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Old 04-10-2005, 10:58 AM
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Hello all been a while for for posting but I am considering selling my larger boat and scaling dn to a black watch 26 express. Anyone care to comment on the ride of the out board version. Most of the stuff we do down here are trips to the Bahamas and long runs for Tuna.
I am thinking of buying used and repowering
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:42 PM
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no one on the blackwatch 26??? come on guys a little help...please
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I looked at a 26 a few years ago.
it was a late 80s and had a nice layout.
It was fished heavily!
It had t-200 mariners.
I never sea trialed it as I
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fish on buddies inboard version, 1991 with twin yanmars.... can't comment on the outboard versions....

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cored hulls if I remember right, historical problems with them. I like the layouts of the boats but have always been scared away with horror stories with the cored hulls. Get a complete hull survey from someone that knows what the f_ck they are doing other than itemizing the number of light bulbs located on your boat.
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I just purchased a 26 bertram outboard. If it rides anything like this it should be great. I have pictures in the photo section.
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Just had my 1988 BW26' twin outboard out in the Chesapeake Bay yesterday. Small craft advisory, 5 to 8 foot waves. She handled very well. We decided not to fish and went home.
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The Blackwatch is a great running boat, especailly with twin 250s. I think you should also consider the 27 Blackfin if you can find one. I think they are the best ride around but the cabin is smaller on the Blackfin.

This one is priced high but you get the idea.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=74291&url=
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Looked at them in early 90's but didnt have the money for the twins. Looked at them out in South Hampton NY. Great layout and ride. They had Balsa cored hulls, so check around every glass penetration, especially in the bilges. I think they are a great boat. Plenty going real cheap these days.
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cored hulls if I remember right, historical problems with them. I like the layouts of the boats but have always been scared away with horror stories with the cored hulls. Get a complete hull survey from someone that knows what the f_ck they are doing other than itemizing the number of light bulbs located on your boat.
I've surveyed several of them from the late 80's and early 90's. I'm awnsering this and telling you to have the hull and transom core sampled before you buy one.

I surveyed one that a local marine had cooked the transom dry. Awlgriped the boat. It looked beautiful and fooled my mositure meter. I still have to wonder why they did it. For the time they wasted hiding the bad transom they could have just replaced it cheaper. I'm glad the fiberglass guy he took the boat too explained no one would have seen the problem...

Nothing wrong with balsa core boats in the hulls. Just understand they will pick up water when they are in the water and loose it when in dry storage...thru every thru-hull fitting.. A 30ft Rampage will pick up 15 gals of water over the summer and test dry in April. As long as you are running a cored balsa hull in salt water it will never rot.. A 26 blackwatch 10-12 gals..

Too many are afraid of cored hulls because of ignorant knuckleheads on the internet..

In the 5-6 I've surveyed I wasn't crazy about their ride even when I tried trimming them right in sloppy 1-3ft seas... Someone was just comparing them to a 27 Pheonix on another web page... The 27 PH wins hands down..
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