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Old 02-18-2014, 11:20 AM
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I'm looking to purchase a 38' 1980 pacemaker/eggharbor. Trying to find some specs or info on it. apparently there were only a couple built as a prototype with v6 detroit deisel engines. does anyone have any thoughts about the hull design or if there's problems to look out for.before the survey. thanks
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:38 AM
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Not familiar with a 38' Pacemaker but Pacemaker built a decent boat. The 33, 36 and 40 were popular and later became successful Egg Harbor models. Which Detroits are in her? They could be 6V92s, 6V71s or 6V53s. The model and HP will determine a lot. I'm guessing this is a relatively low priced boat as the market for an old Pacemaker or Egg Harbor is pretty soft. Most important factor will be mechanical condition as it will cost much more than the boat is worth to major engines and/or replace a generator.
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I was a captain and make ready guy for Egg at that time. I don't recall a 38 built in 1980. A few 38 sedans prior to that in the seventies that were basically the 40. if I remember they had 6-71s maybe some 6-53s....... Toward the end of my time there many of the Eggs and Pacemakers were "blended" with Pacemaker molds and the Egg Harbor nameplates.. Sadly refered to as Eggmakers....

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Post a link to the boats ad. Maybe someone will know about this particular vessel. There can't be too many of these around
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In 1978, Egg harbor replaced the 38 with the 40 - stretched it to get more cockpit space.

Maybe pacemaker used the hull mold from 78 on If it's that 38 mold, the engine room height is very low. I heard, but don't know for sure, that they were using a slant 671.

Make sure whatever surveyor you use has experience with surveying wood boats. Although the hull if fg, there's a lot of bare wood/fabric and resin over wood. At some point, egg harbor started to mold a fg flybridge, but I think that was well after 1980.

You might find more information at the eggharborowners site.
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Check out the Power Boat Guides, especially an older version if you can locate one. Egg offered a 38' in 1990-1997. The earlier version that morphed to the 40' started in the early 1970's and changed to the 40' in 1975/6. Pacemaker offered a 37' in the 1990's and had a 38' in the early 1970's (Pacemaker/Alglass) with a small trunk cabin. Best info I could locate.
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I think this is the boat he's looking at.
http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1980...s#.UwTWvIWuqSo
Looks a lot like a 37 Egg Harbor, same layout, cockpit etc. Deck house is similar to the 33/35/37 newer style boats that didn't have the glass over mahogany deck house of the earlier Egg Harbors. Looks like a decent boat from the listing. ER looks a bit of a mess and the engines are hard to make out. Valve covers look like 6V92s but exhaust manifolds look different. Looks like the exhaust blankets are new. Turbos seem to be in a different place and a bit close to the deck. If she checks out well it may be a good buy. Doubt she's worth much but that would be a lot of boat for the money.
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