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Old 04-27-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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Moving from sail to trawler

I'm in the process of selling my sailboat, then purchasing a trawler to go on a long NW cruise to Alaska. I've joined Trawler Forum to learn and share with others who have done this before. Just looking for a small 32 - 38 footer to make a 3000 mile journey.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:53 AM   #3
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Another sailor coming out of the darkness into the light! Welcome!
I usually warn new members not to ask about anchors or guns. I think I’ll add twin vs single engine to the list. You will start a thread that will go on forever and never arrive at a useful conclusion.

By the way, your anchor is too small, it’s the wrong kind and you don’t have enough chain.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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Tom, there's probably 50 different boats which could possibly work for you. You may want to start a thread on the main forum and give a more detailed breakdown of your criteria. Main usage and budget being the first.

Oh, and welcome to the group. Haha

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Old 04-27-2019, 12:18 PM   #6
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Changing boat types

Tomfive ---

Welcome aboard & glad to hear your moving over to what many sail boaters call the dark side.

As HopCar said, We call it -- "coming out of the darkness into the light!"

I live near you in Ventura county & maybe we can get together & discuss what your hoping to accomplish with your new direction in boating.

You definitely need to look at how your going to use the boat 90% of the time & what your end game dream is beyond the one 3,000 mile trip you mentioned about going up the west coast & then doing the trip from Seattle to South East Alaska.

We would love to hear the extent of your sailing trips experience as well.

Budget is important consideration --- of course purchase costs, but also operational costs & Fuel costs, etc. ?

BTW - HopCar is 100% right ! --- your anchor is too small, it’s the wrong kind and you don’t have enough chain.


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