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Old 04-28-2013, 08:42 PM
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I'd like to find me an older day boat and do a restore job on her. Something in the mid 30's....Problem is that Id have to do it on a yard and that would add up after a while.
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Originally Posted by theolog View Post
I actually have ALOT to say about this post, but right now I'm just going to say that the last time I checked the 37 Billfish quoted out around three quarters of a million dollars. If custom (or even production) express/convertible/dayboat type boats could be had for $125k, you'd see them everywhere. Something in the 28-34' express/convertible range is my short-term dream. A little larger custom Carolina, 38-42' is a retirement dream.
Does she have gold stringers in her? WTF ? A damn day boat. All I can say, at that price she better damn well be perfect.
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Originally Posted by GCC View Post
I'd like to find me an older day boat and do a restore job on her.
Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
A damn day boat.
Stop calling it a day boat! It's a frigging express.

(Ya'll don't know shit do you?)
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We've looked at a few smaller flybridge and express boats and talked about downsizing from the Hatteras.

I don't think the market is center console guys going bigger I think its larger boat owners going smaller. There are a few 35 to 36ft. express boats that offer everything a big boat does, ice maker, sat tv, a/c, etc.. but all in a small package that burns 1/3 of the fuel. Eventually I think they will come around. Only thing that will be hard to swallow for most is going to be price, a decked out "little" boat new will cost the same as a 2000 45 Viking or similar.

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
Stop calling it a day boat! It's a frigging express.

(Ya'll don't know shit do you?)
so then (for us "down" here is Aus) what is a day boat? what is an express? what is a sportsfish etc. . . different styles are called different things in some places, so tell me whats what.
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
Stop calling it a day boat! It's a frigging express.

(Ya'll don't know shit do you?)

I'll bite... Why do you keep calling it an express?
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
Stop calling it a day boat! It's a frigging express.

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the only person who I've ever heard call a 37 Merit an express. "Dayboat" refers to a FB boat with an open bulkhead. Go back to Hugh's first post.
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
the only person who I've ever heard call a 37 Merit an express. "Dayboat" refers to a FB boat with an open bulkhead. Go back to Hugh's first post.
You fellows are the victim of a not so inside joke.
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
You fellows are the victim of a not so inside joke.
I was wondering... Thought it might be something like that.

I love the dayboat design, for all the reasons imaginable...
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This would be the dayboat that you speak of?? http://www.jerseycapeyachts.com/cust.../devil_36.html
My buddy just scored one of these and I would call it a dream boat... I'd take this over any center console for the longer runs that we have here in the mid atlantic...
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
You fellows are the victim of a not so inside joke.

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Don't worry, guys...this style is certainly a dayboat.

Common knowledge around the globe. I do like the idea, too.
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Dayboat, 34' to 40' flybridge inboard, with no bulkhead in the back of the cabin. This one is a Rybo

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Express boat

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37 Merritt Dayboat

At least that is what I was taught.
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LoL
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Originally Posted by DreamWeaver21 View Post
Very unlikely. Too much money for normal people and too sparten for the limited number of people that could afford them.

Slow compared to center console and anything sitting in the water is going to be a headache compared to a trailer boat.

I agree with the above statement. He is spot on.

Robert
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Please allow me to pick up where Buck left off..

Enclosed bridge boat:

Second one is an enclosed bridge with a flybridge.
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
http://m.yachtworld.com/mobile/boats...528781/Bermuda

A freind of mine spent three years building this beauty. It fishes like a dream and is a great sea boat. Too bad he could not keep it.
Post more pics of this girl.....looks as if she is in Bermuda now as a charter boat.
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
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Dayboat, 34' to 40' flybridge inboard, with no bulkhead in the back of the cabin. This one is a Rybo

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Express boat

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37 Merritt Dayboat

At least that is what I was taught.


Your top pic is not a Rybovich, it's a 1956 34' Cubavich known as SALTY TIGER. The pic below shows it with the teak trim on the deckhouse. Not sure why they ever removed it - I think it changes the lines of the boat dramatically. Great little ride.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:12 AM
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Day boat, Carolina style...
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:29 AM
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I vote yes on the day boat !!

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