Bob Lowe wrote:Years ago, I bought a GB32 from a commercial fisherman that lived in La Conner. He used it to commercial fish for salmon off the Oregon and Washington coast. He had it set up with a diesel stove in the galley for constant heat and cooking. He would stay out in all weather, trolling for whatever salmon was running, only coming in to offload his catch and for fuel and supplies. He did it for years quite successfully and was quite pleased with the boat's performance.
The GB32 will troll at a good speed for silvers but I would jog and zig-zag our GB32 when trolling for kings. We caught fish on the GB32 and our Alaskan 45 using those methods, no problem.
Bob Lowe wrote:I think you are talking apples and oranges when you try to compare a 30' +- commercial salmon boat with a GB32. Different hull shapes generally. Hard chine versus round bottoms, normally, and different action in a seaway.
But I would suggest you go talk to a few for their experiences and thoughts.
I don't know that I recall his name, might be Bill Peterson, not sure.
Bob Lowe wrote:Please do some research on the different hull shapes, commercial fishing hull shapes and trawler shapes.
The differences are below the waterline for the most part.
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