Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-30-2014, 01:31 AM   #1
Swamp Commander Supreme
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Vessel Name: Sylphide
Vessel Model: Kingston Aluminum Yacht 44' Custom
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,068
Greetings fellow slowpokes!

I'm Dave and I'm new here. I've always been a trawler admirer. I used to carry around a brochure for a Nordhavn 46 when I was a kid

I'm at a point in my life where I'm considering selling the house, my current vessel, and a ton of my other crap, and moving into a nice comfy trawler. I'm not new to boating, but I am new to trawlers and living aboard. So I still have lots of potentially stupid questions for you guys! I appreciate your patience in advance!

Thanks for having me!
__________________
Advertisement

Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 02:05 AM   #2
Guru
 
Giggitoni's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo, California
Vessel Name: Mahalo Moi
Vessel Model: 1986 Grand Banks 42 Classic
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,975
Welcome! Your first sentence startled me... Sounds like the rest of us here; admitting you've got a problem and you need the group to lend support!

I've had the occasion to tour a Nordhavn 46. Beautiful rig. Do you have one in your sights?
__________________

__________________
Ray
"Mahalo Moi"
1986 GB-42 Classic
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑβΕ
Giggitoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Vessel Model: Monk 36
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,705
Welcome aboard! We love stupid questions!
__________________
Archie
Irish Lady
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Currently in Englewood Florida.
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #4
Swamp Commander Supreme
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Vessel Name: Sylphide
Vessel Model: Kingston Aluminum Yacht 44' Custom
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giggitoni View Post
Welcome! Your first sentence startled me... Sounds like the rest of us here; admitting you've got a problem and you need the group to lend support!

I've had the occasion to tour a Nordhavn 46. Beautiful rig. Do you have one in your sights?
Y'know, I've been looking for years and years, and I've never even seen one at a distance... I'd love to wander through one. The only Nordie I've ever been able to tour was a 35. It's also the only one I'd ever be able to afford (maybe...)

I stopped carrying the brochure around with me when I realized just how much money half a million dollars was... haha.

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Wire View Post
Welcome aboard! We love stupid questions!
I'm home!!
Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,320
Welcome Dave, my taste in boats changed when I started doing the math too. Someday I aspire to rise above the math but until then I am content to just enjoy the water. Cabin cruiser or canoe matters not to me.

One of the brokers here some time back shared a story of a Carver he looked at once, with redundant equipment he'd never seen on such a vessel including two water makers. He asked the owner where he had been on the boat. His answer was South America and back. It ain't the size of dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog comes to mind.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 11:26 AM   #6
Guru
 
City: NC
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayfarer View Post
Y'know, I've been looking for years and years, and I've never even seen one at a distance... I'd love to wander through one. The only Nordie I've ever been able to tour was a 35. It's also the only one I'd ever be able to afford (maybe...)
There will be a TrawlerFest in Baltimore, MD 9/25 to 9/28. I do not remember seeing a Nordhaven 46 at the Anacortes TF but there was a 55.

http://http://www.passagemaker.com/e.../trawler-fest/

Later,
Dan
dannc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
Guru
 
Giggitoni's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo, California
Vessel Name: Mahalo Moi
Vessel Model: 1986 Grand Banks 42 Classic
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,975
Greetings fellow slowpokes!

A Nordhavn 46 is currently for sale in Anacortes. Check out Yachtworld.
__________________
Ray
"Mahalo Moi"
1986 GB-42 Classic
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑβΕ
Giggitoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 11:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Lollygag's Avatar
 
City: Valley Springs
Vessel Name: Lollygag
Vessel Model: 1979 42' CHB Europa
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 259
Welcome! It's good to set your sights high, my friend has Norhaven 46 I'd love to buy. Eventually you balance your budget with your sights and I sure hope your budget gets the Nordhaven!
Lollygag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 01:09 PM   #9
Swamp Commander Supreme
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Vessel Name: Sylphide
Vessel Model: Kingston Aluminum Yacht 44' Custom
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giggitoni View Post
A Nordhavn 46 is currently for sale in Anacortes. Check out Yachtworld.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apophyge View Post
Welcome! It's good to set your sights high, my friend has Norhaven 46 I'd love to buy. Eventually you balance your budget with your sights and I sure hope your budget gets the Nordhaven!
I wish! Maybe someday I'll upgrade that far, but my budget just doesn't go that far yet. I still have lots and lots of variables to calculate, but I think my budget is going to be somewhere under 200K.
Plus, the 46 is on the upper end of the size I'm looking for. At this point, I'm single, so I want to make sure I can handle her myself.

