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Paul Pless
08-26-2017, 11:42 AM

08-26-2017, 11:44 AM
Proof that not all trolls are bad! :)

I doubt that my retirement will include a trawler or a decent cruising sailboat, but it would be great to have either!

08-26-2017, 11:46 AM

08-26-2017, 11:49 AM

Joe (SoCal)
08-26-2017, 11:52 AM
Paul that is brilliant Y> I'm surprised no one has done this before :D

08-26-2017, 12:33 PM
Troller Yachts Home Page {OP's Boat} (LINK)
http://trolleryachts.com/Troller%20Site%20Illustrations/Converted/Petrel/Petrel%20profile%20cropped.jpg (http://trolleryachts.com/ )

08-26-2017, 12:39 PM
The boat in post #3 looks like a former wooden schooner converted to engine trolling.

08-26-2017, 12:42 PM
Pretty typical hull form for herring seiners and buy-boats here in the Nor'east, Chip. Possibly some schooner genes in her DNA, but pretty distant.

08-26-2017, 12:43 PM
The boat in post #3 looks like a former wooden schooner converted to engine trolling.

Helen McColl, built East Boothbay in 1911, as a sardine carrier with a schooner rig and an engine. Brought from Maine to the NW in 1973 and used as a troller for salmon and albacore for the next 30 plus years. Sunk at the dock in Newport, OR Halloween night in '09, probably hit by a dragger.

ron ll
08-26-2017, 01:01 PM
Just in case some of you vampires never see daylight above decks:


08-26-2017, 01:04 PM
OP sure has a jaunty sheer. Nice.

amish rob
08-26-2017, 01:05 PM
That's not a troll.

That's a troll. :)


08-27-2017, 10:02 PM
You call THAT a troll???!


Lew Barrett
08-28-2017, 11:49 AM

Petrel belonged to a couple in Port Townsend (Chris and Kathy Grace) when we first encountered her perhaps 20 years ago. She's a 42 foot salmon troller that a former fisherman converted for yacht use. Obviously he did a bang up job. The Graces also owned a Concordia 39 concurrent with Petrel so they had choices when it came to going places.

Lindy and I been aboard her and cruised with her in Rita's company on many occasions. She's simple but very livable. I believe she may be for sale again and if she's as tight as she was the last time I saw her, she'll make some lucky person(s) very happy. The only negative for me would be that she's pretty slow as these boats always are. Otherwise, it's hard to find much fault. Somebody here should buy her.

ron ll
08-28-2017, 12:10 PM
Just for the record, and as many here know, there are two converted trollers named Petrel in the area. This one is owned by Chris Stevens and is getting better and better every day. https://fvpetrel.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/img_3282.jpg?w=656