What's Aboard the Nomad Trawler

Take a look around the cabin. You’ll find all you should need to have a great cruise: Take a look at our PDF to familiarize yourself with the boat before ever stepping onboard. Remember, your vacation on the canal is definitely “life in the slow lane”.

You and everybody else drifts through the aquatic dreamland at a maximum of 10 mph, and you’ll be stopping often! You can’t rush the timing of locks or lift-bridges. Your new motto: IT'S ALWAYS CALM – ON THE CANAL!

CLOTHING FOR THE CANAL

Casual attire is absolutely the rule. You’ll be going NOWHERE requiring “a coat and tie”. There is always a 10 mph breeze blowing through the cockpit underway – New York days are reliably pleasant, and the nights almost always cool off. You have full control of your environment with the A/C and heater while on the dock. Iit's amazingly comfortable on board, regardless of the weather. It sometimes ‘showers” on the canal, but seldom “rains all day”. We keep light rain gear and an umbrella on board for you for the times you might experience a shower while ‘locking through’, or traveling to your new favorite spots ashore.

SHOES

We hardly wear them, except to go ashore. Hard leather soles are dangerous and slippery. Plan to wear your tennis or deck shoes on shore, and go barefoot (or socks if you must) on the boat. That's what we do. We have become big fans of Sebago Docksiders. We nearly wore our first pair out the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show where we "discovered" their comfort, and durability. Any good walking shoe with non marking soles will be great.

SUN PROTECTION

Although you’re navigating from inside the cabin, the glare from the flat canal water can be tiresome – so bring your sunglasses. We always remind our boaters to apply Sunscreen early and vigorously. A comfortable hat for all your outside activity is a very good idea.

PERSONAL STUFF

Everybody’s got favorite things they can’t travel without. Interestingly enough, it’s almost always something different. Our first mate always brings her own cloth shopping bags, carefully designed to be too heavy for her to carry after an afternoon’s shopping ashore. We always get to carry them back aboard – including the baguettes for dinner! We left two onboard for you to use.

ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy our DVD/CD system. We’ve got a few favorite DVD's, and CD’s aboard – but by all means bring some of your favorites. The equipment aboard is there for your use and enjoyment.

CAMERA / FILM

You’re going to take a LOT of pictures – stills, videos, whatever. Be sure to bring plenty of film or tape or disks or whatever media you need. It's better to bring more than you will need of these items.

CELL PHONE

Bring along your own personal cell-phone and your 12V or 110V charger. You will find all the locks, restaurants, marinas, and even some new friends on the canal can be easily reached by cell phone. You can use your 12v (car) charger anytime, and your 110V when connected to shore power at the docks

SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, ENTERTAINMENT
  • LIFE JACKETS ( 4 ADULT )
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • Signaling - ( Flares - Mirrors - Whistles )
  • FLOATATION CUSHIONS
  • Searchlight - 12V remote 500,000 cp.
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • EMERGENCY LADDER
  • HORN - Electric and manual
  • Flashlights ( 2 )
  • Air conditioning - 110V AC WITH HEAT
  • A DVD/CD/stereo w 7"LCD Screen and remote
  • 12v VENTILATION FANS
  • BEDDING (sheets, blankets, pillows - 2 each)
  • TOWELS - 2 ea. (Bath, Hand, Face)
  • Facial Soap - Hand made in Penn. (2)
  • 36 Gallon Ice Chest
  • SPACE HEATER (for early / late season)
  • CD / DVD / Collection ( MOVIES, MUSIC, BOOK)
  • CRUISING LIBRARY (books, magazines, ETC.)
  • TOILET TISSUE
  • Ships Candle Lanterns ( 2 )
  • Umbrella (1 ), Rain jackets ( 2 )
COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION AND RECORDING YOUR GALLEY IS COMPLETE
  • VHF Marine Radio - W NOAA Weather & DSC
  • NYS Canal Guides and NOAA Charts
  • AM / FM / TV / Weather portable radio
  • GPS Chart plotter w/ Chart CARD
  • SHIP'S LOG
  • SHIP'S MANUALS
  • STOVE 110v & ALCOHOL (w / fuel)
  • MICROWAVE OVEN
  • POTS AND PANS
  • 10 Cup "Mr. Coffee" drip Coffee Maker, filters
  • COFFEE MUGS (2) & extra foam Cups
  • TABLE SERVICE FOR FOUR, & GLASSWARE
  • CAN OPENER
  • SERVING BOWLS
  • Asstd. Spices and Salt / Pepper
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • REFRIGERATOR 12V and 110 V automatic
  • MAGMA GRILL (BBQ) & propane fuel
  • SERVING UTENSILS / KNIVES
  • Percolator / Tea Kettle - for stove & BBQ
  • DISH TOWELS, POT HOLDERS
  • CORK SCREW / BOTTLE OPENER
  • CUTTING BOARD
  • ALUMINUM FOIL
  • ZIP LOCK BAGS qt. & Gal.
  • CLOTH SHOPPING BAGS (2)
DOCKING, LOCKING AND ANCHORING
  • ANCHOR - w/ 150 ft. chain/line
  • Dock Lines ( 8 ) 3/8 x 25 ft Braided w/ spliced eyes
  • Boat Hooks - (2) - extending type
  • Neoprene rubber gloves - line handling @ locks
  • 50 ft. Shore Power Cord - 30 amp & 15 amp adapter.
  • 25 ft. Fresh water hose w/ pistol spray nozzle
  • Fenders - (12 ) 10 mounted to gunwales
CLEANING AND SERVICING WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING
  • Deck Wash soap, Interior soap, disinfecting wipes
  • Deck Brushes - Squeegees - Chamois
  • Holding Tank Deodorizer Crystals
  • Gloves - Disposable for pumpout & cleaning Cabin Broom and dustpan
  • 12v Vacuum w/attachments
  • Sponges - Cleaning towels
  • Deckplate Keys, ( 2 )
  • A HAPPY ATTITUDE!
  • CELL PHONE & Charger (optional but handy)
  • SUN GLASSES
  • PERSONAL ITEMS
  • YOUR FAVORITE DVD's / CD'S
  • LIGHT JACKET (evenings, early/late season) CASUAL,
  • COMFORTABLE CLOTHES
  • NON-MARKING BOAT SHOES / tennis shoes
  • SUN SCREEN
  • A GOOD BOOK, MAGAZINE
  • HAT
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