It’s true, Nooksak is for sale. She’s been a lovely home, taught me lots, kept good company, and been loved both in the living and improving. Thanks to Andy’s grit, she’s in better condition than ever since I bought her, with a whole new set of shiny bits in the engine bay (see below!), blacked belly, freshly sealed windows, wonderful hot new fire, renovated office, new water pump… the list goes on. Generally well cared-for and in great shape. I would happily take her around the country … but alas we’re leaving the UK in March (’09) and while she’s great for rivers and canals, I don’t think she’d fare too well across great oceans. So, if you know anyone who might know anyone who might want to buy Nooksak, please do pass on the word.. and ask them to contact me for details.
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*see comments: is ‘good’ welding maintenance of a sacrificial edge!
NOOKSAK: Lovely 56′ Cruiser with 3 cylinder Lister diesel engine, cosy and homely living area, and wood paneling throughout the 3 main rooms. From front: gas locker and water tank, spacious living/dining room, new (2007) Becton Bunny multi-fuel stove with backboiler, kitchen including gas/electric fridge, Morco gas water heater, stove, & foldaway work surfaces. Central room can serve as 2nd bedroom, office, storage, wardrobe, library etc. Fully tiled ‘splashroom” bathroom with excellent HOT shower and Thetford cassette toilet. Bedroom at stern including comfortable double bed and plenty of storage below, cupboards, double radiator. Double Saloon doors at both ends, side hatch and opening skylight in kitchen/living area, speakers throughout. 60W solar panels keep batteries full in summer, in winter charge with Honda generator and Sterling charger, or engine and alternator. Also 240V plug-in option. Large outdoor area, crach covers for both ends, easy to handle. Boat Safety Certificate to 2010. Built by Mindon Marine in 1975, completely refitted and replated in 1991. Extensive work in the summer of 2007 including grit-blasting and blacking of the entire hull, new anodes, re-weld of sacrificial edge, complete overhaul of gearbox (new clutch plates and bearings), brand new flexible coupling (¬£1300), and replacement of running gear (bushes and bearings and a new cutlass bearing). The rudder was also replaced which involved fabricating a rudder post and new bushes throughout. Moored in Cambridge. Much loved, has been a great home for several years but owner now moving overseas. Contact Rhian for more details.
Really good ad for a terrific boat! Just one tiny thing: I would title the photo of the sacrificial edge being welded. The sight of welding work may frighten some punters who don’t understand that this is just good maintenance, and not the bodging over of a major hull problem. At present there is nothing to explain what’s going on until later in the ad, by which time you may have lost them. Otherwise, Brilliant!! We will forward it around various chums who may be interested.
Cheers, John.. I did wonder about including that image, but for those who do know, they’d hopefully know it’s good welding and maintenance and thus be more confident…. questions about hull and engine should be first and foremost for a 1975 boat and including photos and info is about as close as I can get to showing you the real thing. Will add an * to the photo and hope they get this far!