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by BroadCove
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's it worth? 2007 Pacific 26' HT
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: What's it worth? 2007 Pacific 26' HT

Oceanmike615, not sure I'm ready right now...may hold it one more season. But first folks that will know are here on this board.

Welder, thanks for the suggestion...calling Julie is never a bad idea when it comes to Pacifics!

Thanks, all, for the input.
by BroadCove
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's it worth? 2007 Pacific 26' HT
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

What's it worth? 2007 Pacific 26' HT

Good morning, all. Just finished a great weekend boating here in Maine, which paradoxically has me thinking about selling my 2007 Pacific 26' HT. I purchased the boat new from Jay at Yarmouth Boat Yard, where it's been serviced every spring/fall, and usually stored there in the winter. It's been a f...
by BroadCove
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: What motor combo is best for a Pacific V2600?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: What motor combo is best for a Pacific V2600?

Will, I have a v26. Check out my post re: performance from a few years ago:

http://www.aluminumalloyboats.com/viewtopic.php?t=3658

If I were doing it again, I would go with a Suzuki 300 without any question.
by BroadCove
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Anchors
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Anchors

I use a 14 lb. Delta (plow) anchor. I originally had a 13 lb. West Marine "danforth style" anchor, which I still use as a stern anchor when I beach the boat. We have too much ledge/cobble/grass for the danforth to set properly and quickly. The plow sets the first time almost every time. There's lots...
by BroadCove
Wed May 28, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Suzi-Zuki 250 FBW
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Suzi-Zuki 250 FBW

Sorry to hear about the troubles, Jetty, and good luck with the new engine. I don't charter and so put a heck of lot fewer hours on my engine than you do, but we have basically the same boat (I've got the hard top), same year, and I've had the Suzuki 250 from the get go. It's been a tremendous engin...
by BroadCove
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Rocksalt on CL
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Rocksalt on CL

I'm guessing this is the original east coast "demo" RockSalt. When Jay (BlackLab) developed RockSalt with the folks in Texas, he moved his office from Maine to Massachusetts. Just a guess.
by BroadCove
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: How much horsepower?
Replies: 37
Views: 1939

Re: How much horsepower?

I bought my Pacific 26' HT in 2007 w/ a 250hp Suzuki. I love the boat and the motor. Suzuki came out with the 300hp in 2007, and I had the option of going with that instead of the 250. I decided against it because it was the first year of production and the extra cost. That is the only decision I wo...
by BroadCove
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: biggest boat for a single 200
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: biggest boat for a single 200

Responding to your updated specs - going up to a 250. I have a Pacific 26' hard top center console with a Suzuki 250 hp turning a 3 blade 151/4" diameter, 19" pitch prop. Unpainted bottom, pretty clean. I was just out this weekend with four adults, six kids (9-15 yrs) and two large dogs. That's a fa...
by BroadCove
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Pacific Dealer
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: New Pacific Dealer

I don't know, but I'll inquire. Traditionally, Jay relied on local owners (and his own boat) for sea trials and such. I'm not sure if Steve plans to work it the same way. My boat (26HT) and one other (26ST) are in the yard right now. Mine lives close by during the season, but I keep it at a mooring ...
by BroadCove
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: PACIFIC BOAT ISSUE? BOAT US SAYS YES?
Replies: 21
Views: 2143

Re: PACIFIC BOAT ISSUE? BOAT US SAYS YES?

I really appreciate Mooringman posting this and BlackBeard linking to the article, much as I appreciated the information about the issues others have had with PT wood bunks on their trailers. One of the biggest reasons I bought my 26' Pacific was because it is low maintenance. As we all know, "low m...
by BroadCove
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Pacific Dealer
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: New Pacific Dealer

Sorry for spoling the surprise, Welder! I just happened to be checking in on my boat, they let me know and I asked if I could share. :beer:
by BroadCove
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Pacific Dealer
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

New Pacific Dealer

Like a few others on the board, I bought my Pacific from Jay Perotta when he was based at Yarmouth Boat Yard (YBY) in Yarmouth, Maine. I live in the next town over, so even though Jay is no longer there, I still take my Pacific to YBY for service annually. I run into Jay occassionally - usually at t...
by BroadCove
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26' walkaround wanted
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: 26' walkaround wanted

