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#575419 - 10/10/21 09:10 PM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Congrats & good luck


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#575420 - 10/11/21 01:53 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Now, what are you going to do with all the time you will have on your hands.


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#575421 - 10/11/21 04:01 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted by Jack T
Now, what are you going to do with all the time you will have on your hands.


Plenty to do . . .

This is Boat #2 on my list, so the upholstery is going to need some love, and I'll be installing a microwave oven in the cabin. I'm thinking about repairing the upholstery instead of replacing it, which should save some time and $$$.

The boat will need a cleaning of the engine bay and all the hidden areas, as well as some paint touch-up around the engines.


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#575422 - 10/11/21 07:15 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Very Nice.
Time to change your Signature block yet?


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#575423 - 10/11/21 07:55 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: Justification]  
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Originally Posted by Justification
Very Nice.
Time to change your Signature block yet?



I'll wait until it is in my driveway laugh


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#575424 - 10/11/21 01:42 PM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Quick Update:

I have the vessel and mechanical survey set for a week from today. I was fortunate to find a surveyor who does both the vessel and the engines.


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#575425 - 10/13/21 06:32 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Congrats on the deal, I hope the survey works out in your favor. I have seen those at shows and they are a clever design.


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#575426 - 10/13/21 10:52 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: Dave R]  
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Originally Posted by Dave R
Congrats on the deal, I hope the survey works out in your favor. I have seen those at shows and they are a clever design.


Thanks Dave, I hope all is well with you and the Tollycraft. I have enjoyed your social media postings of your journeys with it.

I am looking forward to a 'modern' boat with all the bells & whistles . . . just hoping they don't all decide to crap out or throw fits. Happy to be staying with Mercruiser engines . . . even though they are the new generation of engine, it seems to be more familiar territory than having to learn about Volvo-Penta parts and maintenance.


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#575427 - 10/13/21 11:01 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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I have to give a shout-out to Cruisers Yachts Customer Support group - they have been great in answering questions and providing build information as well as factory photos. It will save me time in figuring out where everything is located within the boat's structure.

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#575428 - 10/18/21 09:26 PM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Boat survey was today. A couple of issues to get sorted out, but I should be moving forward with the purchase in the next few days.

The boat is a tank - very solid ride in the chop.


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#575429 - 10/19/21 07:49 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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What does new boat weigh?


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#575430 - 10/19/21 08:30 AM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
What does new boat weigh?


A lot . . . funny

The dry weight is about 11,500 lbs. 2,300 lbs more than my Formula 330. Deeper V hull too.

I did not realize the compression on these engines was so high . . . something like 10:1 . . . the compression test came in at 195 psi +/- 5 psi. for both engines.


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#575431 - 10/20/21 01:40 PM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Quick Update . . .

We have the a few items from the survey agreed to be corrected by the seller before completing the sale. I have decided to get a trailer for the boat, rather than rely on boat haulers for both the initial transport and the seasonal launching. The boat haulers are all booked out for many weeks. Of course trailers are in high demand right now as well, so it has been a challenge.

It looks like I will be able to get a nice trailer (Made of USA components !!!) in about 3 weeks time. I spoke to the owner of the company and he is going to make it happen, as many of the other trailer sources are booked out about 6 weeks. My main concern is being able to transport the boat and get it winterized before cold weather sets in.

If all goes well, the repairs to the boat should be done about the same time the new trailer arrives and I'll be bringing the boat home in mid-November.


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#575432 - 10/20/21 02:12 PM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Glad to hear things are working out. It will be nice to have a trailer for it.


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#575433 - 10/20/21 04:43 PM Re: Help Me Choose . . . (aka spend my money !) [Re: tpenfield]  
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Also, as I learn more about the engines in the boat, these are the new generation of purpose-built engines designed/built by Mercury rather than using GM base engines.

It should be interesting to see how they perform vs. the traditional BBC engines that were in my Formula. I imagine that aftermarket parts may be a bit scarce and pricey.


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