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Old 10-31-2013, 04:08 PM   #21
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Not mine and I don't know if the owner is a forum member, but I suspect this would be the winner if he was.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #22
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Smallest Trawler?

Al Johnson, who posted photos of his great old Poulsbo Boat, made a brief reference to our vintage 16' Poulsbo Boat, SALTY (actually 15-1/2' overall), which may be the smallest trawler being enjoyed by a forum member.

I designed and built the troller-style cabin, and got the boat in the water this summer. Since the original little inboard gas engine lived right in the middle of where the wheelhouse needed to be, I decided to go with a quiet, clean-burning and fuel-efficient four-stroke outboard in a well I built forward of the transom...positioned so that the outboard's prop would be in almost exactly the same position as the original inboard propeller--just aft of the boat's substantial keel.

Even if our little Poulsbo Boat isn't literally the smallest trawler, I guess it might be the only 16-footer with dual steering stations. I like standing in the rear cockpit, steering with the outside wheel while looking over the cabintop, but when we get hit by bad weather it's nice to retreat into the wheelhouse, where we mounted a second cable-steering unit. (The outboard motor has controls inside the wheelhouse, and the motor remains in a fixed, straight-ahead position inside the well. Steering it done with a transom-hung bronze rudder.)

The boat has a surprisingly generous V-berth that occupies the entire bow area; when you're sitting inside the little wheelhouse, steering, your footrest is the aft edge of the forepeak berth...so everything's compact but functional. The boat cruises comfortably at its relaxed hull speed of 5.5 knots, with the 8-hp Yamaha running at about half throttle.

It's great to see Al's slightly bigger Poulsbo Boat, and to get reacquainted with his via the Trawler Forum. (We were in touch years ago, when I was involved in production of the Poulsbo Boat monograph published by The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.)

Attached are some photos of SALTY, our micro-trawler.

- Marty Loken, Nordland, WA (near Port Townsend)
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 PM   #23
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Nice engine room.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #24
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Although bigger at 25', Sweet Pea is usually the smallest in the marina.
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Al Johnson, who posted photos of his great old Poulsbo Boat, made a brief reference to our vintage 16' Poulsbo Boat, SALTY (actually 15-1/2' overall), which may be the smallest trawler being enjoyed by a forum member.

I designed and built the troller-style cabin, and got the boat in the water this summer. Since the original little inboard gas engine lived right in the middle of where the wheelhouse needed to be, I decided to go with a quiet, clean-burning and fuel-efficient four-stroke outboard in a well I built forward of the transom...positioned so that the outboard's prop would be in almost exactly the same position as the original inboard propeller--just aft of the boat's substantial keel.

Even if our little Poulsbo Boat isn't literally the smallest trawler, I guess it might be the only 16-footer with dual steering stations. I like standing in the rear cockpit, steering with the outside wheel while looking over the cabintop, but when we get hit by bad weather it's nice to retreat into the wheelhouse, where we mounted a second cable-steering unit. (The outboard motor has controls inside the wheelhouse, and the motor remains in a fixed, straight-ahead position inside the well. Steering it done with a transom-hung bronze rudder.)

The boat has a surprisingly generous V-berth that occupies the entire bow area; when you're sitting inside the little wheelhouse, steering, your footrest is the aft edge of the forepeak berth...so everything's compact but functional. The boat cruises comfortably at its relaxed hull speed of 5.5 knots, with the 8-hp Yamaha running at about half throttle.

It's great to see Al's slightly bigger Poulsbo Boat, and to get reacquainted with his via the Trawler Forum. (We were in touch years ago, when I was involved in production of the Poulsbo Boat monograph published by The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.)

Attached are some photos of SALTY, our micro-trawler.

