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Old 09-16-2006, 02:19 AM
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Any of you guys have experience with the Luhrs Allura down east style boats, like the lay out and size. Don't mind the 14 knot cruise. Don't know anyone who has owned one or fished out of one, could use some guidance.
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:11 AM
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theres been one for sale on another board for awhile. and i added some pictures of a 30 i saw in bermuda a couple months ago. not sure if this one has traded yet. good luck. http://www.noreast.com/discussion/Vi...A09%3A56%27%7D
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:25 AM
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when looking for boats a couple years ago and a couple boats ago i seriously considered one. There are always a couple for sale around the chesapeake bay. You can find them with arches and rocket launches and i believe they would make a decent rockfish troller. They are def not set up for hard core fishing. solid well made boats. The slow speed ultimately turned me off.
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:30 AM
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The allura is very lightly built boat. The most experience I have is with an Allura 35 that I surveyed for an old friend to be used as a charter boat. This boat had twin 315hp Yanmars and I'm figuring the boat you looking at has a single inboard Perkins or something similar. Anyway the boat surveyed Ok but in commercial service he managed to completely destroy it in six years. I mean destroyed it, F'd.. toast,, done ,, todos. Moisture ingress to the keel, transom and decks is a real threat. If the boat has a generator it may be surgically implanted. The engines if twins may be very difficult to work on. Just remember that the attraction to a Luhrs has always been that you get a lot of boat for the money. I also remember that the boat rode and fished well. Its also true that they are popular in Bermuda. The little alluras have cored hulls. Please get the very best surveyor money can buy. I have seen nice ones and some not-so-nice ones. Ride it and if you like it survey her.
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:52 PM
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Yes they are cored below the water line. Yes they are poorly constructed. Yes most if not all will have wet cores at point in there careers. No I would not waste any money on a survey just give it a pass. Spend your money on quality especially in an old boat.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for the input guys
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:12 PM
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Thanks for the input guys
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