24 brownell

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That thing is the balls dude.. how long have you had it? what does she have for a motor? love the bass boats.. wish I had the sack to buy one and restore it.. did u do much work to it or was it in good shape? what color is that?
 

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Ive hade a few years . did some planks and a rib, bunch of sanding and painting every year. Its got a mitsu diesel. Its also for sale if you know anyone looking. The wife and I want to move up to something bigger.
 

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Very nice, Will. Very nice.

My friend had a similar older wooden Brownell with a Detroit and used to run Charters out of Barnstable harbor. He did a lot of work on her and I used to help him. He raised the deck for more room. I think she was called the Capt Joe. Been almost 30 years!
 

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I believe it is #16 I think 18 26 ft's were made It is cold molded mahogany that has been glassed or epoxy over so she is tight.
Fred Brownell put all Detroit Diesels in his boats but this was repowered with Cat 3208 sometime after. Another 1971 26 sold recently and that had a Cat also.

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This boat has been in hingham harbor for years.. always admired it..24 Brownell?

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I used to fish for bass with the renowned Frank Sabatowski out of New Bedford on his 26 Brownell. He and she handled the rips like it was flat water.
 

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these bass boats from MA/RI (dyer,tripp, wasque. brownell, crosby) are just works of art.
 

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I really envy you. Coot Hall, your capt Frank, Bob Smith and Charlie Haag were legends on Sow and Pigs. They fished great boats too.
Ped Lyr, We tied up next to a Brownell with a 6-71 way back int the 70's fishing for Giants. It may have been in PTown during a blow.

Don't forget the Sakonnett 26 and Mackenzies.
 

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I believe it is #16 I think 18 26 ft's were made It is cold molded mahogany that has been glassed or epoxy over so she is tight.
Fred Brownell put all Detroit Diesels in his boats but this was repowered with Cat 3208 sometime after. Another 1971 26 sold recently and that had a Cat also.
They were double-planked (diagonally) mahogany and were glassed on the outside. The rip guys didn't like diesels because they'd walk away from the rip. Sabi's grey 'June Bug' was gas. I ran day and night rip charters (when the owner/operator broke a leg at the start of the season) in the late 70s or early 80s in another 26 that had a Seamaster (a marinized, big block Ford, as I recall) in it. I believe the reduction gear was 1.0:1 and even though Brownell's had a too small wheel (like all the Eldridge McInnis bass boat designs), they'd barely move when you dropped them in gear at idle speeds. A member mentioned Charlie Haig - one of striperdoms early lions - a fascinating guy and fascinating story.
 

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52' Brownell, Miss Jillian

She was docked in Falmouth Harbor a few years back. Don't know what has become of her now.
 
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Sabatowskis 24' is painted red and is for sale in Swansea. The yellow boat pictured was restored by Bob Brodeur back in the late 80's. it was the Jessica Lynn at that time then the Danny Boy. I have pictures of that 24' from that time frame. At that time all the bronze was natural. A yard in East Boston bought it and chromed all the bronze. Not typical for a Brownell. I almost bought that boat in the 80's but Bob and I could not come to an agreement. My dad had a 24 and a 32 Brownell. My buddy has a 26 and my brotherinlaw had a long cabin 24. Good solid boats. Weakness is following seas but strength is head sea and stability in the rips. Older boats are battened seam mahogony carvel planked. The 26's are diagonal 3/8 double planked and around 1967 they started glassing over the double planked boats..
 

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Your red boat, the Krietta a gray boat and several others had 3208 CATS. Your boat pictured here was the Blue Chip then the Hatchet. She was one of the last 26's built. The last one the Jolly Tar had a 6-53 Detroit which was a huge motor for a 26. She was recently on yachtworld. She was black with a teak transom. Brownell altered the design a bit and built a brand new one that had a 315 Yanmar. Then they built a 27 called Granny Carr which is also on yacht world.
 
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