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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By yachty
Talking Replacing Teak Decks . . .

We are just finishing removal of our teak decks. We have a Nauticat and True Blue is right, they are fastened down to a solid fiberglass subdeck (no coring). The screws penetrate the subdeck and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 6,249
Posted By yachty
Thumbs down The boatyard blues . . . .

With almost ten years professional experience in the yacht brokerage business I have to admit things are pretty bleak for a boatowner.
On the central North Carolina coast there are several...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By yachty
Wink Chalky surface on gelcoat

I have been redoing our boat and there is oxidation on a hull that has lots of gloss. The best way I know, and I have done this many times, is to clean the surface with soap and water. Remove...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,445
Posted By yachty

It has been for sale for years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By yachty
Charger/Inverter Opinions . . .

On topic of charger inverter choices, would like to hear opinions on Xantrex and Mastervolt products. Are there other choices you'd recommend? For dock use and with Honda 2000 generator.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-09-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 13,662
Posted By yachty
Wink Pilothouse windows and doors . . .

There is a one door model available. It still would leave the starboard (single) door vulnerable.
I have reinforced my doors but a huge rogue wave would certainly do damage. Stormboards on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-09-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 13,662
Posted By yachty
Talking Nauticat Motorsailer

As an 8 year owner of a Nauticat 33 I can only echo what "TRUE BLUE" said. We have been doing a refit for this last year. My wife and I have gotten up close and personal with our boat. Some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,670
Posted By yachty
This weekend I will be . . . .

Replacing the 25 year old teak deck planking with closed cell foam and fiberglass cloth. Perfection for final finish. Installing aft deck hatch in the process. The coach roof and forward side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 34,925
Posted By yachty
Cool Sailing Favorites . . .

The North Carolina coast has wonderful places to visit. Clean water, good winds and great beaches. It is usually possible to sail year round.
I'll never forget Skaneateles Lake in central New York...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By yachty
Bottom Job

Hey All!
I removed the gelcoat from the bottom of our Nauticat 33 with a gelplane. It had about 1000 gelcoat blisters but none had penetrated the layup.
The gelcoat was quite thick about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By yachty
Cutlass Bearing

It sounds like there will never be a better time to replace it! Not expensive and you can do it yourself.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 5,821
Posted By yachty
Nauticat Owner

As a Nauticat 33 owner for 8 years I can tell you a great deal about these boats. They are well built, high quality and easy to work on. They are not the best sailboat from a performance...
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