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Welcome Mat

Introduce yourself and say hello. We're a friendly bunch....
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How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns

Need help using the site? Member account concerns, posting problems and questions or suggestions related to joining, posting, picture upload, etc.
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General Discussion

General power cruising discussions. New members, start here for tips!
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Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage

Places to stop, store or stay. Discuss slip rentals, cool destinations, marina life and anchoring in great locations.
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Financial Matters and Red Tape

Purchase discussions, registration, insurance and finance concerns, boat values, permits and costs associated with boat ownership. Bring Over Another Thousand
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Boating Safety and Concerns

Discuss safety concerns, lessons learned, close calls and best practices. Safety gear, local regs and more!
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Liveaboards

Discussion on the Liveaboard lifestyle.
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Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go!

War stories and other adventures while using and not actually working on a boat.
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Harbor Chat

Friendly, professional, informal exchange of "NON-boating" topics. Political comments, government policy, weaponry, religious and social issue discussions are off-limits in this forum.
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Boats | For Sale

Sell, rent or and swap your boat here. Absolutely NO brokers!
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Boats | Wanted

Looking for a boat? Place your wanted ad here.
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General Classifieds (no boats)

Buy, sell, rent, and swap your boating related stuff here. Absolutely NO commercial sales!
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Commercial Market

For marine related COMMERCIAL products and services.
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Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts

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Anchors and Anchoring

Forum discussing anchors, tackle and anchoring techniques.
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Electrical and Electronics & Navigation

All discussion related to AC/DC systems, navigation aids, lighting, etc.
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General Maintenance

Canvas, Painting, Varnishing, Corrosion Control, etc.
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Power Systems

All things "Holy". Engines, gears, props, gensets, etc.
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Other Trawler Systems

Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, etc.
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Fuel Check

Post your date, location, type, and price here
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Cruising and Events - East Coast

Discussions on Trawler Rendezvous, Boat Shows, Other Happenings, etc.
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Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast

"Discussions on Trawler Rendezvous
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Cruising and Events - Interior Waters

The Great and other Lakes, rivers, etc.
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Cruising and Events - West Coast

Discussions on Trawler Rendezvous, Boat Shows, Other Happenings, etc.
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Cruising and Events-Down Under

Events for our mates Down Under!
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Cruising and Events - The Rest of the World

Discussions on Trawler Rendezvous, Boat Shows, Other Happenings, etc.
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Albin

Founded in Sweden in 1899 as a marine diesel engine and boat manufacturer. Albin sold the engine business to Volvo Penta in 1981 and continue to make boats to this day worldwide.
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Beneteau Swift Trawler

The Swift Trawler line include 34, 34S, 40 and 50. Beneteau Swifts are unmistakable for their vertical bow and high bulwarks, with a deck that is easy and safe to walk around.
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Bluewater Trawlers

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Californian

Designer Jule Marshall founded Californian Yachts in the early 70's. In 1980, Californian was sold to Wellcraft Marine until '84 when he bought the brand back. Sold again in '86 to Carver that continued building until retiring the brand in '91. In '98 Marshall resurrected the brand in his new company Navigator Yachts where it remains in production. Models range in size from 30-55' in length.
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Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers

Multi-hulls (no sails) have their differences and this is the place to discuss them all. And monohull owners have the chance to learn about the extra space, stability, and running efficiency these boats can provide.
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Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers

Cavalier, Commander, Constellation and many other models. Wood, steel and fiberglass cabin cruisers with a distinctive style all their own.
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Classic Wooden Power Yachts

Classic wooden power boats, typically 25-55 ft long by builders such as Nunes Brothers, Elco, Huckins, Stephens Brothers, Blanchard, Geary, Fellows and Stewart, Lake Union Drydock Company and Matthews. These fine vessels represent the genteel yachting classics of their era.
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Custom Builds & Refit Projects

Show us what you've got! Everything from home builds to converted commercial boats. Brand new custom construction or showering money on an old boat. Pictures of course are always appreciated.
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DeFever

The late Art DeFever, Naval Architect, is the man who rightfully earned credit for creating the cruising yacht designs we commonly call trawlers today. Since 1939, Mr. DeFever has drawn boats that are sea kindly, comfortable and pleasing to the eye.
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Diesel Duck

George Buehler designs built by Seahorse Marine. These salty looking boats are all business.
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Dinghys and Smaller Boats

Whatever tends your Trawler. If you can't sleep on it, it probably belongs here. Avon, Achilles, Boston Whaler, Bullfrog, Livingston, Trinka, Walker Bay, Etc... From inflatables to tinnies or ski boats, and everything in between.
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Electric Powered Boats

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Grand Banks

In 1962 Kenneth Smith was commissioned to design Spray, a 36-foot diesel powered cruiser. A year later work started on a line of boats that would come to be known as Grand Banks. Since 1966 this line of boats has been the benchmark by which all other production cruisers are measured.
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Great Harbour

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Gulfstar

Founded by builder Vince Lazzara, Gulfstar Yachts were produced 1970 - 1990. Models range from 36 to 55 feet.
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Helmsman/Camano

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Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs

Halvor Anderson launched his first boat in 1887 in Norway. The family moved to Sydney, Australia in 1925. Not just power boats to 120', they also built the first ever Australian challenger for the Americas Cup in 1962. 5 generations later the family tradition continues.
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Kadey - Krogen

Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts where built from 1976 to present. Models range from 36 to 64 feet
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Marlow - Mainship

John and Warren Luhrs founded Mainship Trawlers in 1977 producing trawlers in lengths from 31 feet to 45 feet. The brand continues today as Marlow-Mainship
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Monk

Ed Monk and the Tradition of Classic Boats
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Motorsailers

Wind assisted powerboat topics. Motorsailers are propelled with both sails and engines. This hybrid power scheme is gaining popularity.
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Nordhavn

Blue water pedigreed boats from 35 to 120 feet in length.
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North Pacific Yachts

Models range from 44' to 59' NPY is located in Surrey, British Columbia
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Ocean Alexander

Alex Chueh and Ed Monk Jr. teamed up in 1978 and have been building quality yachts since. Today Alex's son, John Chueh, continues the company's legacy with Ed Monk Jr. building yachts up to 155'
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Pacific Trawler

Blaine Seeley designed 37-40' cruising boats.
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Prairie

Prairie Boat Works was founded by George S. Hawn, JR. in 1976. In 1977 Prairie commissioned J.B. Hargrave to design a semi-displacement hull. The prairie 29 was born as a result.
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Selene

The first Selene, then called a Solo, arrived in the US in 1999, and to date there are more than 400 of them cruising around the world
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Taiwanese Makes

Marine Traders, CHB, etc.
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TollyCraft

Mr. R. M. “Tolly” Tollefson was the founder and builder of Tollycraft Yachts. ... History began and throughout 35 years over 6,000 vessels were built. Tollycraft was known to make high-quality boats.
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Trailerable or Pocket Trawlers

The place to discuss boats that can be transported overland with or without special permits... If you can normally transport it without too much fuss, it goes here. Bayliner, Nimble Nomad, Rosborough, Scout, Sea Ray, Vashon and a whole host of others too.
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Tug Designs

Stout boats with an all business look to them. American Tug, Lord Nelson Victory Tug, Nordic Tug, Ranger Tug, Sundowner Tug and any work tug or tug conversions are talked about here.
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Willard | Fales

Willard Marine produced full displacement trawler yachts from 1961-2003 in 30-40 foot lengths. Fales are their somewhat controversial cousins.
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Other Makes

Let us know if you think we need a Forum for your brand.....
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