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Old 07-13-2012
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Re: Looking for a 32ish ft Pilothouse

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Quick update:
We are now the proud new owners of a North Sea 33 (designed by Andy Davidhazy, built by Ta Chaio in Taiwan). It's in true 'project' condition... after being neglected for the past five years or so, but it's one boat that will be worth the effort. She's up on the hard now in Vancouver, and we're just starting into a summer of land-yachting... almost all cosmetic work, but starting with a complete exterior paint job. Looking into walnut blasting right now if anyone has any input on the matter (want to remove all bottom-paint and strip/prep the topsides for new paint... maybe the deck/house while I'm at it... sigh... hehe). Having done a complete bottom job on the Luna 24 last year, the hours and hours of sanding are still burned into my skull... soda-blasting or walnut seem to be a much better alternative...

In the end, we looked at a Cooper 316, Gulf 32, and considered a Rawson and a NS34... the heavy scantlings and no-nonsense feel of the North Sea 33 that we got really appealed to me, and all the majors were sound (hull, engine, spars, sails) on top of that I connected with the family of the Naval Architect and got copies of the original drawings of the boat... kinda fell for it Anyways, couldn't be much happier with her maiden voyage up from Port Townsend, WA. Thanks for everyone's input!
Congrat's. What yard are you in? You'll quickly find just how small a 24 footer is when doing the bottom (and the top) of this boat.

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Re: Looking for a 32ish ft Pilothouse

Ya, I am pretty aware of the cubic nature of the increase in labour that comes with adding length to the boat... If the we could have planned an Alaska trip around the 24 footer, believe me, we would be! Boat's at Shelter Island now for the summer...
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Re: Looking for a 32ish ft Pilothouse

Congratulations, sad you didn't go for an Alberg so we could race .
Hope you have a blast with her!
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