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dritter

RO# 19332

Posted - Oct 31 2006 :  15:02:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess let's see what kind of boats people have. I have a 1988 St. Tropez. Just bought it this summer. So far am very happy with it.

Homeport: Bay Point, Marblehead Ohio

SondraJoe

RO# 24734

Posted - Jan 01 2007 :  21:26:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My husband and I purchased a 1989 186 Eclipse. We are first timer boat owners. The prop broke the first day we took it out..lol We decided to recover the seats and replace a piece of wood floor...needless to say we are now having to redo the whole hull structure as the wood as all rooted and soaking wet! Does anyone know how we can find the wood dimensions of the hull structure to give to a friend who will recut them for us? I have "googled" it but come up empty. Any other advice is greatly needed as well. LOL

Thanks,
Sondra



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paul712

RO# 23238

Posted - Jan 02 2007 :  07:25:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey all, just discovered this Wellcraft section, great idea.

Iíve had an 89 Monaco 3000 four boating seasons now and I love it more every year. Itís the perfect size for me since I solo it a lot.

T-Merc 5.7s seem perfectly sized too, economical to run if you just putter around but plenty of bark with the 4bbl progressives when you want to get on top of the water. But yeah, itís spendy when you do that.

If I could change anything it would be the cockpit seating layout and the low-raked windshield.

Thereís a pic of it here if you want to see it.

http://s117439565.onlinehome.us/slip_107.jpg



Homeport: Rockport, Ontario (1000 Islands) Go to Top of Page

hooks

RO# 13083

Posted - Jan 02 2007 :  10:41:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nice looking boat Paul712

Regards, Jim


Homeport: Deforest,Wisconsin..La Crosse, Wisconsin Go to Top of Page

Mackeral Hunter

RO# 937

Posted - Jan 03 2007 :  20:47:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SondraJoe,

In the past when I've replaced the wood in a hull I used alot of large cardboard or 1/4 inch plywood, a compass (like a draftsman uses not one with n,s,e,w), a utility knife, scissors, and a hot glue gun to make templates for wood pieces that have to be replaced. By using the compass to scribe the the shape of the hull on the cardboard or 1/4 inch plywood you can come very close to getting the curves and angles to come out right. Then cut the shapes out, if you have to use multiple pieces to make the template use the hot glue gun to glue them together.

2000 model 24 Walkaround with a 200 hp Johnson outboard. I love this boat - I hate the wiring.


"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can." Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Homeport: Germanton and Harkers Island, NC Go to Top of Page

Noodles

RO# 2548

Posted - Jan 10 2007 :  14:28:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My son and I just purchased a 1988 25' Coastal with a bad 350 I/O. Seeing as we both have alot of experience in engine rebuilding (I'm currently in the process of rebuilding a Mercruiser 470 for my 22' Cobia)we got the boat for $3000. Three brothers owned it who were not really boaters at all. The boat itself is in mint condition. Complete enclosure will insure that he and I will be doing some early spring and late fall fishing from now on. Sharp looking boat for sure.

Barnacle Bill
22' Cobia "The Beast"

Homeport: Connecticut Go to Top of Page

mrbobby2002

RO# 25073

Posted - Feb 01 2007 :  12:24:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just bought a 1991 Corsica 37'. We can't wait to get it in the water.

Does anyone have any idea where we can buy trim parts for the boat? We need a port side exhaust vent cover. The one on the boat looks like it's taken a real baeting during docking.



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3birds

RO# 14567

Posted - Feb 02 2007 :  09:01:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a Corsica also. I have had no luck contacting Wellcraft for parts. They say the boat is too old. Just the same, give them a try. Otherwise google boat salvage sites. Hope you enjoy the boat.


Homeport: Dove Canyon CA Go to Top of Page

bcatlin

RO# 5732

Posted - Feb 02 2007 :  12:43:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi MrBobby,

Funny, the port side exhaust vent cover on my 1985 Wellcraft looks like it's been beaten up by a dock or two as well. I've been looking around, but haven't really measured to make sure what I've found will fit. However you may want to try one of the ones boatfix.com has. Boatfix offers the best prices I've seen and they'll ship to Canada for a reasonable charge.

