Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: North Brookfield, Mass.
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The Colvic Watson Motorsailer has a pedigree second to none
Hey Mike..... them's Fightin.... Words......
I don't know much history of the Nauticats (Finland) before the 70's but the original 33 that mine is the say... 3rd generation of, is also from the 70's.
Back on topic..... I agree that home made tabernacle in the O.P. is a poor effort. About 15 years ago I had a Nimble Arctic 25 Pilothouse trailer sailer (American made) that had what I considered to be the best tabernacled mast I've ever seen. It took yours one step further by also having a plate (the whole thing was beefy like yours) on the front above the pivot pin so that when it was lowered and the pivot pin was removed it was still totally captive in all directions. I used to raise and lower it myself although chances are good that the mast itself was not as beefy as yours. The tabernacle on the Nimble almost seemed out of place because it was such a massive piece of work. A nice little boat but from what I can see definitely not in the same class as yours.
Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI