'88 Duffy 35 with 330 QSB

Eastporter

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Sold- 20' Eastporter (Rebuilt 2011) 22' Pearson Ensign
Very functional lay-out. I would love this boat for weekend cruising.
 

eyschulman

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seattle
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Devlin 48 & Marshal Sanderling
value

I agree this boat has a lot of good stuff on it for those who would appriciate such, and if new the price would really get up there. The final test of value is in the condition and maint. records esp of motor a major expense item. A bare boat with older motor might sell for much less but it would be less boat.
 

mattinri

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Full time cruising
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Nordhavn 46
I've been looking for a bare-bones cruiser. My minimum requirements are a 32'+ hull, a long cabin (long enough for a helm seat and a 6' bench behind it), enclosed head, water and waste tank, and enough power for a 14-16 kt cruise. The bow thruster is a nice addition. The newer electronics, Duffy design and QSB are nice also. Everything else I could live without. I've been looking quite awhile & haven't found a boat meeting these minimum requirements without major flaws in the same price range. That's what the value equation was.
 

Nighthawk

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Portsmouth, RI
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Carolina Classic
The advertised cruise of 15Kts seems optimistic with a 330hp Cummins 6BTA, this is no lightweight Duffy 35. Like you I could also do without the teak decking. That would be my number one concern with this girl. The Florida sun is absolutely brutal on teak decking and if it hasn't had the best of care or wasn't installed right to begin with it can cause you problems with water getting under it which turns into a big job. Even if the teak wood itself is still in good shape just a new seam sealant job will flat out wear you out or cost big $$ for a pro to redo.
 

MBILL

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Stuart, Fl via Long Island, NY
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35 Duffy&Duffy
I think that 15kts is doable with 330hp.Probably the limit. It's anything over 15 that takes all the horsepower.
Nice boat for cruising, all that teak scares me.... my wife would kill me over the maintenance.
 
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