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Considering this 43'; any advice

Discussion in 'Hatteras Yacht' started by DetroitCoho, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. CaptRonn

    CaptRonn New Member

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    One of the boats I'm currently looking at is a Hatteras 43MY (1985). It has the engines I want (Cat 3208). The boat has sat for a while and will need the usual clean up and various maintenance items attended to.

    What I have noticed is when boarding at the dock a very noticeable roll when stepping aboard. Does this model boat have a lot of roll to it while underway or anchored out?

    Also two of the cabin windows have cracks, so will need to be replaced. Is this a big or difficult job on these boats?

    Engine room is not as big as I would prefer, but it does appear I can get to everything.

    Any thoughts?
  2. dennismc

    dennismc Senior Member

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    Apparently the new design of the 43 model with the bridge moved over top of the salon has according to some increased the roll tendency , I also was thinking of an 85' model in Ca but hesitant to bring it up the west coast because of the potential roll issue.
  3. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    If it rolls at the dock when you step onto it, it's going to roll underway (at least at slow/idle speeds). Now on plane it might not at all, that depends on speed and hull design. A 37' whaler I run, rolls considerably when you walk from one side of the stern to the other, but on plane it doesn't roll at all.
  4. dennismc

    dennismc Senior Member

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    Also may very uncomfortable at dockside unless in in very quiet Marina waves wise, Admirals don't like that.