Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-05-2015, 09:12   #16
Wayfaring Mariner
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 3,981
Images: 5
Re: Sailboats w/ Cargo Holds, for Transporting/ Selling Goods in CARB. ?

Roy M, I found the boat in Sitka, where it was engaged in the salmon troll fishery there. She is not schooner rigged, she is ketch rig with roller furling. The POs told me a story of the vessel being used in the Pacific hauling cargo and people. I don't know if it is true, but was told that the person doing that was arrested in New Zealand for smuggling. My intentions are much more benign, I am interested in fishing Albacore only.

" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-05-2015, 09:28   #17
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 18,274
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Sailboats w/ Cargo Holds, for Transporting/ Selling Goods in CARB. ?

[QUOTE=HighFly_27;1826207]Boatman61 and All,

I checked the Tres Hombres sailboat on the internet and was impressed. I can see why you said they are good people. Yes, people would (readily) volunteer to crew her. It would/ could be your best (fondest dream) crew experience of a life time.

The Tres Hombres has found it's own niche in -- trade/ transportation/ providing dreams on a tall ship. They've done a great job in marketing it with all the beautiful pictures & associated media on face book; lots of information available & all well done & 1st class.

The Tres Hombres has zero engine power, no propeller, just sails. Sailing her would take some careful pre-planning for every voyage & port arrival. I did see pictures of a small tug assisting the Tres Hombres; so it's a manageable task to get in & out of port.

Thanks for Info. on the Tres Hombres, big smiles .

The small tug is their Rib lol
. one of the guys on her was an old salt who was aboard the tall ship that sank in the hurricane a coupla years back..
Reckoned everyone on the net was talking outs their ass..
And he should know.. been there.. done it
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-05-2015, 11:30   #18
Registered User
ParaplegicRacer's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Seward, AK
Posts: 7
Re: Sailboats w/ Cargo Holds, for Transporting/ Selling Goods in CARB. ?


You might get in contact with Brad Ives of S/V Kwai and talk about his business model. He hauls freight in a motor-sailor (converted fishing trawler?) from Hawaii to Kiribati and the Cook Islands. Makes three or four trips per year, a few months per round-trip, and seems to be doing quite well; can afford to keep a paid crew, anyway.
This message authoritatively brought to you by the great and mighty Paraplegic Racehorse -- Grand Curmudgeon: International Discordance of Kilted Apiarists, Hive #994.
ParaplegicRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2015, 11:10   #19
Registered User
alesnloggers's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4
Re: Sailboats w/ Cargo Holds, for Transporting/ Selling Goods in CARB. ?

This boat was just launched at the end of 2014. I went by and checked it out a few months before.

Sent from my SGH-I317M using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app

alesnloggers is offline   Reply With Quote

sail, sailboat

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yanmar Saildrive bolt that holds the prop? laforge24 Engines and Propulsion Systems 1 06-04-2014 03:00
Adding Mast Steps/Foot Holds tomfl Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 41 23-03-2013 17:59
Prop Shaft Operation - What Holds It ? rpeebles Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 26-03-2012 16:08
Transporting a Small Cruiser on a Cargo Ship pred02 Europe & Mediterranean 28 11-11-2010 03:45

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:58.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.