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Old 10-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #21
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Not exactly. The "old" Mainship 34 (and II and III) was a flying bridge boat, from the last '70s. Ours was an '87.

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I think he was referring to the Previous Pilot 34s....
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #22
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Now, in all honesty, which boat (both 32s) has the best proportions?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #23
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Now, in all honesty, which boat (both 32s) has the best proportions?
Not even close, Walt. The Gourmet Cruiser is one of the best looking boats on the water. However, if I were selling basically a stretched Pilot 30 for approaching 300K, I would think that would look pretty good too.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #24
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Now, in all honesty, which boat (both 32s) has the best proportions?
No comparison Walt. Your boat is beautiful.

Now maybe we should be comparing the MM32 to the MS Pilot 31. When Mainship was going into Bankruptcy, they were really honing in on this boat. I loved it. They brought the Galley into the cockpit while maintaining seating space and creating space down below. Not a bad looker either!!!
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Sorry Walt, at the risk of piling on there's no question which boat wins. Yours.

Seeing that Pilot 31 makes me ask what was Marlow thinking? The stern of that Marlow looks as though it was designed by an ex Sea Ray designer.
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Thanks, guys but I was just "funnin" you about the comparison thing.

I've seen soo many great looking Down east types over the years. All, which look so much better than that MM32. I can't believe Marlowe let that boat see the light of day.

When it comes to Down East type boats with speed, Sabre, & East Bay get my vote. I think their lines are beautiful! There are numerous builders in Maine that market beautiful hulls as well.

1) 48 Sabre
2) East Bay
3) Halvorsen 38
4) Morgan bay

I've always been attracted to the Down East look and most lobster boats.
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The Sabres get my vote for being the beauties of the class.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #28
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Hi Don,

I was following the thread on the new Mainship 32 and saw your posting (Moonstruck aka Caper). Always received lots of compliments on her. We are hoping to have a great 13-14 season in Sarasota. Last two have bben complicated by Sue's health difficulties, but we think they are behind us. So sad to hear about Bill crossing the bar.
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Those are definitely fine boats!!!! I'd take any one of those top 3. Hard to say which one is prettier. Now check out this boat. It likely slips under most people's radar because they didn't build many. Just a boat I have always lusted after.

Shannon 36 Voyager. She's lovely!!!
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Hi Don,

I was following the thread on the new Mainship 32 and saw your posting (Moonstruck aka Caper). Always received lots of compliments on her. We are hoping to have a great 13-14 season in Sarasota. Last two have bben complicated by Sue's health difficulties, but we think they are behind us. So sad to hear about Bill crossing the bar.
You can reach me only at my new email address:wrjacobs09@gmail.com

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Hi Bill, great to hear from you. I hope that you will favor us with some of your great photos of downeast boats.
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