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Old 08-13-2011, 11:29 AM
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Default 24' Inboard Center Console (Fort Meyers Yachts)

So I went and looked at a boat today it was a 1987 Fort Myers Yacht 24' Captiva inboard center console... I dont know much about these boats and from what the owner says there were only about 100 produced.... I was wondering if anyone knew anything about these boats or had any experience with them... What kind of construction... If this is a wood cored stinger and transom boat or solid fiberglass boat.. Any information about this manufacturer or boat would be very helpful...

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HUH??? From the area and still never heard of it. 1987...sounds like a possible old smugglers boat maybe??? I know there were some interesting home made builds/molds around here in those days. Got Pics?
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Sounds simalar to a Shamrock, perfect for drifting Boca Grande for poon...
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The boat is similar to a shamrock... It was comonly used as a fire boat from what I can find... I will see if I can download and post a picture of the boat when I get a chance.... Looking to drift and troll for Walleyes up on Erie

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she looks beamy!!! Nice rig. How much fuel? Range?
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Nice boat, whats the power - small block v8?
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It has 150 gal fuel cap...has a 350 fuel injected mercruiser bluewater mag in it for power... I am looking at purchasing it... has a 9'6" beam... it is very wide boat giving you lots of room...
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looks tippy
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Didn't Chris Craft market a fiberglass lapstrake skiff a couple decades ago??
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looks tippy
The current owner swears it is very stable.... I dont know that is why I was hoping to get some peoples experience.... It wasnt really tippy just moving around on it....
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I believe tippy was a joke.

Nice looking rig.
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Nice looking boat...except for the bubble topped bimini cuddy. I'd cut that out and have a full fishing platform...

BTW, looks tippy...
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I believe tippy was a joke.

Nice looking rig.
damn... I hate when I miss a joke that bad......
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Wood...common joke on these types of threads. They post it on flats boats, 250' yachts, cruise ships, it's pretty funny after few years b/c u know it's coming. When I first posted I wondered how long...lol
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Anyone out there have one of these or been out on one?... Long shot, but worth a try b/c from what I have been told there were only like 100 built....

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Default Bulkheads...

How much do you think it would cost to replace the bulkhead where the cabin meets the deck... the bulkhead at the very front of the cuddy which forms the bottom of the anchor well... and the pad in the center of the back of the hull where the prop shaft strut and rudder mount to... this coring doesnt appear to make its way into the stringers... It appears to be seperate....
Think $1500 is a decent estimate or is that way low?


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Default Captiva

I remember reading good reviews when they came out with the boat. But I do not remember enough to provide solid info. My question would be the glass layup and the resin used. Look for spider cracks around corners of the hatches, this was always a problem with the Topaz line when I look into buying one.
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How much do you think it would cost to replace the bulkhead where the cabin meets the deck... the bulkhead at the very front of the cuddy which forms the bottom of the anchor well... and the pad in the center of the back of the hull where the prop shaft strut and rudder mount to... this coring doesnt appear to make its way into the stringers... It appears to be seperate....
Think $1500 is a decent estimate or is that way low?


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Anyone got any ideas on this? .... How hard of a repair are these things to do for a do it yourselfer?
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Looks similar:
http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...ss-Cc-99070194
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