Tell me it is not so that Kristin is for sale, she is your baby and no one knows these boats and mechanics like you. Also welcome aboard here, good guys on board and your expertise will be valuable. Getting ready to haul RELENTLESS and replace starboard fuel tank and decks. It will be a good project and have help from a few friends in here.
Are you buying a new boat or hanging it up after all these years of being one of the best charter boats on the south shore of LI?
Not sure Dave, I will still stay in the game. Maybe a bigger boat, maybe a smaller faster boat. Only doing on tank? I assume you did the post already. If notâ€¦do it once & be done, plus the deck will match nicer. Does your boat have the cockpit liner like mine? If so this photo maybe helpful.
We already did the port adn now will do the starboard and entire cockpit deck. The only liner is down below in forward cabin. Just made a nice 60 mile run tonight to Boston and back for a final cruise of the season.
The install was a labor of love. The pulpit was hand molded by a boating friend and custom fitted by me. The install time was three working days, but the results were better than I could have imaged.
One of the biggest headaches was to get a welder to redo the bow rail. Everyone local wanted 1K plus to cut bend and install. I found a guy in the mid west, mailed him a pattern & he made the horse shoe nose piece & leg assembly, shipped for $200.00! Sold. The fit was spot on target.
Hello Captain Larry. You probably don't remember me I met you a couple years back at the Woodcleft Fishing Station in Freeport. We were both fueling up and got to talking and you gave me a quick tour/summary of the boat. I was the guy on the Fortier we had some nice Bass in the boat? I think you had a mako in your cockpit.
Anyway, I was quite impressed with your vessel and the care you take with her. I have since sold the Fortier and I'm looking now to step up into something larger with some creature comforts for the wife and kids, as well as a vessel to go offshore fishing with. I was wondering what your take is on the boat for this type of use? I know she is offshore capable, I was more interested in your thoughts as a weekender for places like Fire Island, Block Island, Nantuckett, etc.
I am the original owner. Kristen was hull # 272 on the original JC Build line. She is a little rare in that she was one of the few JC’s built with solid fiberglass hull, fiberglass fuel tanks & lastly full fiberglass cuddy & cockpit liners. These features made this JC extremely strong. The only coring on the vessel is the cockpit floor, hardtop roof & gunnels.
Rigged is primarily for both inshore & offshore fishing. In addition we have made many family overnighters with Kristen. She is hard wired so a small portable generator can be mounted on the hardtop with a single three prong plug in for 110 voltage. The below vee berth give good sleeping for two along with a reefer & stand up head.
She is currently on the hard at Al Grover’s Marina and ready for a reasonable offer of sale.
In closing you are correct I did have a mako for the scale that trip!
Thanks Good Chance....Good luck getting that Holland we are all looking forward to the refit & finish posts on your project boat. If things don't come togther on the Holland, the Kristen loves warm weather... just turn the key and go! Happy New Year.
Thanks for showing an interest in Kristen. From Freeport we run to the Hudson Tip, which is approximately 80 miles, next a twenty mile troll up the edges to the shelf. Tip to Tip the most we have ever burned was 168 gallons leaving me 42 usable gallons of fuel. Range is not an issue.