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Old 09-12-2011, 11:33 PM   #41
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RE: Trawler vs. Houseboat

This is a real trawler / houseboat combined. *So much for your twin engines, bow thrusters and autopilots. *Radar, electronics?? *Who needs it, just takes a little skill to handle this baby!!

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:18 AM   #42
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RE: Trawler vs. Houseboat

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This is a real trawler / houseboat combined. *So much for your twin engines, bow thrusters and autopilots. *Radar, electronics?? *Who needs it, just takes a little skill to handle this baby!!

*Starting that engine reminds me of lighting a kerosen stove.* Lighting the stove seems much safer than starting that weird engine.

I much rather start my diesel engine with a half-second push on a button than fool around with open flames in an engine room.* Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:15 AM   #43
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RE: Trawler vs. Houseboat

On the subject of "can houseboats be seaworthy" here are some shots of a houseboat-type boat that was in our marina yesterday. Don't know what make or model it is but I've seen similar boats in the islands over the years. Probably wouldn't want to take it out on Georgia Strait on a 40-knot day but it appears to be capable of handling the typical conditions encountered in this area just fine.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:36 AM   #44
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And then there is the M/V DIY approach.....
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