Ros boats (specifically 30 bass)

Discussion in 'Downeast Boat Builders (25 Ft+)' started by El Mar, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. El Mar

    El Mar Captain

    Ros boats (specifically 30 bass custom)

    Searching around on Yachtworld came across a 30 Ros with bass top and outboards, blasphemy I know but this boat peaks my interest.

    Anyone familiar with Ros boats, build, quality, etc. And more specifically what do you think of this boat with outboard power? Does it have a keel? Is it cut down?

    Anyone been on one?

    R O S B O A T S I N C . - R O S 30 ' s
     
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  2. BillD

    BillD Captain

    Close cousin to your Parker ;)

    Couldn't resist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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  3. El Mar

    El Mar Captain

    Not really.

    The Parker is a continuous deep vee (21degrees).
    The Ros, I assume is more like a conventional downeast minus the keel with a flatter back.

    I found a grainy pic online of the boat out of the water which I'll post when I get to a real computer.

    I emailed the broker. Let's see if he returns it.
     
  4. Badlatitude

    Badlatitude Captain

  5. BillD

    BillD Captain

    Hmmmm, a conventional downeaster without the keel!
     
  6. El Mar

    El Mar Captain

  7. El Mar

    El Mar Captain

    Pretty sexy boat if you ask me.

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  8. El Mar

    El Mar Captain

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    ^^^ Downeast hull with no keel????

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  9. Eastporter

    Eastporter Captain

    Ros boats were designed and owned by Roger Sartini (Westport, MA) until he passed a few years back. The molds must have been sold to the guy who now has them on his website. The old Ros boats are pretty popular in the New Bedford area (I've seen a few at the Moby Dick Marina). I've never been on one, but the old boats looked really solid (the old website is gone but it had some build photos). I don't know anything about the build quality since the business was sold.
     
  10. mattinri

    mattinri Senior Member

    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?
     
  11. El Mar

    El Mar Captain

    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.
     
  12. Eastporter

    Eastporter Captain

    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
     
  13. cmm88

    cmm88 Member

    Ros

    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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  14. BOSBoatMan

    BOSBoatMan Captain

    @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...
     
  15. Bill_N

    Bill_N Captain

    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.

    Bill
     
  16. cmm88

    cmm88 Member

    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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  17. BOSBoatMan

    BOSBoatMan Captain

    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?")
     
  18. Gotofish

    Gotofish Member

    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.
     
  19. cmm88

    cmm88 Member

    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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  20. BOSBoatMan

    BOSBoatMan Captain

    Was hoping for a swim platform option...they got something like that? Not just a bracket but a swim platform integrated into a O/B bracket...?
     

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