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Old 17-05-2015, 10:12   #16
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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.
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Old 17-05-2015, 10:28   #17
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[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 .

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. 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
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Old 17-05-2015, 12:30   #18
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Re: Sailboats w/ Cargo Holds, for Transporting/ Selling Goods in CARB. ?

HighFly,

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