Looking at 1985 31 bhm

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Se florida
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Custom stapleton/ downeast style
Hey guys looking at a 1985 31 bhm down here in Florida. Has a 330 b series cummins... 2,000 hrs. Solid fiberglass hull, cored deck no soft spots. Needs a little tlc but in pretty good shape. I'll use it to commerically dive out of. Any opinions or concerns I should be aware of???? Thanks for ur time...
 

CaptAlex

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35' H&H
Great choice - seaworthy, tough, proven boats.
A buddy uses one up here in NE for lobster diving and tuna fishing, gets where he need to go in some real gnarly stuff ... one of the best 31 footers made
 

petrel

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Wet or dry exhaust? The turbo sits low on a 6BTA so if it's wet, make sure it's engineered so the water isn't mixed in too low. Had a custom riser made for mine when we switched it from dry to wet to gain some height. Got the same engine in the same hull. The 6BTA is also pretty loud under your feet, so a goodly amount of soundown is helpful.
 
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Familiar with boat, know owner,, it would be my second boat...going on boat ride later this week try to take some pics.
 
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