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Old 09-29-2007, 08:42 PM
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With all the Black lab Pacific owners out there maybe we should all get to know one another. I missed the proposed outing this spring. And everybody knows we are passionate about our alloy boats. Where are you and how did you find out about the boats we love so much? I'm on an Island in Casco Bay,Maine. I used to work for my Dad in heavy fabrication,sub assembly's for nuclear power plants ,Westinghouse and GE in the 70's all over the US and China. and could not believe the quality of the welding on the Pacific when I first saw it at BLM in Yarmouth,Maine on my travels up and down U.S.. One way or another I was going to have one,I do and could not be happier
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:49 PM
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I have a 23 Supertop. After reading how enthusiastic BLM owners are on forums like this I had to check it out for myself as we were looking for a new boat line. After meeting Jay and riding one of these beasts I was hooked too. There is nothing more fun than taking prospective buyers out on the worst of days, putting down the tabs, giving the boat full throttle and telling the customer to hold on. There is no safer feeling I have experienced than being in one of these. Can't wait to get our 26 demo boat for next year.
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I have a 23' HT w/150 Yamaha 4S. Live in W.Mass, and Fish Pt. Judith RI & CC Bay area. The boats are very well built. I can also say that we (family) are enjoying this boat more than any others we've owened (and that's a lot). I met Jay at the RI show one winter. He put me in a head lock and said deposit now........just kidding......Jay put me in touch with Codfisher, Clover, and a few others. The customer feed back was huge!!! Then Jay did a sea trial in the middle of a snow and ice storm on a Sunday AM in Dec. Feb delivery couldn't come soon enough. Perhaps we can somehow try and organize another get together in the future.
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I have a 3 year old 2325 with twinn f115. I first saw an example at the AC boat show in nj about 5 years ago. Jay wasn't there, but the 17' hull with that amazing grenade proof hatch sold me. I needed a customizable boat for the type of fishing I do, and alloy was the only way. None of the others could provide an anchor locker with nearly enough rode to accomodate 2 - 600' lengths. I'm in NJ, but would love to meet somewhere in the Northeast. I'm leaving today at noon for Wells maine, and then up to see jay. You know my Pacific will be in tow, and the cod better watch out tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jay, Pacific and Black lab priceless!!
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Keep posting, Blacklab guys, so I can share a vicarious thrill. Really would like to have one but that would also require a new truck to haul it with. Beautiful boats, maybe someday.
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Jettywolf in Jacksonville Florida here.....

Mine is a 26' CC. I call it the "Florida Edition", no top, no cabin, just momma natures air conditioning in the sunshine state.
Absolutely freaks out all the close-mined rednecks around here.

I charter fish full time in the St. Johns River and near-coastal waters for Tarpon to seatrout. I studied "all you owners" here on THT before buying mine and it was a 3 year research project, and was fun doing all that surfing and studying and dreaming.

4600 pound weight carrying capacity is why I bought mine! I'm in the people carrying business and some of those people on the phone turn out to be 4 people that can average 300 pounds a piece!! I used to have to ask the delicate question of, is anyone over 250 pounds, when booking a 4 passenger charter in my old boat (fiberglass) Because I wanted to find out if I was gonna sink or not that day. I'm 260 pound myself.....and I need to be there!

My 26 is so stable and I don't care who shows up at the dock that morning, anymore.

Dry riding, closed transom, and high sides and bow, and 2-1/2 in scuppers that drain the deck fast, commercially built quality all sold me.

Then there was Jay.......THIS MAN TOOK CARE OF ME AND MY DAD!!!!!!!!! When we flew up there to seatrial and talk. Jay took care of us, BIG TIME!

IMPRESSED from the first minute I talked to Jay, till today. Boat delivery in 89 days, to my drive way in FLORIDA. Try that with a boat that requires molding.

My boat will be a year old on Oct 18th. And it does everything I want it too and more. My clients LOVE IT, and my Mom & Dad's with 5 year olds feel safe with thier kid(s) on my boat.

Plus I beat the hell out of mine. Rocks, docks, concrete, In this year I've tied off to, banged into, or been pushed into all 3 of those hard things. Bullet proof!
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This forum is going wackoooooooo

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wacko again....

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Old 09-30-2007, 09:22 PM
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Pacifc 2325CC with aT-top and full windshield here in North TEXAS.

Found the pacificboats.com site while looking for my next boat 3 years ago , took delivery of it on THANKSGIVING day of 05 at 6am . 06 boat motor and trailer from Kenny Leverich at
TRADEWIND INFLATABLES and MARINE in Costa Mesa Calif.
We have fished my boat in Ca. , Tx. , La. and Fl. [ Pacific ocean and Gulf of Mexico ]

I aint kidding ya these suckers are TOUGH , Have you every hit an oil rig off shore, well , I have . I bent the anchor and roller bracket and as a matter of fact I fixed it today 9/30/07.

As a fishing , work boat, haul anything boat , these babies are the cat's meow.

If your not into waxing and polishing and just want to fish and work it, GET A PACIFIC BOAT.

If you feel the need for speed and like waxing and worrying about who wears what on your deck . buy a contender or something like that. [ Not knocking there boats , I just don't like cleaning them ]

Heres mine in Florida........