If you want to make sure your vent cover fits perfect, place a helpticket with boatfix and they will email/phone you with details.

Enjoy your boat!
Bcat


"Once a Riverrat...always a Riverrat" My Mom

Homeport: Howe Island, ON Go to Top of Page

silver6

RO# 25100

Posted - Feb 10 2007 :  15:29:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey yall! I've got a '90 model 233 Eclipse. I have put a new floor in the entire boat, new interior, and the only thing else that hasn't been rebuilt or replaced is the motor. 5.7 Volvo and still runs like a top!!!!(Knock on wood!!!!)


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carol1

RO# 25217

Posted - Feb 14 2007 :  18:04:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i just bought a 186 eclipse and it's been nothin but fun

porfin

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Jeff Parmenter

RO# 25026

Posted - Feb 19 2007 :  09:50:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've recently purchased a 34' 1981 Californian trawler. By the Hull Identification Number (HIN) it's built by Wellcraft at the tail end of the Marshall Boat Co sale. To keep this 25-year-old, I'll have to spend plenty of money on her! There is lots of living space and good headroom down below to putter around the engines. I'm in the throes of replacing three 8D batteries. Why the previous owner insisted on THREE 8Ds I'd like to know. I plan a summer of buffing hulls, replacing curtains and rewiring where needed.

If there're any other Californian owners out there feel free to speak up! I believe I did my homework before buying but it would be nice to have any warnings from those with experience.


Jeff
1981 34' Californian LRC
"Fermata"
Kemah, Texas

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mrbobby2002

RO# 25073

Posted - Feb 28 2007 :  16:30:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just bought our 1991 37' Corsair. It's been on the hard for about a year and a half and as you can see it hasn't been washed or polished for a while. We're looking forward to making her look like new


Homeport: Ontario Go to Top of Page

loppster

RO# 22868

Posted - Mar 06 2007 :  10:32:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a 1983 Wellcraft Elite 200 this past summer. We absolutely love it. Cannot wait for warm weather.


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alk

RO# 5508

Posted - Mar 06 2007 :  10:52:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 23' Excalibur Bowrider that I bought new in 1999. Wish I had some pictures, but I can't seem to find any.


Homeport: PA Go to Top of Page

babyhuey

RO# 25418

Posted - Mar 06 2007 :  19:02:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Newby here, just found the site. I have a 1977 Nova 210, bought it in 1988, liked it so much I decided to do some minor repairs. So far I have replaced/repaired the transom, stringers, bulkheads. Got the soles in for porta john and added one for a locker between the seats. Right now I'm getting the cockpit sole ready in the basement, cant do much more till the weather breaks.


Homeport: Harrison Twp, MI Go to Top of Page

Joe From Mass

RO# 25447

Posted - Mar 09 2007 :  22:49:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1999 230 Excalibur 7.4L MPI Bravo 3


Homeport: Feeding Hills, MA Go to Top of Page

scfinch

RO# 18496

Posted - Mar 14 2007 :  01:25:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Purchased a 1987 Antigua 26' 8 years ago. Has been a great boat for my wife and I. Now with 2 little ones we are looking for it to stretch out a little bit... Lots of space for a 26.


Scott Finch
"Aquasition"
370 Sundancer

Homeport: La Crosse, WI Go to Top of Page

actaeon

RO# 25587

Posted - Mar 21 2007 :  21:53:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1987 Wellcraft 190 Classic Bowrider W/ Mercruiser 165 Alpha One. This boat was a gift given to me by my father and is has been everywhere from the intercoastals of st pete FL, to lakes in New Hampshire. It now currently resides putting around on the suwannee river in northern florida. I plan to run the river down to the gulf of Mexico this summer. Nice to see an active forum for Wellcraft Owners. I love this boat, and am somewhat of a newbie, so it's nice to meet everyone, and I'm sure Y'all will here from me again :).




