Early 90s Maine Coaster?

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  1. Panhandler80

    Panhandler80 Member

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    Every day I drive by salvage yard from hurricane Michael to and from work. New arrival today. Looks like a boat of a long lost buddy. I hadn't been on it in ages, nor had in heard they lost it, but looks a lot like Maine Coaster, huh?
     

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  2. Panhandler80

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    Never mind. I'm an idiot. Pretty sure they had twin engine. Walked this particular vessel off at little 12 ysrds. Not it though. That's good. Too many good boat owners here last boats to bad luck and time allowed to move them.
     
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    look for the H molded into the bow and they did build lots of single engine 35's. I had one.
     
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    Most were single engine. The one I am familiar with, a 1999 model, has a slight reverse chine, and is very similar to a Wesmac underbody. This boat looks different. Also where the stem meets the deck, it looks more rounded over than I remember. Photo of the 1999 model is below.
     

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  5. BillD

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    Henriques built/build very good quality boats.

    The boat looks like the Henriques. Not sure with the angle but the bow on the salvage hull has quite the flare up top ?
     
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    Was going to say no way a Maine Coaster breaks apart like that.
     
  8. Panhandler80

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    I think we have a winner. I shot in low light hoping it wasn't their boat. Came home and posted. Looks like what's actually just a decal following the sheerline confused me for that above waterline "strake" 10" or so below rail of Maine Coaster that is carried all way to stem.
     
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  9. Panhandler80

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    You might be surprised. Not putting any Henriques down. Their 38 is one of the only twin engine diesels I'm looking at. And I agree the pic I posted is not one.

    Just saying that you might be surprised what an onshore windstorm of nearly unprecedented magnitude can do to any boat.
     
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    I currently have a 44 henriques and a 35 maine coaster lol. I always liked the 38 also go figure.
     
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    they do build good boats!!unfortunately the old man passed way before new years ,he would be able to clarify any questions , at any time he was always happy to help. will be missed!
     

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