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Old 01-12-2018, 12:12 AM   #1
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Hello from Puyallup WA

Hello all,,

Wife and I have started our journey to purchase a 34 to 36 foot trawler. Looking forward to learning a Lot here.

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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Welcome Mgtgrafix!

A good journey to begin; and I suppose one never finds the end of such a journey!

Look around. Ask questions.

What do you want to do with your trawler? Where do you desire to cruise?

Long term?
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Any boating experience?

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:21 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard. Good luck on your search.
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I hope you will be attending the Seattle Boat Show later this month! Consider taking some of the Boat Show University classes. I've found most of them to be very informative and helpful. We live in Lacey and have a Nordic Tug 32 and travel mostly in Canadian waters. If you would like to visit by phone or over coffee, let me know.

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:10 AM   #6
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Tim,

We've been boating for about 18 years,
With our first boat as a 12 foot aluminium. Since then we have owned a 22 ft boston whaler and currently own a 17 foot weldcraft and a bayliner 2850.
We are looking for a larger boat to entertain and cruise the San Juan islands and possibly make coastal runs to California.

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Welcome Mgtgrafix!

A good journey to begin; and I suppose one never finds the end of such a journey!

Look around. Ask questions.

What do you want to do with your trawler? Where do you desire to cruise?

Long term?
Short journeys?

Any boating experience?

Welcome.

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:10 AM   #7
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #8
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Thanks for the invite Doug. We will be looking at a CHB34 in olympia, probably Sunday. Working out the details of the appointment today. Not sure where she is at yet.
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If you have not seen the CHB buyers guide, it is worth reading to know what to look for on these boats.

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Old 01-12-2018, 01:32 PM   #10
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Thank you. I have already checked it out
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:14 PM   #11
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Not sure what you are looking for but there is a 36' GB with a single Cat for sale in Bellingham. Send me a PM if your interested and I will go take a photo of the listing.

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #12
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Thanks for the invite Doug. We will be looking at a CHB34 in olympia, probably Sunday. Working out the details of the appointment today. Not sure where she is at yet.
Our boat is moored at Zittels. It is a funky place but the location is great for us. We leave tomorrow morning for a couple weeks in the sunshine but I'd be glad to visit more when we return.

Hope the CHB looks good!

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:37 PM   #13
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Sounds great sir. Have a great trip out of this rain Madness..lol
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I hope you will be attending the Seattle Boat Show later this month! Consider taking some of the Boat Show University classes. I've found most of them to be very informative and helpful. We live in Lacey and have a Nordic Tug 32 and travel mostly in Canadian waters. If you would like to visit by phone or over coffee, let me know.

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I have been in Lacey with my daughter and grandkids for the last month. Her husband is a helo pilot based at JBLM. Anyways, I have been checking out Marinaís and boats around the area. Great cruising area once it gets brighter and warmer. If I had thought about the Seattle boat show, I would have stayed longer but am actually flying south mid next week..

Been away from my boat too long and canít wait to get back aboard.

To op, good luck with the search, I saw lots of Ďinterestingí boats, hope you find one to love.
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A long time ago, I milked cows near Puyallup. One of the more entertaining things I remember is visitors asking directions and butchering the name. Enumclaw was fun, too.
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Tim,

We are looking for a larger boat to entertain and cruise the San Juan islands and possibly make coastal runs to California.

Joe
Anybody on the forum with a 34 CHB made such a voyage? I'd be interested as well as Mgtrgrafix I bet, to hear of the experience.

Other than such an inquiry, Let a small pocket cruiser add his welcome to the forum. You will not be disappointed with any inquiry and will learn tons from other posters on any given subject. Anchors as an example
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Oh I know. I love how people try to pronounce "Puyallup". It cracks me up..lol
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I like the Europa, but my wife and I both agreed on the Aft Cabin. We entertain a lot and we have our kids/grand kid that we plan on taking to the San Juan's.
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Welcome to TF Joe. Iím in the Puget Sound as well, the boat is in Gig Harbor. Lots of boats around to look at depending on your price range and the style you are looking for.
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