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Old 03-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #21
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RE: Trawler Quest

As to the classics riding bow down I'm sure it's a matter of the forward cabin and tanks not full. I can run dry and keep a nice trim but the aft cabins need that extra ballast in the aft section. No worries.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:53 PM   #22
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RE: Trawler Quest

What is the ground tackle? *All chain?

Lots of weight in the locker.


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Old 03-15-2011, 05:59 AM   #23
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RE: Trawler Quest

It must be an empty tank condition. Here's a pic of Willy early in the spring w enpty water tanks. Willy's only a 30' boat and she carries 100 gallons of water all the way aft. This pic was taken early in the spring on a year that I pickled the boat leaving her water tanks empty. You can clearly see she's bow down in this picture. And in this picture I think I'm at WOT which should push her bow up a bit too. Don't like to be in following seas w a light stern so I keep those water tanks full.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:06 AM   #24
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Trawler Quest

Very nice vessel, BB.* She looks very well cared for.

Superdiver, PM sent.

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:44 AM   #25
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RE: Trawler Quest

Thanks all, The PO has just added 150' chain to her and there is very little water in her tanks, fuel is low as well .BB

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