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Old 11-02-2018, 05:52 PM
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Any info on the 24 Cuddy - good, less good, and as outboard powered
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:23 PM
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Ocean fishing mostly.......trolling and drift fishing.

General info on the boat, mostly wood back then ? Weak points ? Ride etc....

I know blackfin has solid rep, been on a 29 combi but don't know anything about the 24 cuddy.
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Wetttttttt boat.
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I owned one . Single big block . Great boat. I don’t know where it wettt is. My boat was fine. It was the best small boat for 30 mile runs offshore
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Check for wet wood especially the stringers. Also check the fuel tank; if it's foamed in you want to check for delaminated tabbing and wet foam around the sides of the tank.
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You can get some information on http://www.blackfinforums.com/ if you don’t get it here. Never heard any Blackfin as being wet. Heavily built boats with a deep vee, soft ride. Similar to a 24 Albemarle. Could be tinder on the drift with a deep vee like that. I am pretty sure they were inboards only.

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1977 Blackfin 24 combi

some info here , I saw one with twin 150 mercs on a bracket; don't know if it was a factory option.

Great sea boats !
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Good info given above to watch out for structurally. I had a single big block cuddy that I enjoyed. It rides great and it’s hard to make it crack. They are not the fastest and can be a little wet. They also also revers hard in one direction which once used to is helpful around docks but just know some docks will be impossible to get in or maybe out. The boat needs a ping pong ball type scupper or your feet will get wet. The boat drifted fine in my opinion, the low center of gravity might have helped out a lot. It does draw some water with a single. I then had a 24 North Coast which was better in just about every way except a head sea.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
I owned one . Single big block . Great boat. I donít know where it wettt is. My boat was fine. It was the best small boat for 30 mile runs offshore
I've fished extensively on one powered by a Cummins inboard.

The boat will punch through anything at cruise speed, but without Eisenglass, will drown you doing it in any decent sea and wind. Very soft ride, but very wet.

At 8 knots trolling speed in the seas in our part of the world, they take GREEN water over the bow regularly. Not enough buoyancy in the bow at trolling speed.

The inboard one we fished wasn't great, but wasn't terrible on the drift. I put that down to her having all that Cummins iron in her belly. One with outboards would probably be pretty cranky due to the deep V.
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25 replaced the 24 blackfin in 1979 or 1980.
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