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coddock

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I am torn on the decision to move up or stay put. Presently running a 2007 28' Jason. While we are reasonably content with the boat, it is not the exact boat for us.

The major issue I have is the engine box. It drives me nuts and requires the side companionway which I think impacts the W/H and cabin huge! Other than that,minor issues are no auto pilot,(which I won't spend the $$ on till I know I am keeping her) no galley (My bride's issue) and could use a little more room overall. Other than that shes all good;sips the fuel (240 hp Yanmar...300 hrs.) handles decent, loaded with all the good stuff,(except A/P)and best of all,has no note!

We use the boat mostly to fish,50/50 offshore,inshore,and just about every night in season to hang out and R&R !

I dream about a 31 Duffy, 32 H&H, or something in that category.Something used,in the $100,000 range included value of my present ride.One day I'm ready to put the Jason on the market,the next I convince myself I'm nuts to make a move like that in this economy. HELP !!!
 

captainlarry84

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Perfect boat

F/V Kristen [URL="http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_boat_detail.jsp?&units=Feet&id=2417701&lang=en&slim=broker&&hosturl=groversbrokerage&&ywo=groversbrokerage"]http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_boat_detail.jsp?&units=Feet&id=2417701&lang=en& slim=broker&&hosturl=groversbrokerage&&ywo=grovers brokerage[/URL]&
Vessel:
1984 JC Casco Bay
Full solid fiberglass interior hull liners in both cockpit & cuddy cabin
Hull - Solid Glass
Wheelhouse – Casco Bay Deluxe
New Diamond Sea Glaze Windows seven (7). Three Front Clear,
Four Side Tinted Forward Opening Sliders
Anchor deck hatch to Insulated Fish Hold w/pump out
Twin F/G fuel tanks 110 gallons each
Wagner Hydraulic Steering dual station w/SS destroyer wheels with Bronze rudder
Open fly bridge: w/cover, Seating for three, &Bridge Box for life jackets
Dimensions
LOA: 31 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Power:
2001 Yanmar 370 HP Diesel 1564 hours
Hurth 220A gear 2:0 with trolling valve
1 ¾ A-22 Shaft new with repower
Dripless shaft log new with repower
23 X 21 Nibral propeller new with repower Blueprint to class I specs
900 CFM Racor Fuel Filter w/gauge new with repower
Yanmar Engine panel with Flo Scan & Pyrometer (load meter)
Twin 4-D batteries (2011) & switch
Cruising Speed: 17 knots
Max speed: 20 Knots
Electronics:
Radar 11†Furuno with radar mast
VHF radios three (3)
Two (2) wheel house
One (1) flybridge
GPS (3)
Two (2) wheel house:
Northstar 951
Sitex Unit
One (1) Flybridge
Sitex plotter w/Fishfinder 600 watts
Furuno 585 Fishfinder with 1000 watt transducer
Di tex water temperature gauge
ACR Cat I GPS Eprib
AM/FM radio & CD four speakers
Battery Charger
Newmar Start Guard System
Deck Equipment & Layout:
Four opening cuddy cabin window
Bomar escape hatch in cuddy
Pulpit with bow rail
Water 30 gallons
1†New Teak Cockpit Cover boards
Finished cuddy cabin all teak trim:
Stand up head w/sink
Galley down
Twin vee berth
Teak cabinets & Pin railings
Twin shelves
12 volt lighting
Weather gear closet
Carpet
All vinyl cushions fresh
Rod Racks
Tackle Center
Finished wheel house all teak trim:
Helm to starboard w/ seat & tackle lockers
Bench seating to port with storage below & tackle center
Carpet
Rod racks
All vinyl cushions fresh
Bench Seat to Starboard behind helm
12 volt lighting
Full bonding system
110 shore power w/AC panel
12 volt breaker panel
Panish Controls (2)
PCV spray rails
PCV ¼ quarter guards
PCV rub railing capped with S/S
Aqua Signal LED Running Lights
Danforth Compass (two)
Bilge pumps three (3)
Wash down pump (1)
ACR Spot Light
Three 12 Volt deck lights
2 110 Volt Aqua Signal deck lights
Fresh water system
Marine head
110/12 volt reefer
Cockpit tackle center w/fresh water
New Good Windlass free drop w/300’ ½ line HT-13 Danforth Anchor
5†bow Samson Post
Bow mounted Switlik 6 man MD-2 repacked 4/2011
Canvass backdrop
Engine room Lighting
LED Running lights
Twin stern cleats
Twin mid ship cleats
Boarding ladder
Fishing Equipment:
Anchor deck hatch to Insulated Fish Hold w/pump out
Cockpit rocket launcher four (4) Lee rod holders
Marine Concept fighter chair w/rocket launcher (5) rod holders
Custom roll bar rocket launcher with nine (9) rod holder
Sea Isle Gin pole & tackle
Lee out riggers
Lee center rigger
Nine (9) Gunnel mounted Lee rod holders
100 sq. ft cockpit with heavy duty commercial Bomar & Anchor watertight deck hatches.
 

