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Old 11-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #20
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City: California Bay Area
Country: US
Vessel Name: BOOSTER
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37
Join Date: Feb 2011
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RE: What would you do?

At this point, the only reason I would trade out my 37 ft. trawler would be to get a boat with stabilizers. We do only coastal cruising, but that sometimes means 10-20 miles offshore for some lengthy (24 hrs.+) passages where having a stabilized boat would really add to the comfort. I don't have room for an active stabilizer system and I don't want to invest the $25K or so to engineer, build and install a paravane system. When I was in the Pacific Northwet I had paravanes on my 30 ft. Willard and it made a huge difference in comfort.

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