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Old 03-09-2011, 03:22 PM
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Default Tunacious 52 Norseman Sportfish?

Any classic sportfish boat heads out there like me ever see this boat in the ocean county area. She has very sharp classic lines. One of the last Norsemans made out of glass too. Her name is Tunacious and about 52 feet, has a tower and a large lifting rail. Originally made for a family in Texas named the "Medium Rare" . Very classy lady I would love to bring her back see needs a restoration. Nothing serious just curious. Thanks
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Tunacious - great name!
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Before moving to NJ she was in Stuart Florida.
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Default I think I remember a Norseman on the manasquan river 15 years ago

I thought that one was wood and bigger? It was near or at hoffmans long before all the condos got built all over the river, so maybe it was more then 15 years ago? I remember the one that had 3 engines also. I know the owner that had that one years ago. Real wide also.
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You are right it was called Stolli but she was wood. This is the last one of the last ones made she has a solid glass hull too. Will post a pic.
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I fished it when dave owned it and it was at brielle yacht basin, awsome boat but slow. raises fish caught fish trolling next to my boys on the Canyon Runner got the donut! Was wondering what happened to it when Dave kinda disappeared. The boat is glass and one of only 2 made. I would take the tower off it as it made the boat roll, From what I understand the other one doesnt have a tower and rolling isnt a issue


here is a pic of a couple of us that is dave in the back.
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Originally Posted by tunatango123 View Post
I fished it when dave owned it and it was at brielle yacht basin, awsome boat but slow. raises fish caught fish trolling next to my boys on the Canyon Runner got the donut! Was wondering what happened to it when Dave kinda disappeared. The boat is glass and one of only 2 made. I would take the tower off it as it made the boat roll, From what I understand the other one doesnt have a tower and rolling isnt a issue


here is a pic of a couple of us that is dave in the back.

Thanks, for the response. I have two parties trying to contact Dave hopefully this week I will know something. BTW was she slow as in less then twenty knot cruise? I could honestly live with a 20 knoter since she is so pretty and from your photos catches fish. You know of another one out there without a tower?
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I think it was a 18knot boat if I remember correctly, the other one is in mexico or the islands
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there was a 62 w/ triples in capemay about 15 years ago called the R and T. what a tank
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Thanks, for the response. I have two parties trying to contact Dave hopefully this week I will know something. BTW was she slow as in less then twenty knot cruise? I could honestly live with a 20 knoter since she is so pretty and from your photos catches fish. You know of another one out there without a tower?
was searching for this boat today, I was mate on this boat when new, was 22 knots new, built by Johns family(John, Chris) of Prepared Foods Inc., hence "Medium Rare" from El Paso, had strobe light under stern to bring up marlin off bottom, in '80 Dick Bertram visited and said "too nice of a boat to fish", fill her with fuel and she won't roll, boat was way ahead of her time. Mike Bowman was Captain.
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Originally Posted by rybovich18 View Post
Tunacious - great name!
I like that name too. My brother and I named a boat Tunacious. Funny thing is we caught more marlin on it than tuna.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Norsema...m=262091219640
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She needs alot of love.
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^^^...and a pair of QSCs.
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Where do you even start? You could sink $150k in her quickly.
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I thought that one was wood and bigger? It was near or at hoffmans long before all the condos got built all over the river, so maybe it was more then 15 years ago? I remember the one that had 3 engines also. I know the owner that had that one years ago. Real wide also.

As already stated, you are thinking of the Stoli slipped behind River House restaurant. Chuck Salkeld captained her for....like forever. I worked deck on her for awhile.

She was a 1953 52 footer. Originally built with triple gassers, she had a pair of triple nickel naturals in her when I worked on her. 13 knots, all day long. 14 in a following sea. BUT she raised fish like nothing else I've ever fished. Used to chuckle on those flat days when the Hudson would be mobbed, everybody on the radio complaining, dragging baits with their fingers in their butts and we'd still be picking fish. She kept busy as the owners owned some bars in the area, this was prior to Adam building the CR business to what it was, we got a lot of free advertising and the boat was probably the busiest on the river.

She was later sold, mid/late nineties but stayed in the same slip. She began to deteriorate without Chuck's vigilance, ultimately she sank in another slip during Sandy.

She's over next to Beatons now....still floating but a sad mess compared to how Chuck used to keep her. Actually a painful sight at this point.

Tunacious was over behind Kevin Bogan's on old rod shop on Channel Dr. for quite awhile. She was running as a charter boat at the time, used to see her often. Nice lines but not with the grace of her older wooden sister ship.

And now I see this is a very old thread...

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I was engineer for the Tunacious back in the late 90's. Spent a lot of time on her and rode on a few NE/SFla runs. I put the gennie in and did a lot of other work in engine room.

Sad to see her in rough shape.
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I was just reading that the boat "rolls" in rough seas. Someone said that it was because of the tower on this 52' ? Not sure on that.

I was actually looking for info about the rolling, to see which boats roll less than others and why. Mainly because I have a luhrs 342 sportfish and it seems to roll a bit. It really sucks from up on the bridge.
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Wow, hate to see her in that condition. That boat was built for my family in 1980 and I have many memories aboard her. We fished her in North Carolina, throughout the Bahamas, spent a summer in St. Thomas, but we enjoyed her the most in Cozumel.

She was not that fast but would raise fish with the best of them. I have to agree with the comments above about her being ahead of her time, many times after she was finished I would see newer boats with ideas that looked like they came off the Medium Rare. Sad to see her in her current state of disrepair, but fun to think about my 6 years of fun on those decks.
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What a cool thread...

Yes, it's discouraging to find the boat in it's current condition...but look at the folks who came on board and commented!

From the original owner to one of the engineers to the original mate on the boat...

it's a small world after all...."cue the Disney ride song"...


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