RE: What does your BOW look like?
Hey Bob, nice to meet ya and everyone here. I've seen you on the "other" forum for yrs.*I've never had her on a trailer but I really did think about it once, and may still do it. We lived on her in Dominica for over a year and I seriously considered building a trailer to pull her on there since there's no lift there and no hurricane shelter. Ended up just going to Antigua for hurricane prep but it complicated things a lot for us.
As for our boat John B... We don't have a website about us/Mariah, although it's on my list,*but it you follow the*"shorter link" on our sig line you'll see what pics I have put up on the MSN T&T pics site. I need to*go back there and put up some new ones but don't get high speed very often to*do it.*
She is*a*62'*steel trawler built in 69*by*Gilbert*C. Klingel on Gwynn's Island in the Chesapeake Bay, at his "one man boat yard", for a man in Charlotte, NC*named Cato as a pleasure yacht*and originally christened "Manteo".*She displaces about 72tons, has twin Cat D-333s, 1-Cat/Lima 30KW and 1-Onan 6KW gen sets. She's more*boat than we need, and sometimes more than we*want, but we needed a boat that we could anchor out on for*years at a time*and that would*provide*everything we needed without shore support. She was what we could afford that would do that.... Besides, we*now love her*so you know how that goes.*
We didn't know anything about her*for*years after we bought her and just assumed there were many other "Gwynn's Island" owners out there. However,*after a lot of web searching and many generic requests on*web sites for info we finally*got an email from a man in Baltimore, Mr. Ken McQuade,*that had known*the builder, now deceased, very well*and he told us what we know about her history of the boat and*actually*sent us some scans of slides he had taken of the boatyard.*
He told us that*Klingel had retired from*Armco Steel in Baltimore MD*as Chief of Metallurgy there.*He*began building*steel sailboats, of about 33' designed by*Al Manson,*while*there and continued on Gwynn's Island*after his*retirement. I guess he built about 11 sailboats but Mariah was the largest boat he ever built and one of only two power boats, the other being a small tug type work boat. Mariah was built after he retired to Gwynn's Island where I presume he had lived before. This*gentleman*also told us that Klingel had written a book, ["Boatbuilding* With Steel" -* International Marine Publishing Co. 1973 ISBN# 0 87742 029 7] in which we could find pictures of her during construction.**This book is out of print but we did find one and it's an excllent resource for steel boat building.
I'm sure this is a heck of a lot more than you wanted to know, and prolly not where I should have put it, so please let me know if there's an appropriate place for such background info here.
-- Edited by trawlerguy at 13:14, 2007-12-16