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jaydelmonte posted 06-12-2002 06:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for jaydelmonte   Send Email to jaydelmonte  
I want to buy a 60's Nauset. Can anyone tell me what is the overall height sitting on a trailer. Better be sure it will fit in my garage first. Thanks
Whaler Proud posted 06-12-2002 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
My 68 Nauset sits at 7'0" to the top of the windshield on the console. The console is the fiberglass one from a late 70's Montauk. My trailer has 12" wheels, so height-wise it fits in the garage with no problem. However, my garage does not have the depth for the trailer. I have an extended tongue that my dad installed when he pulled the Whaler behind his motorhome. Overall length is right at 22' (hitch to prop with the engine tilted up, 20' with it down).

Of course, even if I did not have the extended trailer, the boat would not fit in the garage. Seems that these newer production homes here in Texas are built to accomodate a Ford Taurus and that's all. My 94 Silerado extended cab will not fit in the garage either.

Hobie1981 posted 06-12-2002 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hobie1981  Send Email to Hobie1981     
Jay: My '69 Nauset sitting on a Holsclaw trailer w/12" tires is 73" at top of windshield. Trailer is a keel roller w/bunks. Measurement is with the tongue jack in use. It would be a few inches lower w/o the jack. The boat has the standard wood console with windshield.

Hope this helps..

Hobie

jaydelmonte posted 06-12-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaydelmonte  Send Email to jaydelmonte     
Thanks to both of you. I think I can fit one in.
rwest posted 06-15-2002 07:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for rwest  Send Email to rwest     
I had my 65 y.o. Nauset on a very heavy duty Lil' Dude trailer w/ 16 in wheels until this spring. It fit into my garage for working on it with no problem except for the long tongue. My new trailer has 13 in wheels and puts it lower. Have to remember to tilt the engine before trailering it anywhere as the engine touches the ground in the down position. The trailer is the "Whaler" version of the Load Rite which has keel rollers and pads. My garage has the standard door heigth so unless you have a really low door, it should go in. Nowe if I could just convince my while that the boat needs to be inside and her car needs the "fresh air", all woudl be well.
Whaler Proud posted 06-16-2002 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
rwest: When you figure out how to convince your wife her car needs air, can you share the secret?

I haven't been able to use my garage without permission since she got her new BMW. Wish she had kept the Taurus:)

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