37 sedan flybridge removal

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37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby fighterpilot » Wed May 10, 2017 9:44 am

Can the flybridge on the 37 be removed or is it welded in place? Would think when delivered from the factory, flybridge wasn't in place to facilitate hauling over land, but if so, could have been welded in place later on or not?? Considering hauling home overland as alternative to the Tombigbee challenge. I have had two hauled before but flybridges were pretty simple to remove, so know this one would be more of a challenge if doable. Without removing the flybridge, but with everything removed down to the dash/helm/controls etc, believe height still too tall. I don't know what the height is, haven't found any measurements for above described configuration, and even with bridge clearance number don't know where that top measurement is located. Top of windscreen, maybe?? If I had that number could add draft number and some nominal number when on a trailer and get some idea. Anyway, thanks for all the help on this forum. Should know by the end of the week if offer accepted. It should be, it is what the owner wanted.

Curious why boat isn't in Parker and McKnew books. I have 7 different books by them that covers the time frame but no Marinette 37. Hmmmm.?

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Re: 37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby jralbert » Wed May 10, 2017 1:36 pm

As an aside, someone of the forum recently had experience transporting long distance. You may wish to research the thread here. I think he was going from Annapolis to Texas so key on Annapolis and see if that helps.
The 32's were bolted and I can't think of why welding would have been used. The advice always has been that when disassembling, mark every blessed wire for easy re-attachment.
If FB is removed, ht would be to top of cabin roof (w/FB secured on the front deck). I would think you need measurement from keep to roof. The hauler can supply their own dimensions to add/subtract from ht,
Good luck with project
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Re: 37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby newendeavor » Wed May 10, 2017 2:20 pm

I had 1991 41ft transported from DC to Louisville and my Bridge unbolted and was laid on the Bow with heavy pads. All the factory work was well marked and easy to reattach. But all after market stuff, radar, stereo, plotter, Marine radio had the wiring cut and spliced with wire nuts. You can't do that with Coax and other Transmission system type wiring. It took me 2 weeks to repair !
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Re: 37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby bill » Wed May 10, 2017 5:33 pm

I just did this measurement last week for a gentleman who phoned me.
My 37' FB /Sedan was on the hard.
Top of windshield to bottom of keel. 13'-11"
Windshield removed to bottom of keel 13'-3"
Top of cabin to keel 10'-6"
Widest part of beam 13'-1"
Hope this helps.
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Re: 37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby javalin390 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Yes, this topic has been covered, and the bridge of a 37' comes off. Mine was transported over land by the previous owner and I do believe the seat pedestals have to be removed as well.
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Re: 37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby DougDoty » Wed May 10, 2017 9:49 pm

I have my own trailer to move my 39 sedan, All loaded up and rolling with no bridge involved I was 13' 3" and my trailer is made like you would haul a fountain or 38 to 42' Baja so it is not as low slung as a good hydraulic hauler would be.
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Re: 37 sedan flybridge removal

Postby legendlc » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Would the same height measurements be the same for a 79 37 double cabin?
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