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Discussion in 'Burger Yacht' started by Yargen, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Yargen

    Yargen New Member

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    We are looking to purchase and restore a 1960's Burger Motor Yacht. Anyone out there done this before. Any helpful advice? Anything special we should be paying additional attention to. Does anyone have any strong feelings about hull color? The traditional color is white, but we would really love to see it with a glossy black hull. Is this burger heresy? Does one not change the color of a classic hull? The 60's Motoryachts are very similar to the proposed "Burger Timeless Classic" and is depicted with a black hull. What do you think. Let us know.
  2. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Black or dark blue hulls is always nice to look at. Not so nice to paint since it will reflect every irregularity and then you have the maintenance...

    But this Burger was stunning when she used to be in Monaco;

    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/5321-post6.html
  3. K1W1

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    Hi,

    Lars,

    That's a pretty neat feature where you just linked to one part of that thread.

    How did you do that?
  4. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    I opened that particular post by clicking the #nr in the upper right corner, then copied the url....:)

    It makes it easier to get spot on, but sometimes you lose the context. Then again, the whole thread can be opened, also from the upper right corner.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for that Lars.

    It seems to be much better way to go when trying to show something in another thread instead of people having to troll through the whole thing especially if it's a multi page monster.

    I tried the same trick at a PC Forum I visit and it works the same way there.
  6. Yargen

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    Hey, thanks for the reply. I really like the look of a darker hull. I guess I am going to have to weigh the pro's and con's. Thanks for adding that photo. That's what I am going for. If anyone else out there has any info or links to sites that may assist in my restoration I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great weekend.
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    1960's Burger

    Look closely at the tops of fuel and water tanks. Have experienced corrosion in previous boats ive run.
    Also closely check stern tubes going through fuel tanks. Can be big trouble.
  8. veggie_burger

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    Just give the yard your check book

    Also check under the goo poured in the bow under the chain locker.This can be a nightmare to remove and replate and repair this area. If there is a hull mounted anchor under the stainless anchor plate is usually rotten to the core. Check the bottom of the fuel tank and the margins of the fuel tank next to the owners and guest cabins. The areas around each seacock is also suspect. It might be prudent to just sandblast the hull and look at what you have. As stated up one post the shaft tubes are a real expensive pain to replace and are suspect always and really need to be inspected with the shafts out of the boat. Most always the aluminum deck under the teak is rotten and has to be replaced. Then pull off the teak caprail and get rid of that rot.
    Then you have 45 year old plumbing and electrical systems. The fun is just beginning. I'm getting a headache thinking of more stuff.