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Old 07-01-2015, 04:28 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
funny..all those years of SAR and assistance towing even commercial vessels...


about 99% of the time I hear Fishing Vessels call themselves fishing vessel "XYZ" ....not trawler "XYZ " or pot vessel "XYZ" or troller "XYZ" or shrimper "XYZ".....


Thankfully they don't care who uses what term...for people I wouldn't necessarily expect to know what a pleasure trawler looks like then I use it because it helps more than hurts... using trawler helps distinguish me from the pack.
You missed the point, think again. By the way I have heard them refer to themselves as trawlers, as well as scallopers, seiners et al. ;though by default they are indeed fishing vessels (which in the rules are defined as commercial type vessels, not anyone fishing) so its somewhat redundant. Again, I see nothing wrong with calling yourself a trawler style power boat if that floats your boat.
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