I have been researching trawlers for about two years. I’m retired and want to do the Great Loop trip. My research indicates that a trawler with a diesel engine is the ultimate Loop vessel. I have looked at probably 20 to 30 boats over the period. This summer I looked at a boat in Connecticut and the owner recommended your group as a good site to visit for information regarding trawler ownership, maintenance, and travelling. Actually, I’m having a survey done on a 1975 Marine Trader located in Connecticut tomorrow (11/12/2013) and hope to take ownership by 11/20. I am hoping to initially use the sight this week to find information on any issues that come from the survey. I have been a boat owner since 1985 and cruised extensively throughout The NYS Erie Canal, The Finger Lakes, and Lake Ontario.