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Can a hatteras handle this?

Discussion in 'Hatteras Yacht' started by sam356, Nov 1, 2011.

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  1. sam356

    sam356 Member

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  2. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    If you can handle it, the boat can too...
  3. Kafue

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    As an owner of a 1970/2001 Hatteras, let me assure you, these boats can handle anything you can (as AMG put it).
    However, you may need to do some alterations.
    • Hatches: DELETE
    • Portlights: DELETE
    • Engine room Ventilation: DELETE (speak to Marmot/K1W1 or similar for alternative.)
    • Exhaust system: See above.
    • Upper helm, hmmm, not sure, the Hatt 53 is a bit wet, so maybe just leave it and see how you go.
    • Boat shoes should be worn and preferably nailed down.
    • Dive gear or at least a snorkel: Imperative!
    • Periscope: UP!!!
  4. travler

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    looks like another day fishing to me

    travler
  5. NYCAP123

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    Hopefully you intend to pay cash.:cool:
  6. SHAZAM

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    I ran my old 65 Hatteras through some really nasty weather a couple of years back (15' to 20' seas). I ended up losing the stbd outrigger, broke two antennas, lost the port spray rail, flooded the engine room, ended up ripping off several feet of ss rubrail and had just about anything inside the boat that could break end up breaking. I also created a number of cracks and quiet a bit of delamination in the stringers and web frames in the lazerette area. The engine room flooding also screwed up a number of pumps in the engine room as well. Could the boat handle it? Depends on what your definition of "handle it" really is.
  7. tirekicker11

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    For some reason I never feel save on board a powerboat in moderate swell and above. I know and understand sailing boats and know that the keel will do what it's designed for but powerboats I never trust.
    Maybe I need more time at sea on boats like these.
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    Meanwhile, coming into an inlet with a big following or quartering sea under sail scares the devil out of me. I want the power to keep up with the waves. All a matter of what you're used to.
  9. sam356

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    I think being in storm all day and night will wreck any yachts. That Destroyer hit that one wave it look like half of his ship came out of the water. Then he went straight down, that wave look to being over 100 feet. I;m not a ocean person your stuck out there in a storm you can't run away. I'm very happy with the chesapeake bay at least I can see land.
  10. MaxPower

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    interesting ...

    i wld hv thought different ...

    if it's a steel hull, yes, i agree to yr comment. if it's grp, i don't cos it'll prob get shattered in those seas (as in the video) ...

    pls comment. i'd love to know ...
  11. Kafue

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    Guys,
    I am sure it is a tongue in cheek rhetorical question!
    Any nut crazy enough to take a Hatteras or ANY similar boat into that deserves to surf home on his stupidity!
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  12. Marmot

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    Not necessarily:

    Coyote
    Hooligan V
    VM Matériaux
    Rambler 100
    Gino Motori
    Bounder

    The list could go on nearly forever and grows each year.
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    Actually, I tend to agree. Not to say she won't be bruised and battered, but by the time most boats roll over or break up the skippers have already been through several underware changes. I know I've had the devil scared out of me more times than I can count and the boats made it in fine. The only thing that kept me going was a lack of alternatives (Scotty wouldn't beam me up, and walking off the job didn't seem like such a good idea).
  14. tirekicker11

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    :)
    All true. It's just the feeling I have.
    The ratio of boat in the water vs. boat above the water in case of a planing powerboat just doesn't feel right to me.
  15. Marmot

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    You mean there is supposed to be something in the water? :D

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