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  • #14819
    Anonymous
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    I recall seeing photos of what looked like a NC33 mk1 with an outside steering position fitted. Is that a practical proposition?

    #15066
    John Claisse
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    This is not a practical proposition on my 1973 Nauticat NC33 Mk1 ZARZUELA as mizzen mast boom is just above the aft cabin roof and hatch.

    However I do have a long lead extension to my original NECO Autohelm which enables me to adjust heading as far away as sitting on the deck forward of the main mast. Better than nothing on a sunny day or when single handed.

    Regards
    John C.

    #15071
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    That makes sense John. I found the pic..will try and post it. I was wrong…the ad says it’s a 1990 Nauticat 33, but it has a raised coachroof…a one off? For sale in Malta.

    Cheers
    Tom

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    #15090
    Vic Crowhurst
    Participant

    I had a NC33 Mk1 Nautillia, with Capillano dual hydraulic steering and had no problem with the mizzen mast as it’s either fixed on the neutral position or if sailing with mizzen then you steer from the windward side, and DUCK when tacking!! It makes berthing easier from that higher position, and easier to shout at your crew.

    #15094
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Was that a factory option? If not, any idea who fitted it?

    #15097
    Vic Crowhurst
    Participant

    I bought her from a Vice Admiral in Ipswich, I’m certain it was a factory fitting in Siltala’s yard.

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