Have any NC 895 owners found a location for name and hailing port on the 895 they are happy with? The transom does not leave much room for these and I'm not very creative I'm afraid. Photos are appreciated.
There is one blue hull I found a picture of the name in place of the NC and the swoosh (not Nike, but the thing under the NC) where removed. It looks good, but I don't know about pulling the NC off...kinda like it. Just do a google image search for "NC 895" and scroll down. The boat was for sale and I think the name is "Once Around" of note, the hailing port isn't visible on the side at all.
In my case I'm leaning on putting her name (LolaClaire) on the transom. Specifically, on the aft side of the sliding seat in front of the engine. In our case, its the single F300. Even thought its a bigger engine it is only one engine and there seems to be more room to see it than there would be with the smaller but twin 200's. Once the weather improves a bit I'll make a dummy name and tape it up to see how it looks.
I went to the boat today to set up for a birthday party, and when I stepped onboard the bilge pump burped out a significant stream of water. Later inside I noticed water dripping from the forward cabin ceiling in the forward starboard edge of the ceiling panel close to where the strip lights end. We also had some water dripping from the ceiling in the aft guest cabin from the strip lights dead a mid ship almost right over the electrical panel.
We've had a few drips here and there from condensation, but the ceiling in the forward cabin has leaked before. We thought it might be tied to the pressure washing during the delivery, but I think this is rain water, it's too much to be condensation, and the bilge water level is higher than when i last checked it.
Has anyone else had a problem with rain getting in? If so where, and what did you do to resolve it.
The LolaClaire is leaking in rain water. In our case from what I can tell so far it all seems to be coming in the aft area of the boat in the cockpit area. We do not have any moisture from the ceilings. The water that I can see is coming in the fittings that are mounted in the antiskid floor areas. Most of those fittings did not have sealant applied when installed. The water wicks in between the fiitting and the spaces in the rough anti-skid surface. Alex from Seahawk Yacht services has already sealed the two cockpit door (the big one in the floor) latches and they are no longer leaking. But I am still getting water. I managed to be able to get my head in far Enough to see the underside of the large access panel in the surface just fwd and above the electric connection. I was surprised how much water was dripping in around the access door frame. And I can’t see any sealant there either. Also can’t see any sealant at a bunch of other fittings like the ones that the sliding seat pins into. Although I can’t see the underside of these to check. But next time here I’ll have Alex remove and seal and reinstall all those fittings and access panel that are in the anti skid surfaces. Fortunately I can see sealant was used in the fuel and other fittings installed in the walkways. Like the fuel fittings. In your case you may not be able to see where the water is coming in like in my situation as I can get under the cockpit floor and look at the underside of some of the fittings. I’d look at everyone installed and look for signs of sealant or seals between the installed component (like the light) and the roof. If you can’t see anything then it’s likely that they skipped applying a seal or sealant. Let us know what you find. It’s possible I could also have water coming in one of these other areas that isn’t seen until it ends up in the bilge at the aft end of the boat
I haven't really looked closely at the cockpit area, but we just moved to a covered slip, so I don't think we'll be able to track down leaks as easily. I may (in the spring when the water is back on) hit her with a hose to see what I can make leak. My first guess is the mountings for the railings for the forward leak. I'll take a closer look at the cockpit storage to see if there's anything leaking there.
I forgot to mention one additional thing on water leaks. I discovered that there’s a 1/4” to 3/8” gap between the lower surface of the large cockpit floor door and the upper surface of the structure beneath it. During rain or gentle rinsiing of the cockpit area the channels around the underside of the door do a good job capturing water and directing it out the back of the boat. But if you hit the deck area around the door with a lot of hose water pressure you can force water over the channels and into the hull below the door. Alex from Seahawk Yacht services placed a rubber seal on the bottom of the door surface around the perimeter. This seal contacts the raised area around the channel Under the door to prevent this type of “flooding”
Naming. We put the hailing port on the sides of the boarding platforms and the name up forward above the Master Stateroom portlites.
Leaks. I had one of the rubrail end caps come loose and when I examined it , there was no sign of sealant. Pulled out one of the rubrail screws up forward, no sealant there either. I also have a leak up forward , port side of master stateroom. I would suspect there will be more from the rubrail. I will be insisting the dealer pull all the screws and seal them properly