A tool not often written about but that has multiple uses is the heat gun. A word of warning though: If you struggle with a screwdriver, pliers, duct tape, and spray lubricant, stop reading. The heat gun is a great tool, but can totally ruin your day if not handled with care. Should you choose to add it to your boat toolbox, take the time to learn how to use it.
By Jason Y. Wood
We spoke to three brokers who have a Hunt Surfhunter 29 listed, and each one gave us an idea of how the market is for these boats. Here’s what they had to say:
We spoke to brokers who are each listing a Hatteras 54 Motoryacht on BoatQuest.com, and each one gave us some idea of what the market is like for these boats. Here’s what they told us:
When I was about the age of this little girl (her name’s Reagan and sometimes she calls me “Uncle Bill” and sometimes she calls me “Captain Bill”), a great thing happened.
I recently had a job to do onboard Betty Jane that seemed virtually impossible. There are a couple of seven-foot-long cosmetic trim pieces over each of her fuel tanks and I needed to remove each of them so I could get at and replace the hose clamps on the fuel fills.
We spoke to brokers who are each listing an Ocean 48 of similar vintage, and each explained about the boat’s highlights and what to look for. Here’s what they had to say.
I tested out the Viking 55 yesterday down in New Gretna, New Jersey, and I have to say … Wow. Nice boat. The thing floats like a duck and runs like a gazelle.
There are all sorts of ways a teak deck can be spiffed up. And all sorts of levels to which the spiffed-upness can be taken. I recently opted to exalt my Grand Banks trawler Betty Jane's woodsy pavement (both on her main deck and her flying bridge) to the highest level I could afford, both money-wise and time-wise. Check out the photo above. You can be the judge of how successful the month-long ordeal actually was.
This expedition yacht is currently docked at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. She’s a beautiful boat, and she’s outfitted with all sorts of tenders. Check out the picture. It’s like a Where’s Waldo game for tenders. Me and my buddy Chuck counted five including a PWC. I’m told that’s a Viking 42 at the stern, though you can only see the tower here. Not bad for a bumboat.