Thread: older trawlers
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:21 PM   #5
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Deinise - we did a full refit on our 1984 Pearson 303. Working on our trawler isn't much different, although it is much newer. The main difference is a few more systems. The main issues on trawlers will be built much like sailboats - cored or solid hull, cored or solid deck, different cores, etc. Given that the engines are much larger and more expensive, the main things I'd be looking for in an older trawler would be a solid engine and transmission, and lack of water/core damage. That and if it has a generator, making sure that is also in good shape. We've found the other stuff isn't all that difficult or more expensive.
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