What got me into trawlers and out of sail is the "cave effect" you get when down below on a sailboat...or an express cruiser(like my current boat). I didn't have the means then or now to get a deck salon type of sailboat to get out of the "cave".
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #15
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Well, we have both, though we have been solely sail in the distant past. We use the trawler as a "summer cottage" that's movable (if fuel is relatively less expensive, we move it more often and farther) and when we just hang out on it on the mooring in our home harbor, we go sailing if the breeze beckons.
Wow, This is a great idea. Years ago I had an Eddy&Duff Stonehorse a 23' Cutter designed in the 30's by Sam Crooker.* The best sailing boat I ever owned. Very seaworthy but too small to seriously cruise more than a few days. Be cool to have one for daysailing and keep "Adagio"*as our home away from home.***Happy New Year*** John and Miri**- "Adagio"
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #16
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Hi John
We have been paddle, power, power, power, sail, sail and now our PT38 Sedan. Just happy to be on the water. Our closest friends are sail, a Beneteau 411 and we both power at almost the same speed. Wife is definitely happier with power and thats what counts.
Hi,* Seems switching from power to sail and back a few times is not so unique.** My wife does like the big picture window views in the salon of our trawler. Also the comfort of indoor steering makes bad weather less of an issue.

Happy New Year******* John and Miri***** "Adagio"*
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I have come full circle...
I started in c class runabout racing... moved up to flat bottom drag boats...
then to ski boats...and day cruisers... then to a sucession of sailboats that the last one we sailed across the Pacific.
When we moved to Washington we sold the snail boat and moved to a GB36... then to Volunteer.. two trawlers!... now we are into a 45' sea ray express, with plans to move back to sail in a few years on either a 45' mono hull or a 42'+ cat... my how times change!..after we sail for a few years and want to " slow down" again we will undoubtedly be back on a trawler.. My wife explains it all by pointing to the name boards of a number of the boats we had... all named " Restless"
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:44 PM   #18
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We have only recently sold our sailing yacht and are in the process of having a trawler constructed. Our plans still*include extensive cruising and the only change I could envisage is maybe a few miles less each year but*fuel is not the biggest percentage of our overall costs.

I think you are correct about fuel being only a small part of overall costs.
That is a beautiful yacht you are building.***

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Hey Hollywood, I think it is called an "affliction"!!!!....
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I had a sailboat in my single days because they are chick magnets. Way more so than any power boat.

In those days my best friend was an astronaut who drove a corvette and had a inboard ski/drag boat with an Olds 88 engine. I had an Ericson 27' sailboat. Every other weekend we would ski or sail and whoever was furnishing the boat had to furnish the ladies. The sailboat usually had better luck except for the time when a racehorse quality woman showed up for a ski weekend on her Honda crotch rocket. They got married.

Hey Doc,* Maybe it was you and not the Ericson?** Thats why we call em the Good Old Days!!

Happy New Year** John and Miri*** "Adagio"
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