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Old 05-02-2013, 01:22 PM
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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.


That is a beautiful boat!
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I have seen 35' & 38's offered as dayboats---circa late 60's early 70's---I never saw a 37'
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Grady White is now marketing their large (35-37') dual consoles as day boats.
Old 05-02-2013, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by craig mac View Post
I have seen 35' & 38's offered as dayboats---circa late 60's early 70's---I never saw a 37'
37 Merritt, one of the classics.
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
37 Merritt, one of the classics.
You can say that again...



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Old 05-02-2013, 10:39 PM
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I could go for one of these...



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The 3 Bertram 37's that were built were shown at I believe the Miami show in 1993 when I was there. A 4th one was sent to Italy. The one I fished on was called Hot Pepper. There is one for sale actually in California right now on YachtWorld. Rare boats and back when Bertram was in it's heyday.
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Just saying there's 37 merritt setting at the yard for sale beautiful boat and is waiting for a new owner
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Try this classic Forest Johnson Prowler 32 done up right by some lucky captain. Wish mine looked like that - just need some $ to get there...That Eastport 32 shown earlier in the thread looks very similar.
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This thread makes me feel inadequate
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Originally Posted by captainmarknc View Post
This is the one I was looking at. 22 knots @ 9.2 gal/hr fuel burn, 30 knots top speed with diesels. 22" draft and low freeboard with an electric transom. See the express models here: Eastportyachts.com
My buddy Tom Weaver builds these. Great guy.
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Originally Posted by CptnPete View Post
Try this classic Forest Johnson Prowler 32 done up right by some lucky captain. Wish mine looked like that - just need some $ to get there...That Eastport 32 shown earlier in the thread looks very similar.
that is one beautiful boat.
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
I spent a day on that boat when i was a kid. Great rig and Whiticar is great yard. Man did I get seasick on that thing though!


A lot to like about that Eastport IMO...
We fished that boat for the Montauk Captains Charity Shark Tournament every Father's Day weekend a few times. I almost got sick on her, too. That boat pushes a lot of water at 40 knots!
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While we're on the subject of Whiticars and day boats. I'd love to see a count of how many fish this rig has caught over the years. She deserves someone to love her back to life.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ng_id=1583&url=
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
While we're on the subject of Whiticars and day boats. I'd love to see a count of how many fish this rig has caught over the years. She deserves someone to love her back to life.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ng_id=1583&url=

I bet it would be a pile. IT would be something to see, her put back like new.
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Peter O'Brien clearly thinks there is a market for day boats in that size given he's recently released an updated version of his interpretation. Pricing on that depending upon spec is about 650-800k coincidentally.

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I daresay you will tell me it's an express and it probably is for the lack of a bridge... You simply cannot buy one of his older 33s at the moment as they seem to be in demand.
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Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
Peter O'Brien clearly thinks there is a market for day boats in that size given he's recently released an updated version of his interpretation. Pricing on that depending upon spec is about 650-800k coincidentally.

Link here

I daresay you will tell me it's an express and it probably is for the lack of a bridge... You simply cannot buy one of his older 33s at the moment as they seem to be in demand.
Nice boat.

I would call it a day boat.

I fell in love with the style the first time I saw a 34 Rybo. Small enough to be fished with a couple of people, but can fish 4 to 6 in comfort.
Open bridge when it is nice, controls below when it isn't. and cockpit controls when short handed.
Big enough to go offshore, but small enough to take the family mackerel fishing without alot of fuss.

The " classic" Rybo or Merritt is the concept, but with the new materials and engines the upkeep would be alot less.

It is a boat that has to stay in the water or on a big lift, but no more so than an express that size, and I just like the layout.
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I for one hate downstairs controls and if I had one constructed would not fit front windows or a lower helm, there are better uses for the space plus I like the breeze in my face.

Peter builds a great boat with a good focus on engineering. I'd buy one in a flash if I had the disposable income as its about the right sized boat for serious tournament fishing without the cost. Fishing anymore than 4 onboard is a pita mostly.

How fast is too fast in an offshore boat? Peter claims 8knots at 8lph (2gph) which is great economy but I would be curious how you'd go for glazing problems over time?

Your signature, Hugh, reminds me of the saying "do not argue with an idiot as you do not know the rules."
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any one got a photo of the caison 38 retro dayboat they were building a few years back.

never saw a finished photo

bet its an absolute stunner

and that 41 day boat with the tower posted previously is perfection.
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Originally Posted by Outrager View Post

Your signature, Hugh, reminds me of the saying "do not argue with an idiot as you do not know the rules."
I can't take credit for that quote, they are the words of one Samuel Clemens. But they are spot on.

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