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Old 10-07-2014, 12:57 AM   #1
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A nice boat for somebody.

Saw this boat on one of the dealer docks in Bellingham yesterday. I have seen a few Eagle 40s in the past and liked the design quite a bit. I don't know anything about the boats themselves in terms of quality, handling, etc., although the owners we talked to were very pleased with them.

Something different about this one (or I simply never noticed it on the ones I've seen before) are the vertical plank coves on the house to make it look like wood. Not sure I actually care for the look, but it's an interesting idea.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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I generally abhor flying bridges, but this one isn't too bad, as long as it doesn't grow a folding sun shade and zip-on vinyl windows.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:40 AM   #3
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Pretty boat, thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #4
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They are beautiful boats! I looked at one in Ft Pierce last time I was boat shopping. I'm opposite of Moby Nick I found the F.B. on the Eagle too small for us, when we're cruising we spend about 90%of the time day up there, we also preferred an aft cabin for sleeping.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:20 AM   #5
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Does anyone know the manufacturer of the Davits in the second picture? If so please post or PM me I have never seen them, they look like they would work well for me.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #6
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I generally abhor flying bridges, but this one isn't too bad, as long as it doesn't grow a folding sun shade and zip-on vinyl windows.
Nice looking trawler--I'm impressed. I very much like the flybridge and the visbility it provides. A bimini top would be an absolute necessity if boating in Florida. Never understood why folks like to coop themselves up in their boats.
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The popularity of Flying Bridges and Melanoma are directly proportional.
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The popularity of Flying Bridges and Melanoma are directly proportional.
A bimini, some sunscreen, and a hat are great for keeping the sun and heat off. Recreational boating is about enjoying the outdoors--salt air is intoxicating! As a long-time Florida boater I have yet to get cooked for reasons other than my stupidity (e.g., not listening to my wife and forgetting the sunscreen).
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:15 AM   #9
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If you operate your boat from the flybridge in Places like Florida and the Bahamas's it's wise to have some sort of cover; In our case a soft/hardtop. Also polarized classes help.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:28 AM   #10
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If I remember the terminology correctly that is a bridgedeck. A flying bridge mounted forward on top of the wheelhouse???
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:00 AM   #11
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I go by this boat every day as I go down to my boat. It is in outstanding shape. A real beauty. We don't care for the up and down of the stairs in this design, but the boat is immaculate.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:33 AM   #12
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The davits are similar to the ones by Olsson Manufacturing - Transom Davits. I also like the lines of the Eagle 40 and it is very nice inside. Quality boat and pricey. There is one in Baltimore on Craigslist for $250k.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:35 AM   #13
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Hey Marin,

There is an Eagle 40 berthed here in Campbell River, plus I've seen the occasional one pass through. They all have the vertical planking.

I believe they are single stateroom? That would put them at a disadvantage over the GB 36/42 vessels which vaguely share the same look. (Take "vaguely" to the extreme)
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:51 AM   #14
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Marin wrote;
"vertical plank coves on the house to make it look like wood"
I've always wondered what to call them. They seem effective ... at fooling people anyway. Lots and lots of people think our Willard is wood.
Here's Chris almost 10 years ago filling the screw holes for the real wood that we took off. 2nd pic is w the wood on. Our "plank coves" are shallow so are more subtle than what is seen on the Eagle but can be clearly be seen.

The plank coves are on the hull too as seen in pic #3. My new Claw looks small on Willy's bow but it's quite large for a 30' boat at 33lbs. Same size as Marin's original Bruce.

A repowered Eagle 32 could be a perfect boat for us. Love the E32.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #15
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I was aboard one of these at the recent Trawlerfest in Baltimore. We liked everything about the boat but the single stateroom.
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There is one for sale in Shilshole, Seattle Yachts I think, that I walk past a few times a week. It is a nice looking boat.
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If you operate your boat from the flybridge in Places like Florida and the Bahamas's it's wise to have some sort of cover; In our case a soft/hardtop. Also polarized classes help.
Had my share of ultraviolet above the tree line and in open cockpits. I've no need for a flying bridge as it is often uncomfortable, and nice views are still available on the foredeck if so inclined.

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Easy to see why flying bridges are so popular, and why virtually EVERBODY in the boat building Biz is building nothing but. However, for me, it's not just personal health, but also the STYLE of boats without flying bridges that I prefer. You can bet when I'm standing at the helm of the Du NORD, I have a hat on.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:28 PM   #19
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Had my share of ultraviolet above the tree line and in open cockpits. I've no need for a flying bridge as it is often uncomfortable, and nice views are still available on the foredeck if so inclined.

The FB is relatively shaded well. Our FB (One of the reasons we bought the boat) is quite roomy and comfy.

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That is a very nice looking boat. It's now on my short list should I ever get two footitis.
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