- Marty Loken, Nordland, WA (near Port Townsend)
Now, that is a cutie. Great proportions and color scheme. A real attention grabber.
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controls inside the wheelhouse, and the motor remains in a fixed, straight-ahead position inside the well. Steering it done with a transom-hung bronze rudder.)
Salty is gorgeous! I love the rope at the bow and for the life of me can't recall the term. Years ago when I made tourist bait (pen and ink drawings) my shrimp boats all had that but I'm drawing a complete blank. Could you help me out with that?

Her wheel is a miniature of the one we had aboard our boat. Very nice!

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Nice engine room.
I'm looking at the marlinspike fender myself... pretty snazzy.

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Although bigger at 25', Sweet Pea is usually the smallest in the marina.
She's stout... and as long as I'm not around, she will be the smallest girl in the marina. Nimble's do have a nice layout. She's a beauty. I'd looked at those and the Alaskan24's too back in the day....
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:58 PM   #27
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Salty is gorgeous! I love the rope at the bow and for the life of me can't recall the term. Years ago when I made tourist bait (pen and ink drawings) my shrimp boats all had that but I'm drawing a complete blank. Could you help me out with that?
bow puddin' maybe?
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bow puddin' maybe?
bow puddings , moustache fender, bow beard.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:14 PM   #29
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Thanks gents... I don't think that's the term I knew it by, at least on the Atlantic seaboard. Still, I do thank you for the replies. Took me a few days to get back here as I ended up using 3.983 gigs of my 4 gig allotment so I read for a couple days versus being online. Gosh, I love my Kindle!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #30
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Janice, just love your boat. The big Schuckers were make not too far from her in Cape Coral, I believe. Not sure if your boat was also. Yours is the first small Schucker I have ever seen! Looks like the perfect boat for you.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #31
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Thanks Tom.

I'd love to visit your Nimble... I'd looked at them, along with the Alaskan24 back in the day. There's something to be said for removing the engine and taking it to a repair shop versus tearing down the block and replacing gaskets from the head up. That was not fun.

When times like that occurred, or during our haul-outs my dad used to say "It's the yachting life" particularly if the job was filthy, hot, miserable and/or in a spot only suitable for a midget monkey. Because I was small, and knew which end of a wrench to use, I was his helper. Mother was smart. She'd get off the boat and go some place away from the bilges. With just me as a helper, daddy wouldn't cuss (in English) though I did learn some not-so-nice French words.

As for my girl, apparently just six of these mini-Schuckers were built and I believe only two others exist. Those two are much more in the line of yachts with beautiful interiors and shiny exteriors, plus lots more teak too.

Still I'm more a boat girl so am pleased with my home. Life truly is great afloat.
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I was down at Salorman's in Ft. Lauderdale the last week and found these two trawlette possibilities in the front lot.
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Came across this article in a English newspaper. Sure is futuristic compared to our old Poulsbo. This could well be THE charmer for small trawler or trailer boat. Good article with lots of news and video. Enjoy:

The Smart Car of the seas? Tiny boat reaches a top speed of 40mph - and can be customised to become a luxurious party venue, a taxi and even an ambulance | Mail Online
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I may as well throw my hat (boat?) into the ring. While not the smallest trawler here and hard to beat "Salty" in good looks and character, it is still a lot of boat in a small package. A Devlin 22' Surf Scoter that I acquired a few years back after many years of dreaming.
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There's several Scooters in LaConner WA.
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She's cute DPMacV... what about some interior pictures too? I love the look of her bow. Very nice with those big windows too. Enjoy.
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Here are a few interior photos. I may need a wider angle lens to get it all in.
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She's a beauty inside too. Your portlights are bronze and simply gorgeous.

Congratulations, and thanks for the pictures DPMacV.
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Here are a few interior photos. I may need a wider angle lens to get it all in.
Purdy baby; inside and out! What do you do with hanging table when not in place over V-berth? Have another useful location for same "table" piece?
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Greetings,
Mr. A. Looks like the table top fits in with the v-berth for increased "sleeping" surface. Enough said...
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