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Old 05-25-2019, 09:04 AM   #21
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:00 PM   #22
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Not a trawler indeed but a great boat. I know. I worked at Uniflite in the early 70’s. May well have been aboard your boat. The Uniflite’s were stout compared to other contemporary cruisers. No Riva but built in an old fashioned no-nonsense way that earned them a large and faithful following. In that day the 42 was basically the flagship of the brand and I think most were powered by Johnson&Towers DD.
I worked there when the “Mega 28” was being developed. My plywood OB was photo chase boat at times working on the prototype load and trim pics.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:03 PM   #23
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Great to see another Uniflite on board. Seems to be a great boat . Enjoy making it yours.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:18 PM   #24
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lHowever itís nice to know the hull will stop a round from an AK47 just in case I get attacked by pirates!

Not to be cheeky, but are you aware that piracy is more prevalent today than at any other time in history? Depends, of course, where you poke your bow, but I am personally aware of several cases, which is why I recommend cruising prepared & with caution. That's been my practice.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:47 AM   #25
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I did my sea trial over the weekend. The boat preformed fantastic. I knew that it was a 2 owner vessel, and had guessed at an even split on time owned. The amazingly wonderful current owners bought her in 1980. Itís crazy when you add up total expenses to own a vessel this size. They have a filing cabinet full of manuals including the original owners manual for the boat, lists of services performed, and pretty much anything else they did. I took my oil samples in yesterday. Should have results back Thursday.
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:39 AM   #26
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I did my sea trial over the weekend. The boat preformed fantastic. I knew that it was a 2 owner vessel, and had guessed at an even split on time owned. The amazingly wonderful current owners bought her in 1980. Itís crazy when you add up total expenses to own a vessel this size. They have a filing cabinet full of manuals including the original owners manual for the boat, lists of services performed, and pretty much anything else they did. I took my oil samples in yesterday. Should have results back Thursday.
That's great news, Bill! All sounds positive. The original manuals are a huge help. The service documentation is great to have a a good sign that she has been as well cared for as you suspected. Let us know what comes out of the oil samples.

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Old 05-31-2019, 10:52 PM   #27
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Oil samples came back as I had expected. Clean bill of health on both engines. Closing tomorrow. Just as an aside I sold my current boat today. Everything is coming up roses! The owners of the uniflite need a week, or two to get 40 years of personal belongings cleared out. They didnít really want to sell, but they are in their 80ís and know itís time. We are only moving the boat a couple miles, and have invited them to visit if they get to missing her. We will enjoy her for the next 2-3 years while we refit, and upgrade systems in preparation for our next adventure!
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:55 PM   #28
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Well, good luck with your new baby. Glad it is working out so well for you.
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Awesome news, Bill! Sounds like it's all falling into place. Looking forward to hearing about your travels.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:13 AM   #30
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We took ownership of the new boat Saturday. Couldnít be happier with everything. We have a lot of cleaning, and some quick upgrades to get through the rest of the summer.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:17 PM   #33
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Just an update! We got through a season up here on Lake Erie. I absolutely love this boat. Of course a 45 year old boat that has been a dock queen for the last several years is going to have some issues, but mostly nothing big. We have been spinning those big diesels at about 1200rpm that gives me 8.5 kts with approximately 4.5 gallon burn rate. Previous owners ran at about 2000rpm 16kts. Cummins chart shows that at 16 gallon burn. WOT will give us about 22kts. We managed to put almost 100hours on the meters this year. So easy to operate! Docking, and navigation have been way easier than I had imagined. We finally got some big seas to run in a few weeks ago. 4-6 footers were only a minor thing. Of course they were on the quarter beam, so not bad. Only another month before we have to pull her for winter. Already canít wait for April!!!
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:36 PM   #34
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Pulled the boat yesterday. Laid up for the winter. Only 2 years till we start for the bahamas!
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:05 PM   #35
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Is this the one at Cedar Point? I have my 42' DC at Lakefront Marina, and someone told me his friend had one for sale and kept it at Cedar Point.
That was you that I met at Middle Bass Island? If so it was nice to see another Uniflite out, and about!
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It's a lifestyle

I think being a "trawler guy/gal/couple/whatever" is about 5% boat and 95% attitude. A trawler person doesn't go fast, goes slow enough to smell the kelp, and just enjoys getting there at 6-8 or so knots, at least most of the time. Hope your deal works out. I admit to having been very pleasantly surprised when I saw the pics. I was anticipating a boat needing a lot of work, but the one you are in love with looks quite nice right now. Enjoy.
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She was just a bit neglected over the last couple years as her owners of 40 years had gotten into their 80’s. Mostly a dock queen for the last 3, or 4 years. I love that there was no hacking on anything. Not 1 hole in a deck that wasn’t factory. Tons of little things, but I’m working my way through them with a smile!
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:22 PM   #38
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Yes, that was me. We had a good season with it. Just hauled out this afternoon in a sleet storm. Well was only about 100' away, but it was a wild ride getting there. Looking around at other marinas in the area for next year and seem to be striking out for something that size. Where are you keeping yours?
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:57 PM   #39
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I don’t know. Maybe going to pier 53. Not real happy with the Hoty people this season. Wish they didn’t own everything! LOL we actually talked about a seasonal dock at middle Bass. For the price it’s cheaper to keep it there, and ride the ferry over.
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Just having the one at Middle Bass is our current plan. Kind of a pain taking the ferry with 3 dogs and all our stuff. All we really need is a parking spot on mainland. I don't care about a yacht club, pool, etc. Pier 53 is the only one I didn't call yet. Looked there last year, but parking seems to be tight. Nice bathhouse, though.
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