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Submitted By: kiwipete
Date Created: 12-30-2004
Description: A 1973 18'6" Sea Nymph Commander. 21 deg hull.
This was bought from a dealer after it had been repossessed.
It has a Volvo Penta AQ170c & 280 Stern drive fitted.
This took a few hours to get running correctly but the power unit is sweet. I was hampered severely by persons unknown who had messed up the wiring to an unbelievable degree. Lucky for me my SELOC manual arrived in the mail from the USA on the day I started to get the engine running and I was able to rewire all the harness to the correct pins and make some noises.
The hull is glass with a wooden topside from the deck up. The hull was available from the factory in this form only for part of 1973/74.
Although we think that there was some Australian input into the design of these boats they were built in huge numbers in New Zealand up until about 1989. There are also about 4 major design changes to the cabin structure. The design was also offered in 16'6" ( Sea Nymph Ranger) form as well. The underwater shape is more or less the same in todays production boats.
It has a reputation as a very good blue water hull.
The project is to rebuild the cabin into something more usable.
I am also gathering up the parts required to change out the engine to a V/P AQ225 (Chev SB 305) and will eventually replace the existing engine with that.
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Port side front quarter.

Port rear quarter

Frontal view.

The OLD interior.

New cabin framework

Roof's on!

Anchor Capstan

Anchor Capstan, pt 2

Cabin floor.
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