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Old 10-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #8
El Sea
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 158
We take our Thompson where ever we want, only thing is we know our limitations. Not that we are not able to go Blue Water but as posted in number 3, "one has to pick their window of opportunity with the weather".

I have removed the Oxygen Tent area, done away with the mast and lowered the center of gravity. Still when the seas kick up it can be a roller coaster ride.

The Thompson's are commercial grade as for the hull and made to carry tons of catch, which again lowers the CG. They usually come with a truck type engine and large fuel and water tanks. I feel they are a true slow going trawler as compared with what one may find in the current supper market rags today.

If you are considering a Thompson, go for it, they only made around a 100 for pleasure use.
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