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Old 03-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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I've been following THT for a long time now and with everything that I have learned for you guys im ready to buy my first boat. I am looking at the 27 jupiter cuddy I will be taking one on a sea trial this week So i wanted to start a Jupiter thread and see all the proud Jupiters out there...
Old 03-27-2011, 05:37 PM
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A nice Jupiter, seriously there was a nice 27' Cuddy here for sale, nice boat cuddy's useful for storage only or a play house for small kids.

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27 Jupiter was my first boat and I hated it sold it just a few months after I bought it. PM me if you want more details.

If you are set on Jupiter get a 31 it is a whole different animal.
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I agree with Shady, quality was good but it mine chine walked bad.
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This 29 Jupiter belongs to one of my customers. The quality, fit and finish is very nice. The white Yamaha's are a nice touch.

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Had the chance to fish last week on a friends 38 center console. Wow. What a great boat. Beautiful fit and finish and the ride in rough seas was incredible.
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No doubt the Jupiters are beautiful boats. The new 29, 31, and 38's are great but that 27 had a funky hull and was discontinued for a reason.
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27 Jupiter was my first boat and I hated it sold it just a few months after I bought it. PM me if you want more details.

If you are set on Jupiter get a 31 it is a whole different animal.

I'm in the market for one of these boats as well. I've seen your past posts concerning this boat. If I'm not mistaken, didn't you have a pre 2002 boat? It is my understanding that the chine walking issues and 4 stroke incompatibility were addressed by the lengthening of the running surface. Is this not the case?

This boat fits my criteria exactly. I hope that the newer models were better or that you were/are being overly critical.
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Originally Posted by riffraff2 View Post
I agree with Shady, quality was good but it mine chine walked bad.
What year model was yours?
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I'm in the market for one of these boats as well. I've seen your past posts concerning this boat. If I'm not mistaken, didn't you have a pre 2002 boat? It is my understanding that the chine walking issues and 4 stroke incompatibility were addressed by the lengthening of the running surface. Is this not the case?

This boat fits my criteria exactly. I hope that the newer models were better or that you were/are being overly critical.
I believe in there has been three changes in the running pad on these bots over the years with the last being in 04 or 05. I did alot of research last fall on the 31's, forgot most of it. I was really close to and thought i had a deal in place on a 06 31 but it fell through. i ended up with a intrepid that was a better fit/deal at the time. Do a search on a guy name Kerno he is the resident expert on these boats. i read alot of his posts and he responded to some of mine I believe. Good Luck! Keep the pics comming guys they are truely one of the best looking boats out there
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Jupiter is no longer producing the 31 so the used market is really heating up for them.
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Jupiter is no longer producing the 31 so the used market is really heating up for them.
i believe your correct, i was told by someone at the factory that they are in the process of reconfiguring the transom to the euro. So maybe there will be a new one in the near future. they will definately need something in the line between the 29 and 34
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Originally Posted by Shady Business View Post
No doubt the Jupiters are beautiful boats. The new 29, 31, and 38's are great but that 27 had a funky hull and was discontinued for a reason.
But wasn't it discontinued after at least 10 years of production?;?
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i believe your correct, i was told by someone at the factory that they are in the process of reconfiguring the transom to the euro. So maybe there will be a new one in the near future. they will definately need something in the line between the 29 and 34
Is the 34 a "real" 34 like the post 2008 Venture with the full length running surface? My understanding is that the 31 had the same waterline length as the older Ventures, but a 6 inch narrower beam.
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Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
I'm in the market for one of these boats as well. I've seen your past posts concerning this boat. If I'm not mistaken, didn't you have a pre 2002 boat? It is my understanding that the chine walking issues and 4 stroke incompatibility were addressed by the lengthening of the running surface. Is this not the case?

This boat fits my criteria exactly. I hope that the newer models were better or that you were/are being overly critical.
I have also read that with the Jupiters with the "lifting pad" you need to install your engines the opposite way of how you normally would. I have read that the 27 was given more flotation in the rear end around 2005 or so, but you still see the 2002-2004 models rigged with 225 Yamahas most of the time.
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I have also read that with the Jupiters with the "lifting pad" you need to install your engines the opposite way of how you normally would. I have read that the 27 was given more flotation in the rear end around 2005 or so, but you still see the 2002-2004 models rigged with 225 Yamahas most of the time.
They changed the hull in 2002. I think the last year for them was 2004. I'm also thinking that the lifting pad issue was on the venture 34 not a jupiter.
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I have no bone to pick with Jupiter. I think they build beautiful boats and the fit and finish is superb. That being said I will tell you my experience with my old 27.

It was a 2001 with twin 200 HPDI's and the first boat that I had bought on my own. I have been on boats my entire life but when my dad got out of fishing I decided it was time for me to buy a boat of my own. After looking for almost a year I made a deal on a Jupiter and drove to Sarasota to pick it up. After seeing the boat and how good of condition it was in I took it out for a short sea trial (in calm waters) and the deal was done.

After I got the boat home and ran it on my own for the first time is when I noticed the boat had handling issues. In order to get the boat to run flat on the pad it had to be trimmed way up and in calm waters it rode fine. If it was not trimmed up high the boat would rock and lean from side to side. Even at higher speeds 25-45 it would not level out until the motors were trimmed way up. So after I figured out how to trim it in calm waters the issue became running it in the ocean.

Running into a head sea required lots of tab and when you put the bow down into it the boat would rock and bow steer like crazy. In a following sea there were countless times it would catch an edge and jerk the boat into a sharp turn. Honestly, the 20' Seacraft I was coming out of was more of a pleasure to run in 2-3's than this boat. The ride for the passengers was softer in the Jupiter but the steering for the captain was nicer in the 20' Seacraft. The only time the Jupiter impressed me was when we were fishing in Marathon and it was 6' and stacked. Because we were running slow and the very deep vee the landings were extremely soft. Other than that I really disliked the boat.

Also, the concept of the cuddy in the cabin is neat but really is useless and as far as a fishing platform goes that was also very bad. There was next to no room to get around the console, and the fish box was the size of a medium igloo cooler. The livewell was a nice size though. Also forget about bottom or drift fishing because it rocked horribly even in very mild seas

I bought the boat because of the condition, fit and finish, looks and price. Looking back I should have done more research and really thought about what I was looking for in a boat.

If you want a pretty center console to go to the sandbar or booze cruise this boat will work. I am just giving an honest opinion from an ex owner. No bash intended.

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I've had a 31' for 7 years and have really enjoyed the boat. It's only for sale (see other THT post) as I want to move up to something a little bigger. I agree with the earlier comment about the 31' being a totally different animal than the 27 or 29. 31 runs great and is very dry. I'm pretty sure the new 34' is really the same 31' hull for running surface length, but they've just integrated the euro transom. Jupiter has been a great company to deal with, even though I bought used, they were always helpful with any questions I had. Good luck.

Link to my 31' http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sa...-sale-59k.html

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