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Windkiller 02-05-2012 09:17 PM

Danica 16 owners Unite!
I'm looking to hunt down the other Danica 16 owners out there
As they were built in Vancouver BC Canada I suspect most are still in BC
I know of 3 personally of the 25 there were made
Any others out there?
A couple of us were thinking of having a rally

danica16 08-22-2012 04:26 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Hi, I have been looking to buy a Danica 16, do you know of one for sale ?
If I am lucky to get one I would be interested in meeting up with some owners.

Windkiller 08-22-2012 10:56 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Hi there
I have a danica I love!
There was a guy selling one a few months back
I'm emailing him to see if he still has it and wants to sell it
I'll let you know

danica16 08-22-2012 11:21 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Many Thanks

Windkiller 08-24-2012 03:02 AM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Sorry Steve , the fellow got back to me but hes since decided to keep his Danica, best of luck

truewin 07-11-2013 11:02 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Is there a seal or seem running the length of Danicas from bow to stern?

Thank you.

Windkiller 07-12-2013 01:32 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
I think from the bottom of the keel it looks like there is, though I'd have to go check.
It isn't evident anywhere else though
Out of curiousity why do you ask?
(the last post I did here was about 10 months ago!)

truewin 07-12-2013 09:55 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
I've been seriously considering buying a Danica, but some pictures seem to show an odd looking seam running down the middle -- the last thing I want is to have my boat split in half :(

Hmm . . . this site won't let me paste a link, so just google "danica 16 ebay" and you should find an auction ended page with a little picture of a blue Danica 16. Click on "see original listing" to see the one I'm referring to.

Mouse over the first picture to enlarge it and notice the apparent seam covered by a metal strip screwed or riveted into the hull's centerline.

I considered bidding on this boat because I've developed a lust for a Danica, but the price seemed silly considering the great deals you can find on old boats nowadays.

But a Danica with four round ports, pretty salty - I want it!

Windkiller 07-12-2013 10:55 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Hi I looked at the photos
I don't think splitting in half is a concern with most Danica/Nordicas
THe metal strip is just a keel protector. Some Nordicas have them running the entire length of the keel front to back. I can see a few patches/repairs on the keel but with a well-used looking Danica like that one it's not entirely surprising and nice to know someone was paying attention and patching it up. I have a small section I did on mine too. On the ebay Danica I would be more concerned about these items:

- The top of the rudder(cheeks I think they're called) look non original and like they're conventional plywood, also it looks like it's a little too big/tall. The tiller shouldn't flop down onto the back of the cockpit like that.

-I would ask/check out the cabin sole. Somebody has added something to the cockpit floor around the bottom of the compression post. A common problem in both Nordicas and Danicas is soggy floatation foam.

-THe top of the cabin looks oddly flecked with the gellcoat worn through or cracking or is paint overspray, I can't tell

-the bright work all needs to be done(some body painted it blue..ick!) I like doing this sort of thing on a little boat so no big deal, i had to do mine and it was quite pleasing.

- Why is the motor mount facing sideways???

- What are the sails like? there's no mention of Sails?
new sails for a Danica could run up to $1200-1500!!?

- It was one of the models with the inboard outboard,(thus the cutaway rudder) the builder/designer Peter Hahn told me they made a few like that but it didn't work out to well with the 2 stroke outboards they had at the time, too smokey on the cabin, that's not a minus though, it could work well with an electric or 4 stroke though it's likely been glassed in

- Nice trailer and many other good points too, pulpit and pushpit!
Danicas are great boats, I really love mine!! It's on the Nordica 16 yahoo site in the Nutmeg or piracy photo folder

I would ask a tonne of questions if i wasn't able to see it first hand
Where are you located
There's one for sale in Vancouver(where they were built...only 25 made!)
********Sailboat for sale - includes moorage - $3900


Windkiller 07-12-2013 10:58 PM

Re: Danica 16 owners Unite!
Oh yes and how's the runnning rigging and blocks
Replacing it all could cost a few bucks too!

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