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whit-ness

RO# 29767

Posted - Apr 02 2008 :  14:15:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1988 34 Grand Sport. I've owned my boat since 2005. It's been great for me and my family. Every time I think about getting a newer boat I compare it to my boat. It seems they don't make them like they did back in the 80's. I've looked at boats that are 37-39ft., but my 34 still has more room. I gutted the inside/outside back in 06 and made it up-to-date. I blew my starboard engine last year and replaced it, but thats boating. This week I'm planning to replace the risers and manifolds on my port engine myself, could anyone give me advice on the job I'm getting into. I hear it's not that hard. I have 454 merc.

WHIT-NESS
34 Wellcraft Grand Sport
Midddle River, MD

Homeport: Maryland Go to Top of Page

keeleyson

RO# 25312

Posted - Jun 29 2008 :  08:13:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1994 243 Prima, 5.7 Volvo Penta DP. Great boat...Poor Operator!

Chuck

old as dirt and half as smart

Homeport: Wayzata, MN Go to Top of Page

boating_al

RO# 24931

Posted - Jun 29 2008 :  10:16:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Wellcraft 1994 243 Prima, great little cruiser with plenty of room for its size. Good power too….with a Merc 5.7 and Bravo II


Edited by - boating_al on Jun 29 2008 10:25:29

Homeport: Miami,Florida Go to Top of Page

keeleyson

RO# 25312

Posted - Jul 23 2008 :  15:34:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by keeleyson

I have a 1994 243 Prima, 5.7 Volvo Penta DP. Great boat...Poor Operator!



Here's a pic
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r296/keeleyson/boat.jpg


Chuck

old as dirt and half as smart

Homeport: Wayzata, MN Go to Top of Page

trumanlake

RO# 30548

Posted - Aug 05 2008 :  19:44:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A newbie here. Recently purchased a 1993 243 Prima. Having to work through a few minor issues, but all in all a great boat!


Homeport: Warsaw, Missouri Go to Top of Page

ChampionShip

RO# 30519

Posted - Aug 14 2008 :  12:14:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
'96 Martinique 3200 Twin 454 V-Drives


Homeport: Algoma, Wisconsin Go to Top of Page

Pdub

RO# 30858

Posted - Oct 11 2008 :  07:19:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New to the forum, 1985 St Tropez, I have owned about 5 years

Pdub

Homeport: Jacksonville FL Go to Top of Page

johnsonben

RO# 31269

Posted - May 17 2009 :  13:29:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 2000 2400 Martinique with 5.7 Mercruiser/Alpha drive. I've had it since 2006 and love it. I keep it in Bay City, Michigan during the summer.


Ben

Homeport: Michigan Go to Top of Page

AustinPaul

RO# 17353



Posted - May 17 2009 :  15:13:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Weird-- I thought I had updated this. We now have an '87 Portofino that we launched 1/08. Major updates are rebuilt Velvet Drives, re-built starboard engine, new port engine, new head, painted with Blue Water two-part Uraglow, reupholstered interior, new fridge, A/C. I had it professionally wet sanded as that had not been done.



Paul


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"SNARE'D"

Edited by - AustinPaul on May 17 2009 15:16:23

Homeport: Austin, Texas Go to Top of Page

CAPTINMB

RO# 25306

Posted - May 17 2009 :  21:06:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i just picked up a 1998 wellcraft 3600 martinique here is the link http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1998/Wellcraft-Martinique-1594386/Northport/NY/United-States
Boat is sweet bran new 2005 Crusaders 8.1 fresh water cooled put in at the end of 2004 with 120 hours... We love this boat!!!



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Vlade

RO# 31529

Posted - Jul 25 2009 :  13:45:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by welcraft34triumph

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.



Hello there Triumph owner. I too have a 1991 Wellcraft Triumph. Not too many of them out there. I have twin 454 crusaders and bought it with one seized. I put in a new one and determined the old one got water in the engine from a poor design exhaust. I ended up eliminating the old water lift mufflers and installed dual exhausts on both engines. Seems to have eliminated the water ingestion problem. What did you have before your desiels ? Love to hear from you. I am on the Pacific coast, Channel Islands area.
Thanks

Mike M.



