Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2016, 08:49 PM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 28
Looking for a Tollycraft 48

Well we have been looking for the "ideal boat for us" this came up in our search but finding one is another matter. So if anyone out there knows of one we would love to hear. We are in Florida and prepared to travel.
Thank you in advance

Spanishlady
__________________
Advertisement

spanishladyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 12:40 AM   #2
TF Site Team
 
Baker's Avatar
 
City: League City, Tx
Country: Texas
Vessel Model: Carver 356
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,630
I saw a VERY nice example of one at the Southwest International Boat Show here in Texas. I am not sure if the boat sold. It was a VERY nice boat. They were asking $199k. I think it was a late 90s model. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if that was the boat I was looking for!!!!

Here, I found it:

1996 Tollycraft Cockpit Motor Yacht Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

The boat shows as well as the pictures look. I spent about 30 minutes aboard checking it out. Coincidently, it is a retired United pilot that owns it.
__________________

__________________
Prairie 29...Perkins 4236...Sold
Mainship Pilot 30...Yanmar 4LHA-STP...Sold
Carver 356...T-Cummins 330B
Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 11:11 AM   #3
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Have you connected with the Tolly Forum?
Good folks on there and quite often, they know things others don't.


Tollycraft Boating Club Forums
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,489
Yachtworld has a 1978 48' Tolly listed in San Diego for $225,000 with 6-71s.
ancora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 11:56 AM   #5
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,363
For engine choices in this model I'd suggest in this order:
Cummings 6BT
Cat 3208
DD6-71
Cat 3116

The best bet for a fresh water kept vessel would be in the PNW whether Portland or Seattle Lake Union. Look for a 1990 or later version, quite a number of good changes came about at the end of their run. Nice well made boats but prior care determines decision IMHO.
sunchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 12:06 PM   #6
TF Site Team
 
Baker's Avatar
 
City: League City, Tx
Country: Texas
Vessel Model: Carver 356
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunchaser View Post
For engine choices in this model I'd suggest in this order:
Cummings 6BT
Cat 3208
DD6-71
Cat 3116
The poor 3116 just cannot get past its......uuuhhhh......past. They are perfectly fine engines at this juncture. In fact, the boat I posted above has 3116s with 4100 hours on them. If a mechanical survey shows they are healthy, I would expect another 4100 hours out of them in this application. The boat is capable of 20kts at WOT. But speaking to the owners, they never ran it that way except occasionally for health reasons. They are not the original owners but they are responsible for the last 3000 hours. I would choose it over the 671 But the 3208 and 6BT(A) are hard to beat. I have not seen a Tolly 48 with Cummins.
__________________
Prairie 29...Perkins 4236...Sold
Mainship Pilot 30...Yanmar 4LHA-STP...Sold
Carver 356...T-Cummins 330B
Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:15 PM   #7
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baker View Post
The poor 3116 just cannot get past its......uuuhhhh......past. They are perfectly fine engines at this juncture. I have not seen a Tolly 48 with Cummins.
Baker

You are right, the 3116 cannot get away from its past. If a good records check and mechanical survey comes out OK then they are worth a shot. But still IMHO the order I listed. I was on one 48 with a repower done with reportedly the last marine 6-71s made by DD and then crated for about a decade. It ran much nicer than the Cummins but with a fuel penalty of about 10% so said the Tolly guys.

A decade ago we looked at many T 48s, eventually making an offer on a very well kept 1992 with 300 HP 6BTs. Nice vessel but the 48s were very popular and high priced at the time. Took it to a full survey and sea trial. Several soggy places above the door frames but otherwise good. An efficient 18 to 20 knot vessel as best I remember.
sunchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:22 PM   #8
Veteran Member
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 28
Hey just had an idea, should anyone have a late model 48 in Florida we would love to see one in the flesh, we would be very grateful. I have mentioned this in the Tolly F.B page.
Not joined the "club" forum yet 70 US isn't much but will do when we are closer to completion.
spanishladyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:34 PM   #9
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunchaser;
Several soggy places above the door frames but otherwise good. An efficient 18 to 20 knot vessel as best I remember.
I'm told there can be an issue with water damage at the bridge cabin joint. How common, I don't know, but I have seen two, a 43 and a 48 that had caesareans done on the insides of the bridge.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:55 PM   #10
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by spanishladyg View Post
Hey just had an idea, should anyone have a late model 48...70 US isn't much but will do when we are closer to completion.
Are you aware "late" means 20 years ago?
Is 70 US your budget?
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:57 PM   #11
TF Site Team
 
