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Old 17-09-2020, 18:33   #121
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

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No need for me to look at my boat title - we are the original and only owners. Bought the boat from Herb in Sausalito in July 1977. Had actually seen it a couple of months before freshly imported and dolled up for a recent boat show - we went totally head over heels and headed home to Michigan to arrange financing. Problem: the bank wouldn't cut a check until the boat (collateral) was in Michigan and I couldn't pay Herb without a check from the bank (duh!). Herb shipped the boat COD to me in Michigan when I had maybe a $500 deposit on it.
I have just taken possession of what I believe to be an Roughwater 33, S/V Serenity here in Port Aransas Texas. It has a Westerbeke 30/ 4-91. I found some letters and numbers approximately 3 inches in size (each letter) and they appear to be glassed/built into the hull just under the engine but a bit to starboard side. It has an aluminum mast with mast steps and also came with a Monitor wind vane self steering custom installed in 1991 according to the vast amount of paperwork I found aboard when I took possession. I would sincerely appreciate any and all information/ advise anybody would be willing th share with me as a new Roughwater 33 owner. My Dream and my plan is to sail this boat alone with my little doggie Skipper completely around the entire Gulf of Mexico. Thank you in advance, may GOD Bless you and yours. sincerely, Trey Olsen Port Aransas Texas
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Old 19-09-2020, 19:19   #122
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I am trying to find out about this hull number found on the starboard inner hull just below the Westerbeke 4-91 and is routed into a 1"4" plank with "NO598832 NET. 9" May anyone PLEASE tell me anything at all from this number? I would be sincerely greatful. Thank You very much in advance. Trey, S/V Serenity (roughwater 33) Port Aransas Texas
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I am trying to find out about this hull number found on the starboard inner hull just below the Westerbeke 4-91 and is routed into a 1"4" plank with "NO598832 NET. 9" May anyone PLEASE tell me anything at all from this number? I would be sincerely greatful. Thank You very much in advance. Trey, S/V Serenity (roughwater 33) Port Aransas Texas
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Old 13-04-2021, 22:16   #124
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Hi, I realize this is an older thread, but I'm considering buying a Aries 32, actually pretty sure I am going to purchase it, but am confused about a couple of things, first if the Aries 32, Roughwater 33, Weatherly 32 and southern Cross 31 all have the same hull, why is ballast listed different between them, I mean the difference is between 4400 and 5000 lbs. Also the draft is listed differently for all of these boats with apparently the same hull from 4.5' to 5'. And finally what is the actual fuel and fresh water tankage on the Aries 32, the boat I'm looking at has apparently 2 - 35 gal. fuel tanks, is this the norm, the tanks are fiberglassed in, so that would lead me to believe that they are original, did specs change the over production run, most are listed with one 40 gal. water tank">fresh water tank, is this what most are finding? Thanks very much in advance for your responses as I cant seem to find any information on either point in my research.
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Old 15-05-2021, 12:08   #125
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Hey guys. I am in the process of buying a Roughwater 33. I had a question about the wood masts some of these boats came with. The boat in question is an aluminum mast but I'm curious as to the dimensions and construction of the ?Spruce? Masts that came on some of these boats, were they solid spruce? Hollow? Laminated? I'm curious as to how much weight of mast these boats can handle with the factory deck step arrangement. Not in terms of lengthening the mast but in terms of going from aluminum to a solid wood spar.

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Old 02-07-2021, 07:51   #126
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Good Morning Humans.
I have a question about the Weatherly 32..

Is the deck solid FG with teak on top, or FG with plywood core and teak on top??


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