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  1. #11

    Re: 53 hatteras

    “Caribbean cruising”. Stabilizers are a must or you will never go past Georgetown, Exuma.
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

  2. #12

    Re: 53 hatteras

    Quote Originally Posted by mderlick View Post
    The engines are 6CTA s. I plan to use it as a liveaboard, with some carribbean cruising . I have looked at 1 boat, but intend to spend some time investigating others. One thing i have noticed is that most if not all of the older model 53s seem to have saturated aft decks, behind the flybridge, usually under the dinghy . I wonder what it would cost to repair the damage ?.

    I will advise when I find "the one".

    regards

    martin
    It's good that you are educating yourself about the boats before buying. As far as repairing soft decks, the big thing i can think of is to NOT trust anyone who gives you an estimate or a quote. The sellers and their brokers may get a buddy to give you a low-ball estimate so that you buy the boat. Even after you buy it, some yards will give you a low-ball estimate knowing you will have no choice but to pay them more once they tear into it.

    As far as a WAG, figure no less than $40,000-$70,000. Often everything has to come off including the flybridge.

  3. #13

    Re: 53 hatteras

    If you do the work it’s not to bad depending on the total area. If a heard does it. Break out the big bucks.
    SEVEN
    1979 53' MY Hull #563
    Antioch, California

  4. #14

    Re: 53 hatteras

    Quote Originally Posted by tom5518 View Post
    It's good that you are educating yourself about the boats before buying. As far as repairing soft decks, the big thing i can think of is to NOT trust anyone who gives you an estimate or a quote. The sellers and their brokers may get a buddy to give you a low-ball estimate so that you buy the boat. Even after you buy it, some yards will give you a low-ball estimate knowing you will have no choice but to pay them more once they tear into it.

    As far as a WAG, figure no less than $40,000-$70,000. Often everything has to come off including the flybridge.
    I may quit my job and become a glasser.....
    Currently boatless, but looking. Avatar is my first boat. Holland, 1966-ish.

  5. #15

    Re: 53 hatteras

    Stabilizers are a great item on a boat as tall as a 53 MY. It is an option you will enjoy!!
    GLORY Hull # 365
    Northport, NY

  6. #16

    Re: 53 hatteras

    I have a 53 im going to put up for sale as soon as I can figure out how to list it on this site. Its on craigs list in fort Lauderdale now but I will have it here in a few

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