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Old 02-22-2020, 06:58 AM
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Absolutely fantastic, you should be proud, hopefully I can see her first hand when you bring her to the cape, congratulations!!!!
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Congratulations Jay! It's been a long and often rough road but you''ve persevered and made it to the end. Now comes the reward, enjoying that beautiful and unique creation! I'll bet you won't even get tired of answering "what is that?" a zillion times!
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Originally Posted by cbritt View Post
Absolutely fantastic, you should be proud, hopefully I can see her first hand when you bring her to the cape, congratulations!!!!

My plan is to get her to Hyannis in April and to Chatham the end of May.
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If you need company on the ride up a have free time 😁
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Old 05-07-2020, 08:20 AM
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any update on this boat?
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[QUOTE=lizardking3;13626133]any update on this boat?[/QUOTE

Boat? Have you read the thread? That's like calling the Mona Lisa - just a painting, a Porsche - just a car.

This was the culmination of skill of a builder of highest order and Capt. Hugh's last hurrah and masterpiece.

The grace, beauty, and build will seldom be matched and will last for many generations.

I would love to feel this boat slice through the water knowing what went into her creation.

The build is equally matched by the buyer's patience. Boat of a lifetime.
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Old 05-07-2020, 06:37 PM
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She made it home! Such a journey from start to now. Congrats Jay hope you enjoy her for many years!

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Pretty boat & she runs nice & flat!!
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Tight lines and calm seas. Hope for many years of enjoyment. Buck would be proud!!
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She arrived in Hyannis yesterday. So thankfull for the commitment of Fantasea Yacht Finishes and Winter Custom Yachts to getting her finished for me. She's quite amazing.
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
She arrived in Hyannis yesterday. So thankfull for the commitment of Fantasea Yacht Finishes and Winter Custom Yachts to getting her finished for me. She's quite amazing.
congrats Jay. Very happy that she's on the cape. will be by soon to check her out. looking forward to seeing you on the bridge and Corey in the pit tight to a giant out east. You certainly deserve it with the patience you showed on this build.
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Originally Posted by 76 Stamas View Post
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.
That., right there, is the single most popular style of boat in Australia. Hardtops, no rear bulkhead, some bunk space, normally as vee-berths with the ability to infill. The big CC's have their fans, and on nice days, they are awesome machines. But for a real all-rounder, you just can't beat a cuddy. This is what we call a cuddy, not a huge CC with some accommodation forward. First 2 pics are of my boat--I know this is a bit smaller than we are talking about, but the boats further down are 24 and 28 ft.

My boat underway..Australian built Caribbean Reefrunner, 6.4m.

Motor just fitted to new boat

West Australian built and designed Fury 282 hardtop. Also available as CC or dual console

Caribbean 2400

Caribbean build trailerable boats to 27ft, all of this configuration. Some are from the original Bertram moulds.
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Looks great! Good luck with her. Please post some more pics.
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Took some interior pics today.














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Were you ever able to get the right props for her? If so, how is the performance now?
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Originally Posted by KrazyKona View Post
Were you ever able to get the right props for her? If so, how is the performance now?
I'm running 21s but have 19.5s on order. I can turn up about 5900 at 45-46mpg which I'm very happy with. I have a ton of slip at lower rpms though. So hoping lower pitch will have less slip even if I lose some top end.
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Originally Posted by ranmar850 View Post
That., right there, is the single most popular style of boat in Australia. Hardtops, no rear bulkhead, some bunk space, normally as vee-berths with the ability to infill. The big CC's have their fans, and on nice days, they are awesome machines. But for a real all-rounder, you just can't beat a cuddy. This is what we call a cuddy, not a huge CC with some accommodation forward. First 2 pics are of my boat--I know this is a bit smaller than we are talking about, but the boats further down are 24 and 28 ft.

My boat underway..Australian built Caribbean Reefrunner, 6.4m.

Motor just fitted to new boat

West Australian built and designed Fury 282 hardtop. Also available as CC or dual console

Caribbean 2400

Caribbean build trailerable boats to 27ft, all of this configuration. Some are from the original Bertram moulds.
I'm sure Buck is hurling somewhere...
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
I'm running 21s but have 19.5s on order. I can turn up about 5900 at 45-46mpg which I'm very happy with. I have a ton of slip at lower rpms though. So hoping lower pitch will have less slip even if I lose some top end.
She sits beautifully on her lines. I know Buck and Debbie are smiling. You had an amazing team behind you. Please ask
Graham where I can get a new lcd screen for my old Garmin GP handheld.

Are any shops like Leading Edge familiar with labbing those props? The Zukes sound great.
Those OB`s make perfect sense for the waters in Chatham and the Cape.

Cheers,
gfs
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I was taking 76 Stamas 's point about his interpretation of the classic day boat. 24-28ft, trailerable, true alternative to a CC. Get you and your electronics out of the weather, No need for you to get nasty/sarcastic. We can't all afford flybridge express cruisers labelled as day boats, as nice as it is. And it is a flybridge cruiser. I like the no-nonsense surfaces inside, easy to clean, practical. Too many boats like this are lathered in glossy teak, overdone.
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Originally Posted by ranmar850 View Post
I was taking 76 Stamas 's point about his interpretation of the classic day boat. 24-28ft, trailerable, true alternative to a CC. Get you and your electronics out of the weather, No need for you to get nasty/sarcastic. We can't all afford flybridge express cruisers labelled as day boats, as nice as it is. And it is a flybridge cruiser. I like the no-nonsense surfaces inside, easy to clean, practical. Too many boats like this are lathered in glossy teak, overdone.
My apology, it looked like you were spamming the thread. You had everything but the option list there.
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