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1928 Troller Columbia Boat Works

US$ 78,500*
Cowichan Bay, BC
Interested in this boat? Tel: 360-614-2714
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42' Converted Salmon Troller

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Cowichan Bay, BC
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 78,500 

~ New To Market ~

"Petrel" is the finest and best maintained ex-commercial troller conversion the surveyor that conducted the 2013 survey has ever seen.  This is a rare opportunity to own a truly turn-key classic vessel, maintained to the highest standards and completely immaculate.

Designed and built in 1928 by Mat Tolonen at the Columbia Boat Works in Astoria, Oregon, her lines show her North Sea heritage.  The double ended troller design is known as a second generation Finn boat that fished most of her life from Oregon to Alaska.

When a previous owner retired from commercial fishing, he totally rebuilt "Petrel" as a pleasure cruising vessel and she is in as close to "new condition" as a boat originally built in 1928 can possibly be.  Winner of several wooden boat festivals, "Petrel" has been featured in Wooden Boat Magazine, Passage Maker, Soundings and Oregon Coast Magazine.

During her five year rebuild, careful attention was paid to retaining her original lines and feel. All electrical and mechanical systems were upgraded or replaced entirely, and many of the wooden structural members of the vessel were replaced including the bow stem and stern timbers, several planks and many fastenings. 

Her current owners have continued to lavish "Petrel" with care and attention, installing a new Sigmar 200 diesel range in the galley; re-seaming the decks where needed; applying four coats of Cetol to the decks; re-bedding deck prisms; removing, servicing and re-installing the keel cooler; flushing and replacing the coolant; servicing the engine including checking valve clearances; servicing the transmission; cleaning the holding tank and installed all new hoses, vent lines and pump; fresh bottom paint and zincs; and installing an engine driven bus heater in the forecastle - all completed in 2018.

General Description:

Petrel is a double-ender, with nearly identical bow and stern sections, making her a very seaworthy vessel in the tradition of the boats that fish the rough Baltic Sea.  Her wheelhouse is amidships with the helm station forward, forecastle with twin berths down, and galley and seating area aft and down.  All exterior hull, cabin and cabin top woodwork is well coated with marine enamel and protected by custom made canvas covers.

Hull material is 1 3/8" Port Orford Cedar & Fir on 2 1/2" x 2 1/8" steam bent Oak frames with silicon bronze screw fastenings.  Bulkheads are wood; deck material is 1 3/8" Fir or Teak planking.  

Additional upgrades within the last three years include a new electric head; a new touchscreen Raymarine plotter with AIS; Sirius weather receiver; new solid brass interior sconces; new exterior deck and masthead lights and new cushions and upholstery in the forecastle.

Navigation & Communications Equipment:

VHF Radio: Raytheon 53

Depth Sounder: Raytheon ST40 digital

Fish Finder: Raytheon L760

Radar: Raytheon Pathfinder RL80C

Compass: Dirigio

Chartplotter: Raymarine Touchscreen with AIS


Main Engine:

A single Detroit Diesel Model 3-71 super-charged, keel cooled, three cylinder diesel engine producing 101 hp @ 1,800 rpm's coupled to a Twin Disc reduction gear and a 2" stainless alloy propeller shaft and a three blade 34" RH 26" bronze propeller. The engine room is accessible via a hatch in the pilot house floor with excellent access to all mechanical systems and is spotlessly clean and well maintained.

Ground Tackle & Steering System:

Anchor & Rode #1: Custom 65# stainless steel fisherman type

Anchor & Rode #2: Navy type anchor stored in lazarette

Anchor Windlass: Hydraulic drum with 110' of 1/2" galvanized chain & 350' nylon

Steering System: Hydraulic - inside helm



Total number of Fuel Tanks: 2

Location of Tanks: Port and starboard engine space

Material: stainless steel

Fuel Tanks Bonded: No

Inspection Ports: No


Total Number of Water Tanks: 2

Material: Stainless Steel

Sanitary Holding Tank: 1

Material: Poly

Fuel Capacity: 450+ gallons total

Potable Water: 160 gallons

Hot Water: 10 gallons

Sanitary Holding: 18 gallons

Miscellaneous Equipment, Pumps & Galley:

Sea Cocks: bronze with wooden plugs

Lasdrop Dripless Shaft Seal

Electric Bilge Pumps: 4 Rule Automatics

Audible Bilge High Water Alarm

Galley: electric hot and cold pressure water system

Galley Stove: Sigmar 200 diesel range

Refrigeration: Norcold electric

Cabin Heater: Dickenson Newport - Diesel - removed by current owners but included in sale.

Hot water tank: Torrid 110 VAC &/or Engine heated

Shore Boat: 8'6" plywood skiff with oars stowed on cabin top

Electrical System:

Ship's System: 12 volt DC with breaker panel

MagnaSine Inverter

Shore Power: 110 VAC

Generator: Northern Lights 5.5kw raw water cooled with starting battery (210 hours +/-)

Battery Charger: Truecharge 40+ amp

Batteries: House (2) Centennial Group C8DH 12 VDC; Main Start: (1) 12 VDC; Gen Start: (1) SeaVolt Maintenance Free 12 VDC

Equipment & Fittings:

Deck Machinery: Anchor windlass, flopper-stopper stabilizers

Winches: On boom for tender launch

Mast & Boom: wooden spars - painted

For more information or to schedule a time to view this boat, please contact listing agent James King at: 206-718-6361.

Please contact James King at (360) 697-4000

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