Also, thanks for the warm welcome!!
Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2014, 09:34 PM   #10
Guru
 
siestakey's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota,FL/Thomasville,GA
Vessel Name: Steppin Stone IV
Vessel Model: Marine Trader Kelly Trawler 46
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,817
Welcome aboard
siestakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2014, 10:36 PM   #11
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayfarer View Post
I wish! Maybe someday I'll upgrade that far, but my budget just doesn't go that far yet. I still have lots and lots of variables to calculate, but I think my budget is going to be somewhere under 200K.
Plus, the 46 is on the upper end of the size I'm looking for. At this point, I'm single, so I want to make sure I can handle her myself.

Also, thanks for the warm welcome!!
Have you met Janice142? She's single, brilliant, adventuresome and owns a boat. Maybe it's time for a little TF romance!!

If you two hit it off, you'd never have to worry about single-handing the boat.

__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 01:22 AM   #12
Hospitality Officer
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
City: Pittwater
Vessel Name: Sarawana
Vessel Model: IG 36 Quad Cabin
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,815
Gee, let the poor bloke settle in before marrying him off.

Apropos of nothing Janice, do you like Nordhavens?
Andy G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 07:21 AM   #13
Guru
 
Portuguese's Avatar
 
City: Salvador - BA
Vessel Name: Rainha Jannota
Vessel Model: Curruira 46
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 667
Welcome Dave

Get the best boat you can afford, as soon as you can, live more work less.

Be happy
__________________
Now retired and cruising in calm waters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainha_jannota/
Portuguese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 11:35 AM   #14
Swamp Commander Supreme
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Vessel Name: Sylphide
Vessel Model: Kingston Aluminum Yacht 44' Custom
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by siestakey View Post
Welcome aboard
Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
Have you met Janice142? She's single, brilliant, adventuresome and owns a boat. Maybe it's time for a little TF romance!!

If you two hit it off, you'd never have to worry about single-handing the boat.

We have met, actually. Several private messages have already been exchanged

Quote:
Originally Posted by Portuguese View Post
Welcome Dave

Get the best boat you can afford, as soon as you can, live more work less.

Be happy
Some truly enlightened thinking, there. Thank you!
Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #15
Guru
 
janice142's Avatar
 
City: St. Pete, FL
Vessel Name: Seaweed
Vessel Model: Schucker mini-trawler
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
Have you met Janice142? She's single, brilliant, adventuresome and owns a boat. Maybe it's time for a little TF romance!!

If you two hit it off, you'd never have to worry about single-handing the boat.

Do you know what's wrong with Match.com? (besides the decided lack of boats)
Fire. And you're playing with fire FlyWright.

I remember talking with a fellow who owned the house across the street from my daughter's place. He mentioned his dad owned a 27' sailboat and was single, living in California. And I was tempted to ask for a picture of his boat. In those days my dreamboat was a NorSea27.

Nope, didn't do it.

As for Nordhavn's, well, I must tell you the KK's, especially one particular 42 has certainly caught my eye. And too the Pilgrim's so remind me of the boats I played aboard when I was a kid... but basically, boats are the best.

Can't see ever living on dirt. That's where you end up when you die.
And I want to live.

If I ever decide I want a partner FlyWright, I'll let 'cha know. Don't hold your breath. Nonetheless, thank you for the compliment.
__________________

__________________
Janice aboard Seaweed, living the good life afloat...
https://janice142.com
janice142 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×