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Old 09-23-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hello from Los Angeles!

Good day all. Just bought "Satori", a 1984 34' Taiwanese trawler. We'll keep her in the current slip here in San Pedro, just a few blocks from our house.

We've been chartering sailboats for years, but I've been keeping an eye on the trawler market for a while now. I like boats with character (pain-in-the-ass wood and teak), rather than all the white plastic that's so easy to clean. Saw "Satori" for sale and it was perfect. The previous owner posted on these boards a few times about things he was working on, so you may remember the boat. It's in great shape and the wife and I are looking forward to finding out if actually owning a boat is for us.

I've got a few project already begun; stripping out a lot of old, unused wires; and then installing an overboard macerator pump along with replacing the aging holding tank.

I'm looking forward to asking a whole bunch of dumb questions about everything.

-Mike
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on the new boat!

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Old 09-23-2016, 06:02 PM   #3
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Congratulations, Mike!

Be careful with the overboard discharge, you do not want to accidentally pump out until well offshore (3 miles I believe is the magic number).
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:07 AM   #4
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Congratulations, Mike!

Be careful with the overboard discharge, you do not want to accidentally pump out until well offshore (3 miles I believe is the magic number).
For sure. Just makes things easier when going to/from Catalina.
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Did you have the boat surveyed before sale? The PO had installed some replacement tanks in the short period he owned the boat. The prior PO of several years was also a member here on TF.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:36 PM   #6
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I meet the PO a few months ago and got a tour. Great looking boat, love the bow and stern thrusters.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:33 PM   #7
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Did you have the boat surveyed before sale? The PO had installed some replacement tanks in the short period he owned the boat. The prior PO of several years was also a member here on TF.
Yes, I had the boat surveyed in the water and then hauled it out to inspect below the water line. Nothing extraordinary, just some minor things to take care of.

I saw the posts on this board about the water tanks. I'll be adding some additional bracing, but there's actually already more than what's shown in the pictures he posted here.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:35 PM   #8
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I meet the PO a few months ago and got a tour. Great looking boat, love the bow and stern thrusters.
Indeed, the thrusters were a big part of what drew me to the boat. Hopefully shouldn't have to use them a whole lot. The bow thruster doesn't move the boat too much, but the stern thruster works really well.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:55 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard from a former SoCal boater.
Congrats on your new boat.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:21 PM   #10
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Mike,

Kudos on Satori!!! Were you at the LA boat show in San Pedro this past weekend?
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:48 PM   #11
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Kudos on Satori!!! Were you at the LA boat show in San Pedro this past weekend?
Yes we were. Always fun to look at the shiny new boats!
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We saw a couple of Grand Banks fixers that looked like good deals.
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