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Old 12-08-2013, 15:59   #1
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Any Nimrod Owners?

Just joined the group and am looking forward to getting to know everyone. Purchased a 1969 Westerly Nimrod last week and I'm sure I will have some questions for the group. I hope to provide input to other questions as well.

Any Nimrod owners out there?
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Old 13-08-2013, 09:51   #2
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My mom was going to name me Nimrod (dad intervened)...... thats about all I know about Nimrods. But I can welcome you to CF...Welcome!
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Hey... Welcome to CF mate...
Westerly's are great boats.. good choice of maker...
Speaking of which... this isn't the one on E-Bay recently that I was outbid on in the last 5 seconds... is it...?
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My mom was going to name me Nimrod (dad intervened)...... thats about all I know about Nimrods. But I can welcome you to CF...Welcome!
Isn't it past your bedtime nimrod

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Old 13-08-2013, 10:10   #6
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You know it is buddy!! Long time!
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Isn't Don L a nimrod (adj) owner?
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Opppsss... no.. not you.. I was E-Bay UK... teach me to check Avatars b4 posting...
This may prove useful if you don't already have it..
http://www.westerly-owners.co.uk/
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Old 13-08-2013, 10:28   #9
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No, found the Nimrod on US Craigslist a couple weeks ago (lots of other Nimrods there too )

I've reserached to see why anyone would name a boat Nimrod other than to make sure my friends and insurance agent had a good laugh. Found two: Noah's great grandson from the bible, and name of the first boat to explore the south pole. Anyone know the real story?

Thanks for the warm welcome.
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No, found the Nimrod on US Craigslist a couple weeks ago (lots of other Nimrods there too )

I've reserached to see why anyone would name a boat Nimrod other than to make sure my friends and insurance agent had a good laugh. Found two: Noah's great grandson from the bible, and name of the first boat to explore the south pole. Anyone know the real story?

Thanks for the warm welcome.
Have no info on the reason for the name but for the curious... this is what they look like.. 18ft weekender/daysailor...
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Old 13-08-2013, 11:01   #11
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Here's a pic of mine----needs some TLC (and a new starter winder for the outboard---discovered the hard way last Sunday). Otherwise great little boat.
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Nice looking boat.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Re: Any Nimrod Owners?

I see this is an old thread but I really like this as a learning/fishing boat. I like the westerly boats all round so I am drawn to this one in north of ireland I have been thinking about,



https://yachts.apolloduck.com/boat/w...-nimrod/584092

comes with a trailer for 1600 BP. it seems reasonable except I would have to trailer it back to Portugal or only use it when I am in Ireland which is not ideal for what I wanted.

Are there any similar boats like the nimrod I should be searching for? the closed cabin is important as I want to sleep in it when I do weekends on some inland lakes.
Prices in Portugal for boats seems high to me for small boats or just not listed online so I am considering buying elsewhere and bring it to Portugal.

I have been looking at some marinas but just starting so I guess time will tell



Still thinking about where to register as well I can do Ireland or Portugal.

Any suggestions or advice appreciated. I am new on the forum so I am combing to find threads.
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