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Old 08-23-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Seatug 31

I will be looking at a Seatug 31 tomorrow. I currently am in a grand Banks 32. I can not find anywhere who builds the Seatug 31. Does anyone know? Thanks
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Hmmm... This is the first time I have ever heard of a Seatug 31. DO you have a link to the listing?
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I can send a picture and will try to send the listing
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I can send a picture and will try to send the listing
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1988 31' Seatug. Professionally rebuilt in 2015. Lehman SP90 diesel, runs perfect, quiet, clean with no smoke, very economical to run. Bottom blasted and barrier coated, new wynne windows, new hot water heater, autopilot, vetus bowthruster, upper helm station, dual voltage refrigerator, anchor windlass with all chain. This boat has all glass decks (no teak) and are in perfect shape. Ready to cruise.
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1988 31' Seatug. Professionally rebuilt in 2015. Lehman SP90 diesel, runs perfect, quiet, clean with no smoke, very economical to run. Bottom blasted and barrier coated, new wynne windows, new hot water heater, autopilot, vetus bowthruster, upper helm station, dual voltage refrigerator, anchor windlass with all chain. This boat has all glass decks (no teak) and are in perfect shape. Ready to cruise.
Sure looks similar to the Sundowner 30. The new non-wood framed windows with rounded corners give it a more contemporary look. The link to the below listing gives some comparison photos.

https://www.smartmarineguide.com/L51925873

Edit: Here is the Craigslist listing.

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/p...961312345.html

Looks like a nice boat, I wish they had more photos in the listing. The ad mentions that it is the same as a Sundowner. It has a steering station on top of the boat deck. Interesting arrangement.
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I owned a Sundowner 32 way back when. Looks very similar. Some photos of mine and attachments that may or may not be of interest.
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Mystery solved, the Sundowner molds were sold and used to build Seatugs. I never knew that, see below excerpt from linked article.

Chauson of Taipei, Taiwan bought the SD30 and SD36 molds in auction and during 1988 to 1990 built some more as Sea Tugs. They are also in our various Owner's sites. (SailAngle is the 3rd), About 60-65 total Sundowners/Sea Tugs were built.

https://www.sailangle.com/group-foru...ge/2/sort/desc

Edit: Doing a bit more research, Chauson eliminated the wood framed windows and made some interior woodwork modifications.
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Mystery solved, the Sundowner molds were sold and used to build Seatugs. I never knew that, see below excerpt from linked article.

Chauson of Taipei, Taiwan bought the SD30 and SD36 molds in auction and during 1988 to 1990 built some more as Sea Tugs. They are also in our various Owner's sites. (SailAngle is the 3rd), About 60-65 total Sundowners/Sea Tugs were built.

https://www.sailangle.com/group-foru...ge/2/sort/desc

Edit: Doing a bit more research, Chauson eliminated the wood framed windows and made some interior woodwork modifications.


Thanks everyone. The information is very helpful. I have a few more pictures and will report back after seeing it today.

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Good looking boat.
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Very nice looking boat.
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Looks like they got more than the molds. A lot of the woodwork (cabinets, drawers, etc) is exactly the same as on our Sundowner 30. Has a few extra portholes, but even the door knob to the head is the same. Looks like they put up new paneling in the saloon & helm when the new windows went in.
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Looked at the boat today. It appears to be in good shape. I am interested enough to take it the next step and have a Surveryor examine it.
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You all have been very helpful. Thanks
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Welcome aboard. It looks very nice, hope the survey works out for you.
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By "upper helm station" do you mean an extra set of controls on the pilothouse roof, which one uses while sitting/standing on the saloon roof?

Always thought that would be a good idea on our boat...
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its amazing the difference in the window trim. Updated aluminum frame windows totally change the look .
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By "upper helm station" do you mean an extra set of controls on the pilothouse roof, which one uses while sitting/standing on the saloon roof?

Always thought that would be a good idea on our boat...
Yep. The photo is copied from the Craigslist ad.
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Yep. The photo is copied from the Craigslist ad.
Cool, thanks.

We rummage around close to shore/rocks photographing wildlife and I miss most of the photo-opps being stuck in the pilothouse. Would also come in handy when Humpback Whales decide to come by for close & personal visits.
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Very handsome vessel, and seems as though it would be efficient to run. I can see several improvements over the Sundowner, like the windows and upper controls. Never knew that the Sundowner molds were repurposed under a different brand.

Good luck with the purchase!
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Yep. The photo is copied from the Craigslist ad.
Two things..... looks like a wet head, which in my mind, discourages one from taking a shower and the second observation is the V-berth.

The upper steering station is basic, which as all one needs.
Over all, looks like a fantastic coastal tug.

Ah ha, I wandered over to the Sundowner owners group.
They mentioned some have a teak deck and the screws go into the balsa wood. That is sort of setting up a moisture problem with the balsa. Look for a boat w/o the teak deck.
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