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    Thinking about getting a ocean boat for the last year now and recently getting serious. I have a 2012 Hewescraft Sport Jet now that we have been taking to PWS for the last 4 years and would like to go out further and to different places. Looking for fishing and rec. boat. Kids are grown, I am 46 wife 51 ( don't tell )but would still like a bigger boat 26 to28 ft. Must have an enclosed head and place to cook. Like the Hewescraft Pacific cruiser but pricy. Not rejecting any glass boats but want something that we will last (afraid of rot). price somewhere between 65 maybe 75K. inboard / out board not critical but want decent full ecomy. Needs to get us to a safe anchorage if caught in bad weather. Other than the Hewes have been looking at 25ft c-dory, Osprey. Any thoughts or sugestins? Thanks Fred

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    Quick Craig's ad. searches;

    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5724232225.html

    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5729378105.html

    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5713111127.html

    What's wrong with these? A bit over your price quote possibly but seller might be motivated, who knows?
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    Yes , thanks have been looking at those. Once I get off the North Slope hope to go and see some in person. Any thoughts on the 24' Osprey with the Volvo motor in Anchorage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fc8464 View Post
    Yes , thanks have been looking at those. Once I get off the North Slope hope to go and see some in person. Any thoughts on the 24' Osprey with the Volvo motor in Anchorage.
    Can you post a link? I'm unable to find the Osprey you're talking about.

    You should think about whether you want aluminum or fiberglass. There are considerable differences in the two and there are certainly advantages and disadvantages to both. Point is, this will significantly effect what you can afford. If you want aluminum, you're likely going to be on the top end of your price range to get the options you're after. Bkmail gave you several great examples. However, if you are fine with fiberglass you have more options such as Seasport, Osprey, Skagit, or Cdory. All which can be found easily within your price range.

    Happy to help anytime.

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    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5738274157.html

    This was the Osprey I was talking about. No I am not completely set on aluminium , as I am finding out better prices on fiber glass boats. When all is said and done 2 things are important 1. got to be in my price range or I wont be getting one. 2. If or when I make a bad decision and get caught in bad weather and rough seas I can get my family/friends back safely, every thing else is just fluff. I have been doing countless searches spending days reading google and other forums ( this is the only boat forum I am a member of ) learning what I can. Big expensive decision want to get it right.
    Did send wife wife a link to a new Duckworth 26' for around 123k. She asked if we where selling the house and moving into it. Of course I said sounds good to me. Thanks again for the help. Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fc8464 View Post
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5738274157.html

    This was the Osprey I was talking about. No I am not completely set on aluminium , as I am finding out better prices on fiber glass boats. When all is said and done 2 things are important 1. got to be in my price range or I wont be getting one. 2. If or when I make a bad decision and get caught in bad weather and rough seas I can get my family/friends back safely, every thing else is just fluff. I have been doing countless searches spending days reading google and other forums ( this is the only boat forum I am a member of ) learning what I can. Big expensive decision want to get it right.
    Did send wife wife a link to a new Duckworth 26' for around 123k. She asked if we where selling the house and moving into it. Of course I said sounds good to me. Thanks again for the help. Fred
    Totally get it. I was in your shoes not too long ago. My wife and I were able to get into a Hewescraft PC with twin 150hp Yamahas for around $80K, but that was in 2010. Some of those Bkmail sent you were close so you never know. That being said, you can get more in a glass boat but there are trade offs. My personal general rule of thumb is to expect 1K hours out of an I/O before major investment, perhaps 1500-2000hrs our of the newer 4 stroke outboards. Glass is quieter, warmer and in many cases rides better but the annual maintenance is much higher than aluminum. Finally, buy the best brand you can get your hands on. The thing that drives me crazy about most boats is the crappy rigging and finish that goes into them. Outside of the motor, the electrical and finishing will nickle and dime you to death if not done right the first time.

    As far as that Osprey, I think they are nice boats but the one you mention seems way over priced and is in Seattle Washington, not Alaska. It would cost you several thousand to get it up here so I'd say pass. For that price you can get a 27ft Seasport pilot house or a 27ft navigator. Obviously I'm an aluminum guy so I'd hold out but they can be hard to find in your price range. Anyway, here's a few glass boats I've seen around. The Cdory that's listed first seems like a heck of a deal but I tend to like the Seaports and Ospreys in.

    http://www.crboats-permits.com/sportboat0001.html
    http://www.alaskaboatbrokers.com/lis...ail.php?id=254
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5699030689.html
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5732384743.html
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5697960293.html
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5677369564.html
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5686886315.html
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/5685853463.html

    Anyway, happy to help anytime.

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    If I were to buy a glass boat I'd be looking at the 27' sea sport for sure. Especially if I could find one with a diesel. Very nice boats. Ride great and have plenty of room inside.


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    Not to bombard you with boats but here's a nice Skagit with Yamaha outboard.

    https://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/5736315681.html

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    I can't help you find you a boat what I can do it tell you to not make the mistake other have done. Have the boat and trailer inspected inside and out by a shop that knows what there doing. It could save you thousand in repaired.

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    Definitly good advice. Thanks

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    Go here www.c-brats.com
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    I'll sell my ospery for 75,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by akmike30 View Post
    I'll sell my ospery for 75,000
    Hard to beat an Osprey out in the big water. That's a good deal


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    Quote Originally Posted by akmike30 View Post
    I'll sell my ospery for 75,000
    Wow sure is a nice boat. Will be another month or so be for I am off work. Might have to make a trip and take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breausaw View Post
    Go here www.c-brats.com
    There may be a c-dory in your future.

    I have been on there doing a lot of reading. Would like to get a close look at a 26' Venture.

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    http://juneau.craigslist.org/bod/5749701896.html



    any thoughts on this cat. seames cheap

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    For only a moment SeaSport thought a jet in their catamaran would be a good idea. They built two. They have been on and off the market a few times over the years. The other one went to Yakutat and got converted to outboards a year or two ago. This one is a charter boat so the layout is not what most people want, and it does not have a flybridge which almost all the other SeaSport cats have. See how little hours the mains have on them? I recall the hull design and the jets were a really bad match. These are big planing hull cats and they need big horsepower and are thirsty to operate. We almost bought this one 5 years ago, glad we didn't. But there is somebody out there who will love this boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobie2 View Post
    For only a moment SeaSport thought a jet in their catamaran would be a good idea. They built two. They have been on and off the market a few times over the years. The other one went to Yakutat and got converted to outboards a year or two ago. This one is a charter boat so the layout is not what most people want, and it does not have a flybridge which almost all the other SeaSport cats have. See how little hours the mains have on them? I recall the hull design and the jets were a really bad match. These are big planing hull cats and they need big horsepower and are thirsty to operate. We almost bought this one 5 years ago, glad we didn't. But there is somebody out there who will love this boat.



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    Good info. Didn't even notice it said jet. Think it could be nice with a outboard conversion but that would be pricey. Fred

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