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View the latest post New Wellcraft owner

I just bought a 1986 Wellcraft 34 Gran Sport. I would like to get seats for the deck and a fully enclosed top? Hardware is good on the top just need the cover and isinglass. Any suggestions?

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View the latest post Hatches - 1999 Wellcraft Martinique 3200

My forward hatches are leaking. Does anyone know what the opening size is? I would like to order new ones before removing the old ones. I can't find specs anywhere.

Thank you!

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Help! Which one to buy?

Hey everyone. I have a choice to make. I am looking at two boats and I need help in deciding which one to get.
#1 is a 1988 28 foot Monte Carlo with 2 5.0 engines. One was replaced and one was rebuilt both have about 10 hours on them. The boat has 1300 hours on it in total. The cabin is in decent shape and everything works. I am going to have this one surveyed over the weekend. Seller wants $13,500 including the trailer. She is set up as a family cruiser and has a lot of good features for 1988! Ilike the big swim platform No generator though...




#2 is a 1997 24 foot walk around Excel. She has a single 200 HP Mercury outboard. I have not seen this one yet, but the seller wants $14,500 including the trailer. She is set up more for fishing and has more electronics than the Monte




Here is my situation. I live in the Outer Banks and will want to take this boat out into the sounds and hit some of the islands in the area like Ocracoke or Portsmouth. I also want to take the thing on some overnight trips or atleast long day trips so having a boat that is great at seakeeping is important to me. I am assuming the Monte is a better seakeeper due to the size and weight but I could be wrong.
Both boats have a head though the 24' is a porta potty and the 28' is a flush toilet. The wife and the other girls need this :) Either one will be used mostly as a family hauler with limited fishing as none of us really fish (yet) Family is me and the wife, three adult children and a grandson who is 4. The family only gets down here on a limited basis so having something fun to go out on is a must.

Does anybody own one of these boats? Can you tell me how it handles in the chop and what you like/dislike about your baby. Would you buy it again?

As I said, I looked at the Monte last week and it looked good to my landlubber eyes which is why the survey is being done. I can ask the same guy to survey the 24' if that is a good option.

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View the latest post problems with this site capacity?

just got an email that said our site is reaching capacity. dont know if it is a scam or truth but cannot find anything on the site relating to it.

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View the latest post Coastal 290 Anchor Help

Hi there. New member. New Wellcraft owner.

I've been reconditioning a 2003 Coastal and it had a Danforth 1300 with a bent shank. I live in Southern California and anchor typically in sand with some kelp and rocks at some outer islands. 25' of water exposed to open swell. I've had a 30' Pursuit for a few years with a plow and it had held well through swells and wind changes while I am off the boat for hours at a time surfing. I'd love to stick with the plow but had read about some difficulties due to the pulpit on the coastal.

I've read on a forum that the pulpit was designed around the danforth - so stick with it. And I've also heard the pulpuit was designed for a plow? In searching pretty much every photo I can online I see mostly Danforths, but also a few plows on bows of 290s. Yesterday, I picked up a Rocna 10 and gave it a try but it seemed the shank was too short and also too wide to really fit and therefore it was hanging too low.

Has anyone here gone through this journey? If I need to go to the danforth I shall, but I also did a stroll through my marina and looked at everyone's anchor here and the plow was #1 followed by a bruce type followed by a danforth. So, would love to find a plow that fits snugly.

Two anchors that seem to potentially have a longer and thinner shank - at least from my observation of online pictures - are the Mantis 1 and the Hurricane- however they have that circular shaft for if they land upside down and I don't know if they would interfere with the pulpit. And I've never seen either of these in person. I have a nearby West Marine so have only seen their selection of Rocna's and Lewmars, etc that weren't on the bow of a vessel.

Thanks for any help.


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View the latest post Martinique 3700 engine hatch alignment

every time i open the engine compartment i have a hell of a time getting it to close completely. It goes almost all the way and then binds up. I have found that if i close it almost all the way and then manually pull it to the port side it will close, most times. Is there an adjustment that i can do to realign the cover so it will close all the way without manual coaxing?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Excel 26se shifter neutral switch question

Just bought a 96 Excel and starting has been getting worse each attempt. Checked continuity on the ignition switch ok. Tried to remove shifter to look for the neutral switch, but could not remove shifter. Now it's winterizing time and she won't start. Nothing. Batteries good. Played with the shifter and once got a sound from the starter. Any tips or tricks to winterize the engine? I drained the manifolds, but I believe I need to remove the metal plugs in the block? And how does the shifter come out? Geez it has been time consuming. Thanks in advance for any help. Getting cold hete in Maryland.

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View the latest post Gran Sport swim ladder

Hello, looking for a original boarding ladder from Gran Sport swim deck, if anyone has one to part with I would buy it.

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View the latest post 2005 wellcraft ccf32

Looking for fish box latches and dash glove box.

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View the latest post shore water for vacuflush head

if i read correctly, the head flushes water from the inboard tank only. If i do not have any water stored it would seem that i cannot flush head. Is this correct or can i use the shore water connection to flush vacuflush head?

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    It's time to kick back with a cool one at the Sand Bar and talk about something else for a while! This forum is for all non-boating related discussions. NO POLITICS! The general forum rules apply, so don't co crazy :-)
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