I'm Bob, a Bainbridge Island, WA, resident. Currently, sadly, boatless.
I have been around trawlers since the early 1990's when I attended the very first Trawlerfest in Poulsbo, organized by George K. In fact I became the webmaster for his site, trawlerworld.com if memory serves.
Spent most of my life in NorCal. Grew up boating in the Bay and the Delta.
Since 2001 I have been crewing every other year or so for ocean passages on a Delta 70. I have been SoCal to AK several times, and done an east coast passage as well. I have about 7,000 miles on this boat.
I'm planning on something like 43-55' range. Probably semi-displacement. Last year I chartered a BackCove 43, this year I'm chartering an American Tug 43. This will be the first time my wife and I spend a week cruising solo. We are also attending the Anacortes Trawlerfest this year, 2016.
Although I still work more or less full time I can schedule time off whenever I want to, so always ready to help someone with a boating adventure.
I'm also very into photography so whatever I do boating-wise involves making images as well. If you'd like some shots of your boat underway in Rich Passage, south end of Bainbridge, let me know.
This seems like a great community and a fantastic resource for all things trawler related. Glad to be here!