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New to me 2005 43 Ocean

Discussion in 'Ocean Yacht' started by chot55, Jul 21, 2018.

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  1. chot55

    chot55 New Member

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    Just wanted to introduce myself. I purchased a 2005 43 Ocean in early May. She has the 500 hp Yanmars. She had 630 hours on her when I purchased. The prior owner went ahead and did a complete 1000 hr service before I looked at it.

    So far I absolutely love her.
    She's fast. We see anywhere from 24-28 knot cruise.
    Decent head sea ride
    Great on the hook or drifting
    Does not like a following sea. But I am learning how to tab her right, and this is improving

    The boat is used almost 100% for offshore fishing here in New Jersey

    We have made about 10 trips offshore already. Every single one being successful.

    I have had a few minor hiccups, but nothing out of the ordinary.

    So far I am extremely pleased with my choice. I shopped for this boat for 2 years. When I saw her I knew she was the one.

    I'm gonna try and post some pics in the next few days.

    Regards
    Chot55 (Chris)
    2005 43 Ocean "REAPER"
    2017 18 Maycraft CC "Lil Reaper"
  2. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

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    Congrats, welcome aboard and looking forward to pictures. Enjoy your boat!
  3. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    Congratulations on the new Ocean.
  4. Boomer

    Boomer Senior Member

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    Welcome aboard
  5. JeffH

    JeffH Member

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    Congrats! Looking forward to the pics.
  6. Boomer

    Boomer Senior Member

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    Lots of great people and information to be had here...awesome website!
  7. Trinimax

    Trinimax Senior Member

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    Congrats on the purchase. Welcome to the club. I think this takes to 4 or 5 members now with 43’s here