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On the other hand what of the Nordhavn motor sailor ? Man that is one ugly sucker.
... isn't that the one CD was drooling over??

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... isn't that the one CD was drooling over??
Nope nordhavn 46. I would take a 62 but that would put me back to the day job, so from where I am sitting (in my bathing suit as I type this), my Catalina 400 is the perfect boat!!!!!

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Fuzzy- a lot of the Nordhavn's have a small wing engine off to one side as a "get home" back up, usually have a folding two blade prop. Single engine is the most efficient, but twin screw sure would be nice for close quarter work.

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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the most welcome posts.
Well, where do I begin. Lets just say travelling by sea was my future and Julie (my wife) knew that. She knew it was not going to go away when I started frequenting SailNet again and talking about single-handing. Actually not one of my finest moments, and upon reflection, one I regret. As I said in my post, after some reality checks and soul searching, we Have to be together and well, my wife is simply not a sailor. As you may have remembered, I was considering a large Cat too. I had contacted Gregor Tarjan & discussed putting a deposit down on a newbuild Aeroyacht Alpha 42. That died a natural death after a while, and all avenues always came back to a Nordhavn. It's the only boat where Julie came alive and actively discussed our future sailing the world together. So in retrospect, it always was a no-brainer, just took some time getting there.
We sold the house, sold the stink-pot (finally!!) bought our N62 and moved aboard a month ago. I will continue to work, but we'll travel in-between those work periods.

The plan is to tackle the PNW this spring & perhaps Alaska in the summer, coming back down the West side, and completeing a circumnav of Vancouver Island. Providing all goes well there, our plan is to head south in the fall 2013. Once we leave Vancouver, the boat will not be coming back to Vancouver until we have traversed God's blue earth.


Our N62 - hull 18 - has already circumnavigated the world, so we are in good hands. She's powered by a single Lugger (325hp) and has a 'get-home' engine (called a "wing") - a 70 hp Lugger with a separate shaft off to the stbd side. The Wing also sees double-duty as the main source of hydraulic power (thrusters, anchor, winches, etc) so is exercised regularly. We're truly spoilt here, and nothing hard about it - apart from paying for the diesel I guess
It's a pleasure taking part here again. Ciao.
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John,
It is the close quarter work that most appeals with the twin main engines, though yes I can understand the economy advantages of the single.
I guess in reality after building so many boats and being pretty much the undisputed kings (??) of the world cruising power boat Nordhavn know a thing or two about one or two screws.

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nemier- hope to cross paths with you and Julie somewhere this summer in BC. Sounds like a great boat.
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the most welcome posts.
Well, where do I begin. Lets just say travelling by sea was my future and Julie (my wife) knew that. She knew it was not going to go away when I started frequenting SailNet again and talking about single-handing. Actually not one of my finest moments, and upon reflection, one I regret. As I said in my post, after some reality checks and soul searching, we Have to be together and well, my wife is simply not a sailor. As you may have remembered, I was considering a large Cat too. I had contacted Gregor Tarjan & discussed putting a deposit down on a newbuild Aeroyacht Alpha 42. That died a natural death after a while, and all avenues always came back to a Nordhavn. It's the only boat where Julie came alive and actively discussed our future sailing the world together. So in retrospect, it always was a no-brainer, just took some time getting there.
We sold the house, sold the stink-pot (finally!!) bought our N62 and moved aboard a month ago. I will continue to work, but we'll travel in-between those work periods.

The plan is to tackle the PNW this spring & perhaps Alaska in the summer, coming back down the West side, and completeing a circumnav of Vancouver Island. Providing all goes well there, our plan is to head south in the fall 2013. Once we leave Vancouver, the boat will not be coming back to Vancouver until we have traversed God's blue earth.


Our N62 - hull 18 - has already circumnavigated the world, so we are in good hands. She's powered by a single Lugger (325hp) and has a 'get-home' engine (called a "wing") - a 70 hp Lugger with a separate shaft off to the stbd side. The Wing also sees double-duty as the main source of hydraulic power (thrusters, anchor, winches, etc) so is exercised regularly. We're truly spoilt here, and nothing hard about it - apart from paying for the diesel I guess
It's a pleasure taking part here again. Ciao.
I do really wish you the best of luck and I do understand why you have made that choice.

Boats like those can look a lot more seaworthy than smaller sailing boats and I really hope that after sailing in some bad weather your wife does not decide that after all the boat is too small and uncomfortable.

Besides the fuel costs you will experiment another problem that is common to all big boats: They could not enjoy the close protection of land as a smaller boat can and small coves and shelters would be out of limits specially if there is any other smaller boat there.

Of course you have more chain and are able to stay more away from shore and that's what bigger boasts do, but it is also less sheltered and uncomfortable there. You cannot also look were you drop your anchor and normally sandy bottoms are close to the shore. I have seen many big boats that were on the same anchorage than me, but more offshore, dragging away where all smaller boats, closer to the shore could hold on. An anchor watch will be more needed than in a smaller boat.

But you got a boat the size of a house and that is just great to live aboard and I am sure it is not only your wife that appreciates that.

Please continue to post about your circumnavigation. I think that many would like to have news about that, motor boat or not, me included. After all many have sailboats and cruise motoring most of the time

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Nordhaven great quality boat...shes a beuat. We will let you stay as long as your the anchor boat for the raft ups and parties.

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Hi guys / gals,
,,,,still getting my daily sailnet fix,, (awesome community)
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WOW, what a beautiful boat! Love the refit work you've done!

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