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Old 01-19-2015, 08:13 AM   #161
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I have always enjoyed the GH series especially the GH47. Can any of the GH owners speak on the windage issue with them. My Californian now has the aft deck enclosed and even in a slight wind I have a huge amount of windage despite weighing in at 48K lbs. I definently could see myself doing the loop on a GH47 one day, unless I hit the lottery and then I am buying a Dashew FPB. I guess I'm a sucker for odd looking boats.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:30 AM   #162
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I guess I'm a sucker for odd looking boats.
I know the feeling! Oddboatitis disease....no known cure.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:35 AM   #163
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Conrad wrote:

"I am a bit confused about the N47 Spoonbill. You mention that it was built in 2009 and assigned a HIN, but 5 years later it was reassigned a new HIN and a March 2014 certification or completion date? Sounds odd to me, but as a Canadian maybe we do things differently here. Normally once a HIN is set, it is set."

Hi Conrad,

My first look at Great Harbor trawlers was the same PMM article you mentioned. The magazine did a huge spread on the original Semper Fi’s trip to Cuba and it was love at first sight for me. When I traveled to Gainesville from Hawaii in May of 2013 to meet with Ken to see an N37 for the first time, I brought that issue in my carry-on and had Ken sign it for me. I think that is the only time I have ever done anything like that. The addition of a flybridge option on the fourth N37 built only strengthened my resolve to own my own N37 someday. That day is not quite here for us yet as my wife and I are still waiting for Mirage to finalize the closing on our purchase of Semper Fi II.

I was surprised by Spoonbill’s HIN change as well. Coast Guard documented vessels require authorization from the USCG Commandant to change a HIN and permission to do that is rarely granted. One possible exception would be to correct an obvious error. For example, the last two digits might be changed from 60 to 06, to make the HIN reflect the actual model year (2006) of the vessel.

Spoonbill is still documented (#1218535) with the original HIN showing her as a 2009 model. Almost Heaven’s documentation (#1253389) has recorded the new HIN showing her as a 2014 model. In other words, the same boat is concurrently documented with the Coast Guard, under two different HINs.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:55 PM   #164
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I have always enjoyed the GH series especially the GH47. Can any of the GH owners speak on the windage issue with them. My Californian now has the aft deck enclosed and even in a slight wind I have a huge amount of windage despite weighing in at 48K lbs. I definently could see myself doing the loop on a GH47 one day, unless I hit the lottery and then I am buying a Dashew FPB. I guess I'm a sucker for odd looking boats.
Hello Knot head charters,
You might find some peace of mind on this here......
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http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...day-15917.html
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:11 PM   #165
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In other words, the same boat is concurrently documented with the Coast Guard, under two different HINs.
Thanks Richard, but I'm still confused!
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:58 PM   #166
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One of the really cool things I found about Great Harbour owners is that whatever model they owned, they were convinced that it was the absolute BEST boat for their needs.
But you couldn't convince a GH37 owner to take a GH47 on an even trade! And a GH47 owner finds it hard to believe that anyone can live aboard one of those "little" GH37s! Same with the N models. And don't even ask a GH owner if he/she would rather have an N! By the same token N owners wouldn't want one of those giant GH models!

In other words, everyone always seemed pretty damned happy with the boat they were living on! Strange, huh?
Eric,
Very true but we totally thought we would be buying a GH37 until we found Seven Tenths. I think a GH37 is a great boat and would not mind it if the GH47 was not available. The N - I just can't get my head around but have not spent much time on them. I know Joe love's his.
Yes - everyone does seem very happy with their Great Harbour boats. I am hoping the market has Ken building more soon.
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Knothead Charters,
As an owner of a GH47 for the past 7 years, I can speak to the windage issue and concern. One of my first installs was a PB200 wind sensor. The hard chines seem to help some but when in narrow passages or marinas, you do have to plan for the wind effect. My most recent docking had me spin a 180 turn in a fairway of the marina and back down the opposite direct so the wind helped move the bow vs slide the boat sideways. The twin engines and bow thruster can be used as needed.
Most of our time has been spent on the Chesapeake Bay with a group of boaters that were mainly express cruisers. We still laugh about a planned weekend at St. Michaels. The weather forcast on Friday morning was gale force winds declining to small craft warnings for the rest of the day. As soon as the gale warning was dropped, we looked at each other and said "Let's go".


