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Old 13-02-2014, 18:45   #1
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Lord Nelson Victory Tug

I'm in the process of purchasing a boat as a live board and would welcome any feedback on the Lord Nelson Victory Tug. I am looking at both the 37' and 41'. Any likes, dislikes? How is severe or slight is her roll at sea?

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Old 13-02-2014, 19:06   #2
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

That's about the slickest looking tug/trawlers I've seen - but new to me. We are sailors. Do they have an owner's forum? You might look.

Looks like low CG which is good for manerlyness. Round flat stern may pitch but deep cutwater looks favorable.

For what its worth, our 36 ton X 58 foot Camper Nicholson ketch has a 24 inch 3-blade prop. 2:1 reduction with Westerbeke 115 HP straight 6. The prop is Hundested variable pitch. Pitch control is manual crank on deck. This allows us to adjust the prop pitch to sea and wind conditions. This saves a lot of fuel and gives us huge thrust at low boat speed. This is a valuable option if available. A high end variation of this automatically adjusts the pitch according to a progis ram module based on rpm, speed, exhaust temp etc. (magic) A fringe benefit is that you can pitch the blades to stall a run-away.
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Old 13-02-2014, 19:19   #3
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OMG I want one. They look like magic. Goes to the top of the list for when I'm too old to sail
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Old 13-02-2014, 19:33   #4
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

I've worked on a few and have a neighbor with one. Like everything Lord Nelson, they are very well built. Never been out in one, but the underbody is similar to a Nordic Tug, and I would expect it to roll like one.
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Old 13-02-2014, 19:51   #5
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

Beautiful boats indeed. Know nothing about construction quality. Marina mates had one and I remember it had minimal ventilation; very hot in the summer unless you have A/C. Suggest the same post on: Trawler Forum for possibly more insight.

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Old 13-02-2014, 20:29   #6
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

I used to own a Lord Nelson 35 sailboat.
Construction, design and access to systems was excellent.
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

Some interesting aspects of the Victory Tug as observed by its owners.
In The Details - Lord Nelson Victory Tug (LNVT)

See also:
http://www.classicyachtmag.com/PDFs/...-Issue-One.pdf
http://www.classicyachtmag.com/PDFs/...pring-2007.pdf
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

May be You like to have also a look at this:

Classic 58 CONRAD YACHTS CONRAD YACHTS

this:

Jack London CONRAD YACHTS CONRAD YACHTS

this:

Classic 80 CONRAD YACHTS CONRAD YACHTS

this:

Classic 63 CONRAD YACHTS CONRAD YACHTS

and this:

Classic 50 CONRAD YACHTS CONRAD YACHTS


The last two are stiil projects only, but other were buil already
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

I'm yet another sailor that would definetly consider one of these some day! Beautiful boats and from the looks of a quick google search and study a very well made one too! Happy hunting and keep us informed!
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Here's a LNVT we saw at a fuel stop on lake Pepin during a trip down the Mississippi.
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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

Too bad the decks weren't a little wider and they're aren't waist-high railings, otherwise I might have one.

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Re: Lord Nelson Victory Tug

Thanks to everyone with all the responses as well as the abundance of resources I can research. I'm still very much a sailor at heart so your time and feedback is very much appreciated!
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