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Troller Design

The Troller Georgina

Her name is Georgina, a very old picture of a troller, perhaps before gurdies, for sure no davits. No exhaust stack so probably Easthope power. It’s mesmerizing how these old boats would slip along at 5 knots with no wake at all. Photo courtesy Don Macmillian, from his mother’s collection. Likely taken on the North[.....]

Troller Early Spring For Sale

The double-ender Early Spring was built in Sointula, by Edwin Peterson, in 1941. Gross tonnage is 10.63, she’s 37′10″ long overall, beam is 9′8″, draft is 5′6″, and displacement 17tons. Power is a 3-71 GM with a Borg-Warner gear and she is Cedar planked on Yew frames. Son James changed some planks[.....]

Troller Hull Lines

The Richmond Star is a 40′ by 12′ troller built by Ernie Wahl in 1977. Below are the few lines drawings of real troller hulls that I’ve been able to gather. There are some shared features to these hulls, drag to the keel, a long parallel mid-section, and considerable reverse in the sections aft. [.....]

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