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Old 11-27-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. We have just joined the Trawler Forum. We have a Ranger Tug 29 and enjoy cruising the Pacifc North West. Plan to spend July up in The Broughtons this year and head to Alaska next year. Also want to do the Great Loop in the next few years - probably in three years but already starting to plan. We may move up to a bit larger tug - either a 37 Nordic or 34/36 American - they both sound like excellent boats. Appreciate any advice anyone would have on these tugs.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:16 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard from across the pond.........
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:55 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have some great plans.

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Old 11-27-2016, 07:32 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard, from BC's north coast

Does this mean we now have Dauntless and (mini)Dauntless on TF
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:38 PM   #7
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Welcome Hugo,
I taught school briefly in New West in the 70's. Kept my boat at Captian's Cove Marina in Ladner. Was about the 6th tenant then.
Tug yachts are great. They say tug yachts have phony stacks and phony skippers. The NT 32 has been my favorite boat for many years.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:45 PM   #8
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They say tug yachts have phony stacks and phony skippers.
Hey!

Them's fightin' woids!!

You got a small Willy!!!
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:43 PM   #9
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:36 PM   #10
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Welcome to TF Hugo. I hadn't heard of New WM so I googled it. Boy, you are right in the midst of some great boating. How about sharing some pics of you boat with us?
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:02 AM   #11
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Thanks for the welcome

Thanks everyone for the welcome. Here is Dauntless up in Smugglers Cove this summer.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:27 AM   #12
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Hi Hugo,

After many years cruising the Inside Passage in trailer boats, we moved to a Nordic Tug 37 last spring. Perfect size for us - wanted two staterooms. Traveled 4500 nm over the summer, starting only three weeks after purchase. Love it!

Asking prices for American Tugs were mostly way higher, sometimes even for the single-stateroom models.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:44 PM   #13
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Welcome aboard!

I have a 37 Nordic Tug, hull #15, built in 2000. I've had the boat for three years and have taken it to AK each summer—about 2000 hours of running time total. I really like the boat!

It's super efficient. I typically cruise at 1300 rpm, making about 8 knots and burning a little more than 2 gallons per hour. With 370 gallons of fuel onboard, there's plenty of range for any coastal cruising.

The boat is easy to single hand (pilothouse doors and bow thruster!) and there's enough space to have guests.

NT generally selected good quality components and installed them well. I've done lots of upgrading, but haven't had to redo or fix anything because NT installed it poorly or it failed prematurely.

American Tugs tend to be newer (they started building boats in 2000 I believe, NT in the 1980s), and thus more expensive. The 34/365 AT is similar to the 37 Nordic, but with one stateroom instead of two. The AT also has a slightly shorter salon/galley and slightly larger head. Nordic also built some single stateroom 37s...they're really nice boats if you rarely/never have guests aboard.

Let me know if you have specific questions or want to see a NT37 in person but without a salesman. My boat is in Seattle right now but I'll be cruising in the San Juans, Gulf Islands, and hopefully up to Princess Louisa starting next week. Back in Seattle for the boat show in January.

I bought my Nordic through Steve Scruggs, the factory-direct salesman for American Tug. He's knowledgeable and fun to work with....recommended. There are a bunch of good 37s on the market right now in the PNW, and these boats are small enough that they can be shipped relatively economically.
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