Northern Bay 38

mfrench808

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Normally I don't post on the web but I thought this Northern Bay 38 has nice lines. A lot, a lot of attention went into gettnig the lines right on this boat. In my opinion a Northern Bay 38 sometimes can look top heavy and look like the trunk a little short. I cut the top down about 8 inches and put a third portlight to give the appearance of more length in the trunk. Beuaty is in the eye of the holder and is subjective. John Hutchins of Downeast Boats & Composites builds a great boat.

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mfrench808

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Special Thanks

Gary Keif - Morgan Bay Boat, Finisher. A very very detail orientated finisher whose guidance and insight was exceptional. Morganbayboatboatcompany.com

Luis DaSilva - LD Marine Products, exceptional high quality products, rod holders, vents, davit, and countless hours helping me rig the boat right. See LDMARINEPRODUCTS.com

Sawyer & Whitten - electronics. countless hours of going over options.

John Hutchins - a down to earth guy who know his fiberglass skills.
 

Eastporter

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Beautiful boat! Welcome to the Forum!
 

Frank Grimes

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I agree with your statement about the trunk being short on the 38' NB's. I think every one I've seen has had the house about 1.5-2 ft too far forward, in my mind's eye. Seems like the hull wants the weight forward.
 

MDI45

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Mfrench,beautiful.....iam not a fan of the NB38 top..but this one is nice ..where are you out of??
 

tunaorlater

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Just noticed the home port! How much head room do you have with the 8 inches taken off the top? Lets see some more pics, I would like to see those LD marine hatch frames installed.
 

mfrench808

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The boat is powered by a 500 HP Volvo. We are tweaking the prop right now but at 2365 RPMs (Max 2600 RPMs) the boat did 26 knots or 30 Miles Per Hour. I thought these numbers were real good given the fact that it is a downeast style boat with a keel and is 38ft long. I think at around 20-21 knots the boat burned 14 gallons per hour.
 

Capt. Rick

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Beautiful ride, best of luck with her... impressive burn #s to boot - I have the 435
D6 in mine - so far so good
 
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lobstercatcher

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The boat is powered by a 500 HP Volvo. We are tweaking the prop right now but at 2365 RPMs (Max 2600 RPMs) the boat did 26 knots or 30 Miles Per Hour. I thought these numbers were real good given the fact that it is a downeast style boat with a keel and is 38ft long. I think at around 20-21 knots the boat burned 14 gallons per hour.

Nice! Glad you orderd one!
 

MDI45

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The boat is powered by a 500 HP Volvo. We are tweaking the prop right now but at 2365 RPMs (Max 2600 RPMs) the boat did 26 knots or 30 Miles Per Hour. I thought these numbers were real good given the fact that it is a downeast style boat with a keel and is 38ft long. I think at around 20-21 knots the boat burned 14 gallons per hour.
Hey Mfrench,cant wait to see that baby in town...maybe you will let me get a ride one day...
 
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