Baker's Avatar
 
City: League City, Tx
Country: Texas
Vessel Model: Carver 356
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
Is 70 US your budget?
I am under the impression that is what it costs to join that forum....or at least that is how I read it.
__________________
Prairie 29...Perkins 4236...Sold
Mainship Pilot 30...Yanmar 4LHA-STP...Sold
Carver 356...T-Cummins 330B
Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:58 PM   #12
Veteran Member
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
Are you aware "late" means 20 years ago?
Is 70 US your budget?
Funny
spanishladyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 02:07 PM   #13
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baker View Post
I am under the impression that is what it costs to join that forum....or at least that is how I read it.
I scratched my head at that so that's why I asked. There is no cost to join the Tolly Owner's Club link I provide. Information is plentiful and free, just like here.

So...In in the absence of clarity, I guessed (wrongly, it seems) that 70 (k) US was a budget.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 02:43 PM   #14
Veteran Member
 
MyBad's Avatar
 
City: Calif Delta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 34' Tollycraft Sedan
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baker View Post
I am under the impression that is what it costs to join that forum....or at least that is how I read it.
The forum, is free, $70.00 for initial Tolly club dues.

The forum has a great bunch of folks, who know their Tolly's.
__________________
"What Me Worry."
MyBad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 02:52 PM   #15
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBad View Post
The forum, is free, $70.00 for initial Tolly club dues. The forum has a great bunch of folks, who know their Tolly's.
x a bunch.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 02:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
City: Jarrettsville, MD.
Country: usa
Vessel Model: Mainship Pilot 30' Rumrunner
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 112
How about a 40'?
1988 40' TOLLYCRAFT AFT CABIN - NICE - NEEDS ENGINES
Saw this the other day, maybe a good project boat?
jskinner30PII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 03:00 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
City: Seattle
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Poach
Vessel Model: Sabreline Trawler
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 219
[QUOTE=Baker;428663]The poor 3116 just cannot get past its......uuuhhhh......past.

If by "past" you are referring to the fact that some 3116s had "soft" blocks, there were some--it was a manufacturing defect. You can find out if the ones you are looking at were in that batch by contacting your CAT dealer. I agree with the statement that with that much time on them it is unlikely that they are bad engines. I have 3116s and they are quite healthy at 3200 hours. My only issue with them is the difficulty my mechanic had replacing injectors on the starboard engine-only re-builts are available and 2 of the 6 he purchased were bad.

There are good and bad things said about many engines. I have heard that the GM 892 model is not desirable, and that model was in several Tolly's of the 80s/early 90s vintage, but I have never owned one so that's just hearsay. I don't think CAT 3208s can be re-sleeved and that is a negative in the minds of some people but not all and some swear by them. I have had Cummins 6s with electronic injection in one of my boats and liked them.
Poach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 09:29 PM   #18
Veteran Member
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 28
Thanks, we aren't looking for a project boat and still think the 48 is for us. We are looking at a 45 soon to see if its big enough.
spanishladyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 03:00 PM   #19
Veteran Member
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 28
The 45 is not for us, a 48 suits us fine

Looks like we will have to look at others now, Ocean Alexander, Defever 49 or anything solid of the same likes. Ideas welcome.
Thanks
spanishladyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 10:12 PM   #20
Guru
 
HiDHo's Avatar
 
City: Scottsboro, Al.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hi-D-Ho
Vessel Model: 1987 Krogen Manatee
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 734
Check out Chattanooga Craigslist 48' Tollycraft for sale, might be the one you are looking for.
__________________

HiDHo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aft cabin, tollycraft, trawler

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012