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JoeyP posted 04-22-2002 09:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for JoeyP   Send Email to JoeyP  
Being the new owner of the 275 Conquest, I interested in knowing anyone else that has one. I never really took a count but I know some must exist. Thanks
jimh posted 04-23-2002 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
That 275 CONQUEST is quite a big boat. I take it you are not keeping it on a trailer, right?
blackdog posted 04-23-2002 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
JoeyP,
Don't have a 275 but I'll be crusing around your area this summer. What's her name?

Blackdog

JoeyP posted 04-23-2002 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Jim,
I'll be keeping it in a slip for the season. The last whaler I owned was a 13' 67 sport. I had couple other non-whaler boats in between.

Blackdog,
I'll be keeping her in the Navesink River and frequenting the Sandy Hook area.

JoeyP posted 04-25-2002 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
26 and 275 Conquest are the same boat. The number changed for the 2002 Models. Why? I don't know.
captreils posted 04-26-2002 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for captreils  Send Email to captreils     
Steve,
thanks for the Smirnoff Ice
BW changed all their model numbers for 2002 from 2 numbers to 3 numbers.I think they did it because most other boat companies do it,to make you feel like you are getting more boat for the money
Pete
JoeyP posted 05-04-2002 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Thanks Pete, I have to convince the marina owner that boat is 26-2 in the water. Fortunately, BW included an actual diagram of the boat detailing its true in water length.
Glad you enjoyed the Smirn-Ice. I hope to get her home sometime this week. I just got back from vacation and I'm ready to get goin.
Steve
dogface posted 05-05-2002 04:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
You got a great boat, I have a 28 or 295 or whatever. Have fun.
Dave
JoeyP posted 05-05-2002 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Dave,
How do you like the 28/295? That boat has a real roomy cabin. I have noticed a few owners in your class but I haven't heard of any other owners in the 26/275 class.
Bugsy Malone posted 05-06-2002 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bugsy Malone  Send Email to Bugsy Malone     
Ah ha, just added the bow pulpit to achieve 28+' LOA subtract it and your back to a 26+' LOA boat what a joke, so where does this 275 number play!

Did the same to the 28 Conquest! Even GW doesn't play the game they show both in their brochures LOA w/wo pulpit.

Anyway the old 27 hull in the WA or Full Cabin is roomier than the 28 though the FC only sleeps two comfortably. Why you ask -- simple that 27 hull maintains the 10' beam almost 2/3's of the boat!

No offense fellows or dealers, since I like to see BW stay in business and new boat sales is the only way to accomplish it. Since I might add for you folks in the "big" Whaler market can't go wrong with a used 27 hull even if it needs some work and re-powering. These are virtual bargains, and a mainstay of the BW-CPD still today after 20 years.

It amazes me how many Conquest which are relatively recent in all sizes are on the used market -- doesn't make sense now does it!

dogface posted 05-07-2002 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
The 28, and frankly I don't give a crap what number they put behind it really does only sleep 2 comfortably but a weekend with the kids in the aft berth would be ok. I use the aft berth for storage. The boat is a tank, tuff as nails, fast, I hit 42 MPH last time I left the channel at Crystal River and a true fishing machine. Frankly unless you are buying it for multiple day offshore fishing I am not sure why you would need this much boat. On the other hand it will float in 24 inches of water. I have been out 70 miles in 7 to 10 foot seas for 3 days in Febuary and thanked God many times that I was in a Whaler.
Dave
dogface posted 05-07-2002 12:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
I think my biggest complaint would be that at 6.4 I can't stand up in the cabin, DRIVES ME NUTS. My wife on the otherhand gets down there and I can't get her topside she likes all the amenities, we evan have a TV down there. Seems like a bright cave to me, I prefer to sleep on deck,, :)
Dave
JoeyP posted 05-07-2002 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Dogface, do you have a windlass on your 28? I didn't get one on my 275, but I'm thinking of installing one. The cabin on the 275 is not as roomy as yours. I'm 5-11 so I fit in there fine. The idea of storage in the aft birth is a good idea.
Steve
aubv posted 05-07-2002 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Steve/JoeyP,

"The idea of storage in the aft birth is a good idea."

But...what a about when I want to sleep over?? Especially, if the cooler is stock with Smirnoff ice! :-)
Brian

lhg posted 05-07-2002 05:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Hmmmmm! I think I'm beginning to figure out who "Bugsy" is. But I'll never tell. And I agree, this numbers game is just that.

Recently I had a chance to compare my full transom 25 Outrage to the new 270 Outrage, side by side. Basically the same size boats, but the old 25 has MUCH more interior, useable, walkable, fishable space. The curving top of the double hull doesn't interest me either. Too much liner panel forming the sides of the boat in the stern. But I do prefer the sleeker lines to the heavy handed previous 26 Outrage design.

dogface posted 05-07-2002 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
Ya got the windlass, I've had to pull the anchor by hand and it was nearly imposible, had to wait for a trough then quickly tie off the rode wait for the crest then untie and gather up the line and wait for another trough then repeat, what a pain. A well working windlass sooo nice.
Dave
dogface posted 05-07-2002 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
I pull out the cushion from the aft berth and am able to keep my liferaft and a huge amount of provisions. I highly recommend keeping the cushions out unless it is being used, I have found that as hard as I try moisture tends to gather under it.
JoeyP posted 05-07-2002 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
No problem Brian, just let me know ahead of time and the aft birth will be ready,

Thanks Dave, I'll bet pulling that line is a mother in rough seas. I will cetainly go ahead with my plans to add the windlass.

aubv posted 05-08-2002 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Steve/Joeyp,

No way, I'm not sleeping in any storage compartment! :-)

Brian

JoeyP posted 05-14-2002 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
I finally got the boat to Sandy Hook the other day. We broke the Manasquan inlet and had 3 to 5 footers on the beam. The wind was out of the NE at about 15 knots. She handled it like a champ. It was about a 46 mile run from the Barnegat to the Navesink. I found out the starboard cabin window was leaking during the heavy rain yesterday. Its always something.
aubv posted 05-16-2002 08:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
JoeyP,

Have you found the cause of the leak?
Brian

JoeyP posted 05-16-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
I'm not sure but I think it is a bad seal. I'm waiting for Pelican to Fax me a copy of the window assembly. They have not yet sent it.

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