Just added another boat, 26' Express

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Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby RiverRatt » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:46 pm

My wife is not happy. I just bought a 1974 26'. I going to do the minimum to get it on the water. I want do see if we like it for quick trips. If we like it going to do a full restore. Maybe put a 400 SB Chevy Mercruiser manifolds in it i have.

What are the cruising speed to speed of a 26' Express, with the stock 318?
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26' Express
318
Ohio River Mile 498

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Re: Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby jralbert » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:50 pm

Is your spouse unhappy with your choice of manifolds or the cruising speed?
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Re: Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby fastbrianman » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:16 pm

Let me know how the spouse thing works out, I am looking at adding a 26 Express in a couple of weeks, Spouse is the concern. Everyone needs 2 boats don't they? I wish you luck, Fair winds and a following sea.

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Re: Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby Rockxx » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:57 pm

I've been married 52 years, you probably ain't gonna make that.
Good luck,
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Re: Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:13 am

Mid-20s at 3,500 rpm. Good luck with your marriage!

Jeff

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Re: Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby Aquaholic » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm

I guess I'm fortunate to have a Mrs who's as loopy about these darned boats as I am!
We just added a second vessel to the Lambert fleet a few weeks ago. We picked up a 1973 28' Express to have as our "home port boat". Cannot wait to get it ready and wet in a few weeks :D We are anxious to see how this one handles and cruises compared to our Sedan.
We are heading down to Kentucky Lake early tomm morning for a four day weekend of Spring maintenance to our 1989 32' Sedan. We boated her down there from our home in central Ohio last Summer. We will spend 6 weeks this Summer cruising to Nashville/Chattanooga/Knoxville/then down to around Joe Wheeler State Park.
P.S..... does anyone have any money I can borrow for gas? ;)
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Re: Just added another boat, 26' Express

Postby hightension » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:47 pm

Aquaholic wrote:I guess I'm fortunate to have a Mrs who's as loopy about these darned boats as I am!
We just added a second vessel to the Lambert fleet a few weeks ago. We picked up a 1973 28' Express to have as our "home port boat". Cannot wait to get it ready and wet in a few weeks :D We are anxious to see how this one handles and cruises compared to our Sedan.
We are heading down to Kentucky Lake early tomm morning for a four day weekend of Spring maintenance to our 1989 32' Sedan. We boated her down there from our home in central Ohio last Summer. We will spend 6 weeks this Summer cruising to Nashville/Chattanooga/Knoxville/then down to around Joe Wheeler State Park.
P.S..... does anyone have any money I can borrow for gas? ;)

Keep us updated on your cruise. Pictures etc
Rodney Hack
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