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Old 08-12-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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In May we purchased "Dusty Weather IV" in Ft. Pierce, FL and motored her 1040 miles to Demopolis, AL. The boat is a 1969 Willard 36 Pilotouse trawler, with 140 hp Isuzu deisel and Vospar hydraulic stabilizer fins.

I have submitted the CG paperwork to change the name to GENESIS, and in the meantime I am performing some maintenance and minor upgrades. I replaced the non-working refrigerator, installed a "Natures Head" toilet, added fans and replaced most lights with LED units.

As soon as the weather cools down I'll haul her out for bottom paint, seacock maintenance and replacement of hoses and such. After that, the major needs will be new air conditioner(s) and electronics.

I'm anxious to get advice from other Willard owners about how to upgrade the boat without jeopardizing its character. One major decision I'm struggling with is whether to repair and keep the stabilizers, or have them removed. (I think the problem is just a faulty hydraulic pump, but I probably won't have a great need for the stabilizers.) any thoughts?

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on your new to you classic trawler!

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Old 08-12-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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Tom,
Welcome.
Look up the Willard web sites especially the yahoo groups site.
You've got my favorite brand of engine.
PM me for whatever if you like.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:44 AM   #4
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welcome

Great look boat would love to see you post more pictures and start a thread of your progress
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:08 AM   #5
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installed a "Natures Head" toilet,

Good units , but you must follow the rules for boys.

And inform male guests to sit.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:45 PM   #6
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Welcome from a fellow Willard owner. Keep the statbilizers.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:55 PM   #7
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:57 PM   #8
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Or give them to me!

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Old 08-24-2015, 04:19 PM   #9
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welcome

Great look boat would love to see you post more pictures and start a thread of your progress
2nd the motion for pics.
Very good looking vessel.

Welcome aboard and enjoy.

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Old 08-24-2015, 04:26 PM   #10
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Very good looking vessel.

Welcome aboard and enjoy.

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