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Old 01-27-2015, 08:28 AM   #21
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An open forum is hardly the place for an honest owner to lament the failures of a particular vessel. I just spent a few days at the Seattle Boat Show and all brokers and sellers loved their vessels. It would seem there is not a bad boat out there.

I will say the machinery space on the 164 Westport was pretty good. After that viewing all others were lesser lights.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:24 AM   #22
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It's still an 8 Kt boat, Spiegel. I thought you wanted to go faster than 8 Kts..
Again, my comments were on the absolutely bristol condition of the Selene 43. "I have never seen a better maintained boat in my life." And yes, I do want to go faster than 8 knots.
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Again, my comments were on the absolutely bristol condition of the Selene 43. "I have never seen a better maintained boat in my life." And yes, I do want to go faster than 8 knots.

Where ya going?
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:51 AM   #24
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From Catalina to Ensenada....not much in between.
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Again, my comments were on the absolutely bristol condition of the Selene 43. "I have never seen a better maintained boat in my life." And yes, I do want to go faster than 8 knots.

If you're in such a hurry, 'ya shoulda' left yesterday!
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:08 AM   #26
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An open forum is hardly the place for an honest owner to lament the failures of a particular vessel. I just spent a few days at the Seattle Boat Show and all brokers and sellers loved their vessels. It would seem there is not a bad boat out there.

I will say the machinery space on the 164 Westport was pretty good. After that viewing all others were lesser lights.
Yes it does have pretty decent space. Well kept boat too. Owner was former owner of Westport and built a new 164 for himself. I know the captain of the boat if you have any questions before making your purchase.

The 164 has an interesting history in that Orin Edson, who just sold WP, had Admiral build him one when they were building in the area. Daryl Wakefield, current President of WP ran Admiral's facility. Orin then buys Pacific Mariner and then buys Westport. Their largest is a 130'. So then WP builds a 164. He "purchased" one.

Now, why is 164 such a common size? It measures with an ITC tonnage for documentation of 498 tons so just under the 500 ton threshold.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:52 AM   #27
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Nope just keep on extolling the Selene's virtues.. there are plenty of us that ramble on the Nordy virtues so sell away. The Selene's are very attractive boats.
Interesting, coming from an Ocean Alex owner! My wife and I had an Ocean Alexander Sedan, 42 years ago and we still curse the day we ever sold it. It was the perfect Southern Cal boat.....2 state rooms (2nd room had side by side twins) 20 knots, great visibility, neat cockpit, etc. We continue to this day, trying to find a cherry condition OA 42 to relive the good old days. (Except in the good old days, we were spending just shy of a dollar a gallon.)
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