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Old 05-17-2015, 05:52 AM   #41
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Hi Brucek , the vessel was named in 1956 when she was built as a fish trawler and has worked all its life in foveaux straits she was gutted and converted 4 years ago the owner lost interest so decided to on sell it. We spent Easter cruising Stewart Is and are presently plan a trip to fiordland in sept.So no doubt will confront the sandflies.She,s powered with a DAF so very economical.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:26 PM   #42
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Hello All,
Thanks for the newbie welcoming intro to TF. Just starting to roam around Long Island Sound with destinations to Lake Champlain and Mid-coast Maine in mind. Making sure all is shipshape on the Mainship Pilot 30 before getting too far from home port.
Already posted a forum question and got two very helpful replies.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:13 AM   #43
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Time to trawl

Hi, new to this forum. I've been a sailor for over 40 years and have recently acquired an intense desire to routinely go to destinations in a straight line. Speed not important.... Seems a Trawler answers the call... Then there is the joke about "old sailors never die...." At any rate I have a ton of questions to sort thru and I hope you can all help. Thanks, tedted
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:28 AM   #44
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:45 AM   #45
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an intense desire to routinely go to destinations in a straight line. Speed not important....
Ahh, the ability to not go in a straight line, and still get there before dark, is what makes power boating so much fun.

After many years of sailing, trying to keep on the rhumb line has successfully been altered to keeping on line to the rum.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:36 AM   #46
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Oh good

This was a very fun classic post and thank you for the key to the forum decorum. It helps a great deal to see that there are guidelines everyone likes to follow.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:40 AM   #47
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Thanks on Trawler at last. Many Thanks from Sovereign GB. And the Captain David.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:51 PM   #48
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Smile Hello from SW Florida

Just saying Hi all, still looking for a great Loop trawler!
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:58 PM   #49
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Why the ? This is supposed to be a fun exercise...
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:39 PM   #50
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Great set of instructions. Much appreciated
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:52 AM   #51
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Hello All,

Just wanted to say hello. At the age of 56 I finally made the plunge and recently bought my boat and checked off my 1st item on my bucket list. She's an old woodie and I love her even with all her faults (leaking antifreeze, head pump doesn't work, and navigational lights don't work.

I'm working on everything, but haven't been able to locate a good (any) electrician to work on the lights.

Look forward to "meeting" everyone and learning and will hopefully will be able to give back in the future.

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Old 06-07-2016, 05:52 AM   #52
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Welcome to the Trawler Forum Kevin. An old woodie, while a challenge, can also be a great source of enjoyment, for reasons you will never get with a plastic boat.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:57 AM   #53
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:00 AM   #54
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:04 AM   #55
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Welcome... However, now that you own a boat, anything else remaining on your bucket list might have just gotten dumped overboard.
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:23 PM   #56
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Hello peoples. I just joined. I'm a cruising sailor (read also live aboard) with wife. We are now at that point in life where we are looking at a transition from sail to power. I know a lot about sail but very little about power boats, so I joined up to research my next boat and get to know the community. I hear we got some loopers here. Sounds intimidating. Might wanna try it though.
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:34 PM   #57
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Hello peoples. I just joined. I'm a cruising sailor (read also live aboard) with wife. We are now at that point in life where we are looking at a transition from sail to power. I know a lot about sail but very little about power boats, so I joined up to research my next boat and get to know the community. I hear we got some loopers here. Sounds intimidating. Might wanna try it though.
truth be told, sailboats are just more cramped, very efficient trawlers with an extra tall mast, a great get home system that requires a bit extra work to enjoy to the fullest and a wait for more bridges.....

Other than that...very similar overlap in many trawler cruising styles...

So the change depends more on cruising style differences sometimes more than the boat.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:53 PM   #58
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Having come from sail to our trawler I find it much easier to run the boat but with two engines, extra systems etc. than my last boat there is more maintenance. We use more fuel, oil etc but sailing is much more involved than powerboating.

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Old 08-15-2016, 04:08 PM   #59
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:12 PM   #60
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Welcome from another sailor that just made the switch a few months ago.

The hardest thing that I had to do in looking at the change was simply a mindset difference. Try to start with function rather than form. In other words, define what you want the boat to do rather than what you want the boat to have.

An example from a sailboat would be say you decided that you wanted to be able to quickly raise and lower the main from the cockpit. You could opt for in-mast furling, or you could go with a StackPack and a halyard brought back to and electric winch in the cockpit. Start with your needs/desires then look at what might meet those.
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