35' Duffy with 3208

islander

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I have a 1990 35 Duffy with a CAT 3208 Turbo. I have owned her for four years and she has been fantastic. The engine starts up first time every time.
The boat has been great as well. She is very sure footed and excels going into WX.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Ron
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mattinri

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Thanks Ron. Its a simple boat, which is what I want and can afford. The motor is mounted forward and with 200 Gallons I assume there are saddle tanks. I'm assuming this is an OK setup for balance. 4,000 hrs on a 3208 is up there. Are you happy with the engine? What hp configuration is it & what do you get for cruise (fuel burn/speed)?

I might post again in the build section to get some ideas.
Matt
 

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Mattinri,that boat has bin for sale for years....i dont know why it has not bin bought....maybe the open transom .....there was a guy lobstercatcher on this site selling one in better condition....i will try to find it for you
 

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I had a 35 Duffy with a 320 3208t.

Great setup. It's a BIG and heavy engine as compared to current standards. But a smooth and quiet (relatively) engine and has a great "sound" through it's 6" exhaust.

4,000hrs is getting up there on a "ta" engine but if it is a commercial boat, I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as the engine looks/sounds/runs well.

You have an engine box on that particular boat. Not a great setup for recreational use and will effect your space in the cabin.
 

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I believe Lobstercatcher decided to hang onto his Duffy. If I recall it had a dry exhaust & was set up a little difficult to work around.
 

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Matt,

Got your second PM from the other site, then the internet went out at the office till late morning today. I had a dinner meeting last night and never checked my email at home.

The boat is about 70 miles west of down your way. That is why I never heard of it. Sorry, after looking at the pictures I don't have an answer to the questions of the first PM from the other site.
 

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Thanks for checking. Looks like everyone is over here now! Nice site. I guess I'll have to keep saving for that Flowers 33' :)
 

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I had a offer on my Duffy a couple weeks ago. In the past, I said i would keep the Duffy if I sold my Northern Bay 38. Not sure what you mean about hard to work around.. do you mean the dry exhaust? As for a lobsterboat, it was built for ease of working lobster pots and everything else was built around easy lobstering. It don't get any simplier than this boat.
 

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Yes - the dry exhaust. I'd imagine it is nice for lobstering - giant handwarmer :) Trying to work modest cruising accomodations around the dry exhaust looked difficult to me though. Are you working both boats or still plan to sell the Duffy?
 
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