38' Wilbur- modifications by Pettegrow

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  1. Eastporter

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    Cool boat looks well kept and maintained. For me a few more rod holders, cut in a Tuna door and spend some time up above the house with a sawzall. Wouldn't cost much for those modifications. :)
     
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    Need performance data. Prob cruising 18kts.

    Perfect for me but I suspect there might be a headwind if I suggest this to the wife.
     
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    I like this boat...performance data, even basic, would be helpful.
     
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    Go for you can always sleep on your boat if the head wind is too much.
     
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    Like the other thread said it’s a stretched 34. Used to be called Beefeater out of SW Harbor AFAIK. It’s not hard chined. You are seeing lift rails.
     
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    Wait, hull ID confirms it was built as a 34, but you’re saying it’s been stretched to 38ft LOA?

    If so, I consider that a big plus and am very surprised the broker/listing doesn’t mention it.
     
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    Agreed... actually, the Wilbur 38s all sport twin engines. This boat can make customers be a bit leery since it has only one motor. The twin engined Wilbur 38s seem to do 18 knots wot and that's with double the power of this stretch 34. As long it's called a Wilbur 38 potential customers will think the brand new motor to be grossly overmatched by the hull. Also, the broker should call the motor a Recon Cummins... rebuilt has bad connotations for many - best to avoid the "rebuilt" word in the first place.
     
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    I contacted the broker. Cruise @ 2000 rpm is 14.5-15kts. To the pin is 20kts. Length was added to the stern... easy to see when looking at the running gear. Mod's from the pics look pretty good... I would be all over this thing if it had a little more speed...
     
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    Looks like the extra feet added he made hard chines. Maybe the beginnings of the Wesmac hard chine.
     
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    Boy this is some nice, I really like it.
     

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    Seriously that looks like a WESMAC transom and the keel also. Hard chines in the aft to be sure- lifting rails in addition to the hard chines.
     
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    Those seats on the fly bridge look just like the engine box seats on my old 27 Phoenix!
     
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    Some unconfirmed info from a reliable source is this boat was originally a 34 with twin screws. Was modified / stretched to 38 feet and changed to single screw. The work that Pettigrew did was excellent as one would expect and the boat performs well. Original owner sold to the current owner years ago. The current owner didn’t use the boat very much. The current owner had an issue last fall and ruined the engine. Easiest way out was the re-man Cummins. Wilbur and Pettigrew are known to do things the right way. I am betting that this will be a great boat at a reasonable price for someone....... Maybe a little too much teak and just a little too much $$$$ for my budget.
     
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    Just a note. I own a 1987 Wilbur 38, Single screw. Original from Wilbur. Not sure how many 38's were a single screw. Agree that most I have seen were the twins.
     
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    I’ve never seen a twin 34. My 34 was a single that came with a Volvo TAMD61. Repowered with a Yanmar 6ly 420. Don’t know where you would fit twins but I wouldn’t bet against Lee squishing them in.

    And yes, that boat and my old boat are varnish farms! When I first saw the listing I was interested as I wouldn’t mind a single 38, but we sold the 34 because we wanted more room, and all the extra in this boat is in the cockpit.
     
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    Never saw one with a single. How fast does yours goes? Curious. Thanks..
     
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    What’s cruise rpms for that Cummins; 2000?

    For a Wilbur, this would be my perfect boat since it keeps the 34’s more slim hull shape/beam but gives you the extra space in the cockpit since the 34’s is kinda small IMO. Love the hull mods, all of them. Hope she goes to a good new owner.
     

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