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Old 11-18-2017, 02:33 PM   #1
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What are y'alls thoughts on Jefferson Boats? I've found a 1987, 46 ft Sundeck online and wondering if it's worth making the drive to look at. It has twin Cat 3208s, which sounds like they're good mains. I don't care about cosmetics, but are there any issues I should be aware of?
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:52 PM   #2
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There was an old thread on Jefferson's you might want to check out:

How about those Jeffersons?
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thank you. I knew there was a thread on here, when I searched, I couldn't find it.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:34 AM   #4
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Jefferson 46' Sundeck M/Y

We purchased this boat in 2013 and have lived aboard to date. We have put about 50K in upgrades.
Have a hull and Engine survey. Cat's like their valves ajusted every 1,000 hours. Remember these boats, as others, have their own plumbing, water, and electric "company"
There is a 1988 in St. Augustine that have upgrades. I know the owners. Good luck!
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:49 PM   #5
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Jefferson Sundeck vs DeFever POC. Same size and both need a little love, what would yall go after? Both are SD so I assume roll some and I'm looking to cruise the Chesapeake Bay and ICW, very little time in exposed waters. I know they're different boats with different price ranges, I'm just wondering if the splurge for the DeFever is worth it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:06 PM   #6
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Sometimes the quality brand name like de fever will help with resale later and hold value better. But sometime spending less is less stressful.....
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I'm delivering an '87 DeFever 44' at the moment and am very impressed with quality. Can't say I have ever felt the same way about a similar age Jefferson.

You pays your money and you takes your chances.
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Have a 1986 Jefferson 45' for sale here in Ft Lauderdale. Has twin Perkins and is ready to go. Listed with Curtis, Stokes . Good pics and videos of boat.
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Back on the market

Jefferson 45' 1986 back on market after 4months in the yard for a new bottom. Decided to take it out and get bottom done while wife and I went on 4 month world cruise. Bottom was the hold up with several buyers and decided to get it done , sanded down to gelcoat, dried for 2 months,blisters repaired, skimcoat put on to smooth bottom repairs, 2 coats of barrier coat, then 2 coats of paint. Looks great and should be good to go. Still with Curtis Stokes. In Ft Lauderdale .
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Jefferson 45' 1986 back on market after 4months in the yard for a new bottom. Decided to take it out and get bottom done while wife and I went on 4 month world cruise. Bottom was the hold up with several buyers and decided to get it done , sanded down to gelcoat, dried for 2 months,blisters repaired, skimcoat put on to smooth bottom repairs, 2 coats of barrier coat, then 2 coats of paint. Looks great and should be good to go. Still with Curtis Stokes. In Ft Lauderdale .
If you don't mind telling: What was the cost of the bottom work and how many/bad were the blisters?
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Bottom had many years of bottom paint, missing patches here and there, and a few Buster's. Had aways takin Care of bad ones at each haulout. It was time to do it and being that I wanted to put the boat on the hard while we were gone for 4 months ,it worked out great. Yard did a great job and I'm m very satisfied with the results. A smooth and clean bottom. Marina Road Boat Yard in Ft Lauderdale did the works and did everything that they said they would do and that was a relief as we were gone . Kept us posted on progress. Very satisfied with work and overall experience with them. Richard the owner, was great as well as the yard workers. Cost with storage was $ 15,000.
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