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Old 04-29-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
no but that is alot of money for a 37' boat. Alot of money.
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Here is another picture of My freinds old 41' Dayboat. It was darn close to a perfect fish killer. It was originally named Greyhound and later shipped to Bermuda and named Overproof.


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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post



They could call that a space ship...but that doesn't mean it's gonna fly to the friggin' international space station.

I read on here that someone would classify that type of boat and "enclosed express" because of how the interior is finished. That means that most charter boats (including the ones below) would be express boats as well...



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Express boats? Hell, they're both purple too...right?

(Boat names hidden to protect the innocent...or the oblivious...picture taken in a super secret location)
Do you have some issue with F&S or is it you that just want to make another mess? Had you read my post carefully, you would understand the concept of enclosed express. I mentioned nothing about how the interior is finished, only that the main helm is not in the FB. BTW, the late and lamented Jim Smith, Miss Broadbill, was called an express. Help me to understand why the boats you pictured you want to call "express"?
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Originally Posted by Tavana View Post
The concept of Express has evolved over the years. Here's a 1959 Rybo Express



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i know they can look dated but those rybo's still hold up as damn sexy machines
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Hey Jay, don't mean to hi jack the thread but do you know where that Bennett sportfish went that was sold at auction last year in Falmouth?
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Originally Posted by Tavana View Post
Do you have some issue with F&S or is it you that just want to make another mess? Had you read my post carefully, you would understand the concept of enclosed express. I mentioned nothing about how the interior is finished, only that the main helm is not in the FB. BTW, the late and lamented Jim Smith, Miss Broadbill, was called an express. Help me to understand why the boats you pictured you want to call "express"?


I just do not consider it an express...no matter how many helm stations they put on it.
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I guess the term "Day Boat" is a term that I had all wrong. Most of the boats pictured in this thread labeled day boat's, I always referred to as flybridge express's. Anyhow, some beautiful examples have been posted. I always thought Day boats were 30-35 foot with an hard top of some sort and no rear cabin bulkhead. Minimal acommendations and mainly used for fair weather fishing or cruising. I have been building a mini version of what I would refer to as a day boat. A boat with some stern fishing area and a house to get out of the sun and weather. Trailerable and fairly fuel efficient. Just my take on what a day boat is. Please keep posting photos. Very enjoyable to see the classics.
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I would not consider this an xpress either.

And I have to ask...why would you think I have something against F&S?

Anyway...an xpress...



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In the early 90's Bertram made a few open bulkhead 37's and I got to spend a day on one. To me it would depend on your style of fishing but I loved the layout personally. You can find them occasionally on the market under 200. I fished quite a few times on Intensity in CR and it to was a delight. You could snooze or play cards and be on a rod in 3 seconds.
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Buck,
Nice job of opening a can of worms...........knew you would do it just a mater of time.
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Buck,
Nice job of opening a can of worms...........knew you would do it just a mater of time.
When it come to being a troublemaker I received My PhD in Hate and Discontent from the Myron G. Harris University, Offshore division.

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I may stir the pot...but Buck has the recipe and adds the ingredients.
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I can speak on the behalf of Merritts and say sadly there wont be any boats in that size range for a good amount of time. Maybe a 44-46 down the road but currently nothing is in the works besides brainfarts. But that being said, if someone really wanted one and has the money Im sure they would entertain the idea like they did with the 86. Many people are obsessing about the 86 and the 72. The one 58express they have semi built is by imo the sexiest one on the market
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No one will build it in the 30's size. Many nice pix on here. Back in the late 90's it was a big thing to do a total restore and repower on a classic. Seems that would be the way to go since so many older hulls can be obtained in "distressed" condition cheap and then modified as a (insert your definition of) day boat. One big cost is the power package but if conservative you can save some money by not feeding into buying the most HP that can be stuffed into an engine room. My 34 cruises at 23-24 kts at over 1 MPG with 270 Cummins. Not fast but not slow. Hatts, Bertrams, CC, Pacemaker, Alglass, etc. would all have models ideal as a base hull. No it would not be cheap but much much less than a new boat and would be custom when complete. Now if I could convince the wife to let me pull out the salon bulkhead.
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Lots of good newer boats out there 31 and 35 Cabo - other outboard style walkaround / express like the pursuit....
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
Lots of good newer boats out there 31 and 35 Cabo - other outboard style walkaround / express like the pursuit....

Non of those are day boats? They are great for there intended uses though. Let's face it too. The twin diesel 31-35 express has "jumped the shark" as well. The market for them has shrunk considerably. I do hope dayboats return to popularity as the "Enclosed Express" thing evolves.
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
Here is another picture of My freinds old 41' Dayboat. It was darn close to a perfect fish killer. It was originally named Greyhound and later shipped to Bermuda and named Overproof.



Now I'm getting smarter...the old Overproof was 41 IBW that the owner was selling a few years ago. This is obviously the new Overproof that is now listed....what a nice layout.
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I guess I am confused by the Dayboat term
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I love the dayboat layout, open bulkhead, lower station, we killed alot of fish on this old girl
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
In the early 90's Bertram made a few open bulkhead 37's and I got to spend a day on one. To me it would depend on your style of fishing but I loved the layout personally. You can find them occasionally on the market under 200. I fished quite a few times on Intensity in CR and it to was a delight. You could snooze or play cards and be on a rod in 3 seconds.
Speaking of, I recall the full page ads for the open bulkhead 37'. To this day I have never seen one offered on the used market. Must have been dang few of them built.

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