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13 Hours Ago 05:20 PM
Flossie Mac
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

We live in Aurora and have a 79 27.
05-10-2016 09:56 PM
Mike_NC
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

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Originally Posted by Mikekaz1 View Post
Hi all. I'm considering the purchase of a Watkins 33 to utilize as a liveaboard, but ideally I would like for my boat to also be capable of extended trips, say the Bahamas and points south through the Carribean (from Florida). I see Cosmomariner started this post years back with the opinion that with the right prep, blue water passages are feasible. What do you think?
I intend to sail my Watkins 27 on the sounds in NC.You should post your question on the Yahoo owners website, I am sure someone will help you out.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/watkins/info
05-07-2016 10:51 PM
Mikekaz1 Hi all. I'm considering the purchase of a Watkins 33 to utilize as a liveaboard, but ideally I would like for my boat to also be capable of extended trips, say the Bahamas and points south through the Carribean (from Florida). I see Cosmomariner started this post years back with the opinion that with the right prep, blue water passages are feasible. What do you think?
04-18-2016 09:27 AM
deltaten
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

All this work/planning gain' on makes me fell like a slacker.
Oh, yeah! Electrical stuff needs done , too! *kicks. self in a$$* But gotta do/finish glass work first and foremost...LOL

Gonna go down this Tuesday for the duration; with many trips back to "base" for items needful and forgotten. Haven't been down since early Jan., so there's liable to be quite a bit to do:
recommission engine, to move boat to home dockage
re-comm balance of winterized stuff
re-stock consumables
clean and clean again
plus alla the other stuff needing done on a regular basis

Y'all have a great season. Keep posting as to goings on. It keeps me on track

Beast,
Paul
04-17-2016 10:32 AM
Mike_NC
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

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Originally Posted by Bacchus258 View Post
I am working on my 1980 Watkins 27 and find the Yahoo group very helpful. I have been blogging about the plethora of work I have been doing on my boat Bigtooth. Bigtooth - A Watkins 27 Journal

I have been following your work with interest. Unfortunately, I don't have the skill, patience, money, or time to duplicate your effort. I'm just hoping to get out on the water safely without someone thinking that mine is a derelict boat that someone has abandoned.

Mike
04-17-2016 08:50 AM
Bacchus258
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

I am working on my 1980 Watkins 27 and find the Yahoo group very helpful. I have been blogging about the plethora of work I have been doing on my boat Bigtooth. http://ourbigtooth.blogspot.com/?m=1
04-12-2016 10:10 AM
dennismenace111
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

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Originally Posted by Gary Watkins 30 View Post
I bought an '88 Watkins 30 about a year ago. The boat was in great shape, just needing some bright work. The one issue is rain leaks, some fro stations and fittings that are and easy fix, but the real issue is the portlights. The is no identification, but most are telling me that they look like Luwmars. My research reports Bowman as being used in the later 80s. Starting to reset the ports and need to replace gaskets. Any thoughts.
Gary,

Where did you buy your boat?? I was looking at a W30 also around that time... the one I was interested in was in Titusville, Florida.
04-12-2016 10:09 AM
dennismenace111
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Watkins 30 View Post
I bought an '88 Watkins 30 about a year ago. The boat was in great shape, just needing some bright work. The one issue is rain leaks, some fro stations and fittings that are and easy fix, but the real issue is the portlights. The is no identification, but most are telling me that they look like Luwmars. My research reports Bowman as being used in the later 80s. Starting to reset the ports and need to replace gaskets. Any thoughts.
Go to the Watkins Owners Yahoo group...there are alot of owners there that have already done what you are planning and can help....also look at Watkins* Owners Home Page On the left side of the page there are links to parts suppliers.
04-07-2016 11:42 AM
Mike_NC
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

Chad,

Do you have a yard that allows liveaboards while on hard? We have one near us, maybe you have one in Elizabeth City.

MDT
04-07-2016 08:12 AM
chadc
Re: Watkins - A good old boat.

I haven't done anything yet really vehicle repairs have stolen money from the repair fund.

I don't expect the portlight replacement to be much hassle since it should just be removing some screws, cleaning, resealing/replacing and putting the screws back in. I plan on ordering the portlights by the end of this month.

Hopefully I can have it hauled out before the end of may and then hopefully complete all of the work that needs to be done out of the water completed within two weeks. A strict timetable is important for me since I most likely will have to find somewhere to stay, I live on the boat, while it's hauled out.

I need to replace some wiring but due to money constraints I'll likely end up just doing some wiring repairs where absolutely necessary.
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