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1942 Coast Guard Cutter converted to Yacht.
“Noel” is a piece of history. She is one of 12, 83’ers that went to Normandy to be part of the Floatilla during World War II. She needs to be finished into a yacht. Over $600,000 invested in a complete structural refit. An extraordinary amount of work already done with West Systems Epoxy, okume marine grade plywood, and Awlgrip paint products.
For more information and pictures please see the Build Log: http://83footernoel.blogspot.com/
She has been diagonally planked in 1/2″ plywood, and fiberglassed on all exterior surfaces. She has dust in her bilges, with no water ingress.
Every frame in the hull has been replaced with heart pine and Douglass-fir. The starboard side has been replanked with heart pine. She has a new stem made of heart pine with a mahogany cutwater. New marine grade plywood sheating over her original fir planked decks, fiberglassed, and faired with epoxy.
The cabin house has been rebuilt, and skinned with marine plywood. The studs are bonded to the cabin sides with epoxy fillets, and window openings are defined and ready. The transom is cold-molded plywood 1 1/2″ thick, and fiberglassed. New bulkheads throughout.
- A rounded staircase leads down below.
- Three state rooms with a painted plywood hull liner.
- Pine beadboard overhead.
- She has two heads down, both with custom-built fiberglass showers painted with Awlgrip.
- Three electric Raritan heads go with her.
- The upper cabin is a blank slate: bare studs and floor. We have used it as a workshop to do all the repair work. It is a large space, about 11' wide (follows the shape of the boat) by almost 50′ long.
- Hydraulic steering, Teleflex Capiliano. -Bircher Inc., Morehead City, NC.
- New (never had fuel in them) RDS aluminum fuel tanks (1020 gal total)
- New Caterpillar Generator (C1.5)
- Two Anchor Lift electric windlass, full compliment of ground tackle. Two drums high test chain, never been wet - in anchor locker. Four 100 lb Danforth storm anchors with rode and trip lines. Two 100 lb plow anchors.
- Vetus electric 240V bow and stern thrusters.
- Lifeline gel 8D battery banks for starting main engines, generator, windlass, and bow thruster.
- Cummins 855s. Gears, twin disc 509.
- Port Engine rebuilt July 2011. Kenny Styron, Davis, NC.
- Wet exhaust.
- Shafts and couplings rebuilt.
- Boat has three struts, and a two-piece shaft. Aft shafts new 2010.
- Glendenning synchronizer, with Morse cable controls.
- The boat has no existing electrical supply, or wiring. Some new runs have been made with tinned boat cable, but consider it a blank slate to do with what you wish. The engines are currently off their bedding, awaiting new floor timbers under them.
- Wet exhaust currently disconnected due to engine room wood work.
- No existing plumbing runs, with the exception of crash pumps. They are disconnected, as the manifold ends at the port engine, where the Jabsco engine-driven pump goes.