Well this blog covers many things but it was initially created to talk about our trawler MV Autumn Dream – Today I received the following comment and questions from fellow Lang owner’s Brad and Holly. So I thought I would use this entry to answer some of their questions. Actually they are the only other Lang owners in the world – no just kidding – From what I know Lang mostly built sport fishing boat’s not pilothouse trawlers like Autumn Dream. I may have the only Land 32 Pilothouse trawler in the world. So to start answering their questions here goes.
Q:I’m intrigued by your boat… had no idea Lang had made a trawler. A: Prior to finding Autumn Dream for sale on the yacht world website we did not even know there was a boat manufacturer named Lang. Our Lang 32 came out of their factory in Canada and may have been a one-off. I have not seen anything else like her in this size range.
Q: I’m curious if you could share how yours is powered and what sort of performance you’ve seen. We’ve got a two-stroke Detroit Diesel Series 71. A:Autumn Dream has a single engine Bedford Diesel that was maranized by Palmer Company of Cobb Cos CT. She is 165 BHP engine, normally aspirated. We have about 3500 hours on the engine. She was maintained in excellent condition. I only hope to continue to be as good a steward of her engine as the previous owner was! With this engine we typically run at about 6 knots (1800 rpm) and if we push her to say 2200 rpm we can get 8 knots out of her on a good day. Not very fast, but we’re along for the ride. At her comfortable cruising speed of 6 to 7 knots we burn an estimated 2 gallon/hr, but I have not actually measured her fuel consumption, but it is reasonable.
Q:Also, do you have more photos? I’m curious how the interior has been handled around the (rather pinched) bow section. A: Check out my old blog http://kevininashland.blogspot.com/ there are some more photos here. The interior has the master stateroom forward and 4 steps down forward of the pilothouse. The master stateroom has an almost queen sized bed on the port side at the bottom of the ladder as you enter the forward space. Also on the starboard side opposite the bed is a “sofa” and a hanging locker. Forward of the master is the head. We have a door between the head and master. The head is in the forepeak of the boat but contains a vacuflush toilet (now see the blog about a crappy weekend) sink and a separate shower stall. Forward of the shower stall where the hull is very pinched in there is a locker and forward of that the anchor locker. The layout made very good use of the space. I’ll pace a few more photos of her in this blog and this weekend I’ll take some of the forward space and the main saloon. Autumn Dream also is equipped wiht two solar panels to let us run a fridge and not worry about killing our batteries. Hope this gives you a better insight to our Autumn Dream.