Trawler School: A Lesson on Oil Changes

What time is it? It is time for our 100 hour oil change. If you do this religiously you’ll be happy, and your engine & generator will be happier. There is no better way to extend the life of your engine or even double it. 100 hours my friend, every 100 hours. While you’re at […]

The Last Frontier – Cruising to Havana, Cuba

August 19 2016 4:00am Captain Bob and Captain Harry Hinkle at the helm, hoisting the anchor, and plotting our course from Key West to Havana, Cuba. Destination: Hemingway Marina, 95 NM across the Straits of Florida and the unpredictable mighty open waters of the Gulf Stream, about 12 hrs at 7.5 knots. This is our […]

Trawler Accommodations and Layouts

I have written many blogs concerning Trawlers and I would like to take this time to address interiors.  It’s nice to have adequate space while cruising and living aboard. Most accommodations consist of a salon, one, two, or even a three stateroom layout, one or two heads, not excluding the engine room. Salons: Salons are one of the most desirable […]

Trawler Size

Before you choose a trawler size , you must have a clear agenda on what model trawler Trunk, Sundeck, Sedan or Pilothouse and how you intend to use your vessel, as well as what is comfortable for your needs. 30′ — 35′: This length trawler is a fun day cruiser, fine for inland and light offshore use. Accommodations […]

Passagemaker the Ocean Crosser

There are four types of trawlers, Trunk, Sedan, Sundeck, Pilothouse. Then there is the Passagemaker it is a heavy duty, well built, long range ocean crossing trawler. Passagemakers are clearly defined as being able to ”make the passage”. This trawler is completely set up for Trans-ocean crossings. a full displacement hull most likely starting at 50′ and up […]

Pilothouse Trawler

There are four types of trawlers: Trunk, Sundeck, Sedan and the Pilothouse. The pilothouse style has a hansom design and go anywhere sea- salty look. Thee Pilothouse has long been popular with northern boaters and favored by experienced yachtsman for it’s “Pilothouse” and weather protected helm. In recent years we have seen their popularity grow in warmer […]