31' Eastern

guitarman

Commander
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Posts
283
Likes
79
Location
Montana
Boat Make
Dyer 29 Hardtop
How do these easterns compare with the JC 31 and some of the other boats say sea worthy 28 and general marine? there seem to be few around and look like pretty nice cuising boats
 

googinhater

Rear Admiral
Joined
Dec 6, 2012
Posts
1,725
Likes
502
Location
Gloucester mass
Boat Make
38 yb. f/v wildlife
How do these easterns compare with the JC 31 and some of the other boats say sea worthy 28 and general marine? there seem to be few around and look like pretty nice cuising boats
Your comparing a civic minivan and suv the jc is muchh biger
 

guitarman

Commander
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Posts
283
Likes
79
Location
Montana
Boat Make
Dyer 29 Hardtop
I was thinking more along the lines of the quality of the boat.
 

captainlarry84

Rear Admiral
Joined
Sep 13, 2011
Posts
1,295
Likes
238
Location
Freeport NY
Boat Make
KristenFormer Charter Captain
Original JC 31s are slower but sleeker than the Eastern models. Original JCs had Fiberglass fuel tanks Easterns have Aluminum. Aluminum tanks last about twenty years.
The best JCs were made with solid glass hulls, however they are very hard to fine. Kristen was all solid with Fiberglass fuel tanks which makes her non time sensitive.
Fuel tank replacement on a JC or for that matter any DE boat usually requires that the entire deck be removed. A very invasive job.
Eastern boats are finished far nicer that the original JCs. They come with headliners, teak & holly floors quality Wynne or S/G windows. They also have more head room that the original JCs. They do this by building the house a little higher on the hull. It takes a little away from the lines.
All Easterns are cord. Cording has come a long way since the early years. Easterns run well with a 370 Cummins or Yanmar. Both motors will give you 19 knots with no problem.
Eastern also removed some of the keel which is another reason why they may be a little faster; however the large keel does give stability.
Photo #1 Eastern Keel
Photo #2 JC Keel
Photos #3,4,5 three classic JC beauty's

2043053_10[1].jpg

179187[1].jpg

Picture160.jpg

Picture 4989.jpg

boat12.jpg
 

guitarman

Commander
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Posts
283
Likes
79
Location
Montana
Boat Make
Dyer 29 Hardtop
Thanks Captainlarry
Thats more of what i was wanting to know. So then that eastern 31 in your opinion would be a good cruising boat maybe not as good in rough water as some others but would be a good all around boat? would you say its a step above like the mainship pilot 30 or 35?
 

Robert M

Captain
Joined
Feb 19, 2012
Posts
577
Likes
76
Location
Gloucester MA
Boat Make
2000 Genral Marine 31 duffy Hull
Thanks Captainlarry
Thats more of what i was wanting to know. So then that eastern 31 in your opinion would be a good cruising boat maybe not as good in rough water as some others but would be a good all around boat? would you say its a step above like the mainship pilot 30 or 35?

Yes , most def my opinion. Those main ships do have a nice interior layout that's tempting. When I build my boat I'm gonna try to lay it out similar . But in a 38 NB
 

captainlarry84

Rear Admiral
Joined
Sep 13, 2011
Posts
1,295
Likes
238
Location
Freeport NY
Boat Make
KristenFormer Charter Captain
A 31 JC is by far a better seaboat indeed. Find a good one like mine that sold today.
Thanks Captainlarry
Thats more of what i was wanting to know. So then that eastern 31 in your opinion would be a good cruising boat maybe not as good in rough water as some others but would be a good all around boat? would you say its a step above like the mainship pilot 30 or 35?
 

31jcptown

Commander
Joined
Sep 27, 2011
Posts
258
Likes
109
Age
52
Location
Long Island NY
Boat Make
91 31 JC P-Town
Larry
did the guy with the green 28 bhm buy the Kristen I know my brother was going to buy that 28 if he got yours
 

jerseysportfisher

Rear Admiral
Joined
Feb 13, 2012
Posts
1,181
Likes
149
Location
Communist part of NJ
Boat Make
Bertram 33SF
stay away from thoose mainships, pure junk. One sat on blocks next to me before sandy hit. Sounded like a rubber maid garbage can when you banged on it. after sandy it had holes in it about 3 foot diameter. whole boat is laid up with coremat and 2 layers of woven. outter skin is about 1/8 inch thick. You want a good built cruiser, based off the 31, checkout judge yachts
 

MouseTrap

Rear Admiral
Joined
Sep 10, 2011
Posts
1,165
Likes
235
Location
Seacoast, NH
Boat Make
Rosborough
stay away from thoose mainships, pure junk. One sat on blocks next to me before sandy hit. Sounded like a rubber maid garbage can when you banged on it. after sandy it had holes in it about 3 foot diameter. whole boat is laid up with coremat and 2 layers of woven. outter skin is about 1/8 inch thick. You want a good built cruiser, based off the 31, checkout judge yachts

Mainship is a fine boat if you're comparing it to a Bayliner. Produced in a factory along with Luhrs & Silverton boat-lines for the masses. Certainly not hand-laid by a New England craftsman that knows and shook the hand of the buyer personally...
 

CaptDave

Captain
Joined
Sep 13, 2011
Posts
918
Likes
438
Location
MA
Boat Make
31' Eastern w/John Deere 6076 AFM30
Eastern 31

I have been very happy with my Eastern 31, she has been gone through from bow to stern the past few years with all new electrical, windows, bow thruster, water, waste and fuel taks, new decks, hatches, rebuilt transmission, shaft, cutless bearing, prop, and other items. Think she will be going on the market later in the year.

Decks4-19003Medium.jpg



Decks4-19011Medium.jpg


Decks4-19010Medium.jpg
 

captainlarry84

Rear Admiral
Joined
Sep 13, 2011
Posts
1,295
Likes
238
Location
Freeport NY
Boat Make
KristenFormer Charter Captain
You have a good one before they started making them taller. Your Eastern was actually a rep of Skippys which was off the original JC plan. Your keel is the same as mine. Your JC is a diamond. The bridge removal came out great.
 
Top Bottom