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Old 05-25-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by abfish View Post
My slip neighbor is a Post 42. . She has a plank hull, glass topsides. Not sure of the year.
Its likely a 40' The 42 replaced the wood 40'

"Built on a low-deadrise, solid fiberglass hull, the Post 42 was constructed with a glass-over-wood deck and superstructure until mid-1976. (Note that a solid front windshield became available in 1979."

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Old 05-26-2019, 06:05 AM
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My dad had a 1968 37' Post that we kept in Montauk. It had Palmer International gas engines. my dad was just through a divorce and I have very fond memories of spending weekends (and more) on the boat with my younger brother and Dad. we would live on the boat and fish almost every day that the weather permitted. Caught my first mako on that boat; 202 lbs.
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 7 View Post
My dad had a 1968 37' Post that we kept in Montauk. It had Palmer International gas engines. my dad was just through a divorce and I have very fond memories of spending weekends (and more) on the boat with my younger brother and Dad. we would live on the boat and fish almost every day that the weather permitted. Caught my first mako on that boat; 202 lbs.
A friend had the same boat many years . It Came with the Palmers , but later repowerd with Chris Craft 427s ( Ford based not Chevy) .
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by KnottyGirlGrady View Post
Where’s you find the boat?
I will PM you the site but it is a government site where all the state and county items are sold.

Originally Posted by LongIslandFisherman View Post
What did you pay for it ?
I am not sure I want to put the price out there as I have had lots of intrest in purchasing it already and I haven't even been trying to sell it. I will say this though. It was under $10K.

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Surprisingly clean, older boat. Does this thing live in freshwater? I love the look of older sport fishers WITHOUT those massive bow rails. It keeps the lines clean.
She is in fresh water right now. Its been living on Guntersville lake.

Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Congrats! Nice find. My understanding is that Post only made around ten of the 42 ft model with gas.

For my use (10 mile circle) gas would be better compared to diesel. I have always dreamed of upgrading to a 42 Post.

Enjoy it in good health.
Where can I find this kind of infomation?

Originally Posted by prowlersfish View Post
The 42 should be a glass hull not glass over wood . It likely has wood stringers , but the hull is glass .
According to the Tag recipet you would be correct. It says its a Fiberglass hull.




I took it on her first ride Sunday. I moved it 45 miles to its new marina. I took it slow only around 8-10 mph the whole way. I have a waterpump on the Starboard side that I am going to have to replace as it was making a little noise. I loved the ride it was nice and smooth. Plows through the largest of waves with ease. She bearly moved the fuel needles on the way there. I was a bit nerves piloting it for the first time as the largest thing I had ever piloted before this was a single engine 24' pontoon. I will brag on myself here. I think I handled her like a pro. I had to pull into the fuel dock first thing. I learned quickly to ditch the wheel and use the engines at low speed to steer it. I docked it 3 different times yesterday. One of which was in a 16' wide slip and never banged a rail once. I even got the chance to go through the locks for the first time. Definetly gotta get the top out and see what is need to get it installed! I got baked! Only got a little moisture from the starboard rutter. I found that some of the gauges aren't working properly. I am going to replace them all to make sure I have accurate readings on everything. Then it will be time for some LED upgrades.

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Someone did a bunch of work on it, all the railings gone etc, certainly has a cleaner look. Get rid of that goofy swim plaform. All the best, enjoy!
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great boat, but get a nicer PFD. Like SOSpenders or just something a little more stylish!
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Greymare View Post
I will PM you the site but it is a government site where all the state and county items are sold.
Congrats , that is a Beautiful boat. love the lines. Do you have any pics of the inside and are you planning to do some upgrade or updates to it?
If you are I hope you post them.

Enjoy it.
Also if you don't mind I would love a pm with the govt site you used as well.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:12 AM
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I grew up on a 1975 Post 42' Almost identical to this one. It had gas big blocks and was a pig on fuel, but would push through some wicked weather.

Youve got a great example of a classic boat and got it for short money.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by marlinmike View Post
Someone did a bunch of work on it, all the railings gone etc, certainly has a cleaner look. Get rid of that goofy swim plaform. All the best, enjoy!
Yeah I know where the rails are. I would like to have at least something right behind the upper deck seating. Its a long drop if you make a wrong step.

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great boat, but get a nicer PFD. Like SOSpenders or just something a little more stylish!
Sorry you will have to excuse my noobness. PFD?


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Congrats , that is a Beautiful boat. love the lines. Do you have any pics of the inside and are you planning to do some upgrade or updates to it?
If you are I hope you post them.

Enjoy it.
Also if you don't mind I would love a pm with the govt site you used as well.
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I don't have but 1 or 2 of the inside. It needs some cleaning before I post much though. LOL One of the first things I am going to do is get rid of the curtens! LOL I am going to tent the windows with 5% tint, I plan to swap most if not all of the boat to LED, and I am going to refinish the teak decking. The colors on the galley are probable going to change too.
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Here are a few of the inside. I will post more later when I do some cleaning. You will notice some panels are missing in the salon. Plan to redo the ceiling anyway.


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Old 06-04-2019, 01:05 PM
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Congrats. That's a Beautiful Boat!
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:52 AM
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Sorry you will have to excuse my noobness. PFD?
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OOOOHHHH! I have much better ones on the boat. That just happens to be what the wife threw up to me when we got ready to roll through the locks. I actually have some Class III jackets on the boat too.
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Originally Posted by Greymare View Post
Here are a few of the inside. I will post more later when I do some cleaning. You will notice some panels are missing in the salon. Plan to redo the ceiling anyway.


Love the floor and the rest doesn't look bad at all. From your previous post I was expecting it in much worse shape.
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here's a few from the salon. Will get more later.
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That thing is in GREAT shape!!!
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:58 AM
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Hello, congrats and Dude, that is a sweeeeeeet boat, probably one of a handful you could do the important stuff on (id definitely replace thru hulls and valves), tidy her up and sell later and lose almost no money, classic lines like that don´t date.
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Beautiful boat. It looks like just the right amount of a project to be fun. Any idea how the prior owner's boat ended up auctioned by the government? Taxes maybe? Just curious
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