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Old 07-20-2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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Mirage - Great Harbour needs a forum

Hello,
I am not sure what the criteria is for a brand forum but I would recommend a Mirage / Great Harbour as new forum.
Of course, I am very biased.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:07 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:44 PM   #3
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A vessel we're considering as well.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:07 PM   #4
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N37 fan here...gotta love a boat designed to mosey on down the coast to South America, cruise up the Amazon a ways, then wander on home
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:06 PM   #5
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I have a Great Harbour taste and a Taiwanese Tub pocket book.
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I would certainly read that
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:20 PM   #7
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I'm new here. Just ramping up on my desire to cruise into retirement. Actually talked to my financial planner the other day asking about the feasibility of retiring a bit earlier. I have a long way to go learning and planning, not to mention getting to retirement, but the Great Harbour boats have really got my interest. I love the relatively shallow draft. Seems perfect for coastal cruising, the Great Loop, and maybe the Bahamas. I also am in love with the N-Series (N37 and N47) design. Probably not for everyone, but it is currently my aspiration. The only problem is the price. Gotta figure that one out. Even the used N37s seem to start at ~$350-400k.

I'm a bit off track here, what I really wanted to say is, "Heck yes, we need a Great Harbour forum!"
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:36 PM   #8
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I'm for ya, Henry. Maybe the trouble would be getting the owners to all participate. I joined the Great Harbour Trawlers Assoc. a few years ago and the site never worked for me. Krogen Cruisers had a more personal style of site where photos and projects were easily share, but switched to Yahoo Groups a couple of years ago. So much for ease. I've thought that maybe a Facebook page on older Krogens may help, but I hate Facebook too.

The ability to share information on any build is going to save us all money. It may be mistakes, cost of materials, time, stress or even bodily harm, but it ends up money. If there were someone that could have warned me of the mistakes I was about to make in any of my projects, I'd have saved thousands. Idiosyncrasies, characteristics, habits, and defects in almost any design can be forewarned, even prevented. I'm a Great Harbour fan and if I can ever afford one, I'd like to know everything I can about them. Meanwhile, probably due to the build count more than anything else, the closest thing you've got is TF and "Other Makes".
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:40 PM   #9
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Larry,
I agree. That is one of the reasons I posted, hoping to have a Forum Group setup. This would be an area that Great Harbour owners could post and could be a reference for other owners.
I am on the Great Harbour Trawler Association's site and am hoping to get more activity going. The more sites, the better - I keep learning.
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I just met two - a 47 and a 37 - on their way towards Peterborough on the Trent Severn. Interesting looking boats.
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I completed the Trent Severn waterway 'both ways' last year. Saw a couple of the N37's but not the larger vessels. They're well suited to that passage - low draft.

I knocked a prop off at Lock 1 Trenton on my Rosborough (3.5 ft draft). Many logs remain from Canada's logging industry. Old cribs as well. But I digress....
Mirage Great Harbors are a unique boat worthy of a sub- forum.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:36 PM   #12
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Jeff F - we made it to Peterborough today. Nice meeting you.
Fugly - Thank you. I am not sure what the criteria is for a sub-forum or the decision process.
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We have had for years an Other Makes section that covers "other makes". A popular category as a moment ago there were 14 people viewing. Can't ckick out the underlining. Not my doing.
Having a section for more makes after almost 10 years seems odd to me. Ask Janet .. or have you?
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:55 PM   #14
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Mirage - Great Harbour needs a forum

Once upon a time one of my duties on the moderator team entailed setting up new sub-forums as needed. Members request was certainly a motivational factor to look into the feasibility. However ultimately it came down to how many threads currently exist elsewhere on the forum to "seed" the new sub-forum with. As important was the dates of those threads, are they ancient or recent.

It's always difficult to tell an enthusiast that every brand is not so unique as to not share commonality with others. Look at the Chris Craft sub-forum for a great example of a group of about 6 very vocal posters who requested it and against better judgement I set it up for them. I think they started one or two more threads and haven't seen any of them since.

What I'm saying isn't that it's not a good idea, but don't think the existence of a sub-forum will magically make more threads appear.
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So then Mr. Moderator, why can't there be a sub-forum for Great Harbors. Does it hurt anything to do one? I love the boats and wish I could buy one this week! And I for one would read the forum all of the time. Everyday I read here on TF and on the Hatteras Forum. So I say if its no problem and not much work to add a sub-group, why not do one?? Just my opinion! Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:23 PM   #16
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Craig and Fishing Fool - Thank you.
We are doing the Loop this year with a Great Harbour 37 buddy boat (At Last). Today in Killarney, Ontario a N37 (Avocet) came into the dock. We were discussing over a pile of fish & chips how many tours of the boat and questions we have gotten from fellow boaters and curious folks at the locks of the Rideau and Trent Severn Waterway.

Mirage launched a new N37 in the spring and are building their new model TT35 (Transportable Trawler), so there will be more boats and boaters coming online.
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Not fair! 😂
Three Great Harbours in Killarney, all at the same time, and I can't be there to see them!
One of the problems living here in Northern Ontario, is that all the boats I am interested in are far away. I was convinced I had to fly to Florida or the west coast just to see a GH37. We don't get Trawlerfest up here, so it is very difficult to get to see most of the interesting vessels. (GH37 is on my short list)
Where are you guys heading from Killarney?
I would gladly drive some distance just to get a chance to drool on your decks!
And, I'll buy the fish and chips!
What are the chances I could be waiting for you at your next port of call?
(I am in Bruce Mines, just east of Sault Ste. Marie)
- would love to lay my eyes on a real Great Harbour!
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:02 PM   #18
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Slow Gypsy,
I just sent you a PM.
How far are you from St. Ignace?
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Thanks Henry - email sent.
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Yes a Great Harbor folder is needed.
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