Hi, from another ND Offshore
40 owner. My wife, Donna and I have been refurbing our Offshore
40 for a few years now. We are trying to get the boat back in the water
asap. Currently changing the stand-up chart table into a sit down forward facing one. Have re-done the aft cabin
, removing the veneer off the inside of the transom, re-staining the ash wood
strips along the hull
sides, adding insulation
Removed, bladder tank and installed waste tank in hanging locker next to head
. Removed all ballast and concrete mixture and replaced with solid lead. Re-painted engine
, re-wired engine
room, led lighted entire boat. Installed new ac units fore and aft.
The list goes on and on.
Before this we had a Morgan Out Island
41, but we did not care for the poor close quarters manuverability. We have not had this boat in the water
yet. We are very curious as to the handling and seakeeping manners the boat will have. How have you found your boat to be? Donna and I would love to be able to see your boat upclose sometime before you set off.
We have our boat in our backyard in Orlando for the re-furb and will be going into a marina on the east coast
as soon as we can finish up. You can e-mail us at email@example.com
We wish you luck in gettin out there, as we too are almost empty nesters.
Best Wishes, Pat and Donna -
Emmanuel (1985 ND Offshore 40)