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Thread: Northwest Troller CL

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    Default Northwest Troller CL

    I have always loved these traditional trollers. I am not affiliated with this boat in any way other than also living in Southeast Alaska. This boat is a much earlier, 1920, version of the similar "Petrel" in the Boatbuilding section.

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    Default Re: Northwest Troller CL

    She's got great lines; very pleasing to look upon. Also, she appears priced right to be taken over and used by someone with the will and skill to keep her up and running. I've got a few years yet before I could take on such a boat, but this ticks a lot of the boxes I will be looking for.


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    Default Re: Northwest Troller CL

    I'll differ and say that to me West is not at all attractive. The house does indeed follow the vernacular, but it's a ham-handed try. Probably built by a fisherman to go fishing, which is fine if you have a job to do. The hull is okay and very typical of the 20's workboat with her flat sheer turned up in the bow. The fantail stern is unusual on such a small boat today but would have been typical in her day. As more of these boats disappear, it's left to us to decide which ones are worth saving, we can't save them all. But we need to carefully consider which boats to pour the available time and treasure into.

    Herre's a cabin with nice proportions and shapes(as always IMO).

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    Default Re: Northwest Troller CL

    A bit harsh I think. The boat is quite nice. Sure, the pilot house could use more glass, and probably a bit more elbow room. And the deckhouse is a bit high and doesn't follow the sheer, but it is a work boat after all.

    The stern is the interesting part to me. I thought boats that early tended to be much finer aft, at least those built for trolling. Maybe this was a seiner originally?

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    Default Re: Northwest Troller CL

    West would be far too small to carry much of a seine net. And I don't believe for a second that just because "it is a work boat" it needs to be ugly.

    Her house and hull are not compatibly proportioned. While the whole might appear cute to the neophyte, to me it's just ungainly. I don't criticize lightly, I know it will win me no points here, but I care about the future of these small PNW fishing vessels (mostly ex-fishing these days). My comments are an effort to explain the nuance of PNW design. It's just like the difference between a Herreshoff or Alden and a home-made mongrel sailboat. There are indeed good and bad ones......

    In my opinion the boats below are pretty good looking. All were created by professional builder/designers working from nothing more than a half-model and experience.

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    Default Re: Northwest Troller CL

    The West is 100 years old and in very good condition. That alone means it has had a series of owners who thought very highly of her. It has probably had some modifications along the way. The house is probably higher but that means there is more room below, it doesn't matter to me as long as safety and function are not compromised even if the lines aren't perfect. Perfection in line and form are not at the top of my list when evaluating or just looking at boats. I like to see a boat that does what it is supposed to do, is well cared for and takes care of its crew.

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