Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-22-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
ksandin's Avatar
City: Oceanside CA
Vessel Name: Ambitions at Bay
Vessel Model: Roughwater 29
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 10
Roughwater 29 here

Hi all,

Long time lurker, 1st time poster here. A few weeks ago I picked up a Roughwater 29 after nearly a year of research and nosing around here. Lot's of people to thank regarding the Ford Lehman 80hp and the wealth of knowledge shared on this site before I even turned the key. For the past three years I've kept a Kencraft W/A style fishing boat in a slip in Oceanside Ca. I can have up to a 29' foot boat in my slip but there is still a several year waiting list for larger slips so this narrowed my choices down considerably. A bathroom and more sleeping area was needed since my wife and family likes to come with me on long weekends. I sold the Kencraft and hauled the Roughwater down from Ventura Ca where it had been kept on a trailer the past 3 years.

The trailer is more of a storage trailer than made for launching so I had new bottom paint applied before they launched the boat for me. A few minor drips from the propshaft and the rudder as to be expected after not having been in the water for a while. A bit of tightening and everything stopped. Having been a long time diesel fan I find this engine impressive, it sounds great, pulls great and purrs right along.

Everything seems extra heavy duty. Roughwater made the 29 model for 2 years and this one has the original blueprints, plans, and brochures from 1981 as well as a parts manual for the Ford Lehman. There will be some little projects and TLC along the way--I've already made an order from Fred Warner for an oil and transmission cooler and discovered right away that there was no oil in the injector pump (fortunately a thread I had read here prepped me for such an event).

Shore power and battery chargers are next on the list of to-do items as well as some wood work.

Here's a couple of short videos
Attached Files
ksandin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
dimer2's Avatar
City: Cameron, La
Vessel Name: Baobab
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4788
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,660
Welcome. She looks purdy!
dimer2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
RT Firefly's Avatar
City: Slicker?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,240
Welcome aboard.
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:18 PM   #4
dhmeissner's Avatar
City: Port Townsend
Vessel Name: The Promise
Vessel Model: Roughwater 35
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,568
Welcome aboard! Nice looking RW29

Roughwater Boats, Trawlers, Ed Monk, Monk Design,Boats, Cruisers, Puget Sound, Diesel Trawlers, Trawlers, Roughwater
dhmeissner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2016, 04:54 AM   #5
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
City: St Augustine,Fl
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,733
Nice boat! I never knew they made a 29.
Sailor of Fortune is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012