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Discussion in 'Midnight Lace Yacht' started by meblom, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. Farmertan

    Farmertan New Member

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    Hi Bill, Welcome Aboard! I have been studying the market for used yachts in general and Midnight Lace 44-52’ more specifically. I will be headed down to Florida after Hurricane Season. Perhaps, you would have time for lunch one day?
    Best, Jack
  2. maldwin

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    The Midnight Lace SIRENA sold last month, and is now based in Stuart. I have seen her go by the Jupiter Island Club Dock the last few days looking great. Judging by the listing, and based on a friend’s report in her former home port, she is the best currently afloat, and well worth the $ 150,000 selling price. Congratulations to the new owner.
  3. Farmertan

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    Thank you. Does anyone have any info on Weather Girl Too? Later design 52’ located in Sarasota.
  4. maldwin

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    Interesting design, I don’t generally like the looks of the newer boats because they lost the 4 to 1 length to beam ratio, as the 52s went from a 13 ft beam to 16. WEATHER GIRL does have a nice low profile despite her larger girth.
  5. Farmertan

    Farmertan New Member

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    Did Cheoy Lee also build this later design?
  6. BRyachts

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    That extra beam may not look as sleek, but sure would give a lot more interior room.

    But, but, those Cat 3196's are enough to scare most people away. Last time I talked to a Cat guy they were on about their 7th revision to the intercoolers for the 31 series. Run Forrest Run.
  7. maldwin

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    I agree that you would get more room in the wide beam version, but then, why buy a Lace? It is somewhat like buying an underpowered early 70s sports car with SS stickers to make you think it is fast.
    Best,
    Maldwin
  8. maldwin

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    Did you buy her, and did I see you today near Jupiter?
  9. Bill Watson

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    I haven't seen anyone post here in a while. I hope interest in Midnight Laces hasn't wained. I have a Buyer who is interested in a nice clean 44 or 52 Lace. Anyone know of one that is not on Yachtworld?

    Thanks, Bill
  10. Bill Watson

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    I'm looking to price out shipping from Seattle to Florida for a 52' Midnight Lace. Anyone know what the total height is from the keel up to the top of the flybridge. Transport companies want to see 13' or under.

    Thanks, Bill
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    The one in Seattle has not worked out. And I still have a Buyer ready to buy a 52' Midnight Lace. Anyone have a line on one that the Owner is ready to sell?

    Many thanks, Bill Watson, United Yacht Sales, Stuart, Florida
  12. W.Brubaker

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    My wife and I just purchased Dragon Lady, a 1982 Midnight Lace 44, hull number 13. She is presently docked at Ortega Landing marina in Jacksonville. Late April or early May she will be transiting to the Connecticut river near our home. Being an aerospace engineer I would absolutely love to see any drawings of her structure and mechanical/electrical layout. Not sure how we can make contact. Someone suggested clicking on our avatar and IMing. Hope to hear from you soon!!!
  13. maldwin

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    I looked at that boat in 2019, then saw her again at Huckins last Summer, while my boat was being painted. I liked the fact she was largely unmolested, and had the full wood package. Did you survey her? I thought I felt a soft spot on the deck.
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    That was the major issue the survey uncovered on the hull. 10 ft x 18" starboard, about half that on the port side, which is why she was at Huckins most of the summer. The previous owner kept the boat on a lift. We suspect the repeated lifting was the culprit, as the delamination started where the front of the lift ended. And, yes, all the wood is what we found so attractive. BDC will be adding canvas before we head north. CT weather is not as bad as Maine, but...
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    Hey, W.Brubaker, welcome to YachtForums. I hope you're a really lucky guy, because blackswansg hasn't logged on to YachtForums since December, 17, 2018.
  16. Farmertan

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    Hi Bill, Was that boat Pretty Woman?
  17. Farmertan

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    Hi Bill, Can you share the issues you saw with Seattle boat. I am thinking about making an offer. My concern is that the Hull weight was shown as 29,000 lbs. on 2019 survey. Seems heavy. Water in hull?
  18. W.Brubaker

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    I'm planning to replace the battery cables on Dragon Lady in preparation of sailing her north to the Connecticut River in May. I would like to ensure that they are the correct wire gauge, but I’m having a difficult time determining the amperage draw of the starter motors. The engines are Yanmar 4LH-STE 3.4L turbo-diesels. The starters are 121254-77011 or 77019. I can find numerous websites that will sell me new starters, but no specs other than that they are 12 V. Anyone have a good contact that can help me out?
    Thanks in advance for any insights
  19. Lovelace

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    Hello all,

    My wife and I were fortunate enough to come across a beautiful boat about 1.5 years ago. After sea trial and survey we purchased it I began doing some research as the seller informed us that it was a pretty special boat and fairly rare. It is an 83 midnight Lace 52 called Anhinga.

    I found these posts/conversations here and just thought I would read through them and while doing so noticed mention of a midnight Lace rendezvous. Does anyone know about this and if so are you able to share the information?
  20. maldwin

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    Congratulations on buying ANHINGA. I saw her about 7 or 8 years on Dinner Key, and she seemed to be in good shape. Unfortunately, the Lace rendezvous vous was around 2002 in St Michael’s , and I don’t think there has been one since.
    Best,
    Maldwin