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Old 04-20-2019, 02:50 PM
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Do you mean like this? But it is only 33'
that just ruined it for me.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:51 PM
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Are Back Cove and Sabre really ‘Downeast boats” ?
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Don't own one personally so I can't talk much crap , but to me there is "Downeast" and "classic Downeast" . Classic is old school inboard , most of the outboard DE's are beautiful boats just not classic in my eye . Caught a ton of fish and had a lot of good times on a good friends Osmond 29 over the past 20 years . Kinda bare bones set up for fishing and not much else , but a real battlewagon in the 30' range . 370 Volvo without all the computer crap and will get up and go if asked . Not sure if he frequents this forum so here's a pic...

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Originally Posted by Captinlon View Post
Owning a downeast boat, loving this thread, but I want to see some pictures of guys with radar mast and life raft on their hard tops. I trying to figure out the right proportions for height and size of a new radar mast to get mine above new life raft. Is they a rule of thumb? New raft is 18 inches tall, thinking my radar is going to look pretty stupid up there, but not sure. Not trying to derail this thread or get off topic, just interested to know.
I went from a 5" riser to a 10" riser. My raft is 11.5 tall


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Originally Posted by Captinlon View Post
Owning a downeast boat, loving this thread, but I want to see some pictures of guys with radar mast and life raft on their hard tops. I trying to figure out the right proportions for height and size of a new radar mast to get mine above new life raft. Is they a rule of thumb? New raft is 18 inches tall, thinking my radar is going to look pretty stupid up there, but not sure. Not trying to derail this thread or get off topic, just interested to know.







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looks good thanks guys
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
Are Back Cove and Sabre really ‘Downeast boats” ?
There's not a more distinctive design feature recognized as "downeast" more than a short cain spoon bow.
From the Back Cove website:The Back Cove Story

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Size:  27.2 KBPractical Elegance. From Maine. Back Cove Yachts, founded in 2003, is a sister company of Sabre Yachts. A group of Sabre dealers requested a smaller Downeast style cruising boat to suit the needs of owners who admired the look and feel of the Maine lobster boat and the dependability and fuel efficiency of a single diesel engine. The Back Cove 29 was launched soon after, and so was a new brand. Today, the two yards are the largest recreational boatbuilding company in the State of Maine where America’s first ships were built on the shores of the Kennebec River as early as 1607.

Utilizing production line method and vacuum infusion technology Back Cove Yachts leads the industry in 30′ to 41′ cruisers. Currently, more than 750 Back Coves can be found in harbors from Greece to Norway and from Japan to Australia and New Zealand. In the USA boats have found their way to almost every body of water from the coasts to inland lakes.

Back Cove Yachts are built by 200 of Maine’s finest boat builders in a modern 240,000 square foot facility in Rockland, Maine. Back Cove associates continuously demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their role and its influence on the final product. Team dynamics, an emphasis on safe procedures and cross training, and a thorough awareness of each model’s competitive position in the marketplace have enabled are essential ingredients that allow Back Cove yachts to exceed today’s high standards of excellence in manufacturing and design.


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Meh. That doesn't really scream Downeast. The sheer line is almost perfectly level. It's nice looking, maybe single screw with a skeg, but not in a traditional lobster boat style.

Looks more like a modern Albin 27.

The manufacturers can call them Downeast all day long, but the traditional DE builders would turn their nose up at them. Hell, my little 22 is a genuine Royal Lowell design, practically DE royalty. But even though she's got a round chine, semi-displacement hull, traditionalists will say "single inboard full skeg only, outboards don't count". Deep V planing hulls definitely don't count, regardless of what she looks like above the waterline. Hence the term, "Downeast Style".
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I know you purist don't like it but I think its badass!

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Do you mean like this? But it is only 33'
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FireIsland - beautiful boat. Is she an Eastern?
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FireIsland - beautiful boat. Is she an Eastern?
yes 31’ Casco Bay
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Does my Mainship 34 count? Always thought it had a Downeast look to it. Full keel, flat back and a single diesel.

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You will never see a more beautiful downeast boat than this one. Not mine but I wish it was.

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