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Jay N 10-21-2007 07:24 PM

Pacific Trawler Owners Information
For those interested in communicating their names/addresses/contact information to be included in a List of Owners, please email me.* I have been trying to keep a list together for several years, but boats get sold, and I don't always hear of the new names of*owners and boats.

This is a also a great spot to discuss any specific Pacific Trawler related issue outside of the topics included elsewhere in this forum.

Thanks,* Jay - WESTERLY

alex 09-25-2008 07:08 PM

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My name is Alex. I am a PT owner. My email address is
How do I contact you directly?

alex 09-27-2008 01:43 PM

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Alex & Melanie Benekritis* Schmoochee Two, Hull #36** Yr2000
Moored in Point Roberts WA

Please email me directly at* I have questions.

Lori 10-16-2008 07:44 AM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
I'd like to introduce ourselves. We are John and Lori Gailey and we currently live in Central Oregon. We are considering purchasing a PT and would appreciate getting to know other owners, hear opinions, etc.

We come from a sailing background. We owned a sailboat and cruised Mexico for a year about 8 years ago, and look forward to returning to living aboard and cruising the PNW and beyond.

dr5662 10-21-2008 08:39 PM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
New to Trawler Forum, Dave & Jean Looy.* We have been looking at trawler boats for 4 years know. The Pacific Trawler PT40 fits our needs for the Pacific North West.* After 25 years on and off Fisheries Patrol Vessels a raised pilot house was a must for me.We live in Campbell River B.C. and are looking at and for a PT40. Any information or contacts re PT40s that may be looking for new owners would be appreciated. Jean prefers the larger galley forward without the 2nd stateroom layout, so do I. Any info on things to watch for on our inspections would be very helpful.* It is off season now but any PT40 owners going thru drop us a email. Thanks Dave

Jay N 10-21-2008 10:40 PM

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Hi*John &*Lori,

A little history:* About 20 hulls were built (Pacific Trawler 37) in S California from 1973 to 1976, a Blaine Seeley design.* There were several wooden boats slightly narrower built earlier in Japan.* The molds came to Puget Sound and one hull was produced in 1979 afterwhich they remained unused until Pacific Trawler Corp started making them again in 1996.* By 2003, they had produced about 35 hulls, with some models extended to 40 feet in addition to a 3 foot transom step.* There is a mix of interior designs and flying bridge options.

Like all used boats, you need to consider how well the vessel has been maintained.* Certainly good surveys are important.* You can sometimes find one of the newer boats available for charter.

We have taken WESTERLY to SE Alaska twice in the past 10 years.* Overall, it is a very good set of compromises for this type of cruising.* The size and design*seems to attact former sailors, but I can't comment on the live-aboard aspect, but know that a few couples have done this.

You can contact me at if desired.* Best Regards,* Jay

Jay N 10-21-2008 10:48 PM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
Hi Dave,

There is quite a variety of interior designs in all boats regardless of age.* You'll have to contact each boat "for sale" to see if it fits your needs.* Check on for a list of Pacific Trawlers for sale.* When I checked there a couple of weeks ago, there were 6-7 boats listed.

Good Luck!**** Jay

Colin 11-30-2008 10:34 AM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
I own a '76 Pacific Trawler (currently Key Largo I) in North Vancouver. I bought her in 05 from Bill Tenant of Sydney.* I'm interested in keeping in touch with other owners.

Jay N 12-02-2008 02:19 PM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
Hi Colin,

I have your email, and will send you the owners list.* It has not generally been updated*since last summer, please send me any changes that you may know about.

Best Regards,* Jay

Bruce 12-31-2008 04:26 PM

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Hi Jay,

Just happened to find you on trawlerforum....Hello, also to Colin. It's nice to have a PT forum again.

We didn't get many hours on MH last summer but did manage to remove and install a new holding tank. Ugh, what a job..the removal that is, not the installation of a 28 gal Sealand unit. After 30 odd yrs of*use the built-in fibreglass tank was a little hum-m-m-m-my, shall we say. The Admiral is really happy now!

Perhaps we'll see you around the PNW this year.


37 PT 1975 #6
Delta, BC

Jay N 01-05-2009 09:09 PM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
Hi Bruce & Helene,*

Happy New Year.

Needless to say, we didn't get out hardly at all last summer, the price to pay for going to SE in 2007.* It was a great adventure with you.

Anyway, will be around this summer from time-to-time, will probably stay S of Campbell River.* Get in touch when you have a cruising schedule worked out.* Best Regards,* Jay*****

Bruce 01-27-2009 11:15 AM

Pacific Trawler Owners Information
For anyone interested in a few different PT's check these out...* or


-- Edited by Bruce at 12:16, 2009-01-27

-- Edited by Bruce at 12:17, 2009-01-27

Colin 02-22-2009 11:49 AM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
Hi Bruce
Glad to hear things are going well for you.* Hope to see you on the water this summer.*


Preaknessday 03-29-2009 06:14 PM

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Shannon and Will Woodman
Solomons, MD

Just settled on our boat!
2001 PT 40

Baker 03-30-2009 01:50 PM

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Congrats there Preakness!!!!

Lori 04-19-2009 08:09 PM

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Shannon and Will,

Did you purchase Leila B.? Just wondering as we'd been looking at it on YachtWorld for quite a while then noticed it was gone.

Best wishes!

Preaknessday 04-21-2009 03:35 PM

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Yes we did!* Already went on two small trips and loving every minute on her.*

hooligan 08-27-2009 11:09 PM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
hello im looking for info on 1976 37 pt.* im flying to look at one for sale in a couple weeks.*

Jay N 09-01-2009 06:21 PM

RE: Pacific Trawler Owners Information
Hi Jeff,* are you the Jeff that I recently emailed?* Anyway, was out enjoying the boat and just picked up on your request.*

If you're not the same Jeff, which PT37 are you going to see?* There were a couple made during 1976.

Colin 10-04-2009 08:22 PM

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Hi Jay

This is Colin Dunwoody.* I have a 1976 Pacific Trawler (was Key Largo 1, now "SNAFU too" ) and am thinking of repowering from the Lehman to a 225 John Deere.* I see (from some info on the owners list) that you are running a 210 hp Cummins.* I am interested in your experience with repowering.

-did you gain much speed?* I currently run at 1750rpm at about 7.4kt.* on the Lehman with a 2.01-1 reduction.* I have a 1 3/4 inch diameter prop shaft and a 24 X 16 prop.* What is your cruise speed and max speed?

How was it getting the engine out and back in?* through the pilot house door or ...?
Did you have to change the prop shaft or prop?

What transmission reduction do you run?* What prop shaft diameter?* what prop size/pitch?

Any other major changes?

-how did your fuel economy change?

Are you happy with the boat with the repower?

I appreciate your input as I am still deciding whether to proceed.


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