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Old 13-12-2009, 22:11   #16
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Thanks Bruce!

As a matter of fact, we have already found out how difficult it can be. We had a bit of a run in with the concrete piling and lost a 2 foot section of our teak as a result of it. We looked into bow thrusters and they are running around $20k. We love the boat and although it is our first boat, we couldn't imagine having a different one.
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Old 13-12-2009, 22:19   #17
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Two words,

Power Squadron

Join the local group. Take the classes. You will not be disappointed.

Looked at a few of those boats.. along the years. You took on a big bit to chew. Good luck with her. Make sure you have a big bank account to help fix the myriad of items that older Taiwan boat have. Beautiful boats, but lots of maintenance. Of course all boat have maintenance, so if you got to, might as well have one your proud of.
Post a picture of her please.


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Old 14-12-2009, 07:08   #18
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bow thruster

If your boat is still up on the hard and you can afford it, I would put in a bow thruster. My boat is a single screw 63' at 65 tons and I use it almost every day. I got a sidepower 27 hp for about $3500 and another $3000 to install. Mine is hydraulic but they also have 12 V electric.
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Old 14-12-2009, 09:33   #19
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Bob-thank you for the information. We will definitely look into it. We do have some pictures that I will post. We finished refinishing the teak before the weather turned and have focused on the interior items for the winter.

Lorenzo-Unfortunately, we are live aboards and she's no longer on the hard. The quote we received was an unofficial one, and haven't really looked into pricing. It looks as though we are going to have to look into it further. Thank you.
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Old 14-12-2009, 09:43   #20
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FYI-posted 3 photos.
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Yes shes a bigun.
Good luck with her. A lot of elbow grease and a fair amount of money and she will look proud.
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Old 15-12-2009, 09:08   #22
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Thanks! It took a while to get the 3 years of grime off her from being on the hard for 2+ years.
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I owned and lived aboard Wyvern from 1981 to 2004. May have some info for you. I'd be delighted to speak to you about the old girl.
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How are things going with your project? i just bought a Hudson 50 myself and I would be interested in your experiences with your boat
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Old 16-02-2011, 11:07   #25
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Oceandeep, things are going great. We have been living, working and playing n the boat. DJ has worked out kinks with wiring and engine issues. Redesigning a nav station and replaced most of the running rigging. What year is your Force 50? If you'd like to know more, or have specific questions, shoot me a private message or shoot me an email.
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Old 16-02-2011, 14:41   #27
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Welcome to the Cruisers Forum! I'm always intrigued to hear about a Hudson Force. "Hudson Force" has been the middle and last name for the males in my family since the late 1800's. I've often wondered where they got the name. ......useless trivia, but welcome!
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Re: Hello from Hudson Force 50 - San Francisco, CA

Congrats on stepping into reality! Cruising is living!

Be sure to watch Captain Ron a few dozen times before you cut the dock lines.

I'd recommend hiring a good local delivery skipper and maybe even an experienced crew member for the trip from SF bay to Ventura.

Read everything you can get your hands on... right now.

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Welcome to the Cruisers Forum! I'm always intrigued to hear about a Hudson Force. "Hudson Force" has been the middle and last name for the males in my family since the late 1800's. I've often wondered where they got the name. ......useless trivia, but welcome!
Thank you and that's very interesting regarding your family history.
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