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Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 22,034
Posted By GraniteStater
Fun Video - I went to Bill's blogsite afterwards...

Fun Video - I went to Bill's blogsite afterwards and noticed that they have a 4 part series on the cost of cruising. Might give you some interesting insights as to costs.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8,525
Views: 1,024,466
Posted By GraniteStater
Wish I could figure out how to pull a pic off the...

Wish I could figure out how to pull a pic off the listing page. Gorgeous boat.


https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1969/cammenga-de-vries-steel-motor-yacht-3619998/
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-17-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,224
Posted By GraniteStater
I live in the frozen north and keep all of our...

I live in the frozen north and keep all of our garages heated. Especially at work where I have a couple of dozen ambulances that by law need to be kept at no less than 50 degrees despite going in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,903
Posted By GraniteStater
Thanks for the helpful comments all. For...

Thanks for the helpful comments all.

For what its worth I think there is a time to pay cash and a time to finance. When I was younger and had a much greater income I was happy to finance things...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,903
Posted By GraniteStater
Net worth....Boat Budget

Passagemaker has an end page editorial that cites a widely held rule of thumb that a person should spend around 5% of their net worth on a boat. The author's main point is that he doesn't agree with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By GraniteStater
Thanks all - lots of insights that have...

Thanks all - lots of insights that have adequately convinced me that it was a crazy infatuation. I'm still a few years away from the stage in my life that make trawler ownership reasonably...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By GraniteStater
Thanks all - this has been incredibly helpful!!!

Thanks all - this has been incredibly helpful!!!
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By GraniteStater
Understanding Draft

I'm struggling to understand the huge differences in draft on what I'd consider to be similar full displacement trawlers. I've recently been lusting over a SeaSpirit Queenship and its draft is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By GraniteStater
Queenship Seaspirit 60

I have a really unhealthy obsession with this particular boat. The kind of obsession that ends with my wife saying "you did what?!?!?"

Please tell me everything bad you can see with this boat. ...
Forum: Power Systems 09-27-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,191
Posted By GraniteStater
I'm surprised I haven't heard anyone mention that...

I'm surprised I haven't heard anyone mention that twins appear to have a shallower draft. I have no idea what I'm talking about - ask my wife - but when I look at KKs it appears twins give you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By GraniteStater
Wow - can't believe in all my reading I had not...

Wow - can't believe in all my reading I had not come across anything other than a passing reference to the single vs twin debate. You're right though.... its amazing how much crap is out there as...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By GraniteStater
More random newb questions....

Thanks in advance for all the helpful insights!

For the sake of discussion lets assume we are talking about something approximately 50ft in length with either a full displacement or modified...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By GraniteStater
Thanks all - This discussion has been really...

Thanks all - This discussion has been really helpful. It sounds like (similar to my experience with building houses) the first year or two of "new" can be very time consuming. I still work (albeit...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,736
Posted By GraniteStater
What a great blog and an even greater boat! ...

What a great blog and an even greater boat! Congrats. I look forward to reading all about it.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 05-17-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,026
Posted By GraniteStater
Just a quick note of thanks. I've been reading...

Just a quick note of thanks. I've been reading this thread and the ones about previous builds. They are incredibly helpful and informative for a newb like me!
Forum: Liveaboards 05-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,871
Posted By GraniteStater
I'm a newb to trawlers but I do happen to run a...

I'm a newb to trawlers but I do happen to run a fairly large EMS agency that serves hundreds of islands accessed only by boat so this is something I can actually offer an opinion on. :D

We get...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By GraniteStater
Thanks all for the very helpful information - it...

Thanks all for the very helpful information - it is very much appreciated.

To answer some of your questions/comments I'd say the following....

1. I'm not in any rush to buy anytime in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By GraniteStater
Newer vs Older....

More Newbie questions. Thanks in advance for all your help and guidance. You folks are a really wonderful group.

My biggest concern looking at trawlers is the amount of maintenance required. I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By GraniteStater
Thank-you all so much for the very helpful and...

Thank-you all so much for the very helpful and supportive advice. It speaks volumes about the kind of people who cruise on trawlers.

After extensive consultation with the boss I think the plan is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By GraniteStater
Thanks all. I spent a few hours last night...

Thanks all. I spent a few hours last night googling versions of "trawler charter" with little to no luck. Sitting in the office today I tried googling "sw florida trawler charters" and "puget...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By GraniteStater
Newbie with questions....

Hi All -

First - the important part. My wife shocked me yesterday by saying "you know.... I think maybe we should get one of those boats you were showing me...."

I knew there was a reason I...
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