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Old 04-16-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Bonjour!

Hello everyone!

Despite from south of France (apologize for my bad English), I like much reading your web-site!

In France, we have not so many designs of Trawlers...
I'm interested in small ones, and someday would ask your advice about some of them!

After sailing, motorsailing (Drascombe/Nantucket Clipper from Alan Buchanan) along Mediterranean Coast towards Spain, now retired I plan motor-cruising slowly along quiet rivers mainly (Rhône River, canals in France) with dog and bicycle on top of deck...just to find the right boat for this.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. A year or so I started a thread on cruising the French canals that can be read here: Living aboard a French canal boat

I still have that dream, but Momma isn't convinced yet. French canal boats are very different from what we think of as trawlers. But they go slow and have cruising facilities on board, so why not.

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Old 04-16-2015, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for Bienvenue!

I went to your thread about cruising the French canals: very interesting to listen how you see it, I learn some points!

Unhappily, along Canal du Midi 42000 plane trees (platanes) are totally sick, many of them have to be cut...some medical-treatment have begun, only recently.
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Welcome aboard. True, you may not have a great many trawler designs there, but power-house French influences like Fontaine Pajot keep pumping out modern trawler-style designs in both mono-hull and cat configurations.
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Thanks every one for your Welcome message!

Sure there are some big trawler inspired boat here in France.

I'm looking at small designs, such as the many many small designs you have in North-America of motor-boats inspired from tugs, trollers...
Here many sail-boats are inspired from race, and most of motor-boats (with planning-hull) have no classic lines.

From the seventies, here is one design (go to "galerie"), may be the one I could purchase for living aboadr on canals with my dog and bicycle (8.6m x 3.1m x 1m - 6000kg - 57HP Iveco heavy duty) ; would need one heater, front hardened glass-window instead of plexi with wiper and one controle about osmosis (550 liters of water in built-in grp tanks under cockpit...?)Bourgogne Marine, port pour peniches hollandaises et bateaux fluviaux
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Thanks for your Welcome!!

Here is one French design (2003 I presume) Minitroll 27, built in strongall (thick alu), sail or motor-boat:

http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&...91071109,d.ZGU
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Oui, bienvenue. C'est un groupe tres accueillant, et il y a beaucoup de gens bien experimentes. Etre a la retraite, C'est la meilleur ! (Desole, mon clavier n'a pas d'accents).

In English: you will find lots of good advice here, as well as people willing to share everything about boats and more.
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[QUOTE=oldmarlin;325780]Thanks every one for your Welcome message!


Sure there are some big trawler inspired boat here in France.
I'm looking at small designs, such as the many many small designs you have in North-America of motor-boats inspired from tugs, trollers...
Here many sail-boats are inspired from race, and most of motor-boats (with planning-hull) have no classic lines.

Take a look at the boats by Nimble some look similar to the one you referenced.
here is a link with several models.

New Boats | Nimble Boat Works

You may have see one of the forum members "Loafs and Fishes" owns a Nimble Trawler
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I've occasionally dreamed of trailering my little Nordic Tug 26 across Canada, dipping it into various lakes along the way, and then shipping it as deck cargo to Cherbourg to do the canals of France.

Keep the euro design coming. Sure do like the first one, Little Prince.
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Thanks every one for your Welcome message!

Sure there are some big trawler inspired boat here in France.

I'm looking at small designs, such as the many many small designs you have in North-America of motor-boats inspired from tugs, trollers...
Here many sail-boats are inspired from race, and most of motor-boats (with planning-hull) have no classic lines.

From the seventies, here is one design (go to "galerie"), may be the one I could purchase for living aboadr on canals with my dog and bicycle (8.6m x 3.1m x 1m - 6000kg - 57HP Iveco heavy duty) ; would need one heater, front hardened glass-window instead of plexi with wiper and one controle about osmosis (550 liters of water in built-in grp tanks under cockpit...?)Bourgogne Marine, port pour peniches hollandaises et bateaux fluviaux
Yes, welcome. I'll brush up on my French a bit more before I try anything adventurous language-wise.

I like that boat in the link, but had to laugh at all those fenders. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I just flick my fenders up and over the rail, rather than taking them in, but I have noticed in European TV shows, it's appears to be the norm for folk to leave all their fenders out, all the time. Certainly no-one, but no-one, is going to scratch the paint on that boat.

As to designs made in France, I have always loved the Beneteau Swift Trawler line of boats, although they are a bit expensive. I would kill, (figuratively speaking), for a Beneteau Swift Trawler 44…even a 34 would be great.
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As to designs made in France, I have always loved the Beneteau Swift Trawler line of boats, although they are a bit expensive. I would kill, (figuratively speaking), for a Beneteau Swift Trawler 44…even a 34 would be great.
Hello,
Thanks for welcoming me!
This 34 design is quite a big boat in France, when not at all big for you

Another European design from Poland, very small and a little less in my liking, are the Haber 660M and Haber 800M; in the 660 they succeeded quite a good interior arrangement, despite the small size, but since the first Haber 660 were sailing boats they added later the inside helm-steering with...folding seat upon the dinette-table!
HABER YACHTS - Displacement cabin motor Pilothouse yacht HABER 660M
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Thank you for the information on a couple of European boats. You have knowledge which will be very welcome on the Trawler Forum.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:48 AM   #20
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Learning how to post picture:
This one from the French yard "Meta Chantier Naval" (strongall building), showing 2 Minitroll 27 sailers; motor-boat Minitroll 27 would have one central keel, better for wild-bank-stops in our narrow canals!
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