Homeport: ca Go to Top of Page

jmatasic

RO# 29475

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  05:12:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bring this 1988 St. Tropez home on Saturday.

http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/jmatasic/ST%20Tropez/

1988 Wellcraft St. Tropez
Formerly - 1988 268 Sea Ray Sundancer
Mentor, OH



Homeport: mentor,oh Go to Top of Page

trumanlake

RO# 30548

Posted - Aug 13 2009 :  22:03:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1993 Prima 243, have logged over 500 miles this year and haven't gone anywhere. Amazing




Homeport: Warsaw, Missouri Go to Top of Page

POOLPEOPLE

RO# 31679

Posted - Aug 24 2009 :  12:21:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1926440_1.jpg
New to the forum...just enjoying all the wellcraft comments.
We have a 1991 portofino.

How do we add pic's of our boat?
Anybody down in San Diego area ???

C.R.



Homeport: AZ Go to Top of Page

AustinPaul

RO# 17353



Posted - Aug 25 2009 :  00:54:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by POOLPEOPLE

1926440_1.jpg
New to the forum...just enjoying all the wellcraft comments.
We have a 1991 portofino.

How do we add pic's of our boat?
Anybody down in San Diego area ???

C.R.

Get a hosting account, like Photobucket. You can upload your pics from your system, and then simply cut and paste the URL links into your message.

Let me know if you need more help.

I also have a Portofino. Mine started life on the Pacific but is doing quite well here in Central Texas now. I haven't seen another one on this lake. I get tons of compliments on it.

Welcome to the forum!


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"SNARE'D"

Homeport: Austin, Texas Go to Top of Page

POOLPEOPLE

RO# 31679

Posted - Aug 27 2009 :  14:54:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that how you posted your pic's back on 5/17/9???

Thks
C.R.
quote:
Originally posted by AustinPaul

quote:
Originally posted by POOLPEOPLE

1926440_1.jpg
New to the forum...just enjoying all the wellcraft comments.
We have a 1991 portofino.

How do we add pic's of our boat?
Anybody down in San Diego area ???

C.R.

Get a hosting account, like Photobucket. You can upload your pics from your system, and then simply cut and paste the URL links into your message.

Let me know if you need more help.

I also have a Portofino. Mine started life on the Pacific but is doing quite well here in Central Texas now. I haven't seen another one on this lake. I get tons of compliments on it.

Welcome to the forum!




Homeport: AZ Go to Top of Page

AustinPaul

RO# 17353



Posted - Aug 27 2009 :  23:13:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes-- I have been using Photobucket for years and it has always been free.



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"SNARE'D"

Homeport: Austin, Texas Go to Top of Page

POOLPEOPLE

RO# 31679

Posted - Aug 28 2009 :  03:09:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WELLLL....

Signed up for photobucket...let's see if I can get a pic out...



http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy189/poolpeople2/1926440_1.jpg



Homeport: AZ Go to Top of Page

AustinPaul

RO# 17353



Posted - Aug 28 2009 :  09:30:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by POOLPEOPLE

WELLLL....

Signed up for photobucket...let's see if I can get a pic out...



http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy189/poolpeople2/1926440_1.jpg


It showed up perfectly, and it looks great! That's a real clean lookin' Port!


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"SNARE'D"

Homeport: Austin, Texas Go to Top of Page

POOLPEOPLE

RO# 31679

Posted - Sep 10 2009 :  14:13:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CAN ANY BODY MAKE SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO LOOK FOR
STAINLESS HINGES USED THE THE BACK OF 91; PORTOFINO WHERE WATER RINSE STATION IS AT???




Homeport: AZ Go to Top of Page

iboat

RO# 31782

Posted - Nov 13 2009 :  14:01:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got a 1988 Wellcraft St. Tropez with dual rebuilt 454's with 53 and 93 hours on them respectively.

This is my first boat and I'm in the Boston area so it is going to be a LONG wait until I get to use her in the Spring!

Any advice for a new owner?

