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Various Trawler Subjects will be Covered
1. Models & Layouts
  • Different Models: (Trunk, Sundeck, Sedan or Pilothouse) - Whichever model fits your needs.
  • Layouts Master/Guest; Stateroom, Salon, Galley Up or Down ... and
  • The right size trawler for your cruising needs
2. The Trawler Market
  • Researching, how to locate a trawler
  • The right price: getting the biggest bang for your buck
  • Buying and fixing up a cheap and tired trawler
  • Keeping up with your investment
  • Resale Value 1 year - 3 years - 5 years
3. The Contract
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • Understanding a binding contract/deposit
  • Working with brokers, private sellers and surveyors
  • Survey and sea trial: haul out
  • How to read the survey
  • Addressing deficiencies found on a survey.
4. Single Engine Vs. Twin
  • Engine Room Set Up
  • Personal Inspection dockside, underway
  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness
  • Fool proofing your engine room
  • Troubleshooting; and
  • Repairs, Spares & Tools

 
 
 
 
5. Maintenance Tips
  • Exterior and Interior.
  • The Engine Room
  • Mechanical Operating Systems/Generator
  • Cosmetics
  • Locating & Fixing Leaks
  • Plumbing
6. Electrical System
  • Balanced 12V Battery System
  • Electronics
  • Refrigeration System

7. Living Aboard/ Cruising

  • Long Range Cruising
  • Equipping your boat
  • Safety & Security
  • Finding marinas and their prices
  • Intracoastal dockage and anchoring
8. Art of Seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Rules of the Road
  • Anchoring
  • Communications
  • Docking and line handling
  • Weather
  • Night Maneuvers