1966 Camper & Nicholsons Nicholson 32
|Category||Racers and Cruisers|
|Make||Camper & Nicholsons|
|Propulsion Type||Single Inboard|
Traditional aft galley with stove to port, ice box to stb. Chart table starboard. Fixed drop leaf table, grab rail under port lights, settee/berth each side with lee clothes, port opens to a small double (~45" wide). 2 burner kerosene stove and kerosene cabin heater (vented) on forward bulkhead with 316 S.S heat shield.
Head spans the boat with sink to starboard and head to port. Sliding doors on fore and aft openings. 2 opening ports, deck mushroom vent.
Ice box, 2 burner kerosene stove
Hot & cold presure water, backup FW foot pump. Salt water foot pump.
Raymarine depth, speed & wind
VHF with DSC, GPS & AIS receive. VHF handgeld with DSC & GPS.
EPIRB with GPS
Rigging, Sails & Canvas:
New in 2015 Hood mainsail, Quantum 130% genoa, jib sock, mainsail cover and anchor winch cover.
|Deck and Hull Equipment|
Upon launch in 2015 new components:
All below LWL t-hulls replaced with flush fittings and grocco 316 ball valves and through bolted.
Upon 1st launch with clean bottom she can cruise at 6.4 knots and hit 6.9.
New fawcetts and S.S. sinks. Fresh water coarse filter and carbon filter. Water tank vent in cabin to avoid contamination.
Fresh water flush tank and Poly-X hoses for head and "sweet tank" airation pump avoids nasty holding tank smells.
Lawrence Simpson manual hyspeed anchor windlass rebuilt and painted. Mounted on raised pad with canvas cover protects and keeps water out. 150' 8mm galvanized chain + 5/8" nylon rode spliced on. Danfork 20H in locking deck anchor locker.
|Engine Model||Yanmar 3GMF|
|Engine Type||Single Inboard|
The Nicholson 32 set the standard for fiberglass sailboats in England. With 6,000lbs of encapsulated lead ballast and a 5'6" draft the angle of vanishing stability is an amazing 165 degrees. The capsize ratio is ~1.55 and the comfort ration is ~ 40. She points well and is faster than most cruising boats her size, with a base PHRF of 189. This boat can take you anywhere there's enough water.
This Nic-32 does not show her age. Partly because she rested 17 years under cover while under going a total refit. Every surface inside and out was refinished. The bottom was stripped, dried for 5 years, faired and barrier coated with Interlux 3000 and 2000. The finish was hand long boarded to have a very fair hull. The remaining through hulls below LWL were replaced with flush ones. The rudder and propeller turbulence was minimized and a copper plate is epoxied under the keel for that one spot you can never paint.
Her topsides and deck were stripped and painted with Interlux two-part polyurethane for durability. As were all her spars. Every piece of deck hardware and wood trim was removed before painting. All bolts and screws were replaced with 316 stainless or bronze. Wooden deck and cockpit cleats were replaced with bronze and stainless steel. Upon her relaunch in 2015 all standing and running rigging and life lines were replaced. The main and 130% genoa were new. The wiring, plumbing, pumps, radio, EPIRB, running gear and exhaust were new. It is easier to say what wasn't replaced than what was.
Since her launch in 2015 she only spends 6 months a year in the water. The other 6 months she is stored with the mast removed and hull and rig are covered with tarps. The engine was only run once a year for 17 years, so although it was installed new in 1985, it's as if if is a 2002 engine.
Many upgrades that set this boat apart from a standard Nicholson 32:
1. 6 opening bronze ports
2. New bomar forward hatch.
3. Preasure Hot/Cold water, grey water tank for sinks, allowing a deeper galley sink. Sinks will never flood while heeling.
4. Enlarged propeller aperature allows for full engine power with a 16" 3-blade feathering prop.
5. Quick access locking cockpit sole hatch for stuffing box and engine rear access.
6. Companion way ladder swings up and hooks for quick engine access.
7. Removeable Counter over engine and front panel for full engine access and hand cranking.
7. 3 mast lines lead to cockpit with 3 stoppers and 16:1 winch on aft cabin top. Rigid Forespar boom vang with 8:1 tackle, jiffy slab reefing main with adjustable boom blocks.
8. Low stretch endurabraid halyards.
9. Manual anch