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  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    We have been here at Huckins for almost two years now. Fairway is under a covered slip and always looks good when I walk by. I do not have any details. If your in the Huckins shopping mode, You do have to look at her and some others around the Jax area.
  2. Deer Dr

    Deer Dr New Member

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    Huckins motoryacht --Watermark

    Well I have seen a number of comments regarding Watermark the 53 foot Atlantic. I purchased Watermark which was being stored inside at the at the Huckins yard. Turns out she was in exceptional condition in terms of the basics. Bill Gladding did the survey for me-an excellent surveyer-and the most significant finding was the condition of the fiberglass on the bottom. I had Huckins strip the bottom and then apply two layers of new glass. It turns out that a previous owner had replaced most of the double diagnal mahogany bottom so that was a pleasant surprise. Huckins had done the complete interior for the previous owner and she had new Cummins 6C series engines installed in 2002-only 500 odd hours on the engines and new gears.
    I had Huckins paint the hull and got underway to bring her home to Solomens Island in southern Maryland where she is berthed behind the house.
    Trip was a great run with no issues.
    Boat handles beautifully and I run at 1700 doing 16 knots.
    Getting ready to paint the deck house--we are just having a lot of fun with this boat.
    Apprciate all the help I got from members of the forum who answered a lot of questions along the way.
    Thanks
  3. sailusvi

    sailusvi Member

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    Driving up to Jacksonville tomorrow to check out fairway. It's not far from fort Lauderdale :rolleyes:
  4. Wl3175

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    Will be curious as to what you think
  5. sailusvi

    sailusvi Member

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    Leaving now, will ck in later.
  6. soleprovider67

    soleprovider67 New Member

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    1966 Huckins sportsman fairform flyer 40

    Hi all. Am new to this link. Looking at a above Huckins. Boat name is Bucktide. Located in Ft Walton Beach, Fl. Boat is registered in Greenwich, Ct. Just checking to see if anyone knows this vessel and if so can give any info.
  7. maldwin

    maldwin Senior Member

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    I think she sank, and was refit. If she is as nice as the pictures imply, she is a very good value even though the 40 Sportsman is one of my least favorite Huckins designs.
    Best,
    Maldwin
  8. Meme

    Meme New Member

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    Hello everyone! Just joined after reading the whole Huckins thread.
    We are considering the purchase of Hull # 426 Huckins MY, 1981 68',
    originally Bravo Papa, then Lady Vivienne, now Flying Colors.
    She lies in Boston currently.
    Anyone have any info on this yacht would be much appreciated!
    Thanks
  9. Seafarer

    Seafarer Senior Member

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    Nice boat. She was a northeastern boat for a long time if I recall, as I saw her around Stonington CT severs times in the late 1990s. She then went for a major refit about 10 years ago.

    Slightly awkward proportions as Huckins was trying for a "traditional" yacht look instead of the traditional Huckins look. Roomy inside as a result.

    Don't know any more about her other than dockwalking observation.
  10. Meme

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    Thanks for the reply!
    I guess she was purchased out of the Bahamas in 2010.
  11. mabruteam

    mabruteam New Member

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    huckins hull #406

    After one year and two months we made the move and purchased Hull 406, 1971 64, we will do a complete paint job and interior.

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  12. mabruteam

    mabruteam New Member

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    hull 406 pictures before refit

    some pictures, Man V12, all new appliances, very nice lines...

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  13. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    I dunno
  14. Wl3175

    Wl3175 Member

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    Congratulation on your recent purchase .if you need any advise or help there are plenty of goor resources here send you a pm also
  15. Capt Ralph

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    Old equipment and stuff has been getting removed for several days now. Free-board has greatly increased.
    I hope some hours are in store for her and she can get out and stretch her legs. I hate to see these old girls just sit.
  16. sailusvi

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  17. mabruteam

    mabruteam New Member

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    Huckins 1971 65 hull #406

    we found the insurance survey done in 2009

    hull sc65w-406 , under Charlotte lady, owner Bonky Hearst, new engines Man V12 1050 HP 2004, 112 hours, new fuel racor filters and hoses, new northern lights 20 KW 20 hours, new electrical systems, exhaust, appliances, water intakes, complete steering, engines floors, engine insulation, new toilets, valued at $650 after completing the job, $450 as is. ( this boat needs all soft goods replaced, sofa, beds, carpets, window treatments. Documents from man are showing sea trials at 33Kt... this is real Huckins..

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  18. mabruteam

    mabruteam New Member

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    Huckins 1971 65 hull #406

    [More pictures)

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  19. mabruteam

    mabruteam New Member

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    Huckins 1971 65 hull #406 paint job

    Vessel will be in Storage for few months, will be back in Florida Lauderdale Marine Center for a full paint job, we are not sure to keep it original White or to choose a Royal blue hull with red booth stripe, egg shell decks, strip and varnish all painted wood like most Huckins or ??
    We will be removing the chiller system and install a Termodinamica inverter Type condensing unit (variable speed compressor) Demo boat for Mabru Marine
    Electronics will stay simple with Garmin 7212 on the Fly and a 740S 0n the lower helm,
    The interior will have all new white cushions to contrast with the dark Mahogany, carpet also will stay white with carpet runners, white honey come window treatments.
    Refrigerator will be remove and replaced by Vitrifrigo under the counter drawer type.
    We want to keep this vessel as a classic, any advise will be appreciated.
  20. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    #406 comments

    WOW, that's a pretty ship. Shoot the guy that tracked dirt in your cockpit.
    I'm surrounded by Huckins boats and this one looks like a real clean / uncluttered ship.
    Not sure about that nylon line holding up a Raw water tube on port main, nor the rounding clamp keeping the hose in shape downstream from that. Something more proper could have been done here. Watch your fingers on that deck plate when working that sea-cock.
    Didn't notice helms seats on bridge or P H.

    There was an ole Huck named BFB here a while ago. She had a blue hull. Showed every ripple and screw bung on the hull. Please consider the darker the hull, more stuff shows (or will show after the boat works and flexes).

    Congrads and keep us updated.
    Cus ya know, we like to watch..