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AustinPaul

RO# 17353



Posted - Apr 05 2007 :  22:17:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All! I just traded my '97 Eclipse 2000SS. I had it for two years and it was 100% trouble free. A real nice ride for a 20' in our sometimes choppy wake laden lake.


Below is my, just splashed, '92 2600 Express. She was very well cared for by her previous owner, who bought her new.


*************************
"SNARE'D"

Edited by - AustinPaul on Apr 30 2007 10:02:00

Homeport: Austin, Texas Go to Top of Page

tpabayflyer

RO# 18903

Posted - Apr 30 2007 :  22:08:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2000 2600 martinique here..... 7.4L B3 outdrive. Lots of power and rides pretty good. This is my first boat and pretty happy overall.
TBF



Homeport: florida Go to Top of Page

lstockiii

RO# 26153

Posted - May 04 2007 :  12:33:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2005 Coastal 290 w/ new 2007 F250's...





Homeport: NJ Go to Top of Page

Taste of Grace

RO# 26554

Posted - Jun 02 2007 :  23:13:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My wife and I just bought a 1988 Gran Sport a few months ago, and we really love it . Great boat, love how it handles, very nice roomy, GPH could be better but it's a great boat. We keep it in Chattanooga Tenn. and can't wait to take it down river to the gulf.

Don't count the days, make the days count.

Homeport: Chattanooga, TN Go to Top of Page

hooks

RO# 13083

Posted - Jun 03 2007 :  01:04:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Taste of Grace

Hooks,
beautiful boat, I really like the Portofinos. We have a Gran Sport and one of these days I would like to jump to the Portofino.
Taste of Grace



Taste,

Thanks for the kind words about our Portofino. We stumbled on it by chance while boating on the Mississippi in Wabesha, Min. We really just wanted something with room. I'm 6' and the wife is nearly as tall. When we were on a trip we just found ourselves stumbling over each other a little... When we set foot in the Portofino with nearly a 15' beam we were sold. Just a great layout on the 1989 with the single master state room and 2 convertable settea's for extra guests..


Regards, Jim


Edited by - hooks on Jun 03 2007 01:06:02

Homeport: Deforest,Wisconsin..La Crosse, Wisconsin Go to Top of Page

chickmag11

RO# 26641

Posted - Jun 11 2007 :  14:35:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Purchased a 1983 180XL bowrider a couple of weeks ago. Wellcraft responded to my email inquiries very quickly - seems the engine has been swapped. Now has a 350 V8... somewhat overpowered... Fun so far - perfect for our lakes in Oklahoma!


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welcraft34triumph

RO# 24000

Posted - Jun 14 2007 :  23:02:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a welcraft 34 triumph. 1991 repowered with international harvester m444 E. 330 hp diesels new to me last summer. Sweet boat. cruises around 24/25 knts.


Homeport: Lottsburg,Va. Go to Top of Page

R.C.

RO# 26860

Posted - Jun 18 2007 :  13:58:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1994 Excel 26 SE. Love it!


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Steplift

RO# 27255

Posted - Jul 06 2007 :  03:06:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
21' Steplift


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JasonG

RO# 26976

Posted - Jul 09 2007 :  13:21:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a '94 Excel 23se, and looking at the pictures of the Marinique, it appears as if they are the same hull.

My boat has this outdated blue stripe down the side, and I am wanting to get rid of it. I presume it's in the gelcoat, is there a way to buff it out?



Wellcraft Excel 23SE

Edited by - JasonG on Jul 09 2007 13:27:09

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Seagrams

RO# 27415

Posted - Jul 13 2007 :  00:19:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just sold my 2000 Four Winns 230BR(bought new)and purchased a 2002 Wellcraft Martinique 2600. We loved the old boat but from the sounds of this forum I guess we'll love this one too. I'll let you know soon, it goes in the water this weekend.

