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Old 03-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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RE: switching to a trawler from a cruiser

Kevin, I don't think this has been addressed. If you haven't run a trawler style yacht there are a couple of major differences other than the size. If the boat has full keel, you will find in a trawler that in a current and wind situation that current is usually the ruling factor. Get that keel cross ways to the current, and because of slow response time it is more difficult to counteract it.* With a planing hull, especially if twin screws, it is easy to power the stern around.* With a heavy, full keel boat, you just have to plan your moves a little more ahead.
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