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Old 11-01-2018, 02:26 AM
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Earlier this year we purchased Jarrett Bay Hull #4 a 36' convertible. We picked her up knowing She was gonna need some love. She has a set of twin Cummins 370 6BTAs for power.




Before leaving JBBW we had them remove old bottom paint, replace bottom paint, add prop speed, remove taped bootstripe, paint boot stripe, and service engines.





We replaced all electronics with Simrad to be able to fish right off the bat. That includes 9" Evo3, Halo 4 open array radar, 275 LH-W transducer, XM radio and Autopilot. We replaced both antennas, all speakers with wet sounds, wetsounds amp, Lumitech lighting, replaced outrigger rigging, fixed teaser reels, front glass bra and replaced fish box hatch. Then I sanded and redid forward non skid, repainted front of house, cleaned engine room, replaced 2 bilge pumps, and steam cleaned the furniture and carpet. I then had all new injectors put in, aftercooler cleaned, oil change, filter change, new pronautic battery charger, and 2 new batteries. That got us fishing by the end of the season.





On our first marlin trip we went 2/3 on whites and a mess of dolphin. On our second trip we drifted for swords and released a pup. We had the regional editor of a sportfishing magazine with us and said these marlin are eating right off your transom, so we feel good about her fish raising ability. We burned between 175 and 195 gals of fuel going 65 miles out, back, and fishing all day. Typically leave at 0400 and tied back up by 2000.






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Now we begin the cockpit refit, our first phase. She came with 2 single 100 gal saddle tanks, original deck (still in good shape), V struts, and a few obsolete transducers. The work we have Vern and Blue Devil Boatworks doing is:
Remove deck
remove tanks
add 1 single 300 gal tank
replace water tank
remove V struts
add I struts
remove old obsolete transducers
sand down / repaint bilge
sand down/ repaint forward bilge
reconfigure bilge pumps
replace deck
paint entire cockpit up to bottom of mezzanine
Repair running lights
adjust angle of outriggers

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Old 11-01-2018, 03:08 AM
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:22 AM
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Subscribed. Great project boat. What year was that hull built?
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Awesome ride, congratulations! Pretty sure this was previously Avation Real Estate? Saw it for sale and wondered where she wound up. Happy to see you are making some nice improvements. Best of luck with the new ride!
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What year is that?
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Awesome boat , Why remove the V struts to replace with I struts ?
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:12 AM
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She was built in 1989. I am replacing V struts for I struts to reduce drag and increase cruise speed. You'll see new boats all use I struts, the previous owner had them built and they were included in the sale. The fuel tanks needed to be pulled to install the new struts so now was the perfect time to install them.

The entire project will take a few years, one phase each offseason so I figured one thread to document the work would be best.
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Beautiful boat Jay - I was a bit surprised hearing the fuel capacity....there are mid size CCs that carry the same amt of fuel.
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Great job, and keep us posted. I was also shocked at the original fuel capacity and wonder if you should not increase the fuel capacity even more, (if you have the space). I have two 225 gallon tanks on our 36, although I'm sure our all fiberglass/full tower boat weighs quite a bit more.
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That's a great looking boat!
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Yep my 30' Contender held 200 gallons, in 1989 she was built to be a Carolina boat with much shorter runs than we have in Virginia Beach.

Concerning the reason why I chose to go with 300 gals, it's mainly due to adding an additional 700 lbs to a 36 foot boat. She will never be a northern canyon boat but with 300 she will have over 100 gals left after trips to the Norfolk Canyon. From Virginia Beach we will be able to reach the canyons to the north of Virginia Beach and south to the point off NC. She will be able to run trips comfortably from Ocean City, Maryland all the way down the East Coast. I just didn't want to add the additional weight that would effect the economy and speed of the boat designed for 200 gals when 300 would cover anything a person could want.
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Yep my 30' Contender held 200 gallons, in 1989 she was built to be a Carolina boat with much shorter runs than we have in Virginia Beach.

Concerning the reason why I chose to go with 300 gals, it's mainly due to adding an additional 700 lbs to a 36 foot boat. She will never be a northern canyon boat but with 300 she will have over 100 gals left after trips to the Norfolk Canyon. From Virginia Beach we will be able to reach the canyons to the north of Virginia Beach and south to the point off NC. She will be able to run trips comfortably from Ocean City, Maryland all the way down the East Coast. I just didn't want to add the additional weight that would effect the economy and speed of the boat designed for 200 gals when 300 would cover anything a person could want.
Understood. Just thinking about the potential re-sale and the range. In our case we fish out of Ocean City New Jersey. We safely can run from the Hudson Canyon to the Washington Canyon (approx. 115 miles), burning 35-38 gallons an hour at cruise with our 450 gallon tanks, pushing the 1/3 rule over the limit. But there are times (particularly during the September white marlin bite) that I need to go just a bit further to reach the body of fish migrating. And it always seems like it is just out of range even with 450 gallons, and an overnighter is always an issue if you need to go to the Washington or Hudson. Again, my all fiberglass boat weighs 24,000LBs, and has twin 600HP Cummins, but having that extra fuel capacity built in would be welcome.
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jarrett really got the proportions of this boat right. So many of the older, smaller boats have houses that are out of whack with the rest of the boat.
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Absolutly Agree, esp with how the bite was up north and we were forced to watch from VA. My fear was I'd degrade the cruise to the point where running that far would take too long.
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Beautiful boat Jay!! Was cool seeing her around this summer, looking forward to watching your projects. My first boat was a 1975 36' Hatteras. Beast of a boat for it's size, which yours is as well. I have heard Vern does FANTASTIC work, and hope to get a chance to work with him sometime.
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the best part of JB ownership is the support at every level. if they do not answer, they call you back. if you have a question, it gets answered, sometimes by the owner himself. they are great people who build a great boat. have a blast with your new ride! looking forward to seeing more pictures.
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Been on the hard for 2 days, the guys already got the tanks out. I think she looks good for being closed up for 30 years.

Freshwater tank had a leak so it will be replaced. After looking at the layout it was suggested to go with a single 300 gal tank moved to the forward bulk head (where the freshwater was) and then add the freshwater tank aft. This should help her ride a bit more level and allow the boat to plain easier.

The I struts are being put on and obsolete transducers are being removed.




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We need more of those rubber ducky pics, and the story....
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Pretty good Keel on her, what's their opinion on reducing?
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