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Old 08-04-2014, 07:22 PM   #21
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info, compare to others are these quieter?
Don't think there is much difference.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #23
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #24
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I looked at one of these on the internet several years ago. She was powered by a small BMW engine (I think). I thought it was narrower than 12' though. More efficient than Willy but efficiency isn't Willy's strong suit. Length is golden but w moorage costs what they are 30' is just fine now.

What are your thoughts on railings? Looks much better w/o them but ...
Here's a Willard in Alaska w/o rails or a wood cap rail. Really like the uncluttered clean boats.

Looking fwd to seeing more pics and very pleased to see another good FD boat on the forum. And I'm sure you choose her well.

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Old 08-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #25
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Congratulations, a fine looking boat, a great way to get back on the water.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #26
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I looked at one of these on the internet several years ago. She was powered by a small BMW engine (I think). I thought it was narrower than 12' though. More efficient than Willy but efficiency isn't Willy's strong suit. Length is golden but w moorage costs what they are 30' is just fine now.

What are your thoughts on railings? Looks much better w/o them but ... ?

Looking fwd to seeing more pics and very pleased to see another good FD boat on the forum. And I'm sure you choose her well.

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With the grand kids, railings are a must .... but one thing at a time, first heat for the winter.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:03 PM   #27
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Very nicely styled fantail. Back in the '80's (I think) there were some Ash 34's produced that look very similar. Any connection?
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:03 PM   #28
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Very nicely styled fantail. Back in the '80's (I think) there were some Ash 34's produced that look very similar. Any connection?
Not that I know of. This is a Jay Benford design.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:08 PM   #29
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"there were some Ash 34's produced that look very similar."

That's what I saw most likely.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #30
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:04 AM   #31
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Not that I know of. This is a Jay Benford design.
Here is a listing for an Ash 34:

Powerboats: 34' Ash Benford Trawler - Listing #: 3317
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:04 AM   #32
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Looks very similar for sure. What does cold molded hull mean?
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:21 AM   #33
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Looks very similar for sure. What does cold molded hull mean?

Wood with glass over it.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:37 AM   #34
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I 'heared of a boat named buckin foat.....
BTW, she sure be 'purdy...a power boat for the times what with the price of diesel. She looks really salty. You gonna para vane her?
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:00 AM   #35
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Just shows you the timelessness of that design, would not have thought 2001, real beautiful vessel and I love the sipping amount of fuel at cruise.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:32 AM   #36
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Looks very similar for sure. What does cold molded hull mean?
Many cold molded boats are laid up with thin bendable strips over frames. The bonding agent is usually epoxy. It makes a lite very strong hull that can be glassed over. Kevlar can be used or GRP for a slick finish. There are some mighty fine Carolina boats built using this method. Jarret Bay being one of them.

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Old 08-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #38
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Conrad that's the boat I looked at.

"Wood with glass over it" is correct but does not come very close to explaining cold molded boats. See new thread if interested ..... Cold Molded.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:00 PM   #39
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Conrad that's the boat I looked at.

"Wood with glass over it" is correct but does not come very close to explaining cold molded boats. See new thread if interested ..... Cold Molded.

I call it a short summary.
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