View Full Version : 1968 Jersey 28' Flybridge
08-18-2009, 12:01 PM
I'm looking for anyone else who has pics, owns one, knows anything about a 1968 Jersey Flybridge. Only boats I can find are the 40' Jersey Dawn. This has a single 318 inboard. I can't find any info on these...Anyone?
I'd be interested in hearing more about your "Jersey" if she is a wood hull. All the Jersey's I have been aware of were always glass. One issue they had in the early 70's was fiberglass fuel tanks that were known for weeping, or 'sweating' gas (not good). - The insurance companies didn't like them with original tanks.
08-18-2009, 12:31 PM
hoping for pics so i can get an idea of how to restore it. also, since i can't find another like it, i have no idea of their value.
Do you have pictures so we can see what you are starting with?
08-18-2009, 12:37 PM
i can only go off what the title and the previous owner tell me. it does have a wooden hull. also, i plan on swapping out the fuel tanks, as they are both fiberglass....she is a diamond in the rough. large enough cabin, but a huge back deck!!! wide beam and some great wood throughout....i plan on swapping out the old glass windows with plexi-glass...tinted....other than that, i'm scraping off layers of paint of all different colors...was curious as to what the original looked like...and what was painted, what was stained...the H.I.N. is 475...no idea of a model...except that it is a closed cabin cruiser with a flybridge...single engine..there is a 40' jersey down parked in my neighbor's dock...150,000 was too steep...so i sold a sailboat and bought this gal for 1000...lot of elbow grease a a few thousand bucks, she'll be a head-turner again
08-18-2009, 12:38 PM
i'll try...i don't have any on the web, so i'd have to email them....
I would be real interested in pictures & hearing more about your skiff. One of my interests is the lapstrake wooden boat builders of N.J.. Most of my information is from Point Pleasant N.J. & north up to Morgan N.J., but I'm working on expanding down inot south Jersey (which is where I'm thinking Jersey's were built?).
08-18-2009, 01:05 PM
i'll post them on myspace and use that url i guess, unless anyone wants to have emailed directly...
08-18-2009, 01:26 PM
i've taken off some rails..rain rails...hand rails from the roof...bow rails, etc...steering wheel on the flybridge and the guages so i can sand etc...
this thing was covered in 20 layers of cracked paint...everything was painted over white with no wood showing at all...what a shame and what a pain...
08-18-2009, 01:31 PM
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08-18-2009, 01:32 PM
08-18-2009, 02:03 PM
the bottom/sides are solid wood...the main deck and roof are plywood...plywood for the main cabin interior, but trimmed well in solid wood...long way to go, but no more rot...found some small spots and repaired them....i've gotta sand/stain the ladder, cabin doors...rubrail...handrails...as much wood as possible...was toying with the idea of making wooden bow rails....
08-18-2009, 04:19 PM
Had a 1965 boat of the same description during the 1970"s.. not where I can find the pictures but have wished that I still had it.. it is located in the Tidewater VA area..
single 318.. plywood laps.. watch the frames under the dinette area.. I took some rough water and had a frame break at the limber hole..Pulled the screws through the bottom. I did strip fiberglass the keel line and refastened the bow to the stem.. also the chime..
Loved the ride and spent some good time on the Chesapeake bay.. the pictures bring back memories.
08-18-2009, 05:00 PM
i'm in cheapeake,va myself on the ICW...by the great bridge locks.....
08-19-2009, 06:13 AM
Does Atlantic Yacht Basin still have as many classic boats still under the shelters.? Loved to visit down there. Wished I had taken pictures of the treasures there.
08-19-2009, 10:42 AM
they do...that place is fantastic!!! people come from all over the east coast to get work done there as well...when i haul her out, i'll take it there...so nice to be this close to 'em...next time i head down there i'll take some pics of boats and post 'em
08-19-2009, 11:45 AM
Wish that someone at WB would do some articles on the classics found at Atlantic Yatch Basin.. and maybe something on what is going on in a few boat yards that are left in VA and NC..
Nice looking boat. --- I've been thinking & do remember wooden "Jersey's". The ones I remember were about 28' lapstrake skiffs that looked a LOT like a Zobel's Seafox, and were actually imported from the far east. I remember the easiest way to identify one of those skiffs was that they were planked with no gains on the aft end of the planks. The full lap ran right out to the end, which gave the transom real 'zig-zag' saw toothed sides. I don't know if that was the same "Jersey" that built the glass boats (& maybe yours domestically?). Maybe someone else knows how the puzzle pieces fit??
Oops, I didn't mean for it to sound like one is, or might be, one of those 'imports'. Big differences between them. Some friends of ours had one of the imports, nice looking skiff, not much beam though so they were quite tender. Whatever was used for ribs wasn't too good either, they suffered from cracks at the turn of the bilge to soon.
Gary - I've seen that list before, it really only covers south Jersey builders, there is only one name north of Point Pleasant. There were dozens of builders in the Long Branch to Morgan area - won't get into them here as this is already kind of a topic drift. (Bud Bender was also in Highlands, not Manahawkin).
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