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    Interesting boat. I love the pilot, I guess I love it even more with a couple feet added.

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    That is very interesting. I wish that mine had some extra fishing space, but I don't think that it would justify the cost.

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    When mine was being built, I paid $3500 to stretch it a foot. I bet it costs more to do it after the fact, but it was worth it for me.
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    So what do you figure the streatch did to the fuel efficiency?
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    I would think that it would increase the fuel efficiency. It will give it a larger planing surface. I have heard from several builders that stretching a boat generally increases the efficiency as long as it does not get too wild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    I would think that it would increase the fuel efficiency. It will give it a larger planing surface. I have heard from several builders that stretching a boat generally increases the efficiency as long as it does not get too wild.
    That was what I was thinking to, larger planing surface more than offsets increase in weight.
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    ‘Is over 3.5MPG at 23 knots?’

    I find that hard to believe, perhaps with zero gear or provisions onboard and one skinny guy at the wheel.

    I really like the Sea Sport Pilot, don’t understand why the new manufacture has chosen not to build them.
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    I was looking at buying a boat from a guy up in port Angles Washington a few months ago.When i went to his shop to look at it he specializes is stretching boats, Big Boats.Every thing in his shop ( it was huge I think he had 6 80' to 100' commercial fishing boats in there) he was stretching.I wound up being way for interested in the way he was stretching these boats than the boat he was selling ( sorry) This stretching game is verrrrrrrrry costly and I would say the guy has more into stretching and the D4 than he is selling it for.

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    Guy in kodiak boat yard quoted me $10g for 4 more ft to the seasport, pretty good compared to a new boat at$$$$$$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by breausaw View Post
    ‘Is over 3.5MPG at 23 knots?’

    I find that hard to believe, perhaps with zero gear or provisions onboard and one skinny guy at the wheel.

    I really like the Sea Sport Pilot, don’t understand why the new manufacture has chosen not to build them.
    They are building them. Look here

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    Last I heard when Triton decided to take on the line the Alaska Pilot was dropped.
    This is the type of boat we would like to move up to in a few years. Inboard diesel, descent fuel economy, speed to get you were you want go, comfortable for a multi day cruise, and easily trailered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breausaw View Post
    ‘Is over 3.5MPG at 23 knots?’

    I find that hard to believe
    Not so hard to believe. I am over12,000 lbs and 31', and I get 3 MPG with a Volvo Penta D6. That is a lighter boat with a smaller motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    Not so hard to believe. I am over12,000 lbs and 31', and I get 3 MPG with a Volvo Penta D6. That is a lighter boat with a smaller motor.
    I find it hard to believe also, in my dealings with having boats built the builder also told me how fast a boat would be when i told them to put it in the contract they all some how forget how to write and what they said?? If i was going to look at that boat i would ask/tell the seller if it doesn't do for speed what you say then you pay all my expenses to come and look at the boat, i bet the boat slows right down.

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    I like the idea of stretching! I have an older Sea Sport with a brand new motor. Buying a new Sea Sport is not justifiable since I have one already, so making it longer is my best option for throwing away more money! I've heard of IMC, any other companies that stretch em'? I talked to Steve at CAC today also about it at the boat show. The gas mileage is a non-issue for me, I could buy a lot of gas for what two feet would cost. I think of my boat as a hobby/hot rod type toy, I like to mess with it, work on it, modify it, improve it, change stuff, stretching it would be fun!

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    There is a russian boatbuilder in Homer that has stretched quite a few bowpickers, bet he could do your boat.

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    Steve, phone number? First is to find out what the price range is for something like that.

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    Meyers.....i beleive he's talking about Freddy's marine...http://www.freddysmarine.com/

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    yup Freddy's should be able to do it.

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    Just Spoke to Fred. This sounds like a cheaper alternative to buying a new boat in the future. I like the idea of saving tons of money on having to outfit a new boat by just tweeking my old one. Sea Sports made in the nineties are pretty much the same dimensionally except for length in deck or cabin. The 27's seem like a "canoe" when put next to a 22. This gives me confidence that it could be done without much worry about wether it would turn out seaworthy or not when it's finished. We gather around on the back deck like gathering around a campfire when coved-up for the night, it would sure make it that much nicer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    Not so hard to believe. I am over12,000 lbs and 31', and I get 3 MPG with a Volvo Penta D6. That is a lighter boat with a smaller motor.

    My friends 27 SeaSport Navigator got close to that with his KAD44.

    My Seasport Sportsman had the KAD32. At 3000 RPM I would cruise about 20knts and was burning about 4.5GPH. At 3200 I would get about 24 knts and GPH would jump to over 6. At WOT I could top 28 knt and GPH was upwards of 10GPH.
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