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

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  1. Lovelace

    Lovelace New Member

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    My wife is really pushing me to find and purchase a larger boat as a full time vive aboard. That would mean letting go the the most perfect boat for my personal taste I have ever found. Anhinga is a 52 ft midnight Lace. 700 ish hours on a repower with Cummins. Gen set at same time.
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    YF has a wonderful listing site. Please post your details with YF and we all can admire and you will get great exposure.
  3. CrazyCapizzi

    CrazyCapizzi New Member

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    I purchased the midnight fancy. And she is absolutely awesome. I have a lift for her in the backyard. She is the smoothest boat I have ever owned and I have had her up to 28 mph. She is very efficient and I cruise her at 20 mph at 2,000 rpms. I'll list all the upgrades have done in future posts..

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  4. CrazyCapizzi

    CrazyCapizzi New Member

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    Im not sure if you are saying you were considering buying this boat or selling it. I know the previous owner of the boat in marco island owned it for like 20 years. I looked at the Anhinga before and I wound up purchasing the midnight fancy. Anhinga was very rotten inside. All the floors were sagging inches throughout. The stringer under the head was completely rotten and you could easily put your fingers through. It was apparent there was an engine room fire at some point and the engines were replaced but they added jack shafts going from the Cummins to the v drive transmissions, causing a lot of vibration with very loud noise coming from the jack shafts. Unfortunately that pushed the engine's further back and they had to cut through the bulkhead going into the generator room aft. In my opinion the noise was unbearable. Also whoever painted the deck rolled on cheap paint possibly rustoleum top coat and it looks worse than the original paint that was not painted in other areas. It broke my heart to see such a beautiful boat so neglected and butchered. If you do own it now, I hope you were able to address at least some of those issues. I heard you were cruising in the cape Canaveral area about a year ago.
  5. CrazyCapizzi

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    For the midnight fancy I redid All of the outside teak. I resealed all the windows. I added a black powder coated half Tower with tan top and matching rear folding awning for fishing. I also added rod holders and outriggers for sport fishing. I wound up removing all the forward cockpit windows and removing the wood slats to get rid of any leaking points and make it look more like the modern laces. Up forward I also added throttles, steering, and GPS. As well as an inside helm with forward facing video monitor on the TV. I wound up completely redoing the head and replacing the sump pump along with a few bilge pumps. I also replaced the water pumps on the main engines and the generator as well as all the zincs and clean the heat exchangers.

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  6. CrazyCapizzi

    CrazyCapizzi New Member

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    Ever seen a lace on a lift?

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  7. 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.
  8. maldwin

    maldwin Senior Member

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    Good Evening W.Brubaker,
    How was the trip up on your new Lace?
    Best,
    Maldwin
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Capt Ralph

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    Two weeks later and your waiting on a hose?