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Double-Ended Trollers

Here are some pictures of the little double-ended troller Full Moon. She was built in 1959 by the Wahl Boatyard Ltd at Dodge Cove in Prince Rupert. Gross tonnage is 10.12, she is 33′ long, 10′8″ wide, and 5′1″ deep. I believe the boat is currently based in Nanaimo.

It’s somewhat surprising to see that small double-enders were still being built as late as 1959. One can see a very close relationship between this hull and the Sea Star, built by Matsumoto in Prince Rupert 25 years earlier, in 1934. Sea Star is 14″ narrower and deeper with slack bilges, where I imagine Full Moon has less deadrise and more volume down low. The next 5 years, into the early 1960’s, would see a huge growth in the BC troller fleet, and massive jumps in boat size.

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troller Full Moon

  1. One Comment

    • Doug Hatfield
      Posted April 6, 2015 at 1:15 am | Permalink

      Hi Tad, I’m still looking for a 32′-36′ wood troller to replace “Leonard”, a 34′ double-ended troller built in Aberdeen Wa. in 1923 and owned by Hatfield family for 51 years.

      If you ,or anyone you know, have any more info about “Full Moon” or the whereabouts of something similar, I would appreciate your input.

      Sincerely, Doug Hatfield

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