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12-05-2017, 01:43 PM
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I love the "from Jims mouth" story. Old wives...

I love the "from Jims mouth" story. Old wives tales, Dock stories, and rumors from the "Coconut telegraph" are hilarious and could fill another thread quite easily and make fascinating reading. One...
11-25-2017, 12:13 PM
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Page 52 of this thread has the picture of Jim at...

Page 52 of this thread has the picture of Jim at the wheel of the 40' "Boca Jima". Jim and his wife Mary is where half of the name came from there must have been another "Jima" boat around so Jim...
11-23-2017, 12:25 PM
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I worked for Jim when he owned this boat. Jim was...

I worked for Jim when he owned this boat. Jim was originally going to build her as an open walk around [ do you think he was ahead of his time?] Jim planned on using her to run over to Matinella ...
07-06-2017, 12:18 PM
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34 Hatt, Yeah, that's where it all started. I...

34 Hatt, Yeah, that's where it all started. I sure miss those days on the bay,"You Got Em". regards Rich
07-06-2017, 12:15 PM
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34 Hatt, yeah, that's where it all started. ...

34 Hatt, yeah, that's where it all started. Regards Rich
06-11-2017, 09:11 AM
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Here is another photo. of the 37' the boys said that I had to post this one as it was one of their favorites. Rich
06-11-2017, 06:20 AM
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It is sunday morning, I have a few minutes,so I...

It is sunday morning, I have a few minutes,so I will try to answer some questions in one post. These boats will be built with step bottoms. Molds are very expen$ive. As to our great performance, it...
05-21-2017, 06:15 AM
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More Pictures

You guys have been asking for more pictures, so here are a few more from the Marsh Harbour trip. Yes these marsh Harbour bar maids are tough! Maybe someone can rotate these for me? Thanks Rich
05-20-2017, 06:00 AM
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PacBlue, Yes that was a Gary Grant designed hull....

PacBlue, Yes that was a Gary Grant designed hull. The design was owned by Dick Moroso. Unfortunately Dick passed away from cancer before this boat was done. Dick was probably one of the best friends...
05-18-2017, 11:24 AM
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JD, you're close,48 and change was where she ran...

JD, you're close,48 and change was where she ran when everything was right. Rich
05-18-2017, 06:38 AM
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The Boys

This is what boatbuilders do when they are not blasting around at warp speed in the Bahamas beautiful waters. Meet the guys behind this work of art. In the middle is John Gazza, John is the visionary...
05-11-2017, 03:24 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/piratescovebillfishtourna...

https://www.facebook.com/piratescovebillfishtournament/videos/1713001185383534/ Hey guys see if this works. It is another video of the 37 at speed. Rich
05-10-2017, 03:39 PM
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Ray, 37 ft. long, 10ft.5 inches wide, approx...

Ray, 37 ft. long, 10ft.5 inches wide, approx 13,500 lbs full up. 365 gal fuel, 40 gal water.Yes the boys have molds, and plan on producing these boats on a custom/ production basis. There is a lot of...
05-10-2017, 07:03 AM
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37 in the Bahamas

The boys took the 37 over to Boat Harbour to hang out at the "Custom Shootout". They had a great time. The boat showed well and they got a ton of favorable response to it. John Whiticar [who happens...
05-04-2017, 08:05 AM
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Guys, no outboards for the 75 sportfish, twin...

Guys, no outboards for the 75 sportfish, twin 2600 MTU's for this boat. If they decide on a slightly smaller 60-65 footer, a pair of 1900 hp MAN"s would be in order. Check out my website...
05-02-2017, 08:11 AM
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This is where the boys are going in the future! Rich
04-25-2017, 12:45 PM
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Bluefin, backs down great. As with most of these...

Bluefin, backs down great. As with most of these boats, they back better with the motors trimmed out a bit! Rich
04-21-2017, 08:24 AM
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Maxie, this bottom shape has a ton of variables...

Maxie, this bottom shape has a ton of variables as to deadrise angles at every station. If you were to strike a straight line from keel to chine, the deadrise would be close to: entry,58 degrees,...
04-19-2017, 09:28 AM
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I guess this picture downloading works without...

I guess this picture downloading works without photobucket first. A while back when I tried this, the pictures came out the size of postage stamps. Well someone asked about deadrise, I always respond...
04-19-2017, 09:06 AM
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Just trying to post a picture of the 37 without...

Just trying to post a picture of the 37 without going thru photobucket first. Well here goes! Rich
04-13-2017, 09:36 AM
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Guys,sorry for the shortage of pictures. My...

Guys,sorry for the shortage of pictures. My office computer is having trouble with Photobucket, and my home computer has been banned by the administrator? I am feebly working on this stuff, as I am...
04-05-2017, 10:53 AM
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Tribute 37

As most of you guys have probably heard by now I have kind of semi-retired. My son Rich Jr. has partnered up with another guy in what we hope will be a long future in boat building. This 37 is...
04-05-2017, 10:02 AM
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Tribute 37

As most of you guys have probably heard by now I have kind of semi retired. My son Rich jr has partnered up with another guy in what we hope will be a long future in boat building. This 37 is their...
03-31-2017, 07:25 AM
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Cuervos, Tell us what's going on inside that big...

Cuervos, Tell us what's going on inside that big tent at "The Ways" ? Rich
03-31-2017, 07:22 AM
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Yes, the old "Jack O Hearts", originally...

Yes, the old "Jack O Hearts", originally "Knightlines" is the new "Sporting Life". It is at A&J boatworks getting a new paint job, coverboards, etc. The 64 Tribute mentioned with the aligator stuff...
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