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Old 12-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #21
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Looks like I better defend myself here. You guys are miss'in the whole barn much of the time and spot on frequently too.
JD,
So you not only know IF I'm going to buy another boat but which one it is eh? Well for those that have been following and perhaps others the NT IS at the top of the list but as some of you know I can change my mind fast. A good price on a Lord Nelson w a 4cyl Cummins would set me off**** ....just as an example. Full disp trawlers are soooo far between I take them all very seriously. Right** ..as I recall they all have anchor winches that dump the rode down in the hole. Makes the V berth stink.
Mark,
We buy the boats we buy cause we like'em. I like Eagle 32s and Nordic 32s. But I do remember the last time I was aboard a NT 32 I thought the boat was OK*** ...just OK.
And if I go down to Puget Sound to look at one and repeat that experience that will be it for the Nordic. "I can't "see" Eric moving from a Willard to a Nordic Tug." It's bigger and a bit faster. Most of you won't relate to this (probably) but 7 1/2 knots is a lot faster than 6.15 knots if you have gone 6.15 knots for a long time. I'd really like to go 10-12 but not willing to pay for the fuel. There is an Eagle 32 on Yacht World but it's on the east coast. I clicked on the ship it estimate and it was less than $5K. Could that be?
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #22
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Sorry, Eric, but I never*saw you as a "semi-displacement" kind of guy.* (Is it the anticipation, the*journey, or the destination one seeks?)
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:49 PM   #23
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Those Nordic Tugs are very*overpowered and have limited range for their size.** Also, much of their "architecture" isn't*friendly as in extremely narrow side decks and vertical pilothouse windows which emphasize reflections.* Also, both the interior and exteriors*were "extremely plastic," lacking "warmth."* *They were my second/third choices in my trawler selection process, however.* Somehow, they look to me*as toys rather than serious boats like the Willards.

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Old 12-27-2010, 08:48 PM   #24
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Eric, the shipping cost estimate feature you can click on via yachtworld is about useless and virtually never correct. Just shipping that Eagle from NC to WA would probably be more like $15k?? 47's shipping that far run around $25k and shipping a mid 30's boat to the coast from Atlanta runs around $6-7k.
Are you preferring a smaller boat to a larger boat (i.e. 32 instead of 36).
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:22 PM   #25
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Tony,
I suspected as much. If I had a truck I would'nt run coast to coast w a boat for $5K.
I like most 32' to 34' boats better than larger ones. Smaller boats, lighter boats, narrower boats and boats that have hulls closer to full disp are more efficient and that's very important. I like a boat to feel handy. Easy to fix, run and otherwise own. Every bit of burden a boat heaps on her skipper is lost in fun. Fun is the bottom line. Fun can come from satisfaction earned from a great relationship with a beautiful boat that has great moves. Or it can come from where it can take you or how it can bring friends together for a good time. Ect ect ect. Soooo many elements to balance or put in the proper place it's difficult to keep enough in focus to go ahead and feel good about it. At least I don't need to worry about moorage cost. 50' would not be a problem.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #26
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The bendy type is what I have. They degrade in the sun, and need replacement.



That is one thing I have not had to deal with here in Ak that is the sun degrading things.

Long days but not enough direct sunlight to really make a difference to most items.

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Old 12-28-2010, 01:39 PM   #27
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There is an Eagle 32 on Yacht World but it's on the east coast. I clicked on the ship it estimate and it was less than $5K. Could that be?
I suppose you could get trucking quotes that range all over the map.* But as a point of reference for you, we had our GB36 trucked from Alameda, Californina to Tacoma, Washington in 1998.* We use (IIRC) Associated Trucking, which is a marine trucking specialist.* They have special trailers that drop the forefoot of the boat almost to the pavement, which is why the flying bridge did not have to come off our boat (the GB36, they said, is the largest boat of this type they can move without removing the flying bridge).

The trucking cost was almost exactly $4,000.* At the time it would have cost about this much to hire a delivery captain to run the boat up the coast, and our insurance company was a LOT happier with the boat on a truck.

So I would be VERY skeptical of a claim that a 32' boat could be trucked properly by a bonded marine transportation company using the right equipment clear across the US for $5,000 today, when it cost $4,000 to truck a boat properly from northern California to Washington twelve years ago.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:40 PM   #28
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Another option is a large white ice chest. You can even buy the corner pieces that attach to the deck to secure them. I've had two of them in my aft cockpit for nearly fifteen years. I just have to replace the hinges and latch every few years, and they look great.

-- Edited by Carey on Thursday 23rd of December 2010 10:38:36 PM

-- Edited by Carey on Thursday 23rd of December 2010 10:45:37 PM
Buy stainless steel hinges. Igloo now has SS hinges in there repair parts. There are several online sites for inexpensive SS hinges. I'm sure you can find something that will work or could be re-drilled to work.

http://www.igloo-store.com/detail/IGL+24005

http://www.igloo-store.com/detail/IGL+20018

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We buy the boats we buy cause we like'em. I like Eagle 32s and Nordic 32s. But I do remember the last time I was aboard a NT 32 I thought the boat was OK ...just OK.
And if I go down to Puget Sound to look at one and repeat that experience that will be it for the Nordic. "I can't "see" Eric moving from a Willard to a Nordic Tug." It's bigger and a bit faster. Most of you won't relate to this (probably) but 7 1/2 knots is a lot faster than 6.15 knots if you have gone 6.15 knots for a long time. I'd really like to go 10-12 but not willing to pay for the fuel. There is an Eagle 32 on Yacht World but it's on the east coast. I clicked on the ship it estimate and it was less than $5K. Could that be?
nomadwilly, I was looking at that Eagle 32 in NC.

Question:
If you have to pull the engine, do you the boathorn (think shoehorn) to get it back in with?

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ccess%3DPublic

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #30
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O C Diver,
The big thing I liked about the Eagle 32 in NC is that it's not so badly over powered with the 4cyl 90hp Lehman. The one I was looking at had 3 times too much power. 50hp would be plenty. I would have bought the white one out west w the 6cyl but someone beat me to it. It was 99K so I think your'e east coast boat is prolly priced right. If Eagles happen to be free of blisters it could be a good boat to buy. As I recall the Eagle out here had an aluminum fuel tank aft in the laz. Would be better for removal than up by the engine.
When I repowered my Willard they used a fork lift w a boom on the forks to lift the engine up and backed it out through the aft cabin door. Don't remember how they got the new fuel tanks in. The 55hp Yanmar or the 54hp Isuzu would be perfect for that boat but the Lehman 6 runs under loaded well and except for # of cylinders the 4 is the same engine.
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Another option is a large white ice chest. You can even buy the corner pieces that attach to the deck to secure them. I've had two of them in my aft cockpit for nearly fifteen years. I just have to replace the hinges and latch every few years, and they look great.

-- Edited by Carey on Thursday 23rd of December 2010 10:38:36 PM

-- Edited by Carey on Thursday 23rd of December 2010 10:45:37 PM
Buy stainless steel hinges. Igloo now has SS hinges in there repair parts. There are several online sites for inexpensive SS hinges. I'm sure you can find something that will work or could be re-drilled to work.

http://www.igloo-store.com/detail/IGL+24005

http://www.igloo-store.com/detail/IGL+20018

TedThanks TedThe Igloo site is awesome. I'll be getting all the stainless parts soon.

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