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GoodChance

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That has Goodchance written all over it.


Yes it does. And I have already spoken to the owner!! :D

It's a 1987 South Shore 34 which of course is a copy from the 34 Calvin Beal.

The owner has a funny work schedule but I'm going to head over to the boat next weekend.

Still trying to complete the 23 SeaCraft but having 2 project boats going at the same time never hurt anyone.

These 34 SS boats don't need a whole lot of power to scoot along at 20kts cruise. A 250 or 300 Cummins and 200 gallons of fuel with a nice but simple cabin would be a real nice set-up.
 

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34' South Shore

I looked at this boat about a year ago. The hull and bulkhead are cored with klegecell foam sheets flip a coin.
 

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SB - Would you PM me your telephone #. I'd like to ask you a few questions before I embark upon a 4hr drive to see the boat with the cash in my pocket.
 

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Mike - I'll make it a CC if that is what you want. I'll also put solar panels for power generation if that is what you want! :D

I found a local guy selling a Yanmar 440 with 600hrs which should make this boat scoot right along.

Do you want a center pilot house with full walk-around or do you want a large forward cabin and a full trunk cabin but with an 18 -24" cat-walk just along the sides of the cabin? Maybe you want a traditional lobster cabin with just a single cat-walk up the starboard side? And seating for 6+2 inside the main cabin?
 

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What's the problem or benefit of klegcell of this period ? Thanks.

Water intrusion into the foam cells making the boat heavy and ultimately leading to fiberglass delamination.

Klegcell was supposed to be "water-tight" like modern day foams and composite materials but such wasn't the case.
 

twalin

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Thanks for the response. I can remember the old Bruno's with the balsa cores. If the thru hull fittings were caulked properly the core was ok. I've had only glass boats ie crusader, Lindsey and have always stayed away from cored boats for the reasons you mentioned. The age of the foam is what concerns me. Today's closed cell products are much improved.
 

tunaorlater

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I would have to guess there is othing wrong with the foreign on that hull because it has never been finished. If finished correctly it will last forever but resale value could take a hit because of not knowing how the boat was finished.
 
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