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Old 09-08-2013, 07:15   #1
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Hey, any Nicholson 31 owners out there these days??
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:38   #2
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I've got a Nic 32.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:26   #3
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No Nic but my Contessa 32 is sometimes mistaken of one. There is one near me in Kingston N.Y. ,looking to get aboard as I hear she is such a fine boat. Will tell owner of your post when I track him down.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:45   #4
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There used to be an association for CN31's but seems to have fallen off and inactive. Bought this one last year from a person "state side" who had out fitted her for the North West Passage. He made it as far as Newfoundland, Canada and the trip dissolved for some reason, lucky for me because I ended up with an opportunity to pick up an incredibly equipped sailing yacht at a great price.
Always good to talk sailing with everyone but especially nice to chat with other owners of the same sailing vessel for ideas and problem solving, if any.
By the way, if anyone is unfamiliar, the North East Coast of Newfoundland is a fabulous sailing destination and can take a life time to explore.
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Hey Colin1, haven't seen any CN32s up here, what year is she and how long have you had her.

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Old 09-08-2013, 14:44   #6
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Hello Terry,I'm based in England and latterly so is the boat.However a while back went about I.C.W. for a bit never did see another 31 or 32.Amy was built 1970 and I've owned her for 14 years.Lovely boat you have there,she will look after you in almost any weather.
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Camper & Nicholson seem to have got it right for designing a good blue water yacht, a little tight below deck for a family but minor discomfort. Yes, 20 + knts she only starts to show what shes made of!
It would be interesting to sail both the 32 and 31 to feel how different the two designs are.
Colin1, did you sail over across the pond and back in your 32?
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yes crossed the pond a couple of times.I'm not a great sailor, so the boat has always looked after me not vise-versa.Not that au fait with 31's but I think you have a taller rig,I struggle in light airs so I have a water sail which( I kid myself) helps.One day I plan to rig a hank on ghoster on a short removable 'sprit f'ord of all.Do you have a trys'l on yours? Do you have slutter rig?
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Yes she has the inner stay, detachable lower end, I guess you would say slutter rigged, not a term I was familiar with? Mast height 47 ft and she is very stable, haven't been able to get the rails in the water yet and not from lack of trying!

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Spent last winter in the Abacos aboard our Nicholson 31. Wonderful. Hope to repeat.
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Yes I have a Nicholson 31, which I purchased new 34 years ago.
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There is a Yahoo group for Nicholson owners you might like.
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Nic 31 association forum has some reoccuring issues, keeps getting hacked for some reason?
Yes Blueprintbill, there is always questions, I see you are well aquanted with your nic. "34 years" outstanding, this will only be my 4 season with Showa, many more I hope.
You have extensive experiance with the nic 31, have you ever replaced a gudgeon and/or pintle or had an issue with either, or heard of anyone?
not that I have, but after almost 40 years service they are on my mind, Unfortunatly such items usually don't show fatigue until failure.

I did have to rework/fibreglass my lower rudder support skagg "keel support" as it was cracked, large piece missing on leading edge of rudder, so that got me questioning the other two points.
I asked the question on the nic31 forumn but did not get an answer.

I would assume that they would have to be custom made rather than off the shelf, everything on line is for smaller applications.
What is your hull # and where you sailing out of?
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Nic 31 association forum has some reoccuring issues, keeps getting hacked for some reason?
Yes Blueprintbill, there is always questions, I see you are well aquanted with your nic. "34 years" outstanding, this will only be my 4 season with Showa, many more I hope.
You have extensive experiance with the nic 31, have you ever replaced a gudgeon and/or pintle or had an issue with either, or heard of anyone?
not that I have, but after almost 40 years service they are on my mind, Unfortunatly such items usually don't show fatigue until failure.

I did have to rework/fibreglass my lower rudder support skagg "keel support" as it was cracked, large piece missing on leading edge of rudder, so that got me questioning the other two points.
I asked the question on the nic31 forumn but did not get an answer.

I would assume that they would have to be custom made rather than off the shelf, everything on line is for smaller applications.
What is your hull # and where you sailing out of?
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I just noticed a Nic 32 on the San Francisco craigslist. Looks good and seem low priced for such a nice boat. Nic lovers should take a look. _____Grant.
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