Blitzen

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Seams like Captlarry has your solution. I don't think you could buy a boat better maintained than that and it has everything you could need.
 

El Mar

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steveinak

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No note and you know what you have, why risk getting something bigger that you might not like. Bite the bullet and stick a pilot on and build the wife a small galley.:D
 

Fish220sr

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coddock

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Wow,great response...keep it coming...I need all the help I can get ! LOL

Larry's boat seem like a real steal; holy crap,she's loaded up. Deal breaker is the bridge.

RobertM...31 Duffy...I would be all over it by now but....annoying engine box!

I hear ya on the "you only live once". Like I said,one day,that's me...The next day,a complete 180 !

Anybody a player for a loaded up,spotless T.Jason?
 

tunaorlater

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Why is the deal breaker the bridge? Looks? Second station? Seems like a plus to me but if you don't like the look I understand.
 

eyschulman

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I have said it before don't bash engine boxes. On many boats the box allows for good access and a better exhaust geometry for a wet exhaust system. Too many boats with motors under floor boards have shallow or no exhaust risers barely above waterline (does not apply to dry stack). That is often a formula for turbo and motor problems down the line.
 

plowin

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I agree completely in regards to engine boxes helping the exhaust mechanics of a boat but they are still a giant pain in the ass.
 

coddock

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Tunaorlater...Just not into a bridge;especially on a D/E. Also the weather around here is not always conducive to a bridge.

As far as the box goes;I agree,a major PIA. Designed correctly,there should be no issue with the exhaust.
 

jerseysportfisher

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I am torn on the decision to move up or stay put. Presently running a 2007 28' Jason. While we are reasonably content with the boat, it is not the exact boat for us.

The major issue I have is the engine box. It drives me nuts and requires the side companionway which I think impacts the W/H and cabin huge! Other than that,minor issues are no auto pilot,(which I won't spend the $$ on till I know I am keeping her) no galley (My bride's issue) and could use a little more room overall. Other than that shes all good;sips the fuel (240 hp Yanmar...300 hrs.) handles decent, loaded with all the good stuff,(except A/P)and best of all,has no note!

We use the boat mostly to fish,50/50 offshore,inshore,and just about every night in season to hang out and R&R !

I dream about a 31 Duffy, 32 H&H, or something in that category.Something used,in the $100,000 range included value of my present ride.One day I'm ready to put the Jason on the market,the next I convince myself I'm nuts to make a move like that in this economy. HELP !!!
my opinion

if your going to spend the money to move up, it better be more then 2ft.
 

tunaorlater

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Just in case you did not realize, Larry's boat has up and down stations so u only go up when the weather lets you. Your 28 is a very seaworthy boat and will be hard to replace and make you happy.
 

coddock

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Just in case you did not realize, Larry's boat has up and down stations so u only go up when the weather lets you. Your 28 is a very seaworthy boat and will be hard to replace and make you happy.

I hear ya. I fish on a buddy's 35 Duffy and guess I get a little spoiled @ what kicks the crap out of use in my ride is a piece of cake in his.I realize that this is a night and day comparison, but ....

If only no freakin box, I would be content !!!:(
 

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