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Old 05-29-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

Just come across your site had a good look round and am very impressed!

We are based in Ramsgate, Kent, England

I own a Hustler 35 called Norwestsailer (NWS) she was built in 1970 and she's getting a bit long in the tooth

We have just purchased new sails last year and this year she is having the hull repainted and Osomis treatment. So she has been out of the water since September last year. Oh and a new engine this year (Who said boating wasn't expensive :icon_boohoo1: )

Although we haven't any plans to sail off to the big blue yonder at the moment. Nothing is set in set in concrete, but due to family commitments and a job it does make it tricky.

What we need is a business that pays whilst we sail?

I would love to sail up to Norway and have a look round the fjords and then maybe go south to the Med but everyone seems to go there.

At the moment I can dream and read about Whos doing What and Where.

Looking forward to viewing all your exploits and Ill expect that I will add my two pennyworth!!

Thankyou for reading

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Old 05-29-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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A hearty welcome aboard - good to have you here. I'm sure that you will learn as much from these boards as I do and we eagerly look forward to your own contributions.

Great looking boat!
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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A hearty welcome aboard - good to have you here. I'm sure that you will learn as much from these boards as I do and we eagerly look forward to your own contributions.

Great looking boat!
Hi

Thanks for the reply

Hopefully she will look good when finished (Dark Blue with a thin gold stripe and copper bottom)

They should start spraying next week when the weather breaks and we get rid of this cold Nly wind Ill let you know with a photo when it happens

All the best

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Yeah...welcome aboard from me too

I am in Sweden...so pop in when you head south from Norway!

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Old 05-29-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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Hi NWS,

Welcome. Nice boat....I am not familiar with the Hustler 35, but it looks very similar to the legendary S&S 34. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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HI Auzzee

Yes they are very similar. Back in the 70's they were the 2 boats to have in the racing circles

THE hustler 35 was designed by Holman and Pye. Kim Holman liked the boat so much that he kept it until his death last year. Which says something after all the boats the two of them designed. He must have had the pick of some great yachts!

Ours has been about a bit before we purchased it.

The original owner sailed it across the Atlantic up to New York down to the Caribbean back across the pond round the Mediteranean then up the Azores round Britain and the near Continent. Not bad considering it was in the 1970's no GPS, Radar weatherfax etc. Only depth ,Log and Radio DF. We have all the charts with all the positions of his noon sights pity we havent got the log boks to go with it, never mind. The charts are fascinating enough just wondering what it was like in those days when hopping across an ocean in a small boat was a big thing, you were totally on your own then.

The next and previous owner lived on board and used it as a flat in London for 5 years not moving the fenders at all. He then moved it to Ramsgate (about 70 miles or approx 10hrs sailing) by road. He then lived on it for some more years unfortunately it was the other side to and the fenders were not moved again!! Consequently we haveing a spray job this year.

But Yes they are pretty boats

I won't ramble on any more at the moment.

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Old 05-30-2007, 12:54 AM   #7
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Hi everyone

Welcome , thanks for picture - It looks like she has 2 rudders ?

Nice looking boat !

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Old 05-30-2007, 06:51 AM   #8
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HI Richard

Its a trim tab cotrolled from the cockpit You can lock it in position it only moves about 5degrees to port or stbd

I found it was particularily good under power as i locked it over about 2 positions and it took all the weight of the helm.

The purpose of it is to keep the head up to wind whilst sailing. It must save a lot of sagging of.

Hope the picture is clearer for you

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Old 08-14-2007, 08:11 PM   #9
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Hi

Shes all finished on the outside now just interior to sort out

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I love this of the Stern you really appreciate the beam

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Reminds me of an Islander 36 from the aft view.

Welcome aboard!

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