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Old 06-16-2016, 12:15 AM   #21
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No, no, no, no Fly. You're doing this all wrong. You're supposed to come in here and say you know everything there is to know about trawlers, which anchor is best, running your Honda generator on the back deck. Then you'll be just like the rest of us on here.


Just kidding, of course. Welcome to TF. There are a LOT of people on here who have a lot of knowledge, me not included in that group. It's a great place to hang out.
Ask Grasshopper and I will share my immense knowledge of trawlers with you ☺☺☺
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:16 AM   #22
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Wifey B: No one here knows anything about Trawlers. There was once a member who knew everything there was to know about them, but he's not active now.
Thanks for the welcome ☺


Fed him to the fishies did ya.......
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:18 AM   #23
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Sooooo.... can ya tell us some specifics you would like to learn?

Together the contributors to this forum comprise a form of "Master Mind" on boating in general. Occasionally some of us are singularly mindless... myself of course included!

Welcome aboard. BTW - watch out for RTF... danger, danger Will Robinson!! Just kidding! Sorta!!
Been reading a little here for a few weeks before joining.
And thanks for the heads up on that
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:08 AM   #24
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:23 AM   #25
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Welcome! Sit back and absorb, as if by osmosis. Plenty of good information will come your way.
We spent an enjoyable several weeks in BC and Alberta very recently. Spectacular country, and very welcoming people.
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:07 AM   #26
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Great name ☺
Is your real name Al and nickname Fly?
My actual name is Fly.
Is that Fly as in Marty Fly, of "Back to the future", or Fly somebody..? Just curious.
Also, before you become a bone fide member it is necessary to pass a sort of test, by answering a question only a genius would know, sorry......( I just made that up, but it had you shunting for a second there didn't it..?)

And for you, and taken from your own post, so you should know this...
Where was the Hamilton Jet-boat invented and by whom..?
'course, if you get this wrong...well...
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:26 AM   #27
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And for you, and taken from your own post, so you should know this...
Where was the Hamilton Jet-boat invented and by whom..?
'course, if you get this wrong...well...
Wifey B: I know, I know...call on me....
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:29 PM   #28
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Welcome, my first suggestion is not to limit your thinking to what someone called a trawler. Look at many boats in your size price range and see what features fit you.
My mind has lots of room for new ideas, I have not worked it very hard the last 45 years ☺
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:32 PM   #29
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Fly because I grew up in an aviation family and my parents wanted me to have an odd name I guess.
They were fixed wing pilots.
I started off in fixed wing but become hooked on rotary wing at age 19 and flown helicopters far more than planes the last 25 years.

Oh and to answer your question...Bill Hamilton from New Zealand ☺









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Old 06-16-2016, 01:34 PM   #30
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Lotsa' B.C. members here. Welcome aboard Trawler Forum from Squamish!
Flew over there Tuesday actually.
Fly lots in the area, just don't stop too often.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #31
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Welcome! Sit back and absorb, as if by osmosis. Plenty of good information will come your way.
We spent an enjoyable several weeks in BC and Alberta very recently. Spectacular country, and very welcoming people.
Thanks ☺
I was born in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island.
So the sea is in my blood.
I fly up and down the coastline of BC frequently as well.
My daughter grew up around boats, helicopters, motorbikes, and old school cars.
So its in her blood to.
If she has time off from work she is either with me, or stealing my boat to head out fishing.
She doesn't think anything of running out 60 miles off the coast to fish some and run back in.
As my only child after her sister died, I worry some, but won't stop her from having a great life because I worry.
She flies helicopters and planes to, so is more likely probably to crash a helicopter than die fishing.
I am incredibly blessed to have such an amazing girl!
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:51 PM   #32
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Anyone care to suggest any good aluminum hull trawler builders?
Or is it more a smaller boat thing?
It seems mostly to be glass or steel from what I see.
I have had mostly aluminum boats, helicopters, planes, and even my fuel hauling company uses aluminum trailers behind aluminum skinned Peterbilts.
So may look into getting an aluminum as well.
Seems that the majority like Kadeys are glass.
Puncture resistance okay with glass if i hit a log or something?
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:48 PM   #33
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Hi,
For displacement hulls in aluminium you likely will need to look at a
custom build.
Look for some of the yards that build commercial fishboats,
Shore Boat Builders in Richmond is one that built in aluminium. I've
seen Manly boats in steel.
For fibreglass Pelagic Pacific (no longer in business) and Gooldrup
built larger hulls that would make the log cry if you hit it.
Find one of their 60 to 75 foot fishboats and have it redone to your
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Anyone care to suggest any good aluminum hull trawler builders?
Or is it more a smaller boat thing?
It seems mostly to be glass or steel from what I see.
I have had mostly aluminum boats, helicopters, planes, and even my fuel hauling company uses aluminum trailers behind aluminum skinned Peterbilts.
So may look into getting an aluminum as well.
Seems that the majority like Kadeys are glass.
Puncture resistance okay with glass if i hit a log or something?
There was a custom aluminum trawler for sale in the Olympia area a couple months ago. Not sure if it is still on the market.
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And for you, and taken from your own post, so you should know this...
Where was the Hamilton Jet-boat invented and by whom..?
'course, if you get this wrong...well...
Actually, according to Bill Hamilton, "I do not claim to have invented marine jet propulsion. The honour belongs to a gentleman named Archimedes, who lived some years ago."

He did however, make significant improvements in the design.

Here's a video of one of his early boats on the Colorado river. Is this what you do for excitement, Fly?

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And for you, and taken from your own post, so you should know this...
Where was the Hamilton Jet-boat invented and by whom..?
'course, if you get this wrong...well...
My immediate suspicions were readily confirmed by an amateur DIY online "encyclopaedia".
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My immediate suspicions were readily confirmed by an amateur DIY online "encyclopaedia".
Wifey B: Actually go to Hamilton's website and you get a very nice history too. Pretty cool I think. Did I say, "I Love Jets?" Well, I do. We just have jet tenders but one day.....
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Sounds like if aluminum is that uncommon I may look at fiberglass first then.
So hull by Nordhaven, Kadey, Seaton, Sea spirit, Selene etc can take a reasonable bump into a log etc okay.
No i don't mean crashing into sharp rocks etc.
Just reasonable hits?
Sorry for my ignorance.

Some really nice boats 55 to 70 feet range.

Seems many run twins and i hoped for less maintenance with a single but not totally against a twin.

Seems some builders like John deere engines are they good?

Makes me think of a green farm tractor ☺
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Actually, according to Bill Hamilton, "I do not claim to have invented marine jet propulsion. The honour belongs to a gentleman named Archimedes, who lived some years ago."

He did however, make significant improvements in the design.

Here's a video of one of his early boats on the Colorado river. Is this what you do for excitement, Fly?

That was cool.
Jet pumps are impractical for anything but rivers due to being very inefficient, but a blast to run on stuff or up 3 or 4 inches of water at 50 mph.
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That was cool.
Jet pumps are impractical for anything but rivers due to being very inefficient, but a blast to run on stuff or up 3 or 4 inches of water at 50 mph.
Wifey B: But they're fun...fun, fun, fun as in fun, fun, fun till your daddy takes your T-Bird away.
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