[Sentoa] Nordic Tug 26'

Jerold Tabbott jhtabbott at n-american.com
Thu Jun 21 09:19:04 EDT 2007


Awlgrip is a paint, but when properly applied by experts the results  
are a bright 'factory new' looking boat. Typically, all nicks, dings,  
and blemishes are cleaned, sanded, filled and gone before they even  
begin painting. And the paint job itself involves several treatments  
before producing the final shine they're looking for. Oh, and pretty  
expensive, too.

I didn't mention, but most everyone can tell you, ask a qualified  
surveyor to inspect the boat before you decide on a final purchase.  
As most NT's tend to hold their value well, most owners care for  
their boats a little better, but all boats have imperfections that  
the owner decided they could live with, or were unaware of. A good  
marine surveyor will help you identify these - the start of a good  
"to do" list for a new owner!

Jerold Tabbott
jhtabbott at n-american.com

On Jun 21, 2007, at 1:51 AM, <lsimpkins53 at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> "How to most economically get the features I want" - well put!  
> Thanks for your help. Being new to this type of boating, can you  
> tell me what awlgripped means? There are alot of electronic  
> equipment choices out there. Radar would be a must, due to the fog  
> we have here in TN. We live on the Cumberland River and there's  
> alot of tow boat/barge traffic. I really like the 2 pilothouse  
> doors also. But that's not a must. I've received several responses  
> to my post that I will follow up on. Thanks again for your time and  
> help.
> Lynn
>> From: Jerold Tabbott <jhtabbott at n-american.com>
>> Date: 2007/06/20 Wed AM 09:05:34 CDT
>> To: "South East Nordic Tugs Owners' Association \(SENTOA\)"
>> 	<sentoa at lists.samurai.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Sentoa] Nordic Tug 26'
>> Looking over current lot of 'for sales', while prices vary they
>> appear consistent when you factor in age, features, and location. The
>> older boats usually have more wear and tear. The better condition its
>> owners were able to give it, the higher the reflected value. Some
>> owners have had theirs awlgripped, which greatly improves the
>> appearance and value. Many have replaced the windows or panelling - a
>> big cost and factor in the value. Important considerations like
>> engine size and hours also affect the value.
>> However, there are many extras (we're talking boating)  that affect
>> the overall value. Some are very well equipped (radar, chartplotter,
>> windlass, FW systems, generators, blackwater systems, thrusters,
>> etc., etc.), and these all add to the price. One consideration you
>> might have is which of these you might really want, and whether you'd
>> rather save money on the purchase price and install any desired
>> equipment new (depending upon your wish list, this can be expensive),
>> or select a comparably equipped tug from the start.
>> The Nordic Tugs seem to hold higher values up in the Northwest.
>> Values in the South tend to be lowest, but depending upon what type
>> of boating you want to do,  and assuming the condition of the boats
>> are about equal, the deciding factor will probably be how to most
>> economically get the features you want.
>> Jerold Tabbott
>> jhtabbott at n-american.com
>> On Jun 20, 2007, at 12:16 AM, <lsimpkins53 at bellsouth.net>
>> <lsimpkins53 at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>> We are wanting to buy a 26'. Does anyone know what year they
>>> started putting a door on each side of the pilothouse? Also, I have
>>> seen several ads for models 1981-1984 and the prices seem to vary
>>> alot!Can you recommend any websites with listings? We live in TN.
>>> Appreciate any help you can give us - we just gotta have a tug!
>>> Lynn Simpkins
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