An October Update

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My wife, Jan, tells me I should be blogging more of what we are up to.  I have been somewhat reluctant as we really haven't had a lot of exciting news to share.  Let's face it.  The economy for the past few years has put a damper on most new boat construction; especially for the size and price point that ...
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A Way-Past-Due Update

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I just realized that it has been since last September that I posted an update to the blog.  Shame on me!!! There has been a lot of activity since then.  The most important task has been the working on updating our models for 2016/2017 delivery.  Steve Seaton and I have been phoning, emailing, and/or visiting almost daily to accomplish this. …

New Voyaging Under Power Edition

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Voyaging Under Power (fourth edition) by Denis D. Umstot This book should be on every cruisers night stand, to be read over and over.  And my good friend and designer, Steve Seaton has two designs in the book as well as expert commentary.  Available at amazon.com. Here are the comments from the back cover: The passagemaking bible updated to help …

Announcing The Trawler Store

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We are very excited to announce the launching of our new website thetrawlerstore.com.  At this site, you will find new and previously owned boats for sale as well as tips and information on buying and selling a boat in general.  Future plans call for a gear and equipment section aimed at the serious cruiser. While we have been focusing on …

Could the Economy Be Improving???

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These past 4 years have been pretty bleak for boat builders, brokers, and anyone else involved in the marine industry. The news media is still reporting bleak economic indicators with unemployment remaining high, housing markets depressed and a general lack of confidence in the current direction our country is going in. But…..we are seeing an upturn. Not in orders yet …

More Evidence to Support Steel Hull Structure for Offshore Cruising Boats

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Over a year ago, I wrote in another blog that I felt steel was the best construction material for boats that will be cruising offshore.  The tsunami had just occurred a couple of months earlier and they were only projecting that there would be a debris field in the future.  Well now it’s here.  House Floating in the Pacific The …

What is Your A/B Ratio?……….”heck if I know”

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Often, when discussing various specifications for our designs, I will be asked what our A/B ratio is?  (we don’t list it in our specifications)  I then have to explain (or try to explain) why the A/B ratio is a meaningless number.  The problem is many other successful trawler builders tout the A/B ratio of their models and have convinced their …

Northwest……….altering course

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Welcome to our new website!!!.  If you have reached this page after having looked at the other parts of the site, you know we have “altered course” a bit to add many new models in both semi-displacement, performance trawlers and full displacement expedition yachts. We begin our new line with the “Looper” 44.  As we have traveled around the country, …