Anyone know this 35 Duffy?

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Anyone know this 35 Duffy?

1987 Duffy Express Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com This boat has been lingering on yachtworld for what seems like more than a year. I constantly see this and wonder wtf. Figured someone might know? Doesnt seem like too terrible of a set up to me. :confused:


Other than the top/tower, giant seating/ storage units and the low sheer. What gives?
 
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I am sure that it runs like a rabbit. The power is plentiful & Mac makes a great power planet. However getting marinzation parts for it can be a problem as the marine end of the Mac is no longer in production.
Duffy’s are also wet riding rigs. Which is not a negative as wet boats do not fight the sea as much. In an express model the canvass must be very pro to keep the things nice & dry where they count. All in all most likely a fine running vessel. Nice & low I am sure in heavy seas she will ride well.
 

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Thanks Larry. Sounds like she might be better suited for someone who runs and knows marinized Macks. The only macks ive laid hands on were in dump trucks. I dont need that kinda headache lol
 

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Great motors in line six and bullet proof. My buddy had one in a H&H very fine turn of speed. I am very surprised the marine end never caught on. If you like the ride it is worth exploring. There is a company that will make them up. The one part that is very pricey and hard to get is the exhaust manifold system.

If you do not want headachs.....take up golf boating is not for you.....LOL
 

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Great motors in line six and bullet proof. My buddy had one in a H&H very fine turn of speed. I am very surprised the marine end never caught on. If you like the ride it is worth exploring. There is a company that will make them up. The one part that is very pricey and hard to get is the exhaust manifold system.

If you do not want headachs.....take up golf boating is not for you.....LOL


No... Just dont want to set myself up for any extra headache if I can help it.

ETA I had enough BS and headaches dealing with a Yanmar in FL to know im not gonna jump head 1st on power that is actually a PITA to get parts for lol
 
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Yanmar?

Can you share the Yanmar problem? I have heard very few bad stories on these motors.
 

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Can you share the Yanmar problem? I have heard very few bad stories on these motors.

Oh the engine was great. The freaken attitude and bullshit from the service and parts was terrible. They REFUSED to even come work on my boat because it was a commercial. Saying they arent comming to crawl around in some filthy mess of an engine room ( you could have eaten off my engine room). After I went BALLISTIC they sent 2 guys out.

The list goes on with them but it was a regional issue not an engine issue for sure. That sucker ran like a top. never a single hiccup. Even after she got a bath. never a single issue. She is still going strong last I heard and has to be over 5000 hrs by now pushing a heavy PIG of a boat. I think there was 2800 +/- on her when I sold her.
 

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I've heard of 3 different low hour broken cranks and a 20,000+ dollar rebuild on a low hour yanmar . That one was a 6ly that was put into the old 3 sea-sons. The parts prices are extremely expensive and hard to get from what i'm told. They (mac boring) took a month to get parts and effectively cost the owner his tuna season
 

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I've heard of 3 different low hour broken cranks and a 20,000+ dollar rebuild on a low hour yanmar . That one was a 6ly that was put into the old 3 sea-sons. The parts prices are extremely expensive and hard to get from what i'm told. They (mac boring) took a month to get parts and effectively cost the owner his tuna season


Expensive like $600 starters and $900 alternators.. Wait did I get thoose prices backwards? Had to remember this many years ago. I know when she went under water ( just the bulkheaded engine room took water ) by the time I was done I was 28K deep

Ive heard some crazy prices on volvo on partstoo. The freaken stainless bolt that holds the impeller are like $38 a piece and only come in 2 packs and a few other weird ones.
 

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Great motors in line six and bullet proof. My buddy had one in a H&H very fine turn of speed. I am very surprised the marine end never caught on. If you like the ride it is worth exploring. There is a company that will make them up. The one part that is very pricey and hard to get is the exhaust manifold system.

If you do not want headachs.....take up golf boating is not for you.....LOL


Would it be possible or logical to have a stainless dry manifold made up then add a mixer for the water slightly down stream Also out of stainless and just do away with the problematic exhaust manifolds? Im sure the guy that fabs up our headers could easily make a manifold for an inline 6 diesel.
 

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I see the boat all the time, docked in Indian Cove in Hampton Bays, never been out on the boat though. For someone that likes Mack's and express D.E.'s, it would be great. The owner, Phil is a nice guy and used to do a lot of tuna fishing.
 
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