Pat

2002 Wellcraft Martinique 2600



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Stazi

RO# 27345

Posted - Jul 13 2007 :  10:24:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a '96 Excel 26SE.
My buddy has a 2001 Martinique 26

They are identical Hulls and topsides for the most part. Main difference I have noted are the layout of the cabin (cabinetry, etc). His has two small oval windows and I have the signature Excel long wedge windows, and his rear seat is in a fibreglass frame whereas mine is in a chrome pipe frame.

Also his has the 5.7 EFI w/Bravo 1 and I have an 5.7LX w/Alpha Gen2



Homeport: MI Go to Top of Page

TJ7777

RO# 27397

Posted - Jul 17 2007 :  14:33:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I own a Wellcraft Martinique 2600 with a Bravo 3 7.4 Litre Engine.
Someday, I'll move upto a 2800!

TJ


Better boating in the Finger Lakes!

Homeport: NY Go to Top of Page

cliff_sadler

RO# 27688

Posted - Jul 23 2007 :  18:12:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1995 43 Portofino, and a 1998 370 Sundancer. The WELC takes the prize on open space for sure! It's like sitting in the salon of a 46-50 foot sportfish. Anyone gone through recovering the interior settees with leather? That might be the next project.

Good news, I'm 1/2 mile from the factory.



Homeport: Bradenton, Florida Go to Top of Page

ViciousNoob

RO# 27698

Posted - Jul 23 2007 :  23:41:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy from Austin, Texas


I have a 95 Wellcraft Excel19sx. Here she is....




I call her Chirrosis of the River




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rad1531

RO# 28035

Posted - Aug 07 2007 :  14:14:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got a 24' Excel, 1995. Having a Great time with it here in South Florida, best purchase Ive made in years! Pictures to follow.


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layne4

RO# 19862

Posted - Aug 07 2007 :  18:50:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a 1979 200XL Cuddy with a 5.7 i/o that we have owned for 3 trouble free years now. Great boat, we use it every weekend!!


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layne4

RO# 19862

Posted - Aug 07 2007 :  19:04:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g85/rogerlayne/?action=view¤t=P3140026.jpg

not sure how to post a picture....hope this works....



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Gerry863

RO# 28446

Posted - Aug 29 2007 :  08:43:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1999 Martinique 2600 . Just purchased and so far so good. In great shape as she was run in fresh water and kept in a boatel.
I winterize my 43 foot sailboat so plan to do this as well. Read a lot regarding this topic and it doesn't seem too bad.
Want to put on a second bimini and from reading this forum it seems Taylor is the way to go.


2600 Wellcraft Martinque
Columbia 43 sailboat

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TJ7777

RO# 27397

Posted - Aug 29 2007 :  08:58:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Own a 2001 Martinique 2600-7.4 Merc Stern Drive.
This is a great boat!
Looks great-goes very fast and is all the boat my wife and I need. We saw this at the 2001 boat show and fell in love. We finally bought ours this year- a great deal at 33,000.

I can;t believe that Wellcraft no longer builds these

TJ


Better boating in the Finger Lakes!

Homeport: NY Go to Top of Page

SuperNova

RO# 28552

Posted - Sep 12 2007 :  09:44:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1986 Nova III with twin 260hp 350's. We boat on the Chesapeake Bay and some small Pa. lakes. I just upgraded last year from a 1986 Elan 197 that originally had a 4.3 205hp which I replaced with an aluminum headed performance 355 that I built. I love Wellcraft because they are a very solid feeling and well-built boat.


Homeport: Chesapeake City, Md Go to Top of Page

Nautically Challenged

RO# 15645

Posted - Sep 15 2007 :  12:16:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jason,

Your excel looks exactly like my 2400 Martinique. It's the same hull, just a little longer. My LOA is 25.5.
It's a nice boat. I don't see too many of them here in South Florida. I like the blue line.
Do you trail it? Does it have a full head?

