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Old 05-24-2022, 10:58 AM   #11701
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I attempted an AQUAHOLIC-style walkthrough tour of a Nordic Tug 42 at the Anacortes Boat Show last weekend. It was kind of fun to do. Nice boat.
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:14 PM   #11702
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Spotted this. Good layout, looks to have ridiculous range for its tankage, probably due to its narrow design.
https://boatquest.com/boat-details/2...04qedQKNNM330Q
It's basically a sailboat with a pilothouse instead of a mast.
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:30 PM   #11703
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It's basically a sailboat with a pilothouse instead of a mast.

I have that boat. Cruised it for a few years then added a mast and a decent sized sail plan to reduce the roll. It rolled really bad (and fast) without the mast, but now it’s stable when the wind is blowing.

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Old 05-31-2022, 11:05 PM   #11704
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I find this interesting:


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Old 05-31-2022, 11:54 PM   #11705
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I'd love a boat like that for coastal cruising and river/canal running. Would make a fantastic live aboard too.
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Old 06-01-2022, 04:20 AM   #11706
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Interesting that the builder decided to install a grid cooler instead of split pipe cooling. I've only seen that on steel boats with high hp engines (like tugs).
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:30 AM   #11707
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I attempted an AQUAHOLIC-style walkthrough tour of a Nordic Tug 42 at the Anacortes Boat Show last weekend. It was kind of fun to do. Nice boat.
https://share.icloud.com/photos/047H...nK1LooF5pwPSkg
Yup that’s why we bought one!!!!
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:37 AM   #11708
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Looks pretty nice but I'm not a big fan of all the carpeting inside.
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:59 AM   #11709
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Boat’s in NEB getting all carpet removed and replaced by Amtico right now. Totally agree.
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:07 AM   #11710
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Boat’s in NEB getting all carpet removed and replaced by Amtico right now. Totally agree.
Sounds like a good plan Hippo. Hope you will post some before and after pics.
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Old 06-01-2022, 07:22 AM   #11711
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Yup that’s why we bought one!!!!
Hipp... if you get a chance, post a couple photos for engine and gen set compartment. Didn't notice that area showing in the video. Thanks! Art
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Old 06-01-2022, 12:44 PM   #11712
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I watched a video yesterday comparing the Delphia 11 Electric to its Diesel sibling. The boats are identical except for the propulsion. They're Class B boats, so definitely inland cruisers, but they look to be pretty nice. Pretty sure they said they're displacement hulls, so slow boats.

Nicely laid out, good configuration options, and surprisingly inexpensive for all the features they have.

https://www.delphiayachts.com/en/delphia-11-electric
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:05 PM   #11713
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Function over Appearance?

So this is the Le Boat company (should be Le Bumper Boat) that charters these boats out of Smiths Falls on the Rideau canal in Ontario Canada. The boats are setup to cruise the Rideau canal and the many lakes that are part of it. Clearly experience isn't a requirement for renting one of these vessels, as you will see.

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The below picture shows the heavy hard rubber fendering at the gunnel, waterline, and vertically about every 10'. Not only is this a fashion statement, but clearly a warning, "venture near me at your own peril".

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The people doing several locks with me were quite competent in handling the boat. Equipped with large powerful bow and stern thrusters, it seemed there was no thermal limit to how much side shuffling they could do.

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The one possible improvement would be to have the bimini top extend further forward. It rained most of the day when we were locking together.

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When leaving the second to last lock, the dockmaster informed us that there was another rental boat coming that was bouncing off the trees on both sides of the canal. Like a 4 year old trying to drive a bumper car and continually over compensating (plus bow and stern thrusters). He finally stopped as everyone knew he wasn't going to make it past our 2 boats. We left him behind in the capable hands of the lock master.

No experience required.

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Old 06-01-2022, 06:17 PM   #11714
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Greetings,
Mr. OC. I watched one of La Boats "maneuvering" around a mooring buoy in Big Rideau Lake one year. He ran the thrusters, both bow and stern for nearly 10 minutes, pretty well non stop, the whole time. I suspect they're hydraulic and NOT electric.
Haven't seen any bumper car pilots, yet, year but the season is young.
From what little I've seen of them, they're pretty nicely set up.
I expect you'll be in my neck of the woods tomorrow or Friday.
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Old 06-01-2022, 09:43 PM   #11715
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Power Boat TV did 2 segments in 2019 on Le Boat. You can find them by searching for Le Boat on powerboattv.com.
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Old 06-02-2022, 10:48 AM   #11716
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How beamy is that Le Boat?
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Old 06-02-2022, 11:09 AM   #11717
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We're between boats and so have signed up to be "Bumper Boat" drivers

Chartered on for a week in August...will share our experience with the forum when done.

They are single engine that drives a hydraulic prop, bow thruster, stern thruster and generator.

Looks like the Admiral will not have to use her fender setting skills.

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Old 06-02-2022, 12:22 PM   #11718
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Nicely laid out, good configuration options, and surprisingly inexpensive for all the features they have.
What sort of pricing range?
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Old 06-02-2022, 08:33 PM   #11719
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Interesting 125' - Free Motor Replacement!

West Coast - Buy the boat - get a new motor for free...!


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Old 06-02-2022, 09:09 PM   #11720
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