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Old 06-04-2019, 12:12 PM
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I searched but didn't come up with anything. Post sportfish from the 80's, does the advertised length include the bow pulpit? So is a Post 46 all of 46 feet long, or is it a 43' boat with a 3' anchor pulpit? Thanks in advance
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Don't have a specific answer to your Post question, but the answer "depends" (not just with Posts). Some measure length including the bow pulpit and some measure where the bow would end if there were no pulpit there - even tho the boat might have a pulpit. Oh, and is there a swim platform? If there is a swim platform, some include the swim platform in the boats overall length, and some do not. Some even use the waterline length rather than the above water length in advertising the boats length. Thus the long answer (that does not answer your question) is that there are no standards in the industry for measuring boat length.
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Well said, hence the reason for the question...
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About 1990 they changed from Keel Length on a boat to LOA (length over all).
I had a 1989 Sea Ray 210 ( 21' keel) but was 23' LOA. In 1991 a 210 was 21' LOA, shorter boat.
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Manufacturers are different. The standard used to be length on deck, with LOA (Length Over All) reported only in the specs. This resulted in a more conservative model naming convention, as it meant the model number represented usable space rather than including bow pulpit, etc.

Then the marketing guys started wanting to advertise bigger boats (and charge more) so they began reporting the LOA as the 'length'. Yesterday's 27 became today's 29, same boat.

Some makers stick to the old methods. My Tiara 35 Open is really 40'8" LOA.
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I appreciate the replies thank you. Any Post convertible owners out there?
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google to find out or look at for sale listings or go and measure

shouldnt be too difficult to figure out...
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Mystery...do you post just to keep yourself "engaged"? Seriously...post after post from you seems to be simplistic and of no assistance. Google it???

The OP explained he had researched the issue but had not been able to generate an answer.

And you maintained a thread about vibration and possible explanations. Google for the answer next time instead of asking for the benefit of THT expertise! Sheesh!
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The OP is asking about Posts built in the 1980's. For the most part, the marketing practice of including pulpit and brackets and swim platforms didn't start to take hold until well into the 1990's. So my guess a 46 Post is darn close to 46' on deck. Could be rounded somewhat but I wouldn't expect much.
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Originally Posted by Fortu View Post
Mystery...do you post just to keep yourself "engaged"? Seriously...post after post from you seems to be simplistic and of no assistance. Google it???

The OP explained he had researched the issue but had not been able to generate an answer.

And you maintained a thread about vibration and possible explanations. Google for the answer next time instead of asking for the benefit of THT expertise! Sheesh!
sorry its too simple for you...

i plugged "Post 46" into yacht world. you can see the LOA on the listings there.

yes simple answer, but now he knows how to figure it out on his own.

and i appreciated all of the help i got in my thread. one THT'er in particular was a god send and helped me, got me connected with someone that knew their stuff locally, etc. very different than trying to find a LOA for a particular boat which is usually easy.
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Originally Posted by Fortu View Post
Mystery...do you post just to keep yourself "engaged"? Seriously...post after post from you seems to be simplistic and of no assistance. Google it???

The OP explained he had researched the issue but had not been able to generate an answer.

And you maintained a thread about vibration and possible explanations. Google for the answer next time instead of asking for the benefit of THT expertise! Sheesh!
Well said!
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
sorry its too simple for you...

i plugged "Post 46" into yacht world. you can see the LOA on the listings there.

yes simple answer, but now he knows how to figure it out on his own.

and i appreciated all of the help i got in my thread. one THT'er in particular was a god send and helped me, got me connected with someone that knew their stuff locally, etc. very different than trying to find a LOA for a particular boat which is usually easy.
Who enters the LOA dimension?
I plugged an older 23' Proline into Yacht World and it showed a LOA of 23' when in fact the boat is longer. So do you know any THT'r who owns a Post and who might be able to help the OP or have any information that might help the OP?
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Description of Length LOA.

Telling friends= Longer, includes bow pulpit.
Paying dockage= Documented length, shorter.
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
Who enters the LOA dimension?
I plugged an older 23' Proline into Yacht World and it showed a LOA of 23' when in fact the boat is longer. So do you know any THT'r who owns a Post and who might be able to help the OP or have any information that might help the OP?
if you have doubt, compare against another listing or two, or check another resource.

for pro-line: https://prolineboats.com/archives/owners-manual/ (all i did was google "pro-line manual")
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Powerboat Guide has this specific info for most models and years.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
if you have doubt, compare against another listing or two, or check another resource.

for pro-line: https://prolineboats.com/archives/owners-manual/ (all i did was google "pro-line manual")
I don't have a doubt about that particular boat. I know the LOA. The listing on Yachtworld is incorrect. The dimension entries in Yachtworld are entered by the owner or broker.
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Originally Posted by Blazer7420 View Post
Description of Length LOA.

Telling friends= Longer, includes bow pulpit.
Paying dockage= Documented length, shorter.
Oh would that this were the case. My marina (and all the ones I know ) charges for every last inch, pulpit, swim platform, davits, the works. Oh, and shore power and a face dock are both extra.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
...... and i appreciated all of the help i got in my thread. one THT'er in particular was a god send and helped me, got me connected with someone that knew their stuff locally, etc.

That is why people come here to post questions and why your responses are so irritating and worthless.
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
And that is why people come on here and post questions and why your responses are so irritating and worthless.
Consider yourself lucky he hasn't suggested a sub forum for that.
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
That is why people come here to post questions and why your responses are so irritating and worthless.
I told the guy how to figure out the LOA. There are multiple ways. You are just not happy for whatever reason.

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