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SteveG

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Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  13:30:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello long lost BoaterEd friends. It's been a long time since I posted a boat related topic, and about 2 years since I last stopped by. Sorry, and I feel like a heel!

Anyway, the kids are older now, and we are in the process of getting back to boating, but this time on the ocean. We are in the process of negotiating a deal on a Tiara 3500 Express.

I hope you guys are all doing well and you welcome me back without too much resistance. :)

Steve - Boatless - for now

Edited by - SteveG on Feb 05 2018 18:15:38

Homeport: NH Coast

Brian N

RO# 3970



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  14:02:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Damn man, I was just wondering about you recently. Tiara...very nice...


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AustinPaul

RO# 17353



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  14:07:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's great. I've been boatless for less than a year, but really getting the itch! Probably go full circle from runabout to cruiser to runabout.

Good luck with your re-entry. Tiara! Oh yes!


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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  14:22:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The itch never went away for me, just kept it manageable with other distractions. Got a long way to go though, as survey and sea trail likely won't be till late April assuming we strike an agreeable deal.

Steve - Boatless - for now

Edited by - SteveG on Feb 05 2018 14:24:28

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  14:42:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Watch out for rocks.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  15:50:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back, Steve! ... And Bruce beat me to the rock comment. You knew we couldn't let that one go! ;)





Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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Brian N

RO# 3970



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  17:19:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When should we expect to see the Tiara up for sale? I'm thinking spring?


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Brian N

RO# 3970



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  17:21:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pdecat

Watch out for rocks.






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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  18:17:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ouch, tough crowd! Yes Glenn, I knew it wouidn't take long.

Steve - Boatless - for now

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Brian N

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Posted - Feb 05 2018 :  23:16:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveG

Ouch, tough crowd! Yes Glenn, I knew it wouidn't take long.



Come on now, you had to expect it man...



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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 06 2018 :  06:48:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did. Where’s Les?

Steve - Boatless - for now

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 06 2018 :  09:33:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveG

I did. Where’s Les?




Who????


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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 06 2018 :  10:24:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We missed the tales of the house repairs and the lake. Welcome back.

Bruce



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Brian N

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Posted - Feb 06 2018 :  11:42:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveG

I did. Where’s Les?



He's around, still living in Concord. I'm sure he'll pop in to razz you too...



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BestMate

RO# 8713



Posted - Feb 07 2018 :  09:37:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to see you're still around Steve...Tiaras are nice boats...how do you use a 3500 on a lake?

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Phillbo

RO# 2553

Posted - Feb 07 2018 :  11:57:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He'll be on the ocean.


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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 11 2018 :  19:09:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right, NH and Mass coasts.

Steve - Boatless - for now

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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 11 2018 :  19:10:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BestMate

Glad to see you're still around Steve...Tiaras are nice boats...how do you use a 3500 on a lake?



Thanks. We love the boat...still working on the deal...


Steve - Boatless - for now

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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 14 2018 :  08:30:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, so getting closer on the deal. Hopefully will know today or tomorrow for sure, then need to start lining up and planning for the survey, sea trial, insurance, etc. This will be my first non trailered boat, so I'm learning about the launch, haul, etc., bottom paint, etc., stuff I never had to think about before.

And then the dinghy...Yes, need a dinghy. There's 5 of us, and a dog. I'm thinking something around 10' with a 15hp on it. The swim platform is oversized at 48", and has a dinghy rack right on it for stoaring dinghy there. Boat was a 13'9" beam, so platform is likely about 12-12.5' wide. Should provide enough room to maneuver around it do gain access through walkways.

You guys that know me know I love to learn, so have at it...any advice and opinions are welcome! Questions too.


Steve - Boatless - for now

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Maxwell

RO# 31042



Posted - Feb 14 2018 :  22:51:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does the boat have a submersible platform or crane for the dinghy, or is it a "pull on" system?


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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 15 2018 :  14:31:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rollers on each side of the 4' swim platform, with a dinghy rack on the platform. But no crane or hydraulic platform.

I do have the boat under agreement now, so lots to think about in terms of logistics. Survey, sea trial, insurance, documentation, getting it home, etc. Yikes.


Steve - Boatless - for now

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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 22 2018 :  06:15:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First part of the survey (out of water, hull check) is this coming Tuesday...

Steve - Boatless - for now

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 22 2018 :  10:52:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought the West Marine 310 RIB, with folding transom last year and am very happy with it. It flies with my 9.9 Merc 2 stroke. It's light enough for me to pull onto my swim platform. On sale until 2/25

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--rib-310-compact-folding-transom-rigid-inflatable-boat--14460885


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1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

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SteveG

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Posted - Feb 22 2018 :  15:53:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a RIB? Cool! I'll read up on that. How many can you comfortably get in it? It says rated for 4.

Also, it's PVC. With the New England sun, vs say Florida, is Hypalon not a must?


Steve - Boatless - for now

Edited by - SteveG on Feb 22 2018 15:56:04

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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Mar 06 2018 :  08:11:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well unfortunately the Tiara was too wet to go forward, and another I found was in poor condition. I'm pretty bummed, but moving on. I'm looking into a 2000 Trojan 360 Express. Does anyone know how that boat rides with it's 12' beam and twin 320hp motors? I have searched high and low and can't find any reviews of this boat. I found one owner commenting on it, and he wasn't positive about it. Thanks.

Steve - Boatless - for now

Edited by - SteveG on Mar 08 2018 14:20:50

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pdecat

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Posted - Mar 06 2018 :  08:17:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Will you be looking for a boat with Diesels?

Bruce



Edited by - pdecat on Mar 06 2018 10:09:26

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SteveG

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Posted - Mar 08 2018 :  14:22:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not opposed to it, but for my cruising territory and use, I'm perfectly fine with gas too. For the price point difference, I tend to favor gas over diesel in the same boat as long as the boat isn't underpowered with the gassers it has. Starting to look at 36 convertibles.

Steve - Boatless - for now

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Mar 08 2018 :  15:48:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveG

It's a RIB? Cool! I'll read up on that. How many can you comfortably get in it? It says rated for 4.

Also, it's PVC. With the New England sun, vs say Florida, is Hypalon not a must?



I have a 9.9 two-stroke, which moves it fine with four people. There is room for 6. The transom folds, so I can store it in my trunk.

PVC is fine, if you keep it covered from the sun, it will last a long time.


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1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

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