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Old 10-07-2014, 12:54 AM   #1
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Back in the game!

Well, today I closed on my 2004 Nordic Tug 32.

It was a hell of a lot of work, research, time, mental anguish, mental gridlock, and frustration.
But I sure enjoyed it!

If you remember my thread about (What would make you walk after survey?) ,
it was the same boat. The seller fixed everything, and paid to have a tech of my choosing go to the boat to verify that things had indeed been fixed.
The broker also offered to refund my airfare, which I declined.

It's being picked up in Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 13 and will arrive in Ventura, CA on Oct.17.

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Old 10-07-2014, 01:03 AM   #2
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It has 546 hours on the Cummings 6BTA 5.9 and 345 on the Onan generator.
It has the C140W MFD which will be greatly appreciated for my tired eyes.
It has HD radar and a rear facing CCTV camera.
It also has factory tinted windows.
The boat will be re-named "Tatanka" courtesy of my 8 year old daughter.
My kids were intrigued with the bison on Catalina Island and eating "buffalo burgers" every time we went there.
I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions once the boat gets here.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:11 AM   #3
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Congratulations! I can see why you fell for that beauty. Caution and co-operation got the deal up.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:27 AM   #4
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Very nice looking boat!!

Congratulations!
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:59 AM   #5
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Congrats, nice solid boat!
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:00 AM   #6
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Glad you worked through the problems. Now enjoy you boat!
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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Congrats, TJ! That's a beautiful and capable machine you've got there. WTG!!
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:53 PM   #8
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #9
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That is great news! Congrats on your new tug!
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:15 PM   #10
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!
Looking forward to having it here in Southern California.
How did most of you do your shake down cruise?
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:23 PM   #11
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The original Nordic Tug 32 was got me into this game. Beautiful boat.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:27 AM   #13
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So what did the issues with the Genset and a/c turn out to be? Nice boat, congratulations.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #15
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So what did the issues with the Genset and a/c turn out to be? Nice boat, congratulations.
For the genset, it was a bad hi heat sensor, heat exchanger, and bad impeller.

The AC had a bad capacitor, and a bad blower. Something else was wrong too, but I didnt get a look at the invoice, and I cant remember.
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!
Looking forward to having it here in Southern California.
How did most of you do your shake down cruise?
My maiden voyage was with all my boating friends aboard for a trip into the California Delta from Vallejo, CA. If anything went wrong, we had 4 captains and 3 cooks aboard. We were prepared. I learned a lot about the boat and had a good time doing it.

If I did that again, I'd need a much bigger boat to bring along all my boating friends.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:13 PM   #17
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The first thing i did was change the raw water impeller and a fresh oil change. And I'm glad I did. The existing impeller was toast. You have to start somewhere to start counting your service hours plus its the prudent thing to do. I would do that , then take it on 2 or 3 short day trips around your area a couple hours at a time . Run it at different RPM's and watch the temperature. If all is good you should be ok. A mechanic isnt really going to be able to tell you much unless he starts taking stuff apart, at which point you might as well start replacing things (from a labor point of view).
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #18
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great advice Bligh
I plan on reviewing the service records from the last year to see exactly what was done. I'm not sure I should trust them 100% as the generator has had 3 impellers since Feb.
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Might be time for a new pump. The condition of the housing might be the cause of all those impeller failures.
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Nice vessel. And I've always felt that with the pilothouse type design, surely a flybridge is superfluous..?
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