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First Boat - 43ft Egg Harbor

Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by Excalibur69, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Excalibur69

    Excalibur69 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I just purchased a 1969 43ft Egg Harbor here in NY.
    As most will know this is a wood yacht.
    It was completely over-hauled in 2004, and all ribs from aft to stern were replaced, and the boat is solid.
    This is my very first boat, and obviously I am excited about it.
    It has twin detroit 6-71 diesels, that run great.
    I will be docking it in Freeport.

    Any and all advice welcome in regards to this type of boat.

    Cheers,
    Brendan
  2. CaptTom

    CaptTom Senior Member

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    Brendan,
    Welcome to YF and congrats on your new ride. That is an oldie and you must love wood enough to grab one as your first boat. If you want to entice this crowd, post a few photos so we can all admire her lines and/or offer unsolicited advice.
    How did you make out with Sandy? Is your marina up and running? I used to boat out of Freeport on Hudson Canal years ago. I guess you're putting her on land for the winter.
    Good luck.
  3. RT46

    RT46 Senior Member

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    congrats and welcome!

    Id love to see some pics of your classic Egg.
  4. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    Gotta see some pics ... sounds great!
  5. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Welcome to YF neighbor. Hope you made it through Sandy ok. An old woody is a good first boat. You'll learn the ropes. And that's a good boat. Don't forget the sawdust when you dunk her in the Spring. If you feel you'd like lessons get in touch. I'm not working that far west these days, but I've got a friend up in Freeportwho's very good and very experienced. He's also a very good fisherman.
    I guess you'll be spending this winter dreaming of Spring. Enjoy.