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Old 06-01-2014, 17:28   #16
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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

An old friend of mine crewed on one in the Med for a while back in the 70's. She said that it was a hell of a good sea boat.

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An old friend of mine crewed on one in the Med for a while back in the 70's. She said that it was a hell of a good sea boat.

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This is what keeps coming up over and over again with what I read about the Golden Hind on the internet. If someone is looking for a "performance" design, this is not the boat for them. If they are looking for a "trusty mule", then don't overlook the boat. It seems to have a reputation for "delivering the goods", particularly when needed.

I am supposed to close on a 1968 Alberg 30 this week, (and, if I don't want this one, there is another 1965 Alberg 30 right near by!), but the boat is in need of quite a bit of work. (It's history is, it has been sitting "on the hard", and uncovered, for 8 years. Over time, water has made its way down underneath the "keel cap", has frozen, and has split the keel. The repair is not a big deal to me. I've been doing this kind of work for 30 years. But, there comes a time when even I have said, "I have had enough!".

Anyway, I have stumbled across a local 1968 Golden Hind 31' (plywood) that just keeps "tickling" my brain cells. There is just something about the boat that sets it apart from the other boats from that era; Alberg 30, Pearson Triton 28, etc.

I am in the midst of exchanging e-mails with the seller right now, trying to set up an appointment for me to look at the boat. I am holding off on either of the Alberg 30 purchases until I get a personal, "better feel" for the Golden Hind.

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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

NICE LOOKING BOAT.

I can only recommend that you do all work yourself that you are competent to do. Anything else will require a massive wallet. Experience. 58 foot Camper & Nicholson 1984 damaged in hurricane Ivan & neglected.
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Old 12-01-2014, 15:51   #19
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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

ok so a quick update yesterday i wnet to a marine store to buy some books about restoration 2nd we are going to clean up the boat and do electrical and plumbing
next weekend
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ok so a quick update yesterday i wnet to a marine store to buy some books about restoration 2nd we are going to clean up the boat and do electrical and plumbing
next weekend
More free advice. Get the boat indoors so you can freeze the deterioration. The repairs you do may require a re-do by the time you have completed the list. I see this all around our yard where beautiful wooden cruisers get new planks almost as fast as others rot away.
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Old 13-01-2014, 12:34   #21
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its fiberglass so we don't have to worry about rot
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Old 19-01-2014, 22:18   #22
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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

ok so this weekend i went to the boat! i was pleased to see that there was nothing at all wrong with the structure of the boat! we now have a sail count we have 2 Genoas 2 main sails 2 storm jibs and a spinnaker and oh also just a normal jib also a tri sail! we found a boat Bimini so we took it home to clean it along with the sails and cushion covers. now to the bad . So we found quite a bit of rot and mold in the cabin (nothing to do with the keel or actually boat structure) so we have to replace some of the rot with new wood and we washed most of the mold of with mold gone stuff. 2md we need new engine as we thought the Lister will not work at all so tht will be about 3000 (btw if any of u have a motor for sail CHEEP like 1000 or under tell me!!!!) so other then that nothing really OHHH and we have a doger that needs to be built! so ya thanks you guys!
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I would love to see some pictures.
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Old 19-01-2014, 22:38   #24
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i will try to get some up soon!
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i will try to get some up soon!
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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

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Can you rebuilt the lister?
Having the same engine mounts might make replacement faster and easier.
Looking forward to more pictures
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pete we would but there are no parts for the lister motor we have as it is from about 1975 we are thinking we are goign to buy an outboard 4 horse for now
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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

I only peruse Seattle area craigslist from time to time but there are used diesel engines there for $1000 more or less.

Sorry about he Lister. They are tough but won't last forever. Have you priced parts in GB?
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Re: Golden Hind 31 Restoration! :)

Here's a site if you don't have it already:

Lister Petter Parts & Spares
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This is a little confusing. The one I was about to look at was a fiberglass over plywood construction. Is that the way yours is constructed or is it solid fiberglass hull?

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They were (are?) built in Plywood, GRP (IIRC hull only) and steel - by various boatyards and DIY over a few decades. Results are therefore mixed, especially as they age .

But a fair few have travelled far and across oceans.
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