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Old 10-20-2019, 06:04 PM   #5
Durant F
City: Pembroke
Country: Canada
Vessel Model: Helmsman Camano among several
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 534
Kinda funny...
As I started this thread, I’m snugly anchored in Squirrel Cove, Desolation Sound in the PNW. It’s rained for the last few days...
I love it here in the off-season as you typically have it all to yourself. This late you may see the odd trawler out cruising but not often.
Just as I pecked out that last reply about being a sailor but not wanting a sailboat out here for fall cruising... as if on cue... in comes about a 36ft sailboat.
Him (I assume) totally exposed at the helm.... her (I assume) up at the bow awaiting instruction when to drop the hook. It’s cool, damp, drizzling and generally miserable.
As stated, im a sailor first... a long term sailor.
But, I’m also in my 60s.
I love my trawler right here right now.
Wouldnt trade at all.

All that said, what about getting a good used sailboat at a bargain price with room to ad a pilot house?
Ecomony and comfort? a seaway with a sail unfurled, much better stability and motion than a rocky trawler. Plus, reduced fuel burn while motor sailing and less noise...
Just a thought.
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