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Old 05-18-2018, 08:23 AM   #1
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I have been looking for a while at the trawler forum, lots of useful information. We don't have a trawler but a homebuilt Bluejacket 25.5 and are just beginning to cruise around in it locally to the Chesapeake area.

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Old 05-18-2018, 10:08 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Cast off the lines and enjoy your boat, and tell us about your cruising.
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. If that boat in your avatar is your Blackjacket, why are you looking for a trawler. She looks purdee sweet. As Mr. CC stated, enjoy your boat.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:40 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. If that boat in your avatar is your Blackjacket, why are you looking for a trawler. She looks purdee sweet. As Mr. CC stated, enjoy your boat.
That is our boat in the avatar.
I'm not looking for another boat, I have too much time invested in building this one. Four years and still doing some small modifications.

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Welcome, ejds. Nice looking boat. I'd love to see some more pics.
Whose plans did you use?

It looks as much like a trawler as most of us have.

Building your own boat gives you the right to call it whatever you want!
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Nice looking boat! Where are you based on the bay?
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Welcome to the Trawler forum

Looks great sahre some more pics if you get a chance
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:34 PM   #9
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Thanks all,

We are in the Northern Neck pf Virginia right where the Potomac runs into the Bay. The boat is a Bluejacket 25.5 as per plans from Tom Lathrop. One of the reasons to build a boat was the need for a shallow draft boat and is was fun except for all the sanding. The entrance to our creek from the Potomac is very shallow.

At this link are the building pictures. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ejds33/

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Great looking boat and amazing work
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Wow, what a great looking boat! I am so envious of that level of craftsmanship.

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Welcome to TF. That is a very nice looking boat. I'm not familiar with it and, like the others, would love to see more photos.
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Greetings,
Mr. e. Apologies for misunderstanding. Again, welcome aboard. Yup, she's still purdee sweet...


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Welcome to TF. That is a very nice looking boat. I'm not familiar with it and, like the others, would love to see more photos.
Thanks, here is a link to some pictures.
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Greetings,
Mr. e. That sir, is orders of magnitude BEYOND boat building!!!


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Thanks, here is a link to some pictures.
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Wow... that is beautiful!
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Very cool boat! How do you like your Natureís Head?
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Very cool boat! How do you like your Natureís Head?
We do like the Nature Head very much. We only used it in March last year for a week. Back problems prevented further use of the boat that year. I left the solids in the bin until fall and there was no smell at all. The urine bottle does fill up. It is however easy to empty in any toilet. I dedicated a shopping bag to conceal the bottle.

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Cool. Iím getting ready to install one on my boat next week. Any pointers are appreciated.
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Wow, what a great looking boat! I am so envious of that level of craftsmanship.

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DB said it well!! What a level of perfection. Wiring I can only dream about. Were I to provide a picture of my ball of wiring stuffed into a shoe box I'd be drummed out of the forum!! Welcome, I believe you will teach us many things on home construction boat building.

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