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Old 01-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Nordhavn 46 with crows nest anyone?

I have never seen a Nordhavn 46 with a front mast used for a crows nest before. I thought it was a motorsailor at first, but the broker said there is no sail. Kind of strange. Kind of cool. Can't afford it so I guess it doesn't matter. :-)



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Old 01-28-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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I have never seen a Nordhavn 46 with a front mast used for a crows nest before. I thought it was a motorsailor at first, but the broker said there is no sail. Kind of strange. Kind of cool. Can't afford it so I guess it doesn't matter. :-)
Yeah I've seen them before. I don't like the look my self; different folks: different strokes.
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The crows nest is pretty handy when picking your way through a reef at a Pacific atoll.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:17 PM   #5
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If that were our boat, my Admiral would assign me foul-weather lookout duty frequently.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
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If that were our boat, my Admiral would assign me foul-weather lookout duty frequently.
I couldn't handle that perch in bad weather-- would have to send one of the kids up there. :-)
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Hey I recognize that place. That Nordy docks across the channel from our boat. In this picture shes passing Molls Leg in Solomons Md. Its a very nice boat. Looks like the picture was taken from the Chesapeake Bay Pilots station.
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I suppose one could remove the front mast and all the stays if it became a bother/eyesore/bridgebumper? Or is it built into the deck somehow?
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I'm sure your able to remove it, but you'll need a fiberglass guy.
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I'm sure your able to remove it, but you'll need a fiberglass guy.
Are you suggesting that the masts are fiberglass? Maybe on your new Nordy, but not this old girl.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #11
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Are you suggesting that the masts are fiberglass? Maybe on your new Nordy, but not this old girl.
No, I should of phrased that differently. I meant a fiberglass guy to patch the thru-bolt's and wire pull holes on the deck.
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I'm sure your able to remove it, but you'll need a fiberglass guy.
Or a Photoshop guy. This is one of those boats that I don't miss the forward mast for appearance. If the pilothouse were more aft, maybe, but not this one. I think it looks more balanced without it.
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Or a Photoshop guy. This is one of those boats that I don't miss the forward mast for appearance. If the pilothouse were more aft, maybe, but not this one. I think it looks more balanced without it.
Now it looks like a girly boat. Being in the crows nest shouting, "land ho". Now, that's manly.

With the paravanes and dry stack exhaust you would only be going through high rises bridges with calling for openings. Somehow I don't that there have been many bridges where that boat has been.
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Or a Photoshop guy. This is one of those boats that I don't miss the forward mast for appearance. If the pilothouse were more aft, maybe, but not this one. I think it looks more balanced without it.
Yep! Hit it right on the head. The forward mast totally wrecks the all the aesthetic value of the whole boat IMO.
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This was an interesting example...fun to play with. Here it is again as is in photo 2 and with the pilothouse moved back about 4-5 ft. on photo 1.
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I don’t think you can lose the mast. It appears to be the forward stay for the paravane stabilizers. Without it they would get a bit sloppy.

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Yeah, I think I would keep it. I've always wanted to holler "land ho", and it would be good for navigation...



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It looks better without the mast and crow`s nest. It would look worse without them stuck on a rock in a dodgy anchorage.
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Crows Nest

I'm not aware of the crows nest being standard equipment on the N46. In fact the only boat it was standard equipment is the N35 (see attached picture). It is fun to get up there and look around and practical when in the shallows. Much less expensive then adding a flybridge plus it looks cool.

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the 46 has really classic looks ...
with the fly bridge and the Crows Nest not so much.
as much as I love a fly bridge there's no way I would want one on a N 46

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