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Old 09-10-2018, 08:15 PM
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Default Need opinions and feedback! 00-06 36-38 Luhrs Sportfish!

Have heard some good some bad. Looking possibly next year on moving up a little bigger and newer. Currently run a 35 Egg sportfish twin cats. Little too slow for my likes and a little too old. Need some real world feedback on Luhrs 36-38ft sportfish. Love the layout and I believe will cruise much better. Early 200’s as they for my budget. Would love to hear the good,bad and ugly on these boats. Thanks in advance
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Are you comfortable with shite wiring, balsa coring and the potential for hull to deck seam separation ?

If so, rock on, if not, run.

I wouldn’t keep one even if is was given to me.
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Originally Posted by Flying Bajan View Post
Are you comfortable with shite wiring, balsa coring and the potential for hull to deck seam separation ?

If so, rock on, if not, run.

I wouldn’t keep one even if is was given to me.
Get out of here with that bullshit
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Here is some helpful info op. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/527562-380-luhrs.html
several members here with the 380/400. It's a good bit bigger than the 36 and probably one of the best hulls they made. We liked the boat enough to repower and repaint. It has served the family well for the past 6 years and hopefully many more.
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Get a moisture meter and walk around the boat. Balsa loves to hold water.
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Give this a read. Its written by a guy who hates most boats....you may be surprised.

I didnt see the 38 listed...

http://www.yachtsurvey.com/boatreviews/LuhrsTournament360.htm
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Thanks for all the reply’s much appreciated. Anyone on here own a 36 or 38 in the early 2000’s
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Originally Posted by reel irish 7 View Post
Thanks for all the reply’s much appreciated. Anyone on here own a 36 or 38 in the early 2000’s
tried to pm you but your inbox is full
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Turn two try again if you can I cleared out a whole bunch of old messages.
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Originally Posted by Flying Bajan View Post
Are you comfortable with shite wiring, balsa coring and the potential for hull to deck seam separation ?

If so, rock on, if not, run.

I wouldn’t keep one even if is was given to me.
I always hear about some boats and stories about things like this (deck seperation). The Ocean "flexible flyer" is a good example. However when you ask those who make these comments they never have proof of the issues. Is there anything printed or online about these Luhrs experiencing deck separation?
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Im in my 3rd season with an '04 38 convertable, twin Cat 3126. Great solid boat. Have had NONE of the issues some posts talk about. My family and I love it. But if you are moving up for speed, my top speed at 80% WOT is barely 20mph.
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Originally Posted by reel irish 7 View Post
Turn two try again if you can I cleared out a whole bunch of old messages.
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still showing full. Any questions in particular? If I were looking at 2k models I would only buy with Cummins power. If you want to cruise faster than 20kts look for a boat with at least 540hp QSC motors.
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Originally Posted by TURN_TWO View Post


still showing full. Any questions in particular? If I were looking at 2k models I would only buy with Cummins power. If you want to cruise faster than 20kts look for a boat with at least 540hp QSC motors.
Definitely looking for more speed out of a sport fish. I love the layout of the Luhrs has all my wife wants creature comfort wise, and for me very fishable. I love my Egg but with my 3208’s (320hp turbo) I’m lucky to cruise 17kts. I have thought about changing out the injectors but everyone I’ve talked to says that will kill off the engines a lot quicker.
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I have a 36 express, where are you in CT?
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Originally Posted by davidd View Post
I have a 36 express, where are you in CT?
Boats in mystic but I’m in Madison. What are your cruise numbers and power?
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friend of mine has a 2005 36 convertible that I have run on a few times. The boat has twin 440 hp yanmars and the cruise is about 22 kts at 2900 rpm and she tops about 25-26 kts at 3400 rpm. The boat is built decent and rides alright. engine room is a little tight. But that comes with the territory of having an inboard convertible under 45 feet. Hope this info is useful for you
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The boat is a 98 and has a pair of 420 CATS with 1400 hrs.
Cruise at 2300 RPM is 23 to 25 knts depending on wind/tide. I normally run at 2000/2200 RPM which gives me around a 20/21 knt cruise with just over a half a tank and 100 gallons of water. The boat tops out at 32 knts WOT.
I have to say that we did not start out looking for a Lurhs but this boat checked everything off of our list but the walk around queen bed. We bought the boat from the original owner who ordered it from the factory. Its been 6 years now and we have been very happy with the boat.
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The 36 will be faster with the same horsepower and be cheaper to run. The 38/40 is 5-6k heavier. With a day trip load (4-5 ppl, 200 lbs ice and full fuel and water heading out we made 19kts in a 15mph head wind and some head current. Coming back in was 20-20.5. Every thousand lbs I put on over a normal load kills 0.5kts. Overnight trips see 18-18.5tks out and 20kts in. This boat is under propped a bit and leaving at least 1kt on the table, if you don't plan to load heavy others at this hp should be a little faster. . I am planning on some tab extensions over the winter hoping to pick up a little there as well.
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I’ve been looking at the same 36 Luhrs and the local one happens to have gas motors 😬 I’ve been told those boats run a bit bettervwith added weight in the bow
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Originally Posted by TURN_TWO View Post


Get out of here with that bullshit
Seen one personally with the deck separating from the hull. The wiring in it was also shite.

They have balsa coring.

Nothing ive said is inaccurate, so YOU feel free to BUGGER OFF.

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