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Old 04-04-2018, 09:24 AM   #1
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Greetings! Lurked around a while, so thought it's time to say hello.

I retired out of the Navy after 32 years driving ships and subs, then met a great girl who lives on a 50-foot Japan-built wooden trawler in San Diego. Now I live on a 50-foot Japan-built trawler in San Diego. (life is good)

I once commanded a 224-foot wooden mine sweeper, but I'm finding this old girl (the boat, not the woman) needs a whole new level of care and feeding: Loafer is stout double-planked mahogany, but she IS over 45 years old.

I have lots to learn (I've been a sail boat guy my whole life), but I've found the Trawler Forum to be a treasure trove of wisdom so far.

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:32 AM   #2
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Greetings! Lurked around a while, so thought it's time to say hello.

I retired out of the Navy after 32 years driving ships and subs, then met a great girl who lives on a 50-foot Japan-built wooden trawler in San Diego. Now I live on a 50-foot Japan-built trawler in San Diego. (life is good)

I once commanded a 224-foot wooden mine sweeper, but I'm finding this old girl (the boat, not the woman) needs a whole new level of care and feeding: Loafer is stout double-planked mahogany, but she IS over 45 years old.

I have lots to learn (I've been a sail boat guy my whole life), but I've found the Trawler Forum to be a treasure trove of wisdom so far.

Regards,

-Jim
Welcome aboard, no doubt you will find a lot of information fro the folks here.

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Old 04-04-2018, 12:10 PM   #4
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wooden trawler?

most here dont have extensive experience with them and tbey deserve a special focus.

good luck finding a niche that knows wooden boats extremely well.

there are a few owners here with them, but expertise certainly varies on the web and the more opinions you get the thetter the decisions you can make.
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:51 PM   #5
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Not having experience doesn't stop a lot of folks on here from giving their expert opinion. Viva La Google.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:22 PM   #7
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This guy is great, I have learned a lot by watching his vids.


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Great to have you on board here

And Congrats on your 2 knew finds they will both need lots of TLC
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Welcome!
I realize you don't own a grand banks, but the grand banks owners association forum has a pretty good number of members with wooden boats - there may be a lot of good information on there for you too. You should give it a try.

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