Judging by the number of respondents on this subject thread there are not a lot of Pilgrim owners on the forums
....what a shame.
I've become particularly enthralled with this vessel as a potential live-aboard vessel, that would also leisurely explore the east coast of USA, and out to the Bahamas.
Meantime while I've been in Thailand
for a month, and I just could NOT get the Pilgrim vessel off of my mind. I went looking in, and joined a Trawler Forum to see if I could find discussions pertaining to the Pilgrim vessels there. I didn't find too much, so I decided to stir up the waters and start a new subject thread:
Redesigning the Pilgrim 40 trawler, coastal cruiser
Its generated a fair amount of interest, not over whelming, but some of it interesting. I had forgotten to write to some of you owners to see if you might have some input, and/or to see if you participated in boat forums??
So here is my notification to you about this discussion. It is ongoing as I have not finished adding my additional comments about the possible alternative methods of building this 'redesign' .
Originally Posted by pilgrim_40
If you haven't already come across it, there is a lot of information on Pilgrims at:
Pilgrim40 : Pilgrim_40_Owners_Group
. The reason there are so few Pilgrims built (41 total) was they became too expensive to build relative to how much people were willing to pay.
You might notice I am going thru my 'redesign' sort of step-by-step, and eventually I will add in some pricing estimates to build this redesign. I think some of those figures may surprise a few.
(PS: I might have considered 'duplicating or paralleling' this discussion on this forum, but I think it would not have been allowed by the rules? )