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Old 04-08-2016, 13:56   #1
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Nicholson 31

Saw a Nicholson 31 for sale, appears to be set up quite well for passage
making, though due to wide spread Osmosis over the entire hull & rudder
it needs a complete peel & re glassing job below the waterline, quote being
$AU 15K, does this price sound excessive? If the vessel was acquired at a good price reflecting the needed repairs/restoration, would it still be worth going through with as they do appear to be a well respected Classic boat.
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Why not just go sailing ?

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Very Profound...
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What is that in US$? I watched that done once, tricky to get it all even. $15k sounds like a fancy boatyard price. You would loose your ass on this boat if you kept on doing stuff like this.
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Re: Nicholson 31

NICHOLSON 31 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Like this?

Top quality design. Too bad the sample you have suffers from osmosis - perhaps she spent many many years in the tropics?

Normally they do not get excessive pox, not at Valiant levels.

They are great boats and osmosis done in-house would cost about 5k where we live (dry and hot throughout the year). If you are in AUS then maybe as well in some latitudes. In NZ you need a shed and heating. I guess the same in the US.

The same job done by a pro team is $$.

Clean samples easily fetch EUR 30k in the EU. At times way more.

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NICHOLSON 31 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

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Top quality design. Too bad the sample you have suffers from osmosis - perhaps she spent many many years in the tropics?

Normally they do not get excessive pox, not at Valiant levels.

They are great boats and osmosis done in-house would cost about 5k where we live (dry and hot throughout the year). If you are in AUS then maybe as well in some latitudes. In NZ you need a shed and heating. I guess the same in the US.

The same job done by a pro team is $$.

Clean samples easily fetch EUR 30k in the EU. At times way more.

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Yes that's the one, I just bought it for $AU 17,000, it has a heap of quality gear onboard, Power Survivor Water Maker, Wind/Wave Duogen, Monitor Windvane + Autohelm 2000, & Icom Electronics to name a few. I believe when the Osmosis is sorted properly I will have one hell of a boat.
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$15K australian sounds ok to me if it is a professional job. No reason the hull can't be fair afterwards. Mine is better than new....

I'll post some pics tomorrow of what is possible... between puters at the moment.
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$15K australian sounds ok to me if it is a professional job. No reason the hull can't be fair afterwards. Mine is better than new....

I'll post some pics tomorrow of what is possible... between puters at the moment.
Yes, would like to see your pics for sure, I will have someone knowledgeble watching the repair process & taking progress photos, as I'm down Antarctica at the moment so obviously can't be there...yes, it is being done by a Professional Fibreglass repair company, they should give a warranty on their work yes?
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How big are the blisters?
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Yes that's the one, I just bought it for $AU 17,000

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I believe this is about 12k EUR money.

Congrats!

So now you have a hell of a boat at a very very decent price. The rest is your sweat and where the dream takes you.

If you are in a dry part of AUS and if you can store the boat ashore, any osmosis challenge can be fixed in-house with your effort and maybe some help from fellow sailors.

Let us know what comes next!

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How big are the blisters?
Around a maximum of 20mm in diameter, and most of the hull & rudder
is covered with them, a Surveyor recommended fixing the issue properly
by having it completely peeled & reglassed by professionals otherwise he said it would be an Ongoing issue. I'm not in the position to do it myself, working on another continent at the moment. It was suggested to have this particular yard do the job, and the boat would be ready for me on my return, he could oversee the repair process to make sure it was done properly.
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I heard in the early 80's that Australian built Nics had osmosis issues.

If you bought one recently without blisters I would suggest that someone would just have gone down the bog'n'fill road...

Photos to follow...
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Done by Brin Wilson/Osmosis Solutions, NZ.

$30k NZ, 39 foot boat.

Vinylester plus 3 layers of glass...

Money well spent

1/ The problem

2 & 4/ stripped

3 & 5/ Frocked up with two other ladies

6/ HotVac pads at work
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More pics....

1/The stuff they used.... the rest are self explanatory.

Keel was also dropped , blasted, epoxied.......

I'll stick these in my gallery for future reference....
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I heard in the early 80's that Australian built Nics had osmosis issues.

If you bought one recently without blisters I would suggest that someone would just have gone down the bog'n'fill road...

Photos to follow...
Who did you hear that from? I believe this Nich 31 was built in England and sailed out here via Cape Horn, with stopping in BC & Canada
I did read a post somewhere of it being seen & talked about in Vancouver.
Where on the Hull is the Hull No. stamped? then it will be easy to trace.
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