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Old 07-31-2012   #11 (permalink)
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So you have a relatively deep forefoot with no keel to balance it off. How do you think she will perform in a following/quartering sea?
That's a good question. I assume the outboards may lock the stern down a little in those conditions. But really looking for real world experience with this boat.

Got a hold of the broker, may go look at it for shits and giggles this week or next.
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Old 08-01-2012   #12 (permalink)
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Default Ros 24' with twin outboards

Here's a nice yet somewhat underpowered and expensive Ros 24' I found on Craigslist. Note the sharp entry and modified V transom with hard chines.

2005 24' ros pilot house twin yami
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Old 10-06-2012   #13 (permalink)
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Rogers brother Bill is building an outboard bracket for my 26' Seaway now. He's working out of a shop behind his house in Tiverton, RI which is the next town over from Westport, MA.

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Just came across this thread. I purchased a 19ft ROS center console, with bracket and doghouse last spring (2012). I found Billy by a doing a little homework and he ended up doing a lot of work on the boat for me. First let me say, this is one hard working guy and the young guys he has workingwith him are also hard working. My boat had a metal fuel tank that needed replacing and the bouyancy bracket was cracked (somebody backed into something at some point). Replacing the tank required replacing a large portion of the deck. Needless to say - it was a significant project and it came out great - very solid. Thr bracket is Billy's true area of expertise. He added a swim platform to the top of the bracket and basically rebuilt the entire thing. It also came out great. Having the motor on the bracket basically turns the boat into a 22ft center console with a large amount of deck space.
Now to the suggestions. If you are considering a ROS call Billy first. I am sure if you live in New England he would go with you to inspect a potential buy. Another option is to have him build you one to order. This way you get exactly what you want and you know everything is new. His pricing is very reasonable. My next one will be custom built.
If you have already purchased let us know what you ended up with. If you contact Billy let him know Greg K sent you. Keep the business local.
Here is his number 401-369-1158
Below is picture of the boat. Cheers Greg Kieslich.
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@GREG I remember that boat, it had caught my eye a few times and if I hadn't already bought something I was going to go look at that one myself. Good for you.

You're right about Bill Sartini. I had reached out to him about getting a console built for my boat. He sounds like a real good, honest guy. I didn't go with him only 'cause they didn't really have a mold for anything I was really looking for.

But good to know about the bracket situation. Can we see some more pictures of it? I am also considering going the bracket route in a few years...
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El Mar, There was a guy on CTF 5 or 6 years ago selling a 30' ROS Pilothouse. Forget his handle but I see him posting from time to time so I think he's still a member.

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Billy just finished my bracket. I also had him re-gelcoat the hull. I'm going to roll and tip the cabin. Thats the old engine box from the i/o's. Makes a good step
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Hey nice pics there. Really like that bracket you got as well. Is he making them or does he have a shop build that and "bolt it through"

(LOL: "Did you build that?")
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Billy and Jed make the brackets-solid glass that basically follow the line of the keel. He says they have a lot of float to them and drastically reduce the need to run tabs. The only thing I haven't seen, and maybe CMM can comment on, is where the bilge plug goes. He said once he puts the plug on the bottom, which made me nervous in case you slide up on something, but that's just me because I'm paranoid about stuff like that.

if I ever need a new bracket, I'd go with a Billy bracket....

My boat went in his shop for some deck work right after CMM's came out.
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The brackets are laid up solid fiberglass. The front, sides, and bottom of the bracket are close to 3/4" solid glass. After the layup a row of bolts is installed through the transom.

The drain plug is now through the bottom of the hull but it is a Garboard type drain plug so it has a threaded plug that you tighten with a wrench.
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