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DBL 01-19-2022 07:16 PM

Enjoying the Conversation
I joined recently, and have enjoyed reading the conversations about dreams, boats, travel, insurance, maintenance, brokers and lifestyle. I appreciate the tone and thoughtfulness that seems to be the standard for this forum. Thank you.

I don't currently have a large boat, but have a deep appreciation for full displacement, economically powered and skillfully handled trawlers. As a young man, I was fortunate to run a 50-year old, 61-foot Trumpy for 7 years for a great owner, and to participate deeply in her drydock work. The 25 years after that job were focused on business. Now that I'm retired and still in good health, I'm looking forward to more time on the water.

Thanks for sharing your dreams, ideas and practical experience.

Peter B 01-19-2022 07:33 PM

Welcome to the forum. Remember, the search for the right boat is part of the fun. Keep us informed. :flowers:

Comodave 01-19-2022 09:03 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you here.

janice142 01-20-2022 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by DBL (Post 1070015)
As a young man, I was fortunate to run a 50-year old, 61-foot Trumpy for 7 years for a great owner, and to participate deeply in her drydock work.

Trumpy's are incredible. How fortunate you were. Congratulations, and welcome aboard TrawlerForum.

Pictures are always welcome, especially of the Trumpy. Gosh, I love the looks of those magnificent graceful ladies. They really are special, with the sort of elegance that is (in my opinion) missing in many of the more modern vessels.

rgano 01-20-2022 02:56 PM

Welcome. Hopefully, we'll now be treated to some Trumpy tales. :) I am good for battleships, destroyers, and Grand Banks 42s.

Bacchus 01-20-2022 05:17 PM

Welcome aboard TF
Hope to hear more about your experience and always interesting sea stories.

backinblue 01-20-2022 05:24 PM

Welcome. You sound like a nice gentleman. Something we can always use more of here. Please join in the conversations and let us know more about your current and/or future boating plans. To be retired AND in good health is not someting to be taken for granted so make the best of it!

Pau Hana 01-20-2022 06:02 PM

....just don't ask about anchors.....:D

Alaskan Sea-Duction 01-20-2022 06:15 PM

Welcome to TF. We like pictures too.

RT Firefly 01-20-2022 06:16 PM

Welcome aboard.

ddw36 01-20-2022 07:10 PM

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Yes, welcome! Here's a Trumpy 61:

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grahamdouglass 01-20-2022 08:18 PM

Welcome aboard
Thats some pedigree. How fortunate you were to be involved in business with such a vessel. Your expertise on matters unique to old vessels will be appreciated.

Blissboat 01-20-2022 10:04 PM

Welcome to the TF. Some years back, the Huckins yard did a major resto on a Trumpy - maybe you caught wind of it when she was here. No doubt you have a keen eye for the marque - there's nothing else on the water exactly like them, is there?

slowgoesit 01-20-2022 10:28 PM

Welcome aboard! Lots of info here, are you in the market for a boat? If so, what type, location?

HopCar 01-20-2022 10:38 PM

Welcome aboard! Like Peter said, talk about anything but anchors!
Do you have any photos of the Trumpy you worked on?

North Baltic sea 01-21-2022 05:43 AM


welcome to join the forum, nice. an adventure to find a potential trawler for you⚓


ScottC 01-21-2022 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by Pau Hana (Post 1070398)
....just don't ask about anchors.....:D

Or pancakes...

backinblue 01-21-2022 11:57 AM

Sorry, what's the pancake controversy?

ScottC 01-21-2022 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by backinblue (Post 1070610)
Sorry, what's the pancake controversy?

I'm sorry. I just went back to delete my post above, but too late! It was probably an unwise post.

There is another TF thread discussing challenges of making pancakes on an induction stove. I made a reference to Aunt Jemima, not knowing that the brand had been discontinued. Then someone provided that bit of information, along with a little bit of history -- and the thread discussion devolved into a bubbling debate that is no longer related to pancakes, really.

I expect that if it goes much further, the Admins will delete thread.

backinblue 01-21-2022 12:09 PM

LOL thanks, sorry I missed that one!

I find this stuff easy for boat use. Easy to store and mix and single use conatainer.

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