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Repower Hatteras 58 CPMY?

Discussion in 'Engines' started by ranger58sb, Apr 22, 2021.

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  1. ranger58sb

    ranger58sb Senior member

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    I didn't get any traction with my Admiral when I floated the idea.

    My intention would have been mostly hull-speed cruising in a very solid boat with the occasional 17-18 kt planing run when sloppy sea states suggest. But the basic layout didn't win any points, I think maybe especially because of the galley down.

    Ah, well, back to shopping...

    -Chris
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Find a galley up one. Hatteras made several galley up motoryachts over the years.
  3. ranger58sb

    ranger58sb Senior member

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    Yeah, I didn't really search the whole product line. The particular boat was a combo of relatively inexpensive, relatively nearby, relatively OK in my mind... as a mostly temporary stand-in while we wait for a boat we really want to come to market at a price we can swallow. Nothing about the Hatt excited my better half. And I can't say I'd have been enthused about dealing with 32VDC systems if that's avoidable.

    Back to watching the market...

    -Chris
  4. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    Well when a boat closes up on 50 years old with routine maintenance and upgrade, yes everything is tired. For example back in 1970, wiring wasn’t tinned and even though everything still worked, doing a full rewire with new panels was pretty much a no brainer. Copper plumbing was still leak free but it was due for a replacement. And the list goes on.

    Tone of the few things I didn’t have to worry about were the fiberglass fuel tanks :) they will outlast the boat. And me. :)

    It s hard to understand how solid these old boats are until you see how many 60s and 70s vintage Hatteras you see at marinas all over the east coast. Pretty much all in running conditions.

    Also, I have seen a lot of hurricane damage boats over the years and pretty much on every sinker I ve seen the hull damage shows rapid failure moth massive cracks and laminate failure without repeated rubbing and grinding. It s just big cracks. Very few old Hatteras I have seen that suffered hurricane damage shows that the failure came after hours and hours or grinding. It s like someone took an angle grinder to the glass. Eventually it fails.

    But I m the first to admit that these old boats aren’t for everyone. Now neither is a Jaguar E-type, Ferrari Daytona or 190SL
  5. DOCKMASTER

    DOCKMASTER Senior Member

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    For what it's worth, I agree with your Admiral. When I shopped for my boat I wouldn't even look at any galley down boats.
  6. NYCAP123

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    Happy wife; Happy life.
  7. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Aww Turkey Wings! You BOTH need to be happy with the vessel !
    Some of those old Hats have soft spongy bridge tops and decks you have to watch out for(balsa core). Tap dance around the fasteners that hold the bridge down , break dance around the various stanchions and penetrations on the top and deck and make sure things feel firm under foot or shoulders when you spin! That goes with any boat you may look at. Those things can add up, never mind the repower money...