That 29' Pacific was delivered to Yarmouth, ME at the same time my 26' was. Both of them were together there being rigged and outfitted. It's amazing how much bigger than my boat the 29' is. Awesome machine - I would never have expected it to be available at that price only 5 years later. It will be...
by BroadCove
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The "Other" Boating Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: The "Other" Boating Forum

I will say that I have in fact learned quite a bit on THT, including about plate alloy boats (from Welder and others before AAB was "born"). In fact, that's where I was (virtually) introduced to Jay Perotta. I met Jay in person shortly thereafter, which was easy because at that point his office was ...
by BroadCove
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The "Other" Boating Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

The "Other" Boating Forum

I'm sure like many of you, I frequent other boating forums. (AAB, of course, is my favorite.) What I find funny on some of the boards is the aversion to even considering alloy boats when it clearly fits the poster's stated needs. A recent post on THT asked "what's the best, longest open fisherman wi...
by BroadCove
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The "Tinny" sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 1973

Re: The "Tinny" sound?

Most folks that are concerned about a "tinny" noise with aluminum boats are referring to the noise generated by the hull moving through the water (which can be modulated/reduced through many different avenues). You mention vibration and rpms, so I'm guessing that you're not referring to that sound. ...
by BroadCove
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Open Bows and Big Water
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Open Bows and Big Water

I've got a 26' Pacific center console with a hard top. I've been out in closely spaced (basically stacked) 6'-9' foot swells in the Gulf of Maine. One of those days when the weather went from okay to bad very quickly and wasn't forecast. I don't think I ever truly stuffed the bow, but water was comi...
by BroadCove
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Riverjet takes vicious hit
Replies: 19
Views: 3231

Re: Riverjet takes vicious hit

Agreed, absolutely an excellent post and I learned alot. Thanks, kmorin!
by BroadCove
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barnacles!!
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Barnacles!!

I second a good pressure washer. I leave mine moored, and the first year I had a lot of barnacles to remove. Now I try to pull the boat once or twice during the season for pressure washing, and that has basically eliminated my barnacle problem.
by BroadCove
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Real World Performance Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Real World Performance Numbers

Got the boat back in the water last weekend and came up with the following performance numbers. I thought this would be interesting for any non-alloy owners considering an alloy boat. Given how I tend to run my boat (heavy), I think these numbers are pretty darn good from an efficiency standpoint an...
by BroadCove
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Real World Performance Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Real World Performance Numbers

Cape Steve - I have been thinking more about painting the bottom. One thing holding me back has been that one of my (many) reasons for going alloy was because I didn't *have* to paint the bottom. I beach the boat frequently (15-20x per summer), so bottom painting would be an annual event for me. Par...
by BroadCove
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Real World Performance Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Real World Performance Numbers

I've got a Pacific that lives for five months of the year on a mooring in southern Maine and for the rest of the time on a trailer in the yard. The bottom is not painted, but I'm usually pretty good at giving the hull a decent scrub every month or so while we're hanging out on an island beach. Not s...
by BroadCove
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: V1925 water in hull
Replies: 48
Views: 3326

Re: V1925 water in hull

I may be missing something, but if the hull had water in it, then it's not leaking at any point at or below the level of the water in the hull (before being drained, of course). In other words, if there was a penetration in the bottom, the water would have leaked out when the boat is on the trailer ...
by BroadCove
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Marine Bean Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Marine Bean Bags

We've had two e-seariders for several seasons, and they're great. The cover holds up against the aggressive non-skid on a Pacific with no problem. The kids abuse them (take them onto islands and use them on any rocky surface) and still no real sign of wear other than a pinhole from a campfire ember.
by BroadCove
Wed May 12, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stupid Pacific question??
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: Stupid Pacific question??

Follow-up question for other Pacific owners: do you ever remove that plug? I haven't. The only time I have water in the bilge is when I stick a garden hose in there at the beginning of the season to make sure the bilge pump is working.