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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Yacht News, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    From what I can gather after reading the article she was fitted with Winton Diesel engines originally, the Navy pulled then and fitted something else, after the war the engines were pulled again. The next owner refitted it with rebuilt Clevelands.

    Cleveland was a division of GM. GM took over Winton in 1930 so although it sounded like a GM it wasn't, it was another two stroke diesel singing away
  2. chesapeake46

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    Wound up tight and singing, yes.
    The pier where she was kept in Irvington, Va, was a tight fit for her with regards to her draft and the channel.
    Althought the pictures make it look somewhat open water, her Captain had to really stoke them up to get in and out.

    It is a sound that is sure to bring a smile to any that ever heard her or one like her. In fact I smile now as I recall. :)
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  3. Marmot

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    Everything I find says the boat has 12V71s installed. It would be nice if it had Clevelands (which are still GMs to those of us who have a love-hate relationship with them) but I wonder if the intermediate engines were Cleveland 8-268s.

    GM bought the Cleveland engine builder Winton and immediately renamed the engines built there as Cleveland engines but they had a GM logo.

    There weren't all that many smaller Clevelands built since the 71 series engines beat the Wintons hands down for smaller stuff. There were a few Wintons and Baldwins used on minesweepers and the 8-268s were used as aux generators on fleet submarines. Their larger uncles, the 16-278s were main engines (diesel electric) on submarines and the source of my own love hate thing. They were great fun to operate but a b***h to work on.

    Minewseepers used a stainless steel and bronze 12 cylinder version of the 278 that was beautiful to behold but still a b***h. My first real yacht job was on a boat that had two of them installed.
  4. david_japp

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    Grey Mist has had Fibre glass applied to her 1920's steel hull!

    From the sales info I note Grey Mist has had a fibre glass sheathing applied to her original 1920's hull , presumably to stop leaks. I would have thought that was a really bad idea and likely to exacerbate any problems with the hull. Does anyone have any thoughts?

    As for the carve up of the once magnificent Iluka....why would anyone in their right mind ruin a beautiful and unique traditional ( dare I say it " classic") wooden motorayacht such as her by trying to convert her into a "modern" (in my view ugly) design.. The owner should have left well alone (and incidentally I heard that she had major stability problems in heavy weather)
  5. Milow232

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    The 49m support vessel "Mystere Shadow" built in 2005/6 was undertaken an extensive refit from December 2012 to c.a June 2013.

    Her Helipad was removed and she has got a fully enclosed topdeck now. Distinctive features now are her inflatable toys stored on top.
    You can find photos of her on Marinetraffic.

    I think she looks great after the refit...almost a superyacht on her own!
  6. coggin1

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    Cappella C

    i like the look of this conversion, im thinking about picking her up in the near future if the owners will agree to haveing her surveyed by my choice of surveyor
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    mystere shadow

    I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and chacun a son gout ...but I think she looks like a river cruiser / hotel barge
  8. K1W1

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    Never and I say Never judge a book by its cover
  9. K1W1

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    Hi,

    The Capella C I know is a well proven world cruiser, started life as a Dutch Pilot Tender.

    I have seen her all over the world and would have no hesitation in going to sea on her of everything was working as it should.

    The choice of surveyor is yours alone, if the Owner says no to your choice that should be a large red flag in itself.
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    Silly question, I'm sure but what has Capella C got to do with Mystere?
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    Nothing as far as I am aware, I don't see anything linking them in this thread. Do You?
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    Capella c

    Very odd...there was a thread about Mystere, followed by reply about the surveyor followed by your post about Capella C ...looked to me as though they were all linked ...maybe I'm wrong but not to worry either way..
  13. K1W1

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    Hi,

    If you have time go back to the first post and work your way forward, many vessels are mentioned there along with a bruised ego or two.

    The only link I can see between the two you ask about is the fact that they are both yacht conversions which just happens to be the subject of this thread, all 7 pages of it.
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    Here is an entire video by one of our most prolific videographers devoted to Pink Shrimp so you really get a good look at her from just about ever angle except over head. Say MRXEUMAS when are you going to be getting a whirligig to add to you repetoir so we don't miss out of some fantastic overheads sure to come?

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    I rather like the various conversions myself. Since most of them started out as fairly sturdy work boats I would expect them to keep the sturdiness with the added luxury features. Also, they seem to have a ton of storage space for tenders, motorcycles, etc. I could probably do without a disco though.
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    There are some interesting vessels available on the market for conversion into a shadow yacht, an explorer or just as an very sturdy looking classic passage making long range yacht. I personally like those former government owned survey vessels, pilot mother ships or offshore standby vessels. They are available in all sizes from under 100 to mor than 300 ft.

    Evenone of those 40 t0 50 year old solid pieces of iron can still be be convereted into a enjoyable and long living yacht. But I would be very reluctant choosing a former fishing vessel, just being afraid not getting the smell of stinking fish out of the boat :).

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    Thanks for the compliments.
    I have been looking at the new DJI Phantom 3 but my wife is getting frustrated that I spend most of my time looking at yachts instead of looking at her.....
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    Pressurized bulbous bow with viewing ports.
  19. discokachina

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    Oh what sacrilege!! I would not be caught buying a yacht without a fantastic disco such as one these:

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2003/Cantiere-Di-Fiumicino-ALFAMARINE-43-2832016/Spain#.VV-gaUaLWzk

    or this party catamaran that has as one of its two main functions being an outdoor disco taking up one of the whole top decks!!

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2008/Disco-&-Restaurant-Catamaran-2806870/Turkey#.VV-hEEaLWzk
  20. discokachina

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    That looks like one heck of a mean rig. I can hardly wait to see what you produce with it cause I know what happens when you catch the bug!!

    It won't be long!!!

    Heck, maybe if you can work your wife into a clip with her lounging on the back sunpad of a Wajer she might just cut you some slack!