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Old 12-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #21
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Oldest son graduated from ULL, youngest son from LSU, good thing there is not a strong football rivalry there. I kid them that they learned really well how to stack beer in the ice chest.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:39 AM   #22
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... by the way Flyright nice new Avatar you have there.
Thanks. I need to revert to artists renderings to make my boat look good.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:47 PM   #23
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:22 AM   #24
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A mid-thirties boat should satisfy. No need for two heads: one's enough. Just need a single double bed, a minimal kitchen, and a decent table for dining. I accomplished that and can even accommodate up to six for a sit-down meal. (Somehow, some can deal without a walk-around deck. I don't.)

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Old 12-16-2016, 02:25 AM   #25
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G'day Y'all.
Between boats at the moment. Recently retired from 41 years in aviation.
I've been searching for a diesel Fly-bridge sedan in the 35 foot range for sometime now. Tricabin/sunroofs almost make it but a small or no cockpit and steps to a small swim deck don't make it for us. I (we) also don't need two heads or engines. ICW, Gulf coast and maybe the loop in 2018.

In the words of Ernest Gann "I want a boat that drinks 6, eats 4, and sleeps 2."
Welcome, and damn. If only you were in Australia. I have just the thing for you.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:13 AM   #26
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A very busy week.
Counter offered on the 35' senator sedan fly bridge. Wrote a check for the 41' Litton. no it does not have the backwards wind screens.
MS B . the Litton has two heads
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:22 AM   #27
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If all works out we will have an east coast and a gulf coast boat. USAA and progressive love me.
An Achilles inflatable on the senator and a 13' whaler on the hook on the Litton.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:34 AM   #28
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Does anyone have real time experience with the 41 series Volvo's?
1800 hours and they look like jewelry. I know Penta did not have a great rep.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:43 AM   #29
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Thanks. I have been to Australia, New Zealand
and Antarctica. I do not like COLD.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:17 AM   #30
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Does anyone have real time experience with the 41 series Volvo's?
1800 hours and they look like jewelry. I know Penta did not have a great rep.
Actually, they do have a great rep. Just that here on TF there are a couple of guys that have been unsuccessful in getting service from VP for older (heritage) VP engines. I don't think the 41s are that old. Mine are 1990 vintage. I know they were still putting new ones into boats when I got mine used in 2000.

Mine had 1500 hrs when I bought them. I had the injectors serviced then, and operationally have had no problems that I can blame on VP. My exhaust elbows went 6000 hrs and 35 years before renewal was necessary (they came on the original 40s in 1980). The raw water pumps went 3000 hrs, 25 years. Those need watching, as leaks past the seals are $$pendy to fix. Better to get new ones before that happens.

The 41s always start within the first second, no matter how cold it gets outside. A little startup smoke is always present, but goes away within a short time. They don't mind years of light loading (I probably use only the bottom 60hp on a regular basis. The full 200hp never gets used.)

The only VP related failure I have had was a hole eroded in an oil cooler. Once I figured it out, I had a welder fix it and it has been good ever since, 500+ hrs later.

Mine now have 3200 hrs.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:20 PM   #31
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I had a Volvo Tamd41P (210 hp) on a Camano31 it was a 2002 boat I bought in 2004 and kept till mid 2008. I only had one problem with the engine, for some reason the raw water strainer was mounted on the engine, if the plastic screw on cap was not on very tight it would slowly drip raw water down the side of the engine. After years of over tightening the plastic cracked and lots of water flowed into the bilge, the high water alarm sounded I was able to jury rig a solution, the bilge pump pumped out the water and being close to home went in. I ordered a new cap and everything was ok till I sold the boat a year or so later, the second cap never leaked a drop.
Other than that the engine always started and ran fine.
Spares seem to be more expensive than US made brands.
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:40 AM   #32
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35' Senator Fly Bridge Sedan

So the long and short of it is, we bought the 35' senator. Close before the first of the year.
Almost bought a 41" Litton or MT. No one could say for sure It had a pair of pristine looking 41 series Volvo Pentas but only #2 (starboard) would start.:roll eyes. Antique electronics that did not really work.
Everything else looked like Home Depot was the preferred vendor.
I believe we bought the single Perkins right and it fits our needs.In the end, we saw a lot of boats and came up with this one.
Guess we will leave the Welcome Mat and join more on the more specific topics .
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