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1964 76' Broward named 'Tica'. Looking for information...

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  1. GBHL

    GBHL New Member

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    Hello all.
    I am new to this forum. I am just finalizing the purchase of a 76' Broward, named 'Tica', which is presently located in Destin Fl. This is pending inspection/sea-trial/survey.

    First of all I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this boat. She was built in 1964.
    I have also been informed that she must be moved from her present mooring. I would like to keep her in the Destin/Ft. Walton area at least for a couple of months, so I am looking for any recommendations for Marinas in the area. I have researched on the internet, but there is nothing better than to hear first-hand accounts.

    I will be travelling to view things on or about Feb. 11th after I get home (I work on an offshore dive-support ship). So being pre-armed with as much info as possible will certainly help me out when I get to Destin.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    Malcolm
  2. olderboater

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    We've docked at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin. Many of the marinas there cannot handle your length. I believe Bluewater Bay can. I don't know of any in Destin Harbor that can. Shalimar, located near the air force base, can.

    Sandestin is a very nice resort. You'll have a side tie there. Bluewater Bay is well protected but you're stretching them size wise. They also have a dry storage facility so a bit of in and out traffic. They are at Rocky Bayou. Shalimar only has a couple of t's large enough. They are more boatyard than resort.
  3. Capt Ralph

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    Congrads
    A new ship is always exciting. A ole Broward just makes it better and maybe more work.
    Keep us up on your new ship and projects. We like to watch....
    ,rc
  4. YachtForums

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    I have several years of blood, sweat and tears into a 1982 72' Broward. There are other Broward owners onboard YF as well. Hopefully Tica will come with good documentation. Most of it was destroyed in a fire that gutted the yard in 1996. The subsequent owner Glenn Straub wasn't exactly helpful. More like uncooperative. It was one of the reasons that YachtForums was developed; to connect with other Broward owners and crew. Good luck with the survey! Please report back. :)
  5. GBHL

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    Thanks for your various replies. I will keep you informed of how things progress and which marina we finally end up at, and hopefully meet some fellow YF members for sundowners!

    Malcolm (In case anyone was wondering, my forum name of GBHL is the radio call-sign of the first ship I sailed, way back when).
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  7. GBHL

    GBHL New Member

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    As with so many disasters of this nature, it is a culmination of many small things that lead up to the grand event. As a professional Merchant Mariner, our fire-fighting training is quite exhaustive, but no matter how much you may train to fight a fire, the primary importance and emphasis is on PREVENTION!
    This is also relevant to anything including your house, workplace or indeed your yacht. You don't need to fight a fire if there isn't one!

    I am sure that most forum members practice good housekeeping, but it is always worthwhile doing a hazard-hunt, especially after any ship-yard repair periods or spring cleaning. How about those oily rags in the corner, or the rags covered with varnish or linseed oil? Consider spontaneous combustion. We have special containers on board my ship for oily rags only. Where are the gasoline containers for the motor dingy located? etc., etc. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.

    Also after reading the report, as the senior electrical officer on board, well, don't start me off on that!

    Rant over.

    Happy, and above all, safe sailing.


    Malcolm
  8. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    One thing that should be mentioned is that a lot of older models are attractive because of their price. Just be prepared to lay out 100K+++ after purchase on a 50 year old yacht.
  10. Capt S

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    We are looking at the yacht named TICA. It seems this was for sale earlier this year but it doesn't look like Malcolm purchased her. I was trying to find some additional information. We have a survey from 2013 but it looks as if another survey was done in 2015. Can anyone help?
  11. Anna09

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    Hello there! I am new to this forum. Been interested in being a skipper since i was probably 3. This is not an interest but a passion. And I hope I am in the right place to talk about it and share my experience. :)
  12. Belle

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    Welcome Anna. So where are you in your quest? What have you done to pursue your passion? Glad to have you aboard.
  13. Anna09

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    Thanks belle. For now I am taking it slow. I have my certificate and a bay boat that I take for spin sometimes. This is just the beginning. I don't plan to make a career in this but I sure can't seem to be away from the sea waters.
    I plan to buy something new by the next year. I am saving for it :cool:
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    I know that my interest will peak after I talk to some of the experts on here and I might get some useful tips too. My father was the one who really inspired me. A man of few words. But when he took me sailing with him I saw him as a different man completely. That's what the sea can do to you I guess.
  15. Oscarvan

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    Nice thread spin....... (crawling back under rock.) :confused:
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    I know of two 76' Browards, both on the hard at Millers Marine in South Port Fl. This is on the outskirts of Panama City. The word on the street is that they are sisters, having come down the assembly line side by side. I do know that at least one of them is for sale. But will require DEEP pockets to bring back. I was aboard this one last week. And while she has some breathtaking areas, she also has some serious structural issues. Anyway, two cents worth of happy.
  17. saltysenior

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    the Tica (this I can't afford) was owned by Jim Walter of Walter Homes.....it stayed at North Palm Beach Marina for part of the year way back when.....It was also a victim of the lift failure at Spencer's in W.P. Beach...
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    I been keepin' an eye on Tica for a few months m'self, a friend turned me on to it. He's mapped out on google maps all the complete ports that he thinks a ship like that could get in to (based on length, draft, height off the water, etc)... he's got plans to take a boat up the amazon, through the carribean, up the east coast to greenland, iceland, scotland, enter the rhine at amsterdam an' take the canal to the danube, come out the med, explore the nile...
    he hasn't decided between rounding africa or taking the suez canal, but he ain't keen on passing between yemen and ethiopia...

    ya get the idea.

    Anyhow, hi all!
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  20. Capt J

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    I certaintly would not want an old WOODEN Broward MY for that voyage.