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Old 05-01-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Sailboat to Trawler

Thinking of giving up sails and moving on with a trawler. After 47 years sailing both coasts of the USA and owning sailboats from 14' to 42' currently a Tayana 42, we are exploring the idea of a trawler in the Pacific Northwest.

We will have lots of questions as we proceed with our search. Currently looking at 42-46' tri-cabin, single or twin engine, stabilized, thrusters, etc. quick looks online bring us to Nordhaven, Salene, Krogen, Defeaver, Grand Banks. But we are open.
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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Greetings,
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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Welcome. I just finished that same process. This group is very helpful and informative.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:45 PM   #4
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That's the path I took...

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Welcome. Also took that path but after only a modest 15 years of sailing.
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Lots here have made this transition...50 years sailing here. At this stage of life the trawler fits the bill perfectly..
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:29 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I've been an active participant on Cruisers Forum for years (screen name Tayana42) but knew this forum would be helpful as my wife and I consider the trawler option. I'll keep lurking and reading for now.
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