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Old 03-14-2014, 05:20 PM   #61
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Plenty of head room when opened up. A deep bilge allows eye level access for some things. I can still crawl around to get to the outboard sides, but some days it's a struggle.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:28 PM   #62
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That is surely the prettiest engine room I have ever seen. It's approaching the level of the ultimate "man cave". It just needs a wet bar and a TV!
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:14 PM   #63
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Hatteras didn't make a 57, what boat exactly are you talking about. Every Hatt I have seen from 53 up is a stand up ER.
I mistakenly called a 58 a 57 , about 33" headroom
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:40 PM   #64
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I mistakenly called a 58 a 57 , about 33" headroom
A 58 what? Series I MY? Series II MY? 58 Yachtfish? LRC? 58 Cockpit MY? Convertible? ... nope couldn't have been any of them... so that leaves the ones I haven't been on.. 1970-1976 triple cabin? I know someone who has one of those, i could ask him.. was it this model here?

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Old 03-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #65
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A 58 what? Series I MY? Series II MY? 58 Yachtfish? LRC? 58 Cockpit MY? Convertible? ... nope couldn't have been any of them... so that leaves the ones I haven't been on.. 1970-1976 triple cabin? I know someone who has one of those, i could ask him.. was it this model here?

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It is similar , this one has had some modification. The aluminum widows have been replaced with wood frames. And the flying bridge is absent. I,all post s photo. I have repair photos of sole timber I,m in the process of repairing.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:43 AM   #66
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:50 AM   #67
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:16 PM   #68
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Mr. M. AHA! you've got a kid for those tight places.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:31 PM   #69
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"Walk-in" engine room of the Defever 44 we're considering. Still a bit of a stoop for someone 6'1", but I'm not complaining.

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Old 03-15-2014, 01:01 PM   #70
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Engine room of my former power vessel, USS TALBOT (DEG-4)
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #71
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"Walk-in" engine room of the Defever 44 we're considering. Still a bit of a stoop for someone 6'1", but I'm not
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #72
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Mr. angus. If that's representative of the rest of the boat I might even consider buying it! VERY impressive!
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It's 3 feet from the sole to the bilge, wide open aft for about 5 feet, filters are starboard side aft and the raw water pump is forward, exchangers are all aft, batteries are fairly easy to access.

The hardest thing to get to is the alternator and belts, a spare belt is installed around the hoses in case of failure.

There is an oil change pump on the starboard side so that is easy.

Transmission and stuffing box are wide open aft.

All in all we are happy with access to everything.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:51 PM   #75
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Art: I'd give my left gonad for an ER like that DeFever 44 (already lost my right one when it got caught in my machinery space).
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:09 PM   #76
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Like this one? This Hatteras (pretty sure not a Matthews) went by yesterday. She was beautiful, and towing a 17' motorboat. Guy had his sht together for sure! Can't figure out what model she is. A custom? She appears too large (that's a 45' in the background) to be a 50' Hatt, which I know some came without flybridges. 56'? Name is Quest.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:58 PM   #77
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Man that is sketchy towing a hard skiff in a canal.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #78
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Maybe he's an assistance towing captain...

Or like an old friend that I know who drives a large salvage tug and owns a 60 something Hat.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:25 PM   #79
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Man that is sketchy towing a hard skiff in a canal.
Although I don't have picts, cause... wife and I are simply not photo taking nuts - at all, I will try to remember to take picts of my following “tow-explanation” next time out on boat... and to post em on this thread.

I have no problem towing a runabout while in canal. Secret for me is to "tight-tow"; wherein I only leave the towed craft's nose about 6 feet off transom at canal speed. I also make sure that the towed boat has its own ample fender or flexible rub rail equipment on its nose and sides so that any "small-bump" into my transom creates no damage. For real close quarters, such as maneuverings into fuel docks, my wife is always ready with boat hook if needed. Of course, if it's blowing up a storm while doing any of these items, then, things can get dicey... but, in good weather and fair seas without crazy currents - No Problem!

That said: On our runabout we have a big, white, air inflated Taylor brand "corner fender" nicely bolted onto the Crestliner's nose and there are rubber rub rails all around on sides. Our swim step has its own fender-strip all around too. When cruising I let the tow out line out further.

I am surprised to see the long tow line that Hatteras shows in the canal pict on post # 76.

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