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My 1976 Post 42' FlyBridge

Old 05-23-2019, 09:16 AM
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Well I never really planned to buy a Sport Fisher this soon but I couldn't pass this one up for what I paid at auction. I have a whole lot to learn since the only documentation I have is on the Generator. If anyone has any manuals for these things let me know. As the title says its a 1976 Post 42' Flybridge. It has a set of Crusader 350HP 454s. The inside needs a lot of cleaning to get all the previous owners stuff out. The hull is suprisingly dry consider she has been sitting for at least 2 years. Already been through a slow process to get the engines fired and running. Not getting any blow by at all. Going to do some adjusting on them tonight as well as test out the Generator. Will post interior pictures after I get it cleaned out.



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Old 05-23-2019, 11:33 AM
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Looks fairly clean. Good luck!
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:46 PM
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Pretty boat, those lines are never out of style...... Looks like it had a little face lift. I remember the 42 as a glass hull but is superstructure wood or glass? I know they went to full glass sometime around then.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:33 PM
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How about getting the fuel clean.Replace all the filters and oil and plugs.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:05 AM
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Looks great. Thanks for saving her.
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That is a beautiful boat! Congrats!!
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:41 AM
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Thanks all!
I am still doing research on Post but it was my understanding that they were wood construction till 1997. This one is wood frame but fully glass wrapped. Who knows if that was a previous owners doings.As for the fuel they had ran the Staboard side dry. The Port side appears to have stabel in it and has about 125 gallons in it. 15 gallons of that being fresh. I changed all the oils and filters as well as checked the glands for leaks. I have a small leak on the portside rutter. It can't be too bad as its been sitting for 2 years with the bilge pumps shut off and wasn't full of water. I know for a fact they haven't been on for at least the last 4 weeks and pretty dry down by the pumps. The sea water pump on the generator is locked up and needs to be rebuilt. I am having trouble locating a part # for the pump though. When do a websearch I get 20 different kits. I am waiting on a call back from the Kohler distributor in my area to try and run down the numbers.
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Where’s you find the boat?
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Sounds like your on your way.Good luck?
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Sounds like your on your way,Good luck!
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What did you pay for it ?
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:38 AM
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Great hull and classic lines. Congrats! Love Post boats!
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:33 AM
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by LongIslandFisherman View Post
What did you pay for it ?
Really ??
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Originally Posted by Greymare View Post
Thanks all!
I am still doing research on Post but it was my understanding that they were wood construction till 1997. This one is wood frame but fully glass wrapped. Who knows if that was a previous owners doings.As for the fuel they had ran the Staboard side dry. The Port side appears to have stabel in it and has about 125 gallons in it. 15 gallons of that being fresh. I changed all the oils and filters as well as checked the glands for leaks. I have a small leak on the portside rutter. It can't be too bad as its been sitting for 2 years with the bilge pumps shut off and wasn't full of water. I know for a fact they haven't been on for at least the last 4 weeks and pretty dry down by the pumps. The sea water pump on the generator is locked up and needs to be rebuilt. I am having trouble locating a part # for the pump though. When do a websearch I get 20 different kits. I am waiting on a call back from the Kohler distributor in my area to try and run down the numbers.
The 42 should be a glass hull not glass over wood . It likely has wood stringers , but the hull is glass .

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My slip neighbor is a Post 42. . She has a plank hull, glass topsides. Not sure of the year.
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Well I never really planned to buy a Sport Fisher this soon but I couldn't pass this one up for what I paid at auction. I have a whole lot to learn since the only documentation I have is on the Generator. If anyone has any manuals for these things let me know. As the title says its a 1976 Post 42' Flybridge. It has a set of Crusader 350HP 454s. The inside needs a lot of cleaning to get all the previous owners stuff out. The hull is suprisingly dry consider she has been sitting for at least 2 years. Already been through a slow process to get the engines fired and running. Not getting any blow by at all. Going to do some adjusting on them tonight as well as test out the Generator. Will post interior pictures after I get it cleaned out.



Nice boat and good luck. I am not trying to be fresh but I would definitely invest in a raft or something else that floats if you have to get off that bad boy in a hurry. Old boat, gasoline powered, generator and electrical system, many through hull holes and unknown history. Hopefully she runs like a champ but there are a lot of components and potential issues on a boat like that, that could facilitate you needing to get off it in a hurry....
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My slip neighbor.
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I had a Post. Loved it. Thanks for sharing pics of boat (and wife)..
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