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Old 12-04-2010, 06:42 AM   #21
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RE: Nimble Nomad Trawler

Hi Jim

Been thinking about a way to use this space ... you've done a great job there .. what details on heater make ??

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Old 12-04-2010, 09:47 AM   #22
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It is a Marley QTS1500T. I got it on-line for about $150. Be careful with your deminsions because it is a tight fit.

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Old 01-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #23
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RE: Nimble Nomad Trawler

Made a few improvements to "Sweet Pea" in the last few weeks. Will post some pics tomorrow. One of them was a nice little LED light to light up the bow area and beyond. More than once I have had to do some anchor work at night with no lighting and decided to fix it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #24
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Finally got the pics of my improvements to post. The light for the bow really puts out some nice light and will help in nighttime anchoring issues.
The redo for the dash top turned out nice considering it only cost me $10..LOL The original dash top was of course teak plywood but had been modified a number of times over the years so I decided to redo it again. I think it turned out nice...a nice solid piece of teak would have looked better but would have cost quite a bit more!
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #25
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RE: Nimble Nomad Trawler

Thomas,
I think it looks great. Clear finished wood often needs other surfaces and colors.
I'm Ga Ga over your windows. If I keep my Willard I may buy some for Willy but they are very expensive. So I'll be jealous for now.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #26
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RE: Nimble Nomad Trawler

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Check your inbox. I sent you a PM.

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Old 07-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #27
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Just a pic

A pic from our favorite marina, Legacy Harbour Marina in Ft.Myers FL.
And I wanted to post a pic of my new cup/beer/wineglass holders too..LOL
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #28
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A pic from our favorite marina, Legacy Harbour Marina in Ft.Myers FL.
And I wanted to post a pic of my new cup/beer/wineglass holders too..LOL
Thanks for posting the pic. As a newbie, I'm very interested in finding out some good marinas in FL and north up the ICW. perhaps there's a thread on this?
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #29
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Jeff,

My wife and I recently purchased a Nimble Vagagond (hull #5). This is the 20' version of the Ted Brewer hull with a foredeck, v-berth, and pilot house. Other features, such has the stern, transom, hull shape, freeboard, cockpit coaming, etc., are pretty much identical to the Nomad. I have seen your boarding ladder in several of your photos and noticed it has longer stand-offs than anything I've been able to find. Can you tell me what brand it is, its length, and where you purchased it? We do our swimming in pools, but several of the places we like to launch do not have courtesy docks parallel to the launch ramp (30 or 40 years ago, I could have hauled myself up into the cockpit without a ladder - as I did many times on sailboats - but certainly NOT these days!).

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First post

I have just become an owner of a Nimble Nomad. She's a '94 tropical. I have yet to take delivery of her and am anxiously awaiting her arrival. I first became aware of these boats from an article in, I believe it was, Passagemaker, but I could be wrong. It was many years ago and I remember thinking, "What cool little boats". Now circumstance allows me to get one. I'm hoping to have her ready for a trip to the Erie Canal in the fall.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #31
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L & F, you are going to love your Nomad. They are great little boats and will get you compliments every where you go.
Lets see lots of pics when you get her.
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Hi all
I am new to the forum. I live in Auckland, New Zealand, and I'm sure a Nomad would cruise the waters here beautifully.
The Nomad appears to fit my needs absolutely! I have two 6 year old boys, and the deep cockpits look very safe for them.
I have gained much knowledge reading the posts, however, one or two questions. Do the fore and aft cockpits drain easily and quickly? (Do they take much water at all)
Secondly, how easy is the boat to get on and off the trailer?
Lastly, what is the stability like at anchor (in reasonably sheltered water). Little movement, or rock and rolly?
I don't think there are any Nimbles in NZ, I would have to ship from the good ole US of A.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #33
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Rizzo..would love to see a Nomad in your beautiful country!
We own hull #1 and have owned her for 18 yrs so I guess I am qualified to talk about Nimbles.
The deep cockpits were a deciding factor for us as my wife does not swim. The forward cockpit seldom takes any water except during heavy rains. The later models have proper drains with thru-hulls for draining. The aft cockpit will occasionally take on water if you are in a heavy following sea.
They are pretty easy to unload from a trailer. I used to tow mine and launched it many times with no issues.
And at anchor, they are fine.
Being fairly flat bottomed, they are pretty stable but will pound some under power in a chop.
Let me know if I can help you more.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #34
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Hi, Nimble1. I remember visiting the Nimble "factory" in Lutz back in the late 90s or so while I attended USF. I really wanted a Nimble Vagabond as my first boat. Sometime in 2005, I recall that the Nomads were being built by an operation in Tampa or perhaps it was Sarasota/Manatee. In addition to building new boats, they were re-furbing a few. My wife and I visited the location and we seriously considered a Nomad, but the job situation wasn't conducive to boat buying. The Nomad is a great trawler for Florida waters!
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #35
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Yes, although they listed the address as Clearwater, they were actually built in a small factory east of there. We visited the factory also and met Jerry Koch, the owner and watched them as they were building a Nomad. It was a pretty small operation and when Jerry died of a heart attack they went downhill.
Supposedly there is an operation in the Tampa area that owns the molds and has built a few since and claim they are working on a larger version.
They are a niche boat obviously and as you said, perfect for our water.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:28 PM   #36
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I was just checking Yachtworld to see more pictures of these little boats and came across one 'just listed' for sale in N Carolina.

They pack a lot of stuff into such a small package, this one even has autopilot, priced at 20K.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2622448&ybw=&units=F eet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=2185
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:28 AM   #37
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Created a album and will be adding more pics of our Nomad.
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My Nimble Nomad

Hull #48 tropical. I took delivery of her on July 11. She was in Charlotte, NC, and had sat for several years due to the deteriorating health of her previous owner. I had her shipped up here to Michigan. She needed a thorough "going over" plus lots of cleaning. After about 2 weeks on the trailer getting everything ready, she was launched on July 26th. Over the next 3 and a half months we made lots of short trips up and down river from the marina and even a few ventures into Lake Erie. I get compliments everywhere I go. I just upgraded to a more suitable tow vehicle so next season I plan on trailering her to the Erie Canal and maybe the Trent-Severn waterway.
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Here's my first mate, James, making sure all's clear astern.
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Super neat trawlette. What would you consider to be an appropriate tow vehicle?
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