Eastern 18

jojobee

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These are sweet little boats. I have to say I like the older version better for some reason. I think the higher freeboard takes away from the shear line. I think you can put two of these inside a Michell Cove 20'.

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Sold- 20' Eastporter (Rebuilt 2011) 22' Pearson Ensign
I just did a search of MC 20 and found a new one with a Suzuki 140/trailer for close to $60K!!!! Is that right?? The base hull with wash boards looks to be close to $9k. This boat has the bracket and some electronics. With that kind of money can't you buy a nice used BHM 25' or General Marine 26'?

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jojobee

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That is a crazy price. Another comparison could be that a base Regulator 23' cost 60k. I know its not "Downeast" but whether O'Hara likes it or not....that is the competition.
 

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I love the soft chine Easterns - the 18 and 24 are the only ones as far as I know. Great inshore hull that can take a beating. Does the 18 ride wet? I've never been in one but my 24 certainly does. I have a lobster top and wipers to help out.

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jojobee

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I dont think the eastern 18' s a dry boat. The spray rails help. It is just a beautiful skiff.
 

jojobee

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some pictures of the surfside remind me of a privateer. The Lowell 18/ Norton 18 are tough to beat from a "look" perspective. There may not be a better looking 18'er.
 
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