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Old 04-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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trawlers to go look at

I'm in Alaska, and am cataloging a few trawlers to go look at during a upcoming trip to the PACNW.

The first is a Willard Pilothouse thats FS privately. The photos are very nice, the owner is wonder to chat with.

The second one I just found on YW. This is a 1974 Meridian Pilothouse. I was impressed with how clean the boat is.

The last two are Defever 49 Pilothouse models.

does anybody have any information on the Meridian trawlers? All I can figure out is that they were built in California.

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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RE: trawlers to go look at


The Meridian is a great boat and often is a great buy. I think we just had a discussion about them. If so does anyone recall where it is?

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:18 AM   #3
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RE: trawlers to go look at

I know nothing about Meridian trawlers but the Defever Pilot House cruisers with a pair of approx 120 Hp engines would be a good live aboard cruiser.
A single of about 160 Hp would be even better.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:20 PM   #4
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RE: trawlers to go look at

a good friend of mine is selling his 1982 Island Gypsy, similar to a GB.

she is a 36' trawler with a single Lehmann 135 diesel.

bowthruster, LP'ed, vacuflush, the list goes on.

she is one emmaculate trawler...

my friend is very motivated, if anyone is interested please pm me directly.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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RE: trawlers to go look at

A few years back spent 2 weeks up around Prince Ruppert on a friends 1974 Meridian Pilothouse. Great boat, very study, with plenty of space. Always felt real comfortable on it and with the dependable engines never a concern about being out days from any support base. If some one is looking for a boat in that range, it would be hard to pass those up.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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RE: trawlers to go look at

While we were looking for our "new trawler" we looked at both Grand Banks and Island Gypsy. Every time we talked to a broker about a listed Island Gypsy, he would say, "it isn't a Grand Banks, but is pretty nice." The IG has a lot of nice features. Be sure to look at it.

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