Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-07-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
Newbie
 
City: Neenah
Country: Wisconsin
Vessel Name: Innisfree
Vessel Model: Albin 36 (1981)
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2
Sail to Trawler

Been sailing for 40 years - inland lakes, Lake Michigan, Long Island Sound to Nantucket, Virgin Islands and San Francisco. Bought a 1981 Albin 36 DC last summer - more comfort, easier to handle, looking ahead to the Great Loop. And coming from sailboats, 7 knots is plenty fast Located on Lake Winnebago, south of Green Bay - the old lock system to Green Bay should be open in a couple of years. Cheerio.
__________________
Advertisement

PAJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
Guru
 
No Mast's Avatar
 
City: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Country: US
Vessel Name: Moana Huaka'i
Vessel Model: Selene 53
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 816
Hey welcome to the forum! Many of us, myself included, made the same jump!
__________________

No Mast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #3
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,994
Greetings,
Welcome aboard.
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 04:40 PM   #4
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
I'm about to make that transition too! Welcome.

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 04:47 PM   #5
Guru
 
No Mast's Avatar
 
City: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Country: US
Vessel Name: Moana Huaka'i
Vessel Model: Selene 53
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 816
Britannia: what did you decide regarding the stabilizers?
No Mast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 05:00 PM   #6
Wannabe
 
Britannia's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Stillwater
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by No Mast View Post
Britannia: what did you decide regarding the stabilizers?
I decided that they're a requirement for my purchase - unless the deal is soooo good that I can afford to add them.

Richard
Britannia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 08:19 PM   #7
Guru
 
No Mast's Avatar
 
City: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Country: US
Vessel Name: Moana Huaka'i
Vessel Model: Selene 53
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 816
You'll never regret that decision
No Mast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 09:34 PM   #8
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,251
I safely made the transition four years ago. ... Welcome!
__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2015, 10:44 PM   #9
Member
 
City: Burgess
Country: USA
Vessel Name: ZIN
Vessel Model: American Tug 34
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 22
I'm about ready to make the change also. Just need the right boat.

Good luck.
Tomsmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2015, 06:25 AM   #10
TF Site Team
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,501
We did the jump about four years ago . Sailing on the river wasn't much fun . My sailing buddies wouldn't talk to me for a while but they got over it . Now they come over and hang out on the deck and sit in real chairs .
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2015, 06:29 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
nemier's Avatar


 
City: North Vancouver
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: INFINITY ∞
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 62
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 190
I'm a sailor who switched over to power. It's been a blast, you'll have fun.
I'm thinking I'm not totally done with sail just yet though, perhaps a small 22' er when I'm 70.
__________________
Andy & Julie Nemier
N62 INFINITY ∞
www.n62infinity.com
nemier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2015, 06:30 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
nemier's Avatar


 
City: North Vancouver
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: INFINITY ∞
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 62
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 190
oh & welcome to the Forum!!
__________________
Andy & Julie Nemier
N62 INFINITY ∞
www.n62infinity.com
nemier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2015, 11:36 AM   #13
Guru
 
Codger2's Avatar
 
City: San Diego
Country: US
Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,420
Welcome aboard!

On a cold day, in your trawler's wheel house with your feet up, holding a hot cup of coffee while on auto pilot, give a courteous wave to the guy at the helm of his sail boat while he battles the elements. He'll thank you for it later when he crosses over to the dark side.
__________________
Codger2

My passion for improving my boat(s) exceeds my desire to constantly cruise them.
Codger2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2015, 06:55 PM   #14
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Codger2 View Post
Welcome aboard!

On a cold day, in your trawler's wheel house with your feet up, holding a hot cup of coffee while on auto pilot, give a courteous wave to the guy at the helm of his sail boat while he battles the elements. He'll thank you for it later when he crosses over to the dark side.
Well said!
__________________
Larry

"I'd rather be happy than dignified".
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2015, 08:42 PM   #15
Guru
 
Moonfish's Avatar


 
City: Port Townsend, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Traveler
Vessel Model: Cheoy Lee 46 LRC
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 698
We transitioned from sail to power 2.5 years ago. Love the trawler lifestyle! I actually have an article I'm writing about it that will be in the spring issue of Cruising Outpost magazine. It'll be called "Reflections from the Dark Side"...
__________________
Darren
Port Townsend, WA
m/v Traveler - '79 Cheoy Lee 46 LRC
http://www.pacificnwboater.com
Moonfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 12:05 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Montenido's Avatar
 
City: SoCal
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Ansedonia
Vessel Model: Californian/Carver 52CPMY
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 229
Howdy, I'm about to switch also. I am actively looking now, but need to bring my boat back from Mexico to sell her. Good luck!

Cheers, Bill
__________________
"There is simply nothing more worth while than messing around in boats."
Montenido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 02:41 PM   #17
Guru
 
Tony B's Avatar
 
City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
Welcome to the forum.


We came over to the dark side about a year and a half ago.
The admiral is still impressed with having a real bed.
__________________
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
Tony B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 09:52 PM   #18
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,291
Welcome aboard. I don't know anything about a dark side my power boat has full 360 windows in the helm galley dinette area nothing dark about it compared to the typical SB cave. If you chose your boat carefully there will be no dark side.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mr main  cab.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	78.8 KB
ID:	37782  
__________________

eyschulman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012