I have a few specific questions:
1. There were two white relatively large cushions, slightly askew from being rectangular, one of which has the soft side of velcro on the back... I'm wondering what these are for? Are they the backs for the bunk beds?

2. Has anyone added an after-market generator to the 1988 or similar St. Tropez that can give me some tips? Alternatively, does anyone know where I can find power requirements info on the heater and A/C, so I can be sure to get the right size generator?

3. I want to add a windlass, either manual or electric. Any suggestions, pitfalls to watch out for, etc?

4. I have a radar arch, but no radar right now. Suggestions?

5. My GPS unit that came with the boat is an older Garmin 201 (or something like that - I don't have it with me). Does anyone know if it is possible to get updated maps for that unit? Should I not bother?

6. The first owner of the boat (I'm the 3rd owner) was very tall and had the front piping raised so the canvas goes over the radar arch instead of under it. So the side canvas/windows no longer fit, and were discarded, and the rear no longer reaches the front because now it has to also go over the arch. Any suggestions on who to use in the Boston area to build some new side windows, and to either extend the rear canvas or to build a full camper back?

If this is not the right place to reply to these questions, feel free to private message me and I'll re-post it in another forum. Either way, I'm proud to now be a Wellcraft owner and wanted to "say hi"!

Thanks in advance!



1988 32' Wellcraft St. Tropez 3200, Twin Mercruiser 454's

Edited by - iboat on Nov 13 2009 14:02:35

Homeport: MA Go to Top of Page

billm

RO# 9367

Posted - Nov 14 2009 :  11:29:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Having had an 87 St. Tropez in the Boston area for 20 years, I can answer some of the questions.

1. Sounds like the bottom cushions for the bunk beds. The backs are permanently attached to the swing up part.
2. Do you really need a generator? I find the boat is light in the bow and heavier in the stern. The generator goes behind the battery box between the exhaust piping. But I think the boat already has enough weight there and I personally wouldn't add any more. The AC goes under the forward dining area seat. I have a central vac unit there. There is a loose 120 volt wire under there waiting for AC, but I don't where the other end connects to.
3. I just put a manual one on for the few times that I needed it. I have a Danforth s-22 with about 18' of chain. The only time it is difficult to pull up is if there a lot of mud stuck to it. I didn't want to be bothered with running heavy wiring to the bow for an electric windlass.
5. Keep it and update if it is a color GPS and has WAAS. Otherwise get a new one.

Good luck with your new boat.



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iboat

RO# 31782

Posted - Nov 16 2009 :  14:59:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by billm

Having had an 87 St. Tropez in the Boston area for 20 years, I can answer some of the questions.

Good luck with your new boat.



Thanks for the info, Bill, I really appreciate it! I can't seem to get the private messaging function to work correctly on boatered... how about dropping me an email instead? You can reach me on my junkmail address - craigslist at comcast dot net - and we can switch to my real one after we connect there.

Thanks again!


1988 32' Wellcraft St. Tropez 3200, Twin Mercruiser 454's

Homeport: MA Go to Top of Page

mas tequila

RO# 31951

Posted - Jan 15 2010 :  11:57:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all, new to the board. We purchased our 1999 Martinique 2600 this fall, just in time to lay it up. 5.7 Volvo Penta Duo Prop. Spring is sooooo far away.
Regards, Warren



Homeport: BC Go to Top of Page

PAPI

RO# 31978

Posted - Feb 03 2010 :  20:44:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here is my 38KV Scarab "Miami Vice Edition" New transom, new paint and two new 500EFI Mercruiser Blue Racing engines with Bravo I drives.

Old School GO FAST!




Homeport: FL Go to Top of Page

PAPI

RO# 31978

Posted - Feb 03 2010 :  20:47:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

"JETLAG"

87' Scarab 38KV Miami Vice Edition
TWIN 500 EFI MERC RACING ENGINES

Note: My best friend "Marley" the Labrador who is my offical boat guard dog....