Harry


Harry
4 Play ** C
2400 Wellcraft Martinique

Homeport: Ft Lauderdale, Fl Go to Top of Page

NovaIIIguy

RO# 28727

Posted - Oct 03 2007 :  04:08:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone, Newbie here in MD. Just bought an 88 NOVAIII T-350 MPI'S(repowered in 03). She's doin pretty well. Some minor things needing repl't since re-power; other than that, good sturdy fast boat. From what I've seen, I'm not the only one disappointed w/ Wellcraft's lack of info/support. Oh well, seem's to be more knowledge floating around the forums here. Chat with you all soon....
Mike in MD


Talk to ya soon...

Homeport: Edgewater,Md Go to Top of Page

Garyhg

RO# 26188

Posted - Dec 03 2007 :  19:31:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by agraff

Wow, just checked my pm's and found that there is a Wellcraft owners forum.

Cool!

I have a 95 36 Martinique. Love the boat for the size, but wish there was more room in the mid cabin. Also looks like later models they made the cockpit bench seat a true U not and L and a bench behind the drivers seat. OH, well, gotta love what you got.

Does anyone have a Westerbeke 7.0 or similar size? I am having some problems with it taking a load. Once it is loaded up it is fine. But when not under a load and the a/c kicks on, it drops real bad.

Adam




Homeport: Clear Lake Texas Go to Top of Page

Garyhg

RO# 26188

Posted - Dec 03 2007 :  19:33:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by agraff

Wow, just checked my pm's and found that there is a Wellcraft owners forum.

Cool!

I have a 95 36 Martinique. Love the boat for the size, but wish there was more room in the mid cabin. Also looks like later models they made the cockpit bench seat a true U not and L and a bench behind the drivers seat. OH, well, gotta love what you got.

Does anyone have a Westerbeke 7.0 or similar size? I am having some problems with it taking a load. Once it is loaded up it is fine. But when not under a load and the a/c kicks on, it drops real bad.

Adam

yes I have a 3200 Martinique 1997 and have a 7.0 westerbeke have a fairly good understanding of this unit mine did same thing i installed new carb and reset idle



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BILL MORROCCO

RO# 3195



Posted - Dec 03 2007 :  21:01:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just bought a 1988 Concept which is a rare model made only one year. The boat has a Mercruiser 7.4 with Bravo1 outdrive and stepped hull.

30' Sea Ray Weekender
23' Wellcraft 1800cc Key Largo
"Nauti-Girl"

Edited by - BILL MORROCCO on Dec 03 2007 21:03:56

Homeport: New Jersey Go to Top of Page

FoxaNova

RO# 25712

Posted - Dec 03 2007 :  23:25:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

1986 Nova II "Fox E Nova"
Great boat, fast, dry, pristene and For sale



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baswm

RO# 14976

Posted - Mar 11 2008 :  09:08:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I own a 77 wellcraft nova 260. Twin 350's 260 HP. The motors have low compresson so I purchased a set of rebuilt 88 mercruiser 350's to be the doner motors. Hope to have the boat in the water by May to do some fishing and tubing.


Homeport: Port Republic, MD Go to Top of Page

mattchap30

RO# 25554

Posted - Mar 21 2008 :  21:35:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First boat was a 1986 Wellcraft 192 American-great boat. Second boat was a 1990 Wellcraft 233 Eclipse-even better boat. Third and current boat is a 1990 Chaparral 30 Signature. Sorry guys. Was looking at the Martiniques but we did'nt like the booth in the cabin. Had to make the change. I do miss the Eclipse though.


Homeport: Erie, PA Go to Top of Page

seaduce

RO# 19131

Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  11:41:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1979 wellcraft 225 suncruiser. love this boat


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mvc

RO# 1047

Posted - Apr 01 2008 :  21:59:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is my 88 MonteCarlo on the trailer I built for it. Big project....but saved big $$$$ I have construction pic if any one is interested....







Edited by - mvc on Apr 01 2008 22:17:50

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snsfleetwood

RO# 29760

Posted - Apr 02 2008 :  11:49:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is our 1986 St. Tropez that we purchased last year in June.







Scotty & Sara

Edited by - snsfleetwood on Apr 02 2008 11:57:21

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