Newbie to the forum - Help me find my next boat. Looking to move up from an eastbay 37'

Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by S2DM, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. WoundUpMarine

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    That girl has been for sale for a while, I dont know if it fits a lot of the points but it's big, has redundancy, and leaves tons of room in your budget for making it yours and transport.
     
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    You might want to consider more closely the sportfishers like Post 42 and 46:

    46 Post II

    Large beam, plenty of headroom, big cockpit, versatile for cruising and fishing, 3 steps down to open galley, well built, lots to be said for panoramic sundowners on the bridge, likely more accommodating for inlaws and small family, and not too big a step down in luxury and features from your eastbay.

    Drawback is no lower helm. But saving 200K on your budget can go a long way to offset the shortcomings....
     
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    On a wesmac/osmond beal/etc type lobster hull, how much does the length of the boat affect fuel burn? Going from a 42 to a 48, outfitted similarly, similar HP, is the bigger boat generally significantly more thirsty at 17 knots?
     
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    Alright last one.. because I like searching for 40+ ft downeasters...

    2006 Duffy Down East Sport Fish Cruiser Power Boat For Sale -

    This listing sounds like they would take an aggressive offer. Has the size you are looking for, lots of fuel, big HP low hours. Presents a nice blank canvas in the salon to build a galley up and inside driving station to your liking, punch some windows in the front and you have a really cool boat. Also it looks like you could make the current galley down a 3rd stateroom, which is almost unheard of in a DE or you could make it a cool work area storage area, maybe wetsuit hanging locker where the fridge is now. I would think getting a vessel from florida to west coast is much easier than from the northeast.
     
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    I would tune that thing up but current owner would need to take an aggressive offer because she needs a serious influx of cash.
    Make sure he is willing to PAY for the "scheduled" thousand hour service on the C18. That will set you back some benny's for sure.
    That big Duffy would be worth the effort though.
    Good luck.
     
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    I believe an good offer would be taken pretty quick.
     
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    Length itself has little to do with fuel economy. However weight and beam do. A 48' boat would probably weigh 50% more than a 42' boat, and would use at least that much more fuel.

    However if speed is not important, fuel consumption could be very moderate if you traveled at 12 knots vs 18 knots.
     

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