Hola from Houston/Cincinnati/Seattle
Figured I'd introduce myself! I'm 23, about to graduate college and possibly about to become a trawler maintainer/boater. I go to school in Cincinnati (go bearcats), work in Houston (down here for the 3rd semester) and will most likely be here full time after I graduate, while the boat is in Seattle.
My grandfather owns a 1980 Hershine 37 out in Seattle but due to some unfortunate health problems with his sailing partner he isn't able to go out much anymore. He's been talking about moving the Tillicum down to Galveston/Houston area (right by my work) so it could get more use. I have been on many trips with him but need to learn A LOT about maintaining a trawler. My family in Ohio has had a 21' speed boat most of my life so I am not unaware of many of the expenses but still much to learn!
I was wondering 2 things: Are there any comprehensive guides online that work as an introduction to boat ownership and maintenance (just the general stuff about things I'd have to worry about)? Secondly, anyone here from Houston that can give me an idea what the boating is like down here in the Gulf? My only experience on the trawler is in the PNW (wish I was moving out there for work...).
Sorry for making the post so long, hope everyone has a great week!