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devildog posted 05-19-2008 10:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for devildog   Send Email to devildog  
Are there any Continuous Wave members in the Warwick area that like to poke around old boats? I am interested in a non Whaler (downeast cruiser) and I was hoping someone here might want to take a look to see if it is worth pursuing further. If it all ends well, I could repay the kindness with a ride on the shakedown cruise and a cold one afterwards.



JayR posted 05-20-2008 06:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
I'm close but in no condition to travel at the moment.
Try asking in the gam. More visibility there. Lots of posters from RI on this site.
mrmatt posted 05-20-2008 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for mrmatt  Send Email to mrmatt     

Before purchasing my '88 Montauk I too was looking for a 20 year old downeast cruiser. I had my eyes on the 30' Luhrs Alura and the 22' Tripp Angler. With price of gas and current economic climate I decided to err on the side of caution.

The are several of each available on Yachtworld. The Tripps may be found at the Tripp yard in Westport, MA. There aren't many Alura available on Yacht World, at least the last time I checked.

Having spent a lot of time on a friend's out of Newport I really like the Alura. It's a real well priced, seaworhty boat that is capable of cruising to Nantucket, The Vineyard or the Block for the weekend - in plenty of comfort.

The Tripp is real sweet, though better suited for an overnight at best.

Google luck.

Dave Sutton posted 05-20-2008 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
I can do a preliminary survey if you like. Email and we can figure out a plan.


devildog posted 05-20-2008 10:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for devildog  Send Email to devildog     
Thanks for the replies...and please forgive my ignorance of Rhode Island geography. The boat is located in Riverside, RI.
devildog posted 05-22-2008 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for devildog  Send Email to devildog     
Thanks for your reply and kindness. This one is not to be.

I have looked at the 30'Alura too. An Alura with a single diesel is harder to find than single or twin gas engines.

The boat in question was a Dyer 29. Still on the hunt.

My ultimate choice would be a 31' or 35' Duffy but it's really not in the budget.

I would love to find a similar site to this one that focuses on downeast boats. Does anyone know of one?


hardensheetmetal posted 05-26-2008 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     

I have simialr interests in downeast hulls. I spoke with Peter at Dyer about pricing on a new bass boat style 29. Pretty steep, but still way better than some others.

I know of a boat that you may be interested in though, it is a T. Jason 28, I believe it was built in 2006 or 2007 with a single Yanmar. The boat is being brokered by Legacy yachts. They had it over at the Newport spring show last week.

I think they took the boat on trade and would probably make a good deal on her.

I have no connection to the boat, except that I have purchased several boats from Legacy in the past and found them to be decent people.

Email me if you are interested.


myakka posted 05-26-2008 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
I have an old friend who is a surveyor in southern Ma and Ri if you need a surveyor.
P.S. he is a bit of a nut.
JayR posted 05-27-2008 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
I've always harbored a desire to build a downeast style boat. Someday maybe...
Don88outrage posted 05-27-2008 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Don88outrage  Send Email to Don88outrage     

"I've always harbored a desire to build a downeast style boat. Someday maybe..."

It's a disease similar to two foot itis but often has more nueroligical symptoms. Half way through a 15'4" classic wood rowing skiff and already looking at the next project, about as down east as it gets.

JayR posted 05-27-2008 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
Very nice Don.

I built two 21 foot work skiffs as a teenager with my best friend and his dad. I've had the itch since. We sold one to cover the costs of both and except for the labor, we had a free boat to quahog from for several years. I wish I had pictures. They came out rather well.

The next one will be a graphite composite. I had a tour through the factory where the early 90's world cup yachts were built and I've been intrigued since. Very light weight and strong.

I have the shop, the space and time. I now need the health and finances to do it. It'll likely never happen but we all need dreams.

Don88outrage posted 05-27-2008 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Don88outrage  Send Email to Don88outrage     
I hear you Jay, we're paddeling the same boat.

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