1996 Nimble wanderer with trailer – the hull truth – boating and fishing forum electricity use

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The Wanderer Trawler is very tough and light for a 30-foot boat. Construction methods and materials used in her manufacture were chosen to afford the owner the quality, security, and comfort of a much more expensive boat without the cost normally associated with that level of value-added features. The Wanderer Trawler was designed with the mature boat owner in mind – that rugged individualist who has reached the point in his or her life where traditional aesthetics, quality craftsmanship, unique form, and simplicity are more important than the go-fast, high-maintenance, and smaller accommodations of other boats. The years invested in defining and refining the design of the Wanderer Trawler are manifest in the efficient, practical, and commodious interior. The inside steering station is located on the starboard side close to amidships. The galley is a standup L-shape and benefits from the ventilation and light of an overhead hatch. Hot and cool water, a two-burner stove, and 12-volt DC – 110- volt AC refrigeration complete the gourmet workstation. The large dinette to port converts easily into a comfortable double, but the piece-de-resistance is the owner’s cabin queen-size berth forward. The head is large and includes a separate shower stall. Location of the head and galley afford the owner’s cabin optimum privacy. The Trawler has a large protected hatch above the main cabin to facilitate installation of an air conditioner. Other ventilation and light is derived from three hatches, four rounded dead weights, two opening ports, and two large sliding windows in the main salon. There are four large fixed windows and a companionway with doors as well. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are simple and uncluttered. Access is easy and well-labeled.

Besides the cabin table which converts into a comfortable double, the "Owner’s cabin" forward is a queen size berth. The head is large, and situated properly fore-and-aft, with a separate stall shower. Location of the head and galley afford the owner’s cabin optimum privacy. The head is equipped with sink, toilet, shower, and adequate counter space and ventilation.

The galley is a stand-up "L" shape, and benefits from an overhead hatch, affording ventilation and light. Hot and cool pressured water, a two-burner Wallas diesel cooking stove, and 12Vdc/110Vac Nordcold refrigerator with freezer complete the work station. Microwave Oven. Storage and drawers are plenty.

As with all Nimble boats, use of vacuum-bagged foam core, laminated with fiberglass, provides a high-strength, very tough hull. Coda was designed with a narrow beam so that she could be easily driven by a small fuel "sipping" diesel engine. The beam measurements combined with the draft, allow ease of trailering without special permits. A long, straight keel, and modern bow entry, rapidly gaining her maximum beam which is carried well aft has a duel benefit: excellent sea keeping and maximized room. The deck and hull are sealed and bolted together with stainless hardware, then the bolts and nuts are sealed again for assurance against leaks. The rub rail and six stainless steel cleats, all with proper back-up plates.

The Wanderer Trawler is very tough and light for a 30-foot boat. Construction methods and materials used in her manufacture were chosen to afford the owner the quality, security, and comfort of a much more expensive boat without the cost normally associated with that level of value-added features. The Wanderer Trawler was designed with the mature boat owner in mind – that rugged individualist who has reached the point in his or her life where traditional aesthetics, quality craftsmanship, unique form, and simplicity are more important than the go-fast, high-maintenance, and smaller accommodations of other boats. The years invested in defining and refining the design of the Wanderer Trawler are manifest in the efficient, practical, and commodious interior. The inside steering station is located on the starboard side close to amidships. The galley is a standup L-shape and benefits from the ventilation and light of an overhead hatch. Hot and cool water, a two-burner stove, and 12-volt DC – 110- volt AC refrigeration complete the gourmet workstation. The large dinette to port converts easily into a comfortable double, but the piece-de-resistance is the owner’s cabin queen-size berth forward. The head is large and includes a separate shower stall. Location of the head and galley afford the owner’s cabin optimum privacy. The Trawler has a large protected hatch above the main cabin to facilitate installation of an air conditioner. Other ventilation and light is derived from three hatches, four rounded dead weights, two opening ports, and two large sliding windows in the main salon. There are four large fixed windows and a companionway with doors as well. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are simple and uncluttered. Access is easy and well-labeled.

Besides the cabin table which converts into a comfortable double, the "Owner’s cabin" forward is a queen size berth. The head is large, and situated properly fore-and-aft, with a separate stall shower. Location of the head and galley afford the owner’s cabin optimum privacy. The head is equipped with sink, toilet, shower, and adequate counter space and ventilation.

The galley is a stand-up "L" shape, and benefits from an overhead hatch, affording ventilation and light. Hot and cool pressured water, a two-burner Wallas diesel cooking stove, and 12Vdc/110Vac Nordcold refrigerator with freezer complete the work station. Microwave Oven. Storage and drawers are plenty.

As with all Nimble boats, use of vacuum-bagged foam core, laminated with fiberglass, provides a high-strength, very tough hull. Coda was designed with a narrow beam so that she could be easily driven by a small fuel "sipping" diesel engine. The beam measurements combined with the draft, allow ease of trailering without special permits. A long, straight keel, and modern bow entry, rapidly gaining her maximum beam which is carried well aft has a duel benefit: excellent sea keeping and maximized room. The deck and hull are sealed and bolted together with stainless hardware, then the bolts and nuts are sealed again for assurance against leaks. The rub rail and six stainless steel cleats, all with proper back-up plates.