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Original Midnight Lace info...

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

  1. CrazyCapizzi

    CrazyCapizzi New Member

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    Ever seen a lace on a lift?

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  2. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    Very nice. I have always liked those boats.
    As Maldwin said, it is nice to see an older boat taken care of and restored.
    Good luck with her.
  3. maldwin

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    Good Evening W.Brubaker,
    How was the trip up on your new Lace?
    Best,
    Maldwin
  4. W.Brubaker

    W.Brubaker New Member

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    Got as far as Fernandina Beach from Jacksonville and blew an oil line on the new turbo. Back at Huckins now...
  5. Capt Ralph

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    I was there in the slings for a few hours on the 14th. I noted a Lace on the inside of the lift pier. Was that you?
    Was the turbo damaged? Who is doing the repairs?

    Inquiring mind,
    rc
  6. W.Brubaker

    W.Brubaker New Member

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    Yes, that was Dragon Lady. I don’t believe the turbo was damaged. Huckins had replaced the turbo but I’m guessing not the oil line. Waiting for that and several other things to get repaired. Would love to get her home to CT, but need to make sure we do it safely
  7. maldwin

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    Sorry to hear about the troubles, but at least you were close enough to return to Huckins. Please keep us abreast of your progress.
    Best,
    Maldwin
  8. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Two weeks later and your waiting on a hose?
  9. BRyachts

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  10. Buster d

    Buster d New Member

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    Evening - Are you still the owner of Belle Noire? I have some documentation as my wife grew up on it when it was in Anappolis in the 90s
  11. leeky

    leeky Senior Member

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    Welcome to YF, Buster d! Your offer of help for TSeptembre is probably for naught as he hasn't logged in to YF since September 27, 2017. But I like your attitude!
  12. DProvince

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    Great info here. Anyone have any info on Shady Lady? Not afraid of cosmetics. Thank you I’m advance.
  13. DProvince

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    another question, how does she handle open waters?
  14. maldwin

    maldwin Senior Member

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    I was aboard SHADY LADY about 7 years ago, and she was in nice shape, but she sold shortly thereafter, and I am not sure she has had the same level of care. The problem is that max value is about $150,000 for these boats, which is about the same as repainting the boat and refinishing the wood.
  15. DProvince

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    for all those current and past owners, how does the 52 handle 3'-5' chop and swells?
  16. maldwin

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    I have been out in a reasonable chop on a 52, and felt she handled it surprisingly well, particularly into the seas. As they are skinny, I think they would move around quite a lot at rest in a beam sea. They are not offshore boats, just coastal cruisers. One long time 44 owner told me they were horrendous in a following sea, but he liked all other aspects of his East coast US experience.
  17. DProvince

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    Great info. Thx
  18. DProvince

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    30k
  19. DProvince

    DProvince New Member

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    Curious, what modern upgrades have you seen or should you consider on a 52? Obviously electronics.
  20. Drew Rogers

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    I have just recently inherited the “family heir loom” Midnight Lace named Halcyon Lace. She is a 44 built in 1986 at the Golden Wave Shipard by Cheoy Lee. My father purchased her in 98/99 from a dry storage site somewhere on one of the Great Lakes. He transited the Saint Lawrence River and down the eastern seaboard to the Chesapeake