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Old 08-17-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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USA Today Trawler Article

Novel Trawler article appeared in USA Today last week. Should straighten out the definition of Trawlers once and for all.

Dream Boats: Trawlers you can buy for $1 million
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:03 PM   #2
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Thought it was going to be an article on fishing with nets.

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, well, it's USA Today. For the editors of that "paper," See Spot Run is a pretty tough read.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:18 PM   #4
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Yeah, well, it's USA Today. For the editors of that "paper," See Spot Run is a pretty tough read.
How true.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #5
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Well I thought the boats were reasonable - darned near any mariner except (ironically) a few on this forum would call those trawlers. The only one that struck me as odd was the Fort Meyer 74 - never heard of that one. Clearly they talked to a couple of brokers and one snuck that one in.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:39 AM   #6
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"Trawler pilothouses are the envy of every captain. Part business, part entertainment area, the pilothouse is a climate-controlled gathering spot to watch the view and the action."


Yeah, right, fill the pilothouse with tablets and cellphones for those action packed midnight cruises past Gil Island.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:23 AM   #7
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I thought it was a short and interesting article. Can't stand the Fort Meyer, or the flybridge look of the Selene 55 -horrendous. The ceiling of the Fort Meyer even begins to cover the aftmost portlight in the stateroom photo.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:55 AM   #8
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$1.2M for a 49' Nordic Tug??? Wow.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:31 AM   #9
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Greetings,
Hmmm...Jaunty? Dapper? At least they didn't call the saloon a salon.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:25 AM   #10
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OK Larry, let's get to work on a/c and heat for the pilot house. School zone speeds !! I don't think so.
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First two sentences were enough to make me stop.

Just slightly more off base than a real boating publication.

Writers writing to make money..not pass along info....
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Yeah, well, it's USA Today. For the editors of that "paper," See Spot Run is a pretty tough read.
Marin....how can you say that about USA today? I was simply trying to provide an "authoritative reference" by which we could confidently rely upon in the future. Kinda like CNN or Fox News or Nancy Grace....
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Marin....how can you say that about USA today? I was simply trying to provide an "authoritative reference" by which we could confidently rely upon in the future. Kinda like CNN or Fox News or Nancy Grace....
I read it on the internet it must be True
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Other than the assertion that million$ boats are comfortable, every statement in that article is wrong. Benny Beneteau did not invent engine powered fishing boats, he put an engine in a tuna boat(not a trawler at all) in 1912, Easthope was installing gas engines in Fraser River gillnetters starting in 1900. Ocean cruising was not the "exclusive purview" of sailing yachts before 1960. Starting in the 1920's there were thousands of cruising powerboats built in the US. In the 1930's there was an annual ocean motorboat race for cruisers from Los Angles to San Francisco, 20-30 entries every year, boats from 40'-70'. Power boat cruises to Bermuda and all over the Caribbean were quite common. And the UK, (not just Britain) dismantled it's near water fishing fleet(as demanded by EU) by chainsaw and backhoe, not by selling off the boats for other use (as was done here in BC).
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Boy tough crowd here on TF. Personally I liked the article and if just one person reading the article gets into boating perhaps we'll be welcoming him/her as a new member.
And that will be a good thing because there are many liberals/enviromentalist that would love to restrict boating and some would love to eliminate it all together. Just look at the Florida anchoring mess.
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Boy tough crowd here on TF. Personally I liked the article and if just one person reading the article gets into boating perhaps we'll be welcoming him/her as a new member.
And that will be a good thing because there are many liberals/enviromentalist that would love to restrict boating and some would love to eliminate it all together. Just look at the Florida anchoring mess.
More trawler types?

I just signed the petition to kick all the transients out of the Chesapeake for the season....
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Other than the assertion that million$ boats are comfortable, every statement in that article is wrong...
there were words? Shoot I just looked at the pictures
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:22 PM   #18
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My keen senses say that Tad and Marin were not used as information resources on that article, but I can still see that this team of journalists has what it takes to blow the top off the anchor debate.
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I'm with Timjet on this. Why all the negative vibes here fellow boaters? An article is written in a journal with widespread influence that is positive about boating-- why not get on board and support the concept!
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I'm with Timjet on this. Why all the negative vibes here fellow boaters? An article is written in a journal with widespread influence that is positive about boating-- why not get on board and support the concept!
Do you think there are more truths than misleadings?

If so...give your support....

Myself and maybe others would rather see things in print we know to be more accurate.
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