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Old 08-04-2014, 10:47 PM   #21
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Saw this boat at the gas dock today. Didn't have my camera but managed to grab my phone before it left the harbor. It's a Grand Banks 42 Europa rigged out with a full-bore commercial salmon trolling setup including full size ladder mast, trolling poles, hydraulic line gurdies-- the whole bit.

IIRC its name is Pacific-something and it has a commercial fishing license number on the sides of the flying bridge. It has an aft hull extension which appeared to be either an extended cockpit or a fish hold (ice).

I cannot for the life of me think why someone would want to use a GB42 with its semi-planing hull as a commercial troller, but they did. I have no idea if there have been any modifications to the hull below the waterline.

And no, this is not a Photoshop job.
Hi Marin. I dunno, with the poles in the water fishing, the hull form probably doesn't matter. Maybe the thought is the less time spent getting there, the more time fishing.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:52 AM   #22
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I hope you are talking about one fishery in a very limited area...because that statement doesn't fit 99% of the fishermen I know from New England to Florida, the Gulf Coast and where I served in Alaska...nor a huge amount of fishermen from other countries.
Thanks for clarifying Manyboats..

I reposted my original post because while salmon trolling might be popular along the PNW...I consider that pretty much a limited fishery in a limited area. Which is all I wanted to point out about "fishing boat designs in general".

Where I was in was pretty much netters.

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:31 PM   #23
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Found this in the Juneau Craigslist just moments ago.

Commerical Troller

Handsome example of comfortable commercial troller, of which more and more are making the local scene each year.


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