Troller Yacht Letters

Interesting Letters About These Boats and NW Stuff in General   Over the years I’ve received many great letters about boat stuff. Just (June 2012) that many should be public, so am starting to post them now starting with these two: George, the brother of Charlie Clifton, the guy who put together the wonderful Lots of

Troller Yacht Links

 The graceful FRANCES will always be one of my favorites.  Diesel Ducks I decided to make a section specifically devoted to my DIESEL DUCK designs. So, this section has all the poop about that rapidly growing family. The DUCKS have worked out great and several have cruised all over the planet. If you like my power designs I

Working Salmon Trollers

A Troller catches fish by trolling lines, and the above drawing, taken from a public information display at an Oregon dock, shows a traditional troller with all lines out. Boats like this were frequently run by one person. I personally don’t have a clue how you work the damned things but I AM going to

Converted Trollers

Here’s some photos of a few trollers lucky enough to have been retired to good homes! PETREL is one of the most beautiful and best maintained conversions I’ve er seen. She has solid troller roots, and I know two others of her design still fishing. I hope they are lucky enough to retire to an owner

Troller Yacht Cruisers Blogs

Here’s a growing list of Blogs written by folks out cruising Troller Yachts Marlene & Benno approaching Cape Horn (photo from The Troller Yacht Book)  Moby Duck Blog: (4/2016) Jeff Appel’s highly informative blog about his experiences building and now using his “green” 462 Diesel Duck. This his his 9th large boat and it is rigged in

Troller Yachts

Honoring the Pacific NW Salmon Trollers and Yachts based upon them. Presented by George Buehler Yacht Design This section of the website is loosely based on the 2011 edition of The Troller Yacht Book, and if you click this link, The Troller Yacht Book, 2nd Edition, you can read sample chapters and even order a hard cover or PDF