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Converting my 1981 egg harbor to a center console

Old 02-04-2019, 09:07 AM
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I was on logmanns boat back in the 80s and she was a nice boat should have kept that boat going roger . last I saw her was at yanks
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I would think the large weight reduction would create a different running surface, angles, etc. Could be a nightmare to get it to run right. That would suck to spend all the time and money for a boat that rides like manure.
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I think sailfishquepos would be a good man for this job!
Sailfish Quepos would already be done and it would have been upgraded with Cummings and tuna tubes.
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Originally Posted by finman View Post
I was on logmanns boat back in the 80s and she was a nice boat should have kept that boat going roger . last I saw her was at yanks
Thanks Rich, while I loved that boat it was time to move on. I would like it back now though I have some new ideas for that hull....

to the OP contrary to what some say here the 30 or 36 would be a good candidate for outboard conversion, the old 33 not so much. Just not sure if the numbers could ever work unless you do pretty much
everything yourself.
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Sailfish Quepos would already be done and it would have been upgraded with Cummings and tuna tubes.

Done in 2 days sitting on tires and fuel barrels. That dude is good.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Logmann View Post


Thanks Rich, while I loved that boat it was time to move on. I would like it back now though I have some new ideas for that hull....

to the OP contrary to what some say here the 30 or 36 would be a good candidate for outboard conversion, the old 33 not so much. Just not sure if the numbers could ever work unless you do pretty much
everything yourself.
im going to post pictures as soon as my account lets me id love your advice
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thanks everyone for the advice im going to post pictures as soon as i get my account up to 10 posts!
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
33ft or 37ft Egg Harbor?

converting over to outboards as well?
id be keeping my engines if i were to do the conversion,
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Originally Posted by BoatBuyersInc. View Post
Done in 2 days sitting on tires and fuel barrels. That dude is good.
unfortunately im on lake st Clair Michigan and ive had no luck finding anyone with any knowledge about this
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
Please, Please just sell the boat and buy a CC, It's going to take 6 months to a year to do it, you may end up with something cool but your going to spend a psychotic amount of money to get it done, your never going to get anything close back in resale and if you ever want to sell it you may not be able to do it.
im mine with the time frame of the build i also wouldnt be to upset if it wasnt a show room quality build
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Theres two for sale on craigslist in long island and maine
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I say go for it. Theres a egg fs in rye nh on boat trader that I seriously considered buying. Its converted to an express.
the only thing that slowed me on it was that although I'm sure the owner had a lot of coin into it, he was very $ proud of it. But for the $ with no real market for a 30y.o. custom express I was nervous that id never be able to sell it if I wanted out.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:48 AM
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You’re going to sink a lot of time and money into something that you will likely have a very hard time selling after it’s done. You’ve already stated two things that raise concern to me. First the quality of the work, you said you wouldn’t be worried about showroom quality. Eventually it will be time to sell, who will be the customer to buy a butchered boat that shows less than showroom work? If it looks bad on the surface, the immediate thought to me is how shoddy is the work that one can’t see? And second the extent of your runs, a mile to a beach. is it really worth tying up time, money, lack of use, and your sanity for a short boat run? I’d recommend selling the Egg and buy what fits your needs. There are too many good boats on the market, it just doesn’t justify the cost. You may find that the money you’d sink into this project, you could purchase what fits your needs.
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There's a yard down here that has a bare hull like that. Maybe you could look around and find something like it to make into a center console before cutting one up.
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Better off just buying what you want in my opinion.

As others have said, a lot of time and money in for little gain.
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Originally Posted by Logmann View Post


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Very nice Logman. Looks like a shot that was taken on one of the canals over near the boat ramp off of Tennessee Ave. in Ocean City. I'm on Barbados Lane in one of those canals. We kept our 30' Egg in Ocean City on 16th Street lagoon and then 18th Street lagoon in the 70's and 80's. Grumpy Marie was the name.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:35 PM
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Here are some pictures of my egg harbor
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