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Old 08-06-2011, 15:28   #16
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Its probably sold by now. That has happened to people who post a link to a boat they are looking at, suddenly it becomes very attractive and offers start rolling in on it. Good luck.
I'm not to worried.....if I can help somebody sell his boat why not. First in wins, there are plenty of others to go around.
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Old 08-06-2011, 15:51   #17
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Re: Pros and Cons On Pilothouse Yachts

I love my pilothouse but this thread needs a con . Pilothouse means a smaller cockpit.
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Old 08-06-2011, 16:50   #18
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I too love my pilothouse, great boat for me with lots of room but there are times I wish I had more cockpit space. She sails fairly well but not built for racing.
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Old 08-06-2011, 17:13   #19
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That is absolutely beautiful..... it looks like a painting you can't stop looking at.
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Thanks for that- all that hard work paying off! Now just the exterior.
Proof that all pilothouse "motorsailors" dont sail like a slug...




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Old 08-06-2011, 17:21   #20
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Thanks for that- all that hard work paying off! Now just the exterior.
Proof that all pilothouse "motorsailors" dont sail like a slug...




Nice--Really nice!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:47   #21
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Re: pros and cons on pilothouse yachts

Here in the UK we always call them 'Motor Sailers', we do not get the kind of weather some of you guys get and if your going to be in heavy weather you sure want to be in a Motor sailer.

As for steering most of our Colvic Watsons are duel steered from the tiller when under sail or wheel when under motor power.

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:03   #22
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I sure like the look of your boat Tynesider...and a tabernacle/deck stepped mast to boot...must be great for canal work.
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Here in the UK we always call them 'Motor Sailers', we do not get the kind of weather some of you guys get and if your going to be in heavy weather you sure want to be in a Motor sailer.
I guess here you could say all motorsailors have pilothouses but not all pilothouses are motorsailors. It depends on the amount of sail carried.
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Colvics are sure nice boats!
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Re: Pros and Cons On Pilothouse Yachts

Thanks for all your thoughts, we are going to make an offer on the Adams subject to Survey and motor check. We love the layout inside and it is in better condition than the pictures tell. It is beautiful.
I think I could fit a tiller to it which I think it needs but other than that we like it. I keep reporting on our progress.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:34   #26
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Here in the UK we always call them 'Motor Sailers', we do not get the kind of weather some of you guys get and if your going to be in heavy weather you sure want to be in a Motor sailer.

As for steering most of our Colvic Watsons are duel steered from the tiller when under sail or wheel when under motor power.

That is a good looking boat Tynesider and I can see you love it. Thanks for posting that photo.
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Here in the UK we always call them 'Motor Sailers', we do not get the kind of weather some of you guys get and if your going to be in heavy weather you sure want to be in a Motor sailer.

As for steering most of our Colvic Watsons are duel steered from the tiller when under sail or wheel when under motor power.


"Duel" steering lol! Makes me think of the other day when I was taking the boat out. I was tooling along in the fairway just inside the breakwater at Shilshole, when all of a sudden the boat suddenly turned to port towards the breakwater. I counter steered to starboard and it suddenly veered that way. I'm thinking what in the hell is going on? This went on for a couple of minutes.Then I look below into the pilothouse and see my 4 yr. old daughter madly spinning the wheel one way and then the other. She thought it was hilarious! I was not laughing however. Duel steering indeed! She really had me going, wrestling the helm all over the place, trying to figure out why she wouldn't go in a straight line...
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People who like pilothouses tend to hang out in cold places. People who don't like them tend to hang out in hot places.
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We have owned our Cal Cruising 46 for 29 years, 18 years living aboard and 9 years cruising. WE love the pilothouse, 400 gallons of diesel fuel and she sails like a dream. Bill Lapworth design. Satori has been the perfect boat for my wife and I.
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We have owned our Cal Cruising 46 for 29 years, 18 years living aboard and 9 years cruising. WE love the pilothouse, 400 gallons of diesel fuel and she sails like a dream. Bill Lapworth design. Satori has been the perfect boat for my wife and I.
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