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post #21 of 47 Old 10-11-2010
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still interested in buying a BC?

Ralphsr - Sorry to hear about your terrible experience. I have a 1978 BC in good shape that I'm thinking of selling. It's located at Herrington Harbour, so it's not far from you. Let me know if you are still interested in buying.
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I'd not looked at many boats or been on many boats, but i am seriously in love with that bombay clipper...
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We just LOVE ours. The roominess is Great, the storage below cockpit is really nice, she is strong and forgiving. I have replaced water and fuel tanks, added autopilot, and many other upgrades. We have discussed if we would like a boat with an aft cabin better , but the trade off is less storage and harder to access engine tranny etc.
Just such a fun boat. Planning a trip from Tampa area to Keywest then the dry tortugas early next year.
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Keeping our BC

We agree that the Bombay Clipper is a terrific boat and have decided to keep ours even if it lacks some of the conveniences of a newer boat. With the money we save by not buying a newer boat we can make more upgrades (how's that for rationalizing?)! Unfortunately we don't have any good digital pictures (lost somewhere in a computer upgrade) but I'll try posting an interesting one of us (in the rear, of course) in line with a bunch of boats motoring out of a creek one morning through a thick fog bank.

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Let me try this again...

Well I haven't mastered the picture posting technique but this should at least provide a link to it.

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one more time...

I think I have it this time...
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thats awesome! i like the technical aspect of the photo more then the boat though in this picture. whats the beam on your boat?
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Beam

It has an 11' beam, which was pretty large for a 31' in 1978. It has the same style keel as an Island Packet - that sort of 3/4 full keel that's integrated into to the hull. She's not the most nimble boat by any means but strong and very comfortable.
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It has an 11' beam, which was pretty large for a 31' in 1978. It has the same style keel as an Island Packet - that sort of 3/4 full keel that's integrated into to the hull. She's not the most nimble boat by any means but strong and very comfortable.
Strong and comfy are priorities as is roominess, though the scale for roominess on a boat is a little out of whack with my perceptions of what i think it should be. i looked at a hunter 28 and thought that i'd be miserable in that thing. for somereason when i get past the stability, and the speed, i get overly concerned with creature comforts. do you mind sharing some pictures of the interior? I have crazy (probably impractical) dreams about playing my ps3 on a 40 inch screen in the middle of the ocean battery power might make that possible for about five or six seconds.
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Hello all,
The bombay people on here have been quiet of late. I need some help from yall. Spring is arriving in tn quickly and the boat is becoming almost ready. I have a loos tension gauge and was wondering how most of you tension your rigging. I also am installing a depthfinder. Can I put the in hull transducer in the bilge or should it go forward . Looking forward to answers, thanks, Wade
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