Edited by - PAPI on Feb 03 2010 20:48:48

Homeport: FL Go to Top of Page

majorcc1

RO# 31746

Posted - Nov 19 2010 :  12:56:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also have a 1991 Triumph, it is a great boat.
I have 454 mercs with 3 blade nibral 19 x 20.
My cruise is 17 knots rb2rb2@gr5tgr5t 3400 rpm. I am thinking of going with 4 blade props. What are you guys running?


quote:
Originally posted by Vlade

quote:
Originally posted by welcraft34triumph

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.



Hello there Triumph owner. I too have a 1991 Wellcraft Triumph. Not too many of them out there. I have twin 454 crusaders and bought it with one seized. I put in a new one and determined the old one got water in the engine from a poor design exhaust. I ended up eliminating the old water lift mufflers and installed dual exhausts on both engines. Seems to have eliminated the water ingestion problem. What did you have before your desiels ? Love to hear from you. I am on the Pacific coast, Channel Islands area.
Thanks

Mike M.




Homeport: Patchogue, NY Go to Top of Page

JTRuth

RO# 32433

Posted - Nov 29 2010 :  02:07:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys New guy here. Just bought a 1996 Wellcraft Coastal 33 with twin 454s nd westerbeke gen.Boat needs some work mostly minor work.Only complaint is that it relly drinks fuel. However its overall a nice boat. keep boat in Marathon, FL. Any advice suggestions tc are always welcome Thanks JtRuth

Juano

Homeport: FL Go to Top of Page

ls1geezer

RO# 32538

Posted - Apr 07 2011 :  11:26:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At 61 this is my first boat ever. Time to enjoy life. She's a 1990 Eclipse 186.




Homeport: BC Go to Top of Page

FourMain

RO# 32855

Posted - Jan 26 2012 :  07:14:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a '93 Excel 23se, the same color as one posted in pic and noted in 07. I have friend with the Marinique and it is the same basic boat only upgraded loke (toyota Camery and the Lexes).

I picked it up last Aug. and motor was not in but included, it's being rebuilt now Volvo (GM) 5.0L - 305. some of the deck items not on board like two stainless steel rails: 1 on the back of bench seat, 2 the triangle one on the side. The seat back that they attach to was not on board as well. Can anyone locate these for me I can have a weilder make them up if I cann't find. Also want to install shower and sink in head water only in galley.

not the first boat I re-stored others were 19Fts


Fourmain
93 Wellcraft Excel 23SE
86 Invader V197CC

Homeport: Temple Hills, Md. Go to Top of Page

troublemaker

RO# 32512

Posted - Jan 18 2014 :  22:18:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/billtroublemaker/media/Nemo/photo_zps223486af.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

TM

Homeport: British Columbia Go to Top of Page

dieseldan5

RO# 33779

Posted - Oct 20 2014 :  18:06:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am new to this forum so here it goes. I just bought a 1986 3200 coastal with no engines. I am thinking of putting in a set of 3116 cats. untill then I will be installing a set of 375 hp chryslers, [not a chevy guy] till I can Get all the parts to install the cats.



Homeport: North Carolina Go to Top of Page

Arnold

RO# 12330

Posted - Oct 25 2014 :  11:42:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone have a 2800? Any comments on this boat?

Arnold

Homeport: San Francisco, CA Go to Top of Page

flat6pilot

RO# 33804

Posted - Dec 15 2014 :  13:28:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just bought a 95 Excel 23SE in great shape. Does anyone have a source for the camper back canvas piece?

[URL=http://s259.photobucket.com/user/flat6pilot/media/20140806_180702.jpg.html]

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Edited by - flat6pilot on Dec 15 2014 13:29:22

Homeport: Wa Go to Top of Page

Mike McManus

RO# 958

Posted - Feb 01 2015 :  21:34:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
just bought a wellcraftal coastal November with my brother been a hold after he was in the hospital buthope to have here in the water soon

ive had her for a number of months now repower and have refurbished the cabin




Edited by - Mike McManus on Mar 21 2015 22:33:29

Homeport: Port charlotte , Florida Go to Top of Page

trumanlake

RO# 30548

Posted - Aug 15 2015 :  10:54:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would anyone know where there is a donor Prima 243? Need to find a windshield and frame. There has to be one sitting in the field somewhere.


Homeport: Warsaw, Missouri Go to Top of Page
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