The windage also seem to cause our boat to "sail" when on the anchor.

Our cockpit has a screen/isinglass enclosure installed.

Not sure what else to add.
Safe travels and calm seas,
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:12 PM   #168
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Thanks Richard, but I'm still confused!
Me too. This is from the FAQs tab of the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SELL MY DOCUMENTED VESSEL?

When the sale is finalized you may complete a U.S. Coast Guard Bill of Sale (CG-1340) or complete the “Sale or Transfer of Vessel” section on the reverse of the Certificate of Documentation (CG-1270). Documentation forms, fee schedules, and instructions are available for downloading on this web site. If there is an outstanding mortgage, the mortgagee (lender) should complete a Satisfaction of Mortgage. The vessel cannot be removed from documentation with an outstanding mortgage.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:38 PM   #169
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Does anyone know of a Great Harbour in the Pacific Northwest? I live in the Seattle area and would love to look at one in person. I just sold my 30' Tollycraft Sedan and Admiral and I are looking for something a little larger and the N37 looks to really fit the bill on everything we are looking for.
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A month or so ago we were down on Lake Union and a dealer downt here had a GH 37 for sale. Don't remember his name but he was just north of the China Harbor Restaurant building. He had mostly sailboats.

Ah-I just checked yachtworld and the boat is listed with Waterline Boats LLC. It is a 2001 and listed at $259,000.
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Great I'll have to make a trip over to try and see it!
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:21 PM   #172
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Great I'll have to make a trip over to try and see it!
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In your first post (welcome aboard by the way ) you mentioned you were looking for an N37. The one in Seattle is a GH37...be sure to brace yourself...it's a very different beast!
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Hi MurryM,
I did see that the boat was a GH-37 and as much as I have been on their website looking I am well aware the differences between the N and the GH lol. It would be hard to confuse those two, but reading these and other posts I can see that it happens all the time. I am really interested in the N but at least I can see attention to detail and build quality by looking at the GH if I can get over there.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #174
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Hi MurryM,
I am really interested in the N but at least I can see attention to detail and build quality by looking at the GH if I can get over there.
Thanks again!
That's true. I was lucky enough to see the entire GH and N series line in one day. The impression was pretty much the same. Huge space, brute build.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:32 PM   #175
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Does anyone know of a Great Harbour in the Pacific Northwest? I live in the Seattle area and would love to look at one in person. I just sold my 30' Tollycraft Sedan and Admiral and I are looking for something a little larger and the N37 looks to really fit the bill on everything we are looking for.

Contact Ken Fickett at Great Harbour Trawlers. If anyone knows, Ken will.
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There is a N37 in San Francisco and a GH37 in Seattle.
As far as the original thread...I am docked with Young America tonight - it is looking good.
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Eric, do you know anything about the 2000 GH37 Vicksburg?
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:59 PM   #178
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I think our Forum Member "Cardude" took a look at Vicksburg. Might want to check with him.

Meanwhile, this N-37 showed up at our local marina recently with this odd, but practical bow canvas. The owner noted that it kept the stateroom below 15 degrees cooler in the FL sun. He and his wife invited us aboard for a review of the vessel's amenities. A quick glance at the engine room and bosons locker reminded me of why i like the N-37 so much.
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CyberTiVo. Yes, I am familiar with Vicksburg - ex Ti-De's Dream. What would you like to know about her?

And Larry, yes, Esmeralda (N37 Hull #5) is, indeed a lovely vessel. The first N37 built with a crow's nest, she was our Miami Boat Show feature in '04.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:57 PM   #180
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Looking back thru old posts, it is noted that in November 2013, cardude had a contract on Vicksburg subject to survey and sea trials and then the deal broke down. I would like to hear what happened on it with the survey and sea trial. That boat has been on the market a long time.
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