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Old 08-07-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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General Comments on TOllycraft build quality

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Can you offer thoughts on tollycraft build quality? With specific reference to materials? Are older (70s) dfecks balsa? Problems with stringers? Etc? Please keep the info coming.





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Old 08-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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From everything I've heard from owners I know, read in reviews, etc. they are very well built boats indeed. But like any boat, be it a Bayliner or "Taiwan Trawler," Grand Banks, Fleming, or Nordhavn, a Tollycraft can have serious problems from neglect or abuse. But the baseline brand and its construction is among the best.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
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A forum member named Art should see this thread in the next day or two and he's a walking encyclopedia about all things Tolly. He owns a 34 and can fill in many of the details for you.

Try sending a PM(private message) to him. That'll draw him out.

The ones I've seen where well put together boats, but like all boats the care(or lack thereof) of the previous owners is more important than the pedigree of the boat itself.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
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thank you. I hope to have news and more details soon. I appreciate the guidance.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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Owned two Tollys and they are well built, from Ed Monk designs. Had to sell my 30' Tolly due to the high maintenance and horrendous fuel burn of the two gas engines.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
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Jut spoke to the surveyor who will be there on Thur. Said that stringers and transom are typically non issue. That engines and running gear and systems are where we want to focus. Seems worth going forward.
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One point of concern was that the owner did no maint for the Past 6 yr! Excited but nervous...
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #8
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Just curious--- is this a gas boat or a diesel?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #9
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #10
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By chance is this around a 76 40' double cabin that came out of Anacortes as a repo about a month ago?

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no but i looked at that... why
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I'll send you a PM.
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