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Old 01-05-2008, 04:24 AM
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Default Acadia 25

Anyone have any experience with this Florida-built downeaster? I'm wondering how it stacks up against a Duffy or General Marine.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:43 AM
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They look great but I have never read a review on them. I do know that a realtor in the Ft. Myers, Florida area used the 25 Acadia for years to show waterfront property. They obviously really liked the boat because they moved up to a 30' Acadia!
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:21 AM
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I didn't know they made a 30'. I've seen a few of the 25's up here. I crawled over one for sale a few years back - it looked like a decent boat.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:30 AM
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Go to GOOGLE and input Acadia25 or Atlas Boat Works. The factory is in a suburb of Ft. Myers, Fl. I think they have 3 different sizes.

Another great looking trawler type pilothouse boat is the Rosborough 246 Sedan Cruiser and also the Wheelhouse. They're made in Halifax, NS.
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So sorry! I thought they had a new 30 Acadia and I was wrong. Happy New Year to all.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:32 AM
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Funny you should mention the Ros - its been on my short list for the next boat for a long time. I think all the downeasters are the most beautiful boats on the water, but I keep coming back to the Ros as the most practical boat in that size range, with the General Marine as the best inboard ( & prettier lines - sorry Barry! :-))
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:55 AM
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the ros pilothouse is the one i own great sea boat in diesel very good on fuel
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:10 AM
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If I win the lottery I will RETIRE and spend 3/4 of the rest of my life on a Rosborough 246 sedan! I'd hate to embarrass the fine Rosborough family and make it a fishing boat but I'd sure love to try. We also have an excellent local Rosborough dealer near Tallahassee, Wefing Marine in Eastpoint, Fl.
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No offense taken Matt.
The General Marine and Duffy are excellent boats and are certainly great looking. They are bigger and have more freeboard than the RF. Another consideration is the RF is more trailerable with a 8'6" beam vs a 9'6" beam.

I think the RF looks better in a Wheel House configuration myself. On the other hand it is much more user friendly for us in a sedan crusier configuration.
Take a look at this RF that was customized/rigged/completed by a dealer in WA state.

They also modified the cabin a bit with moving the frig adding a heating system etc.



They did a sweet job on an overhead console (this is a picture from sedan crusier but they did the same to the Wheel House model they have sold)......This could be a future project for me.


I really like the Duffy 31. Believe me there are always a few times a year that I wished we had a bigger boat but then I would compromise the trailerablity factor. Stinkin boats are always a compromise .

Hope you had a great holiday season. Say "Hi" to Laurie from Karen and I

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The Wheel House RF is about as fishy as the Rosborough gets. The Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans and the Canadian Coastguard uses this model for patrols.
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the customwheelhouse that I own is 02 150io volvo diesel Io. I fish this boat on fresh and also cruise with the fam. Love the duffy 35 and the northernbay. The downeast hull is the only boat to handle any the mother nature has to give.
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Ladyjane,
Are you a member of the Rosborough owners group on Yahoo?
I don't see your boat listed in the hull registry.

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:47 AM
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I was a member but not current. Keep the boat on lake champlain Vt.
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So.... back on to the topic of the Acadia....
Matt are you going to be a two boat owner or are you looking to move up?
How many hours did get on the water last season?
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We put on 140 hours this season, but some of that is trolling & drifting. We got off to a late start in the Spring before we finally got everything sorted out. We did make it to Block Island, Cuttyunk, and Stonington. Our plan is to trailer the Scout for another 3 years & then move up to something bigger kept on a slip. Right now looks like the Rosborough since it seems I need to get into at least a 31' Inboard to get the same cabin space & I like the Rosborough's ability to still trailer.
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The Rosborough Wheelhouse is a beauty for sure. I'll bet it handles the weather pretty good also.
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WOW!
That's a lot of hours Matt.
We put 70 hours on last season. Of course we do a lot of hanging on the hook/mooring/etc.

Karen and I seriously were thinking of looking at a 32+2 Albin but after talking with Greg (mymojo) we decided that the RF is just perfect about 85% of the time for what we do. There is alway one or two trips every year that we wished we had a larger boat but I guess you can always look at the next bigger boat etc.
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Arrrrrrrrrrhhhh
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