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Old 20-04-2013, 10:04   #211
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We love our pilothouse!! Night watches are pretty sweet being able to sip coffee in a t-shirt with all instruments right there. It is nice not being in a cave at anchor too.
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Old 20-04-2013, 10:37   #212
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+1 for the reverse Bridge Windows, which I always try to recommend if the client is open to functionality.

Another big advantage of them is that it cuts down dramatically on Bridge Glare when underway at Night


Perhaps it is just me… but on photo that Noordkap looks a bit bow heavy, with too low a freeboard for its size?
That was my impression too.... looks like it'll be ready to submarine big time coming down a big wave....
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Old 20-04-2013, 10:54   #213
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That was my impression too.... looks like it'll be ready to submarine big time coming down a big wave....

Always tickles me when people point out that this will lead to a wet boat. When water is coming over the bow, the helmsman will be warm and dry inside!
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This looks like a decent start in a smaller pilothouse... although a little long in the tooth...22k.... 1965 Grampian Pilothouse 32 sailboat for sale in Florida
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I think this is the best pilothouse version of a venerable cruising-live aboard sailboat
1974 Gulfstar MS53 Pilothouse sailboat for sale in Florida
And it is available at a reduced price.
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I think this is the best pilothouse version of a venerable cruising-live aboard sailboat
1974 Gulfstar MS53 Pilothouse sailboat for sale in Florida
And it is available at a reduced price.


Looks more like a hard dodger than a pilothouse.
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The Grampian. I love it.


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The Grampian. I love it.


Looks like a heck of a boat for $22k Asking...looks can be deceiving though.... two barbeques! how can you go wrong.... haha
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Nope - it is a real aluminum pilothouse - with all of the navigation and sail systems operated from inside. We call it our "penthouse" as we spent most of our time living up there while cruising the Caribbean in shade and shelter from sun, wind and waves.
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Looks like a heck of a boat for $22k Asking...looks can be deceiving though.... two barbeques! how can you go wrong.... haha
is that a champ 34 under that pilothouse addition or what ,,reason i ask is neighbour was trying to sell one for last 5 years without pilothouse,,is that factory option back then? thanx if u repty
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I think this is the best pilothouse version of a venerable cruising-live aboard sailboat
1974 Gulfstar MS53 Pilothouse sailboat for sale in Florida
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You must be joking about great reduced price as i slept on one in 1983 for sale for 44k and in much better shape,,, these old boats are a remodal/renovation project.. anyone who doesnt beat the price down to 50k for starters has been smoking weed since 1974 and is off-the-wall or won the lottery or inheritance route,, caveat emptor is my advice same as force 50s and formosas ,,be careful as you are buying a serious maintenance project with existing rusting fuel tanks etc that are NOT cheap to replace,,,Carpe diem on these prices is not the rule,, Take your time and seriously analyse the situation and your abilities of repair at discount prices,,, i have literally seen and witnessed later after closing the brokers laughing at the POS they just sold to some Newbie... Thank me later,,,
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You must be joking about great reduced price as i slept on one in 1983 for sale for 44k and in much better shape,,, these old boats are a remodal/renovation project.. anyone who doesnt beat the price down to 50k for starters has been smoking weed since 1974 and is off-the-wall or won the lottery or inheritance route,, caveat emptor is my advice same as force 50s and formosas ,,be careful as you are buying a serious maintenance project with existing rusting fuel tanks etc that are NOT cheap to replace,,,Carpe diem on these prices is not the rule,, Take your time and seriously analyse the situation and your abilities of repair at discount prices,,, i have literally seen and witnessed later after closing the brokers laughing at the POS they just sold to some Newbie... Thank me later,,,
Damn ! It looks like a nice boat from the photo and description ,and the lady looks good too..
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Damn ! It looks like a nice boat from the photo and description ,and the lady looks good too..
coulda made a commision? shyte
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