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Old 06-26-2019, 07:28 PM   #1
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Down East Style boat

My wife and I have purchased a used Atlas Acadia 25 footer. With a 100 hp Yanmar she cruises around 10 knots nicely . It is not a trawler but with the canvas enclosure, air conditioning below, as well as other amenities, she is a nice trailerable cruiser. She sits on a 10k pound GVW aluminum trailer with EOH brakes and torsion axles. She is easily towed as boat and trailer combined come in around 8500 to 9000 pounds, depending on how much is aboard. She draws 2 1/2 feet, and is a very comfortable ride. We are looking forward to exploring the upper Mississippi River as well as Lake Michigan. I have been a lurker here for some time and am excited to be a member here.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:33 PM   #2
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Welcome Bob, do you have any photos?
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:34 PM   #3
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I have a couple so far, I just have to figure out how to post them.

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Old 06-27-2019, 05:09 AM   #4
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Welcome. Down Easter’s are the best! Pictures are necessary

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Old 06-27-2019, 02:21 PM   #5
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I hope this works. I can add some better pics this weekend, we are planning an over night shake down cruise with our daughter and 2 dogs Friday on the Upper Mississippi River.

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Welcome aboard. Congrats on your new boat. Have a great cruise.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:58 PM   #7
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Welcome. Down Easter’s are the best! Pictures are necessary

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I also thought that you had to have a minimum number of posts before you could post photos but some of the site team said no you could post photos immediately.
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Nice little pocket cruiser. Does she have a canvas enclose for the rear cockpit area?
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:56 AM   #9
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Bob nice boat and what I’d very much like now.
Nix the truck though .. we wanna see da boat better.
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Nice looking boat, but guess we may be bias. We also bought a Acadia 25 a couple of months ago.

I searched the internet over for an Atlas owners group but could not find one. So yesterday I started one on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2403...f=group_header
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I just sent a request to join your new Facebook group. Starting that group is probably a good thing for Atlas owners and wannabes.

This forum has a diverse membership but I suspect few here care for a minimalist outboard powered (well newer Atlas' at least) trawlers or maybe cruisers would be a better term although I characterized my Pompano 23 as a Tiny Trawler. The alliteration sounds good to me at least.

FWIW, downeastboatforum.com does have a bit of coverage for Atlas boats. I believe that Atlas boats are true downeast designs but most of the DBF guys would never consider a boat built in Florida to be a downeaster. Sisus, yes and those seem to cost much more than an equivalent Atlas. Maybe it is the bespoke image of Maine built boats.

Look forward to reading and participating in your new group.

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Old 07-01-2019, 01:35 PM   #12
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OK, we are back from our trip om the Mississippi River and I have pics of the canvas enclosure as well as more of the boat per request. We traveled up and down the river in pretty good current, the boat handled well. My wife, daughter and two dogs had a great time.

I think I may need to have my injectors looked at or check the valve timing as the boat, 4hj2-ute 100 hp motor would start to smoke a bit at any rpm over 2700. Up River we could travel at 6.14 knots at 2600 rpms, and down river hit 10.74 at the same engine speed.

The AC worked great and the ladies enjoyed sleeping in comfort while my dogs and I slept on the deck under the canopy each evening. My wife and I are planning a longer 4 day trip later this week on the river. the boat is wonderful for a couple even with two 60 plus pound dogs.

I am excited to tell my wIfe about the Acadia face book page. I do not do any social media but will check it out with her as she does daily.

IronZebra, would love to see pics of your boat and see pics of it as well.
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Oops forgot a picture, more of canvas ben2go, sorry about it being at night. The air conditioning will keep the helm ( no sun in windows at night) with a cabin fan feeding cool cabin air to the help station.
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That is a really nice setup. I like that you have a back enclosure for the pilothouse and a full rear cockpit enclosure as well. Most boats similar to yours, that I see, only have the rear pilothouse enclosure and leave the rear cockpit open. Just having all that canvas would be a big bonus to me.
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Here`s the Aussie extension of the down east style, by Palm Beach,who effectively bought out/merged with GB a couple of years back. They are beautiful boats.

https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...each-45/197062
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:36 AM   #16
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Tom at Atlas Boat Works builds a heck of a boat, basically every one is a custom job. The canvas and aft canopy are really a great design that I believe gives so much more possibility to the boat, it makes the 25 footer feel bigger than it really is, especially in foul weather.

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Old 07-02-2019, 07:15 AM   #17
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Here`s the Aussie extension of the down east style, by Palm Beach,who effectively bought out/merged with GB a couple of years back. They are beautiful boats.

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I don't think that would qualify for Downeast status... I highly doubt ti has a full keel and twin engines?..no,no,no
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What’s twin engines have to do w down east?
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What’s twin engines have to do w down east?
a twin engine boat of this type will surely not have a full length keel...the one thing all DE boats have in common..
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Wesmac, a true bespoke downeast builder puts twin Cummins QSMs in their 46. But the poster said downeast style and there are lots of boats that would qualify for that characterization but would not qualify as downeaster in the Maine vernacular. I had a brief debate on the downeastboatforum about my Mainship Pilot 34 and most there did not agree that it was a downeaster.

The Atlas boats are built as close to the downeast style as any but may not qualify either to the die hard Mainers ;-).

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