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Old 05-12-2010, 21:05   #1
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Is it a Nicholson 35 ?

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a Nicholson 35 from 1977.
Its a wreck and need a total overhaul, but when done I think I will have a very nice boat.
I live in South East Asia and boat repair is done quite cheap here.
I have one question mark however that someone here might be able to answer.
How can I be sure its a real Nicholson 35, produced by Camper & Nicholson in UK?
I don't have the hull number and it seems that no one knows.
A little advise would be helpful :-)

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Old 05-12-2010, 21:57   #2
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Try pinging the Yahoo C&N group. Someone there may have an idea - I think there are plenty of Nic 35 owners there:
campernicholson : This list will be a contact point for owners and admirers of Camper Nicholson yachts.

C&N made sturdy boats. We have a Nic 38 - very solid, lots of GRP and backing plates, excellent design. We thought about the Nic 35 (and there was a wreck of one near here that was overpriced) but opted for the 38 which was in good nick. (No pun intended).

Not sure if there is a Nic 35 user group, but there's a Nic 38 one here:
Nicholson 38 Owners Group

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Old 06-12-2010, 01:20   #3
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Hi Klaus

When Nicholson stopped building the Nic'35 they destroyed the moulds. The hulls were laid up by a couple of UK fabricators notably Halmatic, some were laid up by C&N some by Marine Projects. Early 35's had the main hatch off set to Port later 35's had a taller mast (with a joint about 7 feet up from the deck). All had a "V" drive system from engine to prop'.

Could you post a couple of pictures?

The old C&N archive has now gone, it is difficult to get original info' on any C&N hull. I have owned a couple (30 & 32) and may be able to help you.
The post above gives good advise to contact the Nic' list and Yahoo groups. The list is full of great folk.

I wish you all of the best in re building this 35.

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Hi,

I'm looking at buying a Nicholson 35 from 1977.
Its a wreck and need a total overhaul, but when done I think I will have a very nice boat.
I live in South East Asia and boat repair is done quite cheap here.
I have one question mark however that someone here might be able to answer.
How can I be sure its a real Nicholson 35, produced by Camper & Nicholson in UK?
I don't have the hull number and it seems that no one knows.
A little advise would be helpful :-)

Br
Klaus
We live in Krabi and I'm just curious as to where you would have the work done?
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We live in Krabi and I'm just curious as to where you would have the work done?
Hi,
It was my plan to have the rework done in Phuket, but I have no contrator for that yet.
It seem that the place with most boating is around Phuket island.
But if you have other good options I would love to hear about that.

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Could you post a couple of pictures?
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A beautiful boat - in my opinion.
I have spend almost 6 month looking at boats and have ended up with only two options that I think is the boat for me
The Nicholson 35 and a Ericson 39.
So now I just need to make the choice :-)
and its not easy. Both boats need extensive rework, but im OK with that as long as I get the right boat.

and thanks a lot for Your feedback so far
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:28   #8
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Thats a Nic 35 alright, Robbin's egg blue deck, distinctive dodger. My friend owns one of the same vintage. Beware of the wiring, and electrical panels if original, they are made by lucas and the cloth covered wire disintegrates over time Panel breakers are no good at all. He had some new ones brought from Britain and they never worked right out of the box. The other thing that you might be faced with is the teak cap rail. If the teak is in bad shape the hull deck joint will leak. My buddy removed it, epoxied and glassed it in and replaced it with an perforated aluminum rail for attaching things to. That joint on the mast may need some attention as well. It is an awesome boat though and is where I learned about sailing bigger boats. Can handle anything and was sailed from England years ago with side trips in the Med,, Hawaii and the Queen Charlotte's. It takes a bit of wind to get her going though. Not a light weight. Best sailing we ever had was in 23+ knots. Mind you, only flew the main and a 100% heavy jib. Have fun.
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For an absolute wreck she looks pretty damn good to me....
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