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Old 10-09-2013, 06:43 AM   #21
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IwillIt I have a 32 Outer Reef built by the same guy .I think he built about 40 of the 26 footers ,2 of the 32 footers and 3 of the 36 footers. I have had mine about a year now and have completely rebuilt the v berth and the pilot house. The boats seem to be built pretty well although mine was worked pretty hard as a fishing troller before being converted to pleasure trawler.Looks like you have a lot of open covered deck like mine.good luck with your project.These are tough boats.

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Nimble1 View Post
Actually he purchased his windows from Wynne Ent in Alabama. The same company that made the windows for my Nimble Nomad. Its possible they may even have the templates around some where for your boat.

Wynne Enterprises Inc.
I checked my windows and they are from Wynne also . I talked to them today . I've got to make 2 new sliding doors and going to use them in my doors.

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Old 10-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #23
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My father, Andre Bilodeau, designed and built the Outer Reef line of trawlers. One of the responders is absolutely correct, my dad's company (Outer Reef Marine) was based in Bradenton during the 80s. He's retired and lives in St James City now on Pine Island near Ft Myers. You are welcome to call him. His number is 239-283-6192.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #24
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Your dad built a fine boat. I was a child but I remember coming down with my parents when they were overseeing construction of their custom Outer Reef 26'. We did some serious cruising on "At Last". We last met up with your father at the Buccaneer Inn at Longboat Key sometime in the late 80s. Very nice gentleman. Please tell him the "van der Kaay's" send their hello.

Here's "At Last" somewhere off the coast of Dunedin, Florida circa 1983 or 1984--we were heading toward Three Rooker Bar as I recall.

Engine was a Ford Lehman (80HP I believe); note the flybridge. Dad would later add a staysail for anchoring and a bimini.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #25
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your dad is a pretty cool guy for taking the time and chatting with me. let him know its up and running it was a pretty rough when i got it. Now i'm working on some beautification. any chance you know where he got the swim platform from?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #26
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I actually like the FB. It's very much like an Eagle 32.

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Old 10-31-2014, 11:43 PM   #27
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I had a 1979 model. It had a Lehman 60hp (based on a Peugeot) with a Hurth 1:1 trans. Way under propped I found a Hurth 1.91:1. That let me swing a 17 x 17 prop- what a difference in handling. I also installed an Aquadrive cv joint. That eliminated a lot of vibration from the shaft. My boat was a " utility". Strictly workboat. I added insulation and paneling in the pilothouse and v berth area. I also added an inverter and shore power. I had a door in the center of the rear wall of the pilothouse. I was able to put a small window a/c in the port window. My kids loved sleeping aboard at the dock and we stayed nice and cool. One othe modification I made was to replace most of the rubber hose in the fresh water cooling system with copper pipe and elbow fittings.
A great little boat that I should have kept!

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