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Old 03-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #21
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How would you build the ultimate trawler - with all your thought provoking idea's and discussion, include pictures, also what size should the ultimate Trawler be? Does size matter?

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #22
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I think it would be a "Convertible".

Convertible from single to twins if one ever needed it.

Convertible from single head to twin heads when one breaks.

Convertible from full displacement to planing hull when you need the speed.

Convertible from Pilothouse to Fly Bridge when the weather was perfect.

Convertible from 50 to 30 ft. length when you pull into a marina.

Convertible to a stand-up engine room when you need service.

Convertible from a trawler to a sport fisher when you want to throw a wake back at a waterway abuser.

Convertible to a Coast Guard Cutter when the go-fast boats pass you on both sides at once.

Convertible from a mono-hull to a catamaran when you have to have the in-laws aboard. (separate hulls)

Convertible from a teak trimmed beauty to a homogenized. no-maintenance vessel when it's time to varnish.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:23 AM   #23
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Sunchaser I am sort of with you.
The Watson 60 is my choice. I have a 60 (Big Blue) tied up not far from me.
The 48 is the most small boat I have ever inspected. Near nigh perfect.
In NZ a week or so ago and saw for the first time a Dashew FPB 65 once in Napier and then at anchor up at Russel.
Was going to take a photo of it but had gone by the time we got back.
Still not sure on the Dashews, great ocean crossers butnot enough outside space for me in the tropics.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:27 AM   #24
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #25
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The ultimate boat would seem to change with the operators age.

At 70 I would prefer a custom build of an aluminum boat 39 long 7.6 wide Atkin style ,Box keel, reverse deadrise ,beachable , that would fit into a std shipping container.

The transit time it takes to travel could be done by the boat in the box, we would fly over to cruise. .

This opens the entire world to a low cost boat , that need not be oceangoing.

The Euro Canals , the Dalmation coast, New Zeeland , Terra Del Fuego , China , all from the recliner in a 7487.

Such a skinney boat (sez the computer) would run 18K at -5 gph, or 12K at 1.5 gph.

The boat would be built for 2 but could sleep/feed 6 in a very crowded pinch.

Is it a"trawler"?

Nope it would liik like a 1929 Commuter , but it would easily travel the world. High and dry.
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Sunchaser I am sort of with you.
The Watson 60 is my choice. I have a 60 (Big Blue) tied up not far from me.
The 48 is the most small boat I have ever inspected. Near nigh perfect.
In NZ a week or so ago and saw for the first time a Dashew FPB 65 once in Napier and then at anchor up at Russel.
Was going to take a photo of it but had gone by the time we got back.
Still not sure on the Dashews, great ocean crossers butnot enough outside space for me in the tropics.
Hiya Benn, how's things. Lucky fellow getting over for the Art Deco week. How did you find my old stamping grounds? Ironically, they had not 'rediscovered' their art deco when we lived there. That all came later. When we lived there they were almost ashamed of it, and used to just paint it all the same drab colours, instead if picking it out with contrasting colours like it needs to be.
I had my trailer yachts on the hard fully rigged and ready to go at the Napier Sailing club, which I'm sure you would have visited. In fact my boat park backed on to the Ahuriri Tavern. Is it still it's original hexagonal shape, or have they altered/enlarged it and ruined the look?
We enjoyed many happy sails out of there, but the only problem was, no reasonably close anchorage, so you could'nt really cruise. That's why in those parts a trailer boat was the way to go. We could tow her to Lakes Taupo, Rotoiti, or up to the Bay of Islands. That's where we did our cruising.
I also love those Watson 60s. In fact one of those would be as good as a Nordy I think. They are made in NZ aren't they..?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #28
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I think the "ultimate trawler" is the one in your slip with a full fuel tank, no mortgage, no time restraints, and the bride loves it. Doesn't matter what color your engine is, no anchor specifics, twin or single screw, electronics or not..... Just go and do.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #29
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The ultimate trawler is the one you come home to after a big boat show and say "ahhhh".
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #30
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #31
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I think the "ultimate trawler" is the one in your slip with a full fuel tank, no mortgage, no time restraints, and the bride loves it. Doesn't matter what color your engine is, no anchor specifics, twin or single screw, electronics or not..... Just go and do.
At 72, that pretty much sums it up for me.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #32
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At 72, that pretty much sums it up for me.
At 56. Ditto.
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Watson 76 or a Dashew FPB

That is so funny since we have the same boat. I was just posting Watson 72, Dashews FPB or Delfins Romsdal !
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That's the Watson 48 and Dashew's boat this last summer in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
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Boy that 48' sure has covered some country.
They sailed her accross the ditch for the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show from New Zealand just after she was built.
I had a great tour around with one of the Watson Bros.
A truely magnificent small ship.
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Boy that 48' sure has covered some country.
They sailed her accross the ditch for the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show from New Zealand just after she was built.
I had a great tour around with one of the Watson Bros.
A truely magnificent small ship.
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They had her shipped to Miami and then cruised her up the east coast. The owner posted either here or on the old Passagemaker site I can't remember which. They brought her to her home in Rock Hall, MD. Less then a year or so later the young owner died suddenly. His widow sold the boat. Very sad to achieve your dreams and then pass before enjoying the rewards.
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Less then a year or so later the young owner died suddenly. His widow sold the boat. Very sad to achieve your dreams and then pass before enjoying the rewards.

Wow, does that suck or what? But, I guess that's a dilemma facing most of us wage slaves still toiling away.
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That dashew boat is not even a trawler but I sure like all the other choices.
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I think this vessel belongs to one of this forum's members.

I believe he cruises the Sea of Cortez.

Last one built.


The lines are right - without the flybridge.

my favorite production boat.
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