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December 14, 1998

Once more around the marine block and our search for a cruising boat. Halifax is so far away and a schooner might be a bit much for Edgar so a change of plans. We have finalized our Great Lakes custom wood trawler, with dual diesel engines and 8.5' of headroom foreward. Like all wooden vessels she will need work however quite a capable vessel providing maximum usability over long distance for its small size. for our planned usage it is all that we need without incurring the ever preasent overhead which comes with "one foot ites" and length overall.

She is a custom built round bottemed trawler style motor cruiser with 1" planking on oak frames. Her power is dual 6 cylinder ford/volvo diesels providing lots of manuverable power.

inshed Explorer is currently layed up for winter in inside storage so there are no current photos other than this copy taken at haulout last fall.

MANUFACTURER: Custom unknown boatworks

DESIGNER: Unknown very traditional approach to this type of custom vessel.

CONSTRUCTION: ------ on Oak

RIG TYPE: Twn engined motor cruiser with displacement trawler hll lines and moderate keel.

KEEL TYPE: Full keel

LOA: 31',

LOD: 31

BEAM: 10'4"

DRAFT: 3' 6"

COLOURS: Too much white

LOCATION:Port Lampton, ON

Gallery December 10th,1998

helm The fuly sheltered helm station is 7.5' by 9' with over 6 feet of headroom. Forward to port a chart table opens from the dash providing storage and plotting station. To starboard the helm station abd controls. There are two large and comfortable helm seats for 2 which fold out along with footrests. Aft there is a decent sized locker or bar to port and space to starboard.
31foreward Looking forward down the companionway there is a dinette to port which makes down to a double berth. Under are solid mahogony drawers for storage.
galley-head Her galley and forward head lie to starboard with the head under the helm providing access to her electronics. The galley is set up for a 2 burner stove and large microwave, along with an appartment sized fridge.
schooner The aft cabin is sumptious with a wide bookcase and hanging locker against the bulkhead anda full sized double berth.
schooner Directly aft is a desk with access to the steerig and trandsome. To starboard are lots of solid mahogony drwaers.
afthead To aft starboard the aft head is comfortable and satisfactory.
schooner The foreward head is exceptional not only for its size but almost 9' of headroom. We will build a nice little shower here by the symmer
schooner Looking forward past the galley the dinette is to port and a raised with drawers under. Although a v berth the 9' headroom as shown by a 7' high curtain in this photo make it almost a seperate cabin.
vberth the V berth its self provides almost 4' of cabin sole at the same height as the galley and is quite an exceptional V berth of which I am no fan.
galley The L shaped gally is well layed out and with a bit of work should be above par for its marine environment.

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