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Old 09-10-2019, 05:13 AM
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Survey and sea trial today wish me luck.

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Old 09-10-2019, 05:21 AM
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:43 AM
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Good Luck! Keep us posted.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:44 PM
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It went excellent, 20 year surveyor said the boat is the best boat of its age hes ever surveyed. Moisture was not found in alarming numbers anywhere and in critical areas like the deck it was right in spec with a brand new boat.
the boat ran great and is extremely maneuverable compared to the twin outboards I'm used to.
It was pretty calm but went through a few wakes and the boat feels like an absolute tank.
we ran mostly at about 2100 rpms and it was right at 20 knots and when he ran it wide open we were at 27-2800 at 27-28 knots and from what I've seen that is what you should be seeing out of that motor-boat combo.
I will probably run the boat a tad harder at about 2300 which will be the 22 knot range which is where those engines should cruise at imo.

only thing none of us could figure out is forward bilge access?
Found that the live well pump did not work which seems like an easy fix
2 of the 3 windshield wipers did not work which seemed like a switch issue. That is one thing I dont like about the boat is the electrical access in the helm seems like it's a pain in the ass unless I missed something.
it's a done deal just waiting for documents from the coast gaurd regarding liens to my bank and shes mine.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:49 PM
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:01 PM
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Congrats and best of luck with her.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:16 PM
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Awesome news. Congratulations on the purchase. Lots of good times are coming your way.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:18 PM
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Cats are excellent power plants. I have a 3412e and a c15 in my grinders. The biggest thing is making sure the overhead was done at the correct interval. Valve lash is critical to engine life and performance. Also, I highly suggest you send a sample of the engine oil out for analysis. It'll tell you exactly what's wearing and any anomalies.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

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Old 09-10-2019, 06:19 PM
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Congratulations! I have a buddy looking for a 32. Great riding boats.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:21 PM
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BTW , awesome boat! Beautiful. Looks super clean in the engine compartment.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:26 PM
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Any chance there is synchronized wiper controller installed?
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:53 AM
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Don't fret the wipers. coat with rain X. I can tell you wipers and wiper motors are a constant issue in salt water
looks great. Congrats in advance
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:49 AM
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Looks great. Same as my 1990. Make sure you get full 2800 at WOT loaded down. Helm electric access is a large drop down panel in the head allows you to get to back side of helm.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Prospective View Post
Looks great. Same as my 1990. Make sure you get full 2800 at WOT loaded down. Helm electric access is a large drop down panel in the head allows you to get to back side of helm.
i think the boat is a little bit over wheeled, just called the surveyor to get the rpms and at WOT we were at 2700 full fuel and 6 passengers.
The surveyor does not think it's that big of a deal but suggests dropping a pitch in the props. I kind of disagree as I know loading up these engines can be a very bad thing.
does your 1990 have forward bilge access?
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by StarsandStripers View Post
i think the boat is a little bit over wheeled, just called the surveyor to get the rpms and at WOT we were at 2700 full fuel and 6 passengers.
The surveyor does not think it's that big of a deal but suggests dropping a pitch in the props. I kind of disagree as I know loading up these engines can be a very bad thing.
does your 1990 have forward bilge access?
I got rid of it 5 years ago to move to a bigger flybridge boat. But, as I recall it did not. Can't remember if there was any access under the forward birth? But I don't recall any hatches in the floor.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:14 PM
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Anyone ever try and replace the rod holders with swivel zero degree holders? Seems like quite the task with how they have the factory ones pocketed into the inner liner but with how I fish I need them so I'm trying to figure it out.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:21 PM
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Congratulations! We were looking at Tiaras and ended up with a 31, only because there were no 36s on the market. They had the ideal layout, and weren’t as big as the 37.

Not sure if its it’s the same, but ours has a forward bilge where the shower pump is. It is located under the entry stairs. I believe the 36s entrance is off center so it may not be there. The only thing in ours is the pump and a auto bilge as a backup.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:48 PM
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Jealous! Looking to get into a Tiara 36'-40' sometime in the near future as a summer live aboard on Lake Michigan to get away from the Arizona summers. Beautiful looking boat and Tiara is a high quality build, made in Holland (Michigan). It is good to hear the survey went well and as expected there are few little issue to sort out which will happen with used boats. Did you consider the Sovran layout that Tiara makes?
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sneal4600 View Post
Jealous! Looking to get into a Tiara 36'-40' sometime in the near future as a summer live aboard on Lake Michigan to get away from the Arizona summers. Beautiful looking boat and Tiara is a high quality build, made in Holland (Michigan). It is good to hear the survey went well and as expected there are few little issue to sort out which will happen with used boats. Did you consider the Sovran layout that Tiara makes?
I did not, I am going to be offshore fishing so that wouldnt have worked for me but those are excellent cruisers! The only other boats I considered were a 39 topaz and a 35 henriques but I went with tiara for the balance between fishing and cruising to make the familly happy. If it were totally up to me I'd be in a bare bones single diesel down Easter.
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