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12-26-2020, 10:48 AM
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Posted By tunasniffer

In the process of doing a refit to a 1979...

In the process of doing a refit to a 1979 Hatteras 43C right now which is fairly similar to what you have. You can check out what has been done at https://thecaptainsmanual.com


That boat also...
12-12-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

That was the first thing I did when I started...

That was the first thing I did when I started cleaning up the fly bridge. Labels were on the throttle controls too.
12-11-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

https://thecaptainsmanual.com Electronics...

https://thecaptainsmanual.com

Electronics upgrade completed which definitely gave a flybridge much more of an up to date feel. The last last time this boat had an electronics update was in the mid...
10-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By tunasniffer

Use Belzona if you're set on the non-welding...

Use Belzona if you're set on the non-welding option. Much better than JB Weld.

https://www.belzona.com/en/index.aspx
10-11-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,846
Posted By tunasniffer

I think you're missing the point. It sounds like...

I think you're missing the point. It sounds like the draft was an agreed upon number at conception of the build. The drawings would have most likely shown that draft number for the assumed waterline....
10-04-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

When we first looked at this boat we knew that...

When we first looked at this boat we knew that one of the main things it needed was paint. Both the smooth and non-skid surfaces of all decks needed to be freshened up. Luckily, the hull was painted...
09-24-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

Do you remember how you were able to access it...

Do you remember how you were able to access it and how you rigged it for fuel? Is it under the closet in the v-berth?
09-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

This was a known issue when we purchased the...

This was a known issue when we purchased the boat, but ended up being a little worse than we first thought. Also, after hearing from other owners of this model, a common problem. The bulkhead...
09-23-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

Yes, I'll keep the progress updated on this...

Yes, I'll keep the progress updated on this thread.
09-23-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

Great looking 43. Repowered? Look to be moving...

Great looking 43. Repowered? Look to be moving pretty good in those pics. Tossing around the idea now of glassing in the front windows. It's nice having the 360 view, but almost impossible to keep...
09-23-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

Thanks for the advice on the props. They are...

Thanks for the advice on the props. They are three blades and most likely original. With all the other work going on, we didn't spend too much time on them other than making sure they weren't bent or...
09-22-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

The electronics were definitely antiques. All new...

The electronics were definitely antiques. All new Garmin stuff going in plus a new Simrad autopilot to replace the Robertson one that was there. Pump was thankfully still good on it.
My father...
09-22-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By tunasniffer

1979 Hatteras 43 Refit

My father and I found a 1979 Hatteras 43 Convertible that had been sitting in a boat yard for the last couple of years. The previous owner had the boat since the early 90s, but due to some health...
Forum: Gulf Coast
09-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By tunasniffer

Agree on the 25. You may want more beef than the...

Agree on the 25. You may want more beef than the 16 gives you if you’re getting into decently sized AJs and tuna. 16 will cover all ranges of red snapper.
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-11-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By tunasniffer

Louisiana license to fish Chandeleur. What are...

Louisiana license to fish Chandeleur. What are you planning on catching?
Forum: Gulf Coast
04-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,106
Posted By tunasniffer

Going to make a trip out there around the middle...

Going to make a trip out there around the middle of May once I get back onshore. Anyone been fishing out there recently? I'll be running out of Pass Christian.
Forum: Gulf Coast
04-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By tunasniffer

Horse Shoe rigs are gone now but you can still...

Horse Shoe rigs are gone now but you can still fish the lump that was in the middle of them. It holds grouper and all other bottom fish year round and also tuna/wahoo during the winter and early...
Forum: Gulf Coast
02-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,563
Posted By tunasniffer

agree with everyone on here. never tie up to a...

agree with everyone on here. never tie up to a floater. some of those floaters are not anchored and are in DP. If that rig changes heading which they sometimes do and you are tied to it you could end...
Forum: Gulf Coast
02-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,949
Posted By tunasniffer

Oyster Bar still around? Pirates Cove and Tacky...

Oyster Bar still around? Pirates Cove and Tacky Jacks definitely my favorites. Awesome bushwhackers at Tacky Jacks.
Forum: Gulf Coast
02-11-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By tunasniffer

I work offshore and also fish offshore so I can...

I work offshore and also fish offshore so I can see the issue from both sides. Drill ship may have been changing heading as they often do to lessen DP load or they may have just been repositioning....
01-31-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 29,523
Posted By tunasniffer

for a gulf fisherman, what does "good northeast...

for a gulf fisherman, what does "good northeast canyon range" mean?
Forum: Gulf Coast
02-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,078
Posted By tunasniffer

Article was also on nola.com (Time Picayune...

Article was also on nola.com (Time Picayune website). As far as enforcement, I've been fishing snapper season in Venice, LA since Katrina and have never been stopped by a federal agent except during...
02-07-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,525
Posted By tunasniffer

Lowball offers are fine. As a seller you should...

Lowball offers are fine. As a seller you should not be offended by one. Someone is willing to give you thousands of dollars of "their" money. If you don't like the offer counter or just say no....
05-17-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,207
Posted By tunasniffer

I had the same boat that I sold last summer....

I had the same boat that I sold last summer. Awesome hull and very dry ride. Mine had the 225 Fichts. Boat typically cruised at 4500-4600 RPM's and around 32-35 mph depending on the load. Fuel burn...
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