The Honda BF225 is about a perfect match for this hull.

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yachtjim - 9/29/2007 7:49 PM

I have a 23 Supertop. After reading how enthusiastic BLM owners are on forums like this I had to check it out for myself as we were looking for a new boat line. After meeting Jay and riding one of these beasts I was hooked too. There is nothing more fun than taking prospective buyers out on the worst of days, putting down the tabs, giving the boat full throttle and telling the customer to hold on. There is no safer feeling I have experienced than being in one of these. Can't wait to get our 26 demo boat for next year.
Jim I remember meeting you and the rest of the family in Jay's office on that day you visited,and we talked about the Hingham connection with the Doc'.My mother in law worked with Dr Vroom.... and this thread seams to be getting some reaction and that's great! it's always great to talk boats with people that appreciate "Plate Alloy".
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[/QUOTE] it's always great to talk boats with people that appreciate "Plate Alloy".[/QUOTE]

I 2nd that!
Old 10-01-2007, 08:57 PM
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I took delivery on my 2325v with a honda 150 august 2005.I was Ice fishing in canada when one of my budddies showed me the brochure on them.I had just sold my 21ft lund and was in the market for a new boat.I started the spring out looking for a new boat.Actually I went out looking at 20 year old boats to see how well they were holding up.After looking at grady whites,hydra sports,sportcrafts,wellcraft and a lot of other 20 year old boats I was really not impressed with the way that any of them held up.I started talking with Jay and he set me up with a demo in Sandusky Ohio.Needless to say Before I could make it home I was on the phone with Jay placing an order for my new Pacific, as they were called then.
As everyone else say's jay is the man!!!My boat was supposed to be delivered the first part of august 2005,just in time for a big Walleye fishing tournament that my son and I were fishing in.Needless to say somehow my boat got lost in shipping.Lo and behold jay drove 14 hours one way to bring us another pacific to use until my boat could be found.A few weeks later he returned with mine, another 28 hour round trip.I would love to here of any other dealers out there that would offer that kind of customer service.I honestly do not think that there is any.Folks Jay is the MAN!!!!
The worst part about owning a pacific here on the great lakes is getting out of the boat launches after fishing.Every day it draws a crowd and it takes at least 15-20 minutes to answer all the questions.This is really a lot of fun .These boats are impressive.I am waiting to see some pics of the new sleeper model,the kids think we might need to upgrade to one of these.I have to agree, and only wish that they had this model back in 2005.


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Welder what rigs have you hit with that thing? Are you talking about the deepwaters like the Petronis or Ram Powell?
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are those made out of stainless steel?
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Josh , it was the 604 rig [ it is in the 600 block ] out of Port O'conner Texas , bout 20 miles out.

We came off a swell into the rig and didn't hit reverse fast enough, Oh Sh!t, BANG, then we tied off and caught some nice fish.

Did bend the anchor and roller , it is fixed now and a new bruce style anchor [ lost my other one on the Petromus [?] out of pensacola in june.

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No I lost it on the Tennaco rig, any of you divers find it let me know.

There is a Pic. of it in the above picture Thanks.

And I was not at the wheel and wont say who was , BUUUT , I was onboard so I did it.

NO worries though, it's a plate alloy boat.



As I said above , my dealer out west did do the final on my boat on Thanksgiving Day , Kenny also spent the 5 day's prior rigging the boat and working with me.

Dang near 4000 miles on the truck 20 hours on the boat/motor LOTS-O-RIGGING and no sleep.

Man what a trip .

EVERYONE that's envolved with these Pacific/Lab boats is AWESOME to deal with. You feel like your part of the Company.

Dan, Julie, Kenny, Jay, Keep up the great work.

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I went down to Black Lab yesterday to move my boat into a vacant slip for the end of the season. Because I'm old and I hate rowing out to my boat these days. When who do I see but Jay Perrotta and Capt Bob V. and Mrs V. Bob was picking up his 2325 that had just been winterized. I really like Bob's boat .It is an older boat 7 or 8 years I guess, That he re powered this season with a df 250 Suzuki. The 23' has changed a little over the years,Bob's has knees in the forward section and slightly less dead rise that translates to more speed swinging a 3 x 16 x 23 wheel and puts that at over 60 easily.
Capt Bob is retired and has Captained Ferry boats and just about anything on the ocean. Mrs V. is retired Military so they have the time to enjoy traveling and often do so up and down the coast of Maine in their 2325 Pacific. Keep an eye out for a flash of silver on the horizon that couldn't possibly move that fast,It might just be them !
I am going out for a ride this AM. Maybe there will be someone to talk Plate Alloy with at the boatyard. If not I can always bother Jay......
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Nuke, any pics of your fine craft?
Old 10-02-2007, 04:38 PM
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AlloyToy - 10/2/2007 1:11 PM

Nuke, any pics of your fine craft?
I guess I'm going to have to get a wheel so that I can post pictures on THT,been putting it off for a long time. I do have tons of pictures and some are on BlackLabMarine.com in various places. my favorite is the cover in the used boat section,MAINE JANE swinging on the mooring at Cousins Island and some more in the blogs

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