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03-20-2013 03:23 PM
eherlihy
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

I found my notes...

The Watkins that I looked at was a Seawolf 33 by Watkins.
Base price in 1987 was $65K

It looked good in the pictures...
03-17-2013 09:28 PM
TheWollard
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

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Wow! Din't realize Miss Marisol had the upper bulkheads surrounding the head/shower removed. Sure seems ta open up the cabin and particularly the Vee berth more. I'll try to visualize well before I attempt anything similar.
My first impression was not positive. Then, as I thought about how open it made the cabin feel I realized I loved the shortened bulkheads. I will however, change out the penguin shower curtains.

I haven't been aboard Miss Marisol since last week when we made the deal. This weekend I was in ASA 101, which was fantastic. I really really want to drive the 4 hours and start the inventory and go sailing.

I'll be sure to take more photos and video as I get more time aboard.
03-17-2013 03:28 PM
deltaten
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

Wow! Din't realize Miss Marisol had the upper bulkheads surrounding the head/shower removed. Sure seems ta open up the cabin and particularly the Vee berth more. I'll try to visualize well before I attempt anything similar.
03-15-2013 04:15 PM
eherlihy
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

Nice!

I looked at a Watkins 34(?), and really liked the layout, but not the (lack of) storage. The one that I looked at also had *completely* rotted out core in the coachroof.

What is the chain drive for? The view of the electrical system scares me a little, but you can clean that up.
03-15-2013 11:20 AM
TheWollard
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?


I made a brief video while checking out our new W27. Have a look.
03-11-2013 11:43 AM
TheWollard
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

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Ya done good Ryan! Norm, rest his soul, kept a smart boat. I've used photos he'd posted over on the other site as reference; re: rigging, traveler and clutches.

Here's to pleasant cruising!
:clink:
I could see his handy work in every part of the boat. The electrical system, rigging, custom hardware, and even the standing rigging.

He obviously loved her. I wish I had been able to meet the man, but I believe I'll know him quite well through Miss Marisol.
03-11-2013 10:37 AM
Shinook
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

Good stuff! Congrats!
03-11-2013 10:29 AM
deltaten
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

Ya done good Ryan! Norm, rest his soul, kept a smart boat. I've used photos he'd posted over on the other site as reference; re: rigging, traveler and clutches.

Here's to pleasant cruising!
:clink:
03-11-2013 09:32 AM
TheWollard
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?



We're buying Miss Marisol!

It's a '78 Watkins 27. There's a new custom traveler for mainsheet control above the cabin, new rigging, sails in great shape, diesel purr's, roller furling head sail, solar power with inverter, auto helm, chart plotter, like new cushions, and more. It's ready to cruise.

I'm meeting the seller at their bank on Thursday to pay. They have a loan, so we're going to use my payment to get the title released. If anyone has advice on buying a boat in this situation, let me know.

We'll keep it in Port Charlotte for 1 month, then sail down to Islamorada and keep at a family house there until late summer. I'm thinking Dry Tortuga's this spring/summer too.

I'm so happy!
03-11-2013 12:20 AM
Shinook
Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

How was it?
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