Suggestions 35-37 DE

Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by SidewinderDave, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Underdog11

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    Saw it and tried to email broker. A little more of a yacht finish and cruiser and w big wheelhouse the cockpit may be tad small.
    A bit over budget But no doubt worth an inquiry. And I did On Friday.

    Just Ad doesn’t seem correct. Says flybridge or tower (I forget) but u can see on the hardtop the notch where at some point there was a bridge. If I remember has a c12 in her
    So currently Waiting to hear back
     
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    The engine hurts the value of that boat, but you could probably get some decent service out of it and repower it in the future with a recon QSB or QSC Cummins. The ad says it cruises 20 knots at 13 gph and tops out at 25 knots. Maybe if the boat had 20 gallons on board, 1 person, and stripped of all equipment, with the wind to its back it might hit those numbers, but in reality, you would take a few knots off those numbers. Boat ads almost always claim a higher speed than they really go.
     
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    Is that new? Last time I talked to Stewart there was no molded too for any yb boat.
     
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    LT has had issues since day one. Not the builders fault. His bow sits 6 inches lower to the water than mine at rest. We measured it. He actually studied my boat pretty well because of issues. Just think of how much weight it takes to lower a bow 6 inches. He put a shit ton of weight in the bow of his boat including batteries of all things. Jeff did not want to build the boat with that much weight forward but you do what the customer wants. The 36 was designed to get up out of the water and run on the flat. Go for a ride on LT then come on mine. You will see the difference including a dry deck. Wet deck, dry deck same hull. If being on a 36 with a wet deck is someone's experience then all 36 NB must have wet decks which would not be correct. My 36 does not pound. Every hull is a one off. Ask Ronnie what he thinks of how my boat goes through the water. The 38 entry is not as sharp but the trade off is there is a shit ton more room than the 36.
     
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    Really....I think my dad’s had a molded top. I will check.
     
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    You got me Tunaorlater. I texted my dad and this was his response:
    Only to the trunk top. windshield and cabin top were custom they were done in foam but they did a great job with my opinion.
     
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    so much great info and insight in this thread. Buying or building a DE is another level of boat ownership. You can have two models side by side that look almost exactly similar, identical power, that could provide a very different experience underway. The details really do matter with these boats, just like any other custom design.

    HMS's boat is a looker....OP might want to take a drive. Definitely potential there, if it doesn't stand up to the needs of the family as is.
     
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    ....presently lurking and learning:)
     
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    He should just buy Gomer and get it over with.
     
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    That would be too easy.
     
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    Wee need that in at T-shirt!
    “I’m pro engine box”
     
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    Not really an update, but still my front runners are a 35 Duffy since I’m familiar w it’s seakeeping abilities.
    If I had to say second, the NB is still up there although the 38 may be the better boat for me, for the few pluses it has over the 36. Hopefully within in the next week I will get on a few just to get an Idea of layout and size rather than just seeing pics. Although I’m sure the 38 demands more $ used.
    Funny since if wanted a few kts less, as others have stated, it opens up so many more doors.
    Can make your head spin. I Love the HH look and the 35 RP is Huuuuge.
    But that little 35 Duffy does it all well.
    Anyway taking it all in so I appreciate the posts.
    At a minimum, it’s a good winter project between fishing trips which get fewer and fewer as season closes at end of January. Thanks again.
     
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    I think the 35 Duffy would be very fuel efficient, compared to most of the others you have mentioned. I look forward to seeing the numbers from Powderpro's Duffy 35, when it sea trials very soon.
     
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    I may put an engine box in Tip Jar just because!
     
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    Don’t count out 36 Calvin even though it doesn’t have as good a head sea ride it does every thing else just as good if not better than the ones mentioned I have owned one for 16 years and put it through all the to
     

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    beautiful boat!!
    At first I wanted bit of speed if needed, but after reading and talking, I came ro realize I can live w little less speed at cruise. Who knows where it will take me.
    I stated in my first post I really liked the beals
    I think the 35 RP is a beast
    Just for curiosity what power is under that deck and what is an honest cruise fully loaded/heavy
    If you dont mind me asking.
    Head sea and following sea are important for me. thats basically most of our spring and summer.
    For fall into winter and winds swing clockwise the lee of the land helps a bit especially for the inshore fishing.
     
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    Cxm 465 Yanmar 18 on the way with 2500 lbs of ice and 20 on the way home if you want to but I don’t run it on the way down that way as we travel at night as a rule we have fished the boat from Georges to the canyons in all sorts of weather just have to slow down in a big head sea very comfortable on drift and on anchor very efficient on fuel
     
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