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Xlshrimp

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Well I’ve bought into a dream I’ve had for quite some time; she’s a 28’ Pelagic trawler style, made in Victoria in 1982. She has a straight 6 Isuzu diesel that pushes her along at 7kts. She’s in fair condition for her age and I dream about taking the family around the sheltered waters of the southern gulf islands this winter and spring, before venturing up north. She’s very seaworthy and has a top station as well. The more I look her over catching up on her maintenance the more I notice parts that require attention. I’ll try and figure out how to post pictures. I’m removing the heat exchanger to have it gone through at the local radiator shop soon and replacing all the belts, and trying to keep the water out of the dodger and leaking down into the wheelhouse again. I must reinstall the dickenson oven and fibreglass repair in the roof/top deck eventually, and am shopping for a radar&arch as well as plotter/sounder. That’s enough to start with, safe voyage guys.
 

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Welcome to TF Mr Xlshrimp,
Looks like a very comfortable boat ... w my favorite engine ... Izusu.
I see you come from sail. Lots of others did here.
Where’s your home port .. where the boat lives?
We’re down in LaConner Wa.

I’m doing catch-up maintenance too. Change oil, coolant and flush and R&R water pump impeller and change trans oil.
 
Welcome aboard. Nice looking boat, is that a bulbous bow?
 
Welcome aboard from up coast a bit :thumb:

That is an interesting hull modification...let us know a little more about it if you have access to the information and want to share. Those rolling chocks look interesting as well.

Dare to Dream!
 
Welcome to the forum from Nanaimo.
 
Welcome aboard, sailor!
 
I am North of you living in Qualicum Beach with my boat in Comox. My 28 foot sedan cruiser is one of the largest 28 feet boats I have seen but yours might give mine a run for its money. If you are going to use your boat a lot in the off season, like now in this run of great weather, you might want to consider a soft or hard bimini over the cockpit to get you out of our Wet Coast weather when the sun decides to run away and hide.
 
Yes the previous owners had the xl rolling chocks and bow modification and said it I noticed her seaworthiness quite a bit. They run the length of the vessel, Integrated into the swim grid which I liked. She’ll sit up well on the beach to scrape the growth off. I’m in the process of having a welder design a radar arch with integrated ball cap style sunbrella cover over the top station. Hopefully it will turn out well as these modifications are expensive. I’ve never sailed before, but started commercial fishing as a teenager, I’m going get a downrigger onboard ASAP and get fishing.
I’ll make stern tie reel option possibly as those looked like a good idea. Take my runabout to Cowichan lake every year and it’s often windy every afternoon, if you don’t stern tie you’re asking for trouble. I’m really pleased with this project so far. She’s a fair size for her length, but we have to always be mindful of how much equipment and stores we pick around as it can fill up quickly.
 

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Like the Motorcycling forums this forum is ripe with information, experiences and free advice, so thank you in advance.
 
Welcome aboard from up coast a bit :thumb:

That is an interesting hull modification...let us know a little more about it if you have access to the information and want to share. Those rolling chocks look interesting as well.

Dare to Dream!
Here are a couple recent pics for you
 
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