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Old 11-14-2007, 07:39 PM
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1995 Eastern 18 "classic" center console downeast style boat: navy blue awl grip hull, tan bow canvas incl. bow dodger w/ window, console cover, seat cover. Boat renovated in 06. Awl grip, canvas, hatch covers, electronics, all new. Electronics include Lowrance 5" color gps/chartplotter/fish finder and ICOM 504 vhf radio. 2 batteries and switch (all new). Fish finder transducer is mounted inside the hull in "shoot-though" style. works great. 50 hp Honda 4 stroke maintained by Honda dealer runs great, has some cosmetic damage to lower unit. Boat has been loved and maintained, however, did break off mooring once in a storm and suffered cosmetic hull damage and the motor damage described above. Boat was thoroughly repaired and awl-gripped by the manufacturer (Eastern boats) and is currently in terrific condition. Sale is due to 3rd child - we just don't fit on it anymore.

She is really beautiful and a terrific boat for fishing, a picnic, and 2 kids. (As I mentioned, three just don't fit...) We get compliments and thumbs up everywhere we go.

Located in Norwalk, CT. Cherry 5 star trailer is included in the price. Trailer is 2002 model with spare tire.

I can be reached directly at molivermc@optonline.net

$12,000.

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nice rig, if I wasnt partnering with my buddy on a northern bay, I'd be all over this - perfect for fishing/cruising LI sound
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:50 AM
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Can she pull a water skier?
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:43 AM
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Thanks guys - In terms of performance, she probably can not pull a skier, at least not a big skier. ...would be great for kids and innertubes. She tops out at about 20-24 mph depending on conditions and gear. While she is no speedboat, she is quiet and steers like a dream. Eastern uses a 3/4 skeg that allows her to track beautifully and pivot nicely while docking or checking traps, etc.

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What kind of performance numbers say with 2 adults?Any warranty on motor?Thanx
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:00 PM
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Beautiful boat!
What is the draft, please. Thanks
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In terms of performance, you can expect about 18 or 20 mph with 2 adults and fishing gear. She is not about speed. The amount of chop will have alot to do with that. Draft is 12" to the bottom of the skeg. Our mooring field is really shallow and she has been a great boat for that. You can also get in very close to shore when fishing.

Although she has been reconditioned, she is a 13 year old boat. There are no warranties on boar or motor. I believe the electronics are under warranty - I will have to check that and confirm.
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great looking boat...
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I had a 1998 Eastern Classic built and paired with the same 50HP Honda. I traded it in for their all composite 20 a few years ago. Within seven days Eastern had resold my trade in. I would get lots of compliments and a couple offers at the launch ramp. I did not have the dodger or v-berth seating. It looks like the batteries are in the console - good decision. This boat has lots of extras and upgrades and you have it listed at a very reasonable price.

Due to the keel and semi-displacement hull these boats track very well. They are also easy to trailer and handle for one person. I never even put a transom strap on mine it sat so perfectly snug on the trailer. ( I would not do that today)

If someone is looking for a boat that cost very little to run that is easy to maintain and that will keep its value then this might be the ticket. I mainly fly fished out of mine. I really like the ability to sit on the wide gunnel, unhook and release fish.

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Thanks John D for the nice plug! I have to say, people who know these boats all seem to love them. I know we aren't supposed to chat on the "for sale" forum about other matters, but I'd be interested in hearing how you like your 20?

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If this does not belong here then I can delete it...

The Eastern 20 is a fun boat. It suits my style of fishing and boating. I’m basically into river, estuary, and coast line fishing. Like my Classic it has no built in floatation. The New 18s have floatation. I could have had it added against their recommendation. It is paired with a Johnsuki 115 which has been great. Eastern seems to be pretty adamant about matching them with 90s now. It will do 31-32 knots on a flat stretch of water. It is a fairly light weight boat, (about the same as the 18’?) especially for a semi displacement hull so blasting through a 2’ chop won’t be too comfortable unless you are in your twenties…
The non skid on the deck and gunnels is starting to show a bit of grey where the grit material is coming through. The gel coat on the leaning post is chipping and cracking under the cushion (probably not a big deal). One of the birdsall leaning posts would have been nicer, more functional and probably not much more expensive. The magic tilt trailer does not match the boat hull very well. All the rollers do not come in contact solidly with the hull which annoys me. I trailer with double transom straps so it won’t move side to side.
It is economical to run. If I was more of a hard core boater/fisherman there are other boats that I would have chosen. They would be heavier and cost more to run but I probably would not catch more fish or get more satisfaction.
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Where is the boat currently? I would like to take a look at it.

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Old 11-23-2007, 06:16 PM
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Boat is in Norwalk, CT at 33 Harborview Avenue (my driveway.) wrapped up, but I am happy to unwrap for anyone who is interested in swinging by.

Also - you asked about the engine hours in the pm - I will check tomorrow and get an accurate number for you.

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Nice Boat........!
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Sent a PM; would really like some additional details.
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Hey Dantilu - Nice boat yourself! What a honey...

Northern Ivy - I replied to your PM - let me know if you need anything else. I am a full disclosure guy....
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A few folks have asked about engine hours. I thought we were in the ballpark of 250, but I took one of the batteries (new by the way) outside to hook up and check the hours on the honda. It looks like the hours were reset somehow when the engine was off so the boat could be awl-gripped. The hours now read 22.5 which I know is not right. I imagine I put on that many hours in 2007. I do think the real hours are in the neighborhood of 250, and I would seriuosly doubt that they would exceed 300.

I am sorry not to have a more accurate answer for everyone. The motor is in fine shape with alot of life left in it. For any really interested folks, I can have you speak with the Honda mechanic who has taken care of me.

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Is the Boat still for sale???????
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The boat is still for sale - I'm getting a number of calls and requests to see it though. If you are really interested, I would say you should come see it soon. (At least I hope that is the case!)

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