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bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/06/2003 11:11 PM  

My 28' Grover is now for sale.
1980 with 120 hp Lehman diesel - only 1748 original hours.
New SS shaft and Nibral wheel, 2 new 30 series batteries.
Two bilge pumps, Humminbird LCD FF, Sitex Paper machine, Raytheon Loran.
6 rod holders and outriggers
Stern controls (w/new cables) and tiller
She cruises 13kts and only burns 3.5 GPH! I use around 60 gallons of diesel for a canyon trip. There were only 50 of the 28's built...
Asking $28,500 and she's in the water now.
PM or call 631-661-4892 for info.

(This post edited by bassavant on 02/08/2003)

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MakoMatt
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Joined: 07/14/2002
Posts: 13142
Location: 26313.0/43267.8
 posted 02/07/2003 04:29 AM  

Anyone who is seriously interested in a good solid offshore boat, and is working with a limited budget I suggest you give Bassavant’s Grover a look over. These boats are arguably THE most capable offshore boat in this price range anywhere. I do not know Bassavant, but I know of the boat, originally owned by the Cooper family and named the “SKIMMER”, she was very rarely fished while being kept at East Islip Anglers, later sold and renamed the “OLD SQUAW.” I believe Bassavant is the 3rd. owner. I think the price he has listed is also a steal, I have the 26’ and have been offered considerably more.

MakoMatt

 
bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/07/2003 06:02 AM  

Yes, Matt! I am the third owner, but the first outside the Cooper family. The "Old Squaw" was passed from father to son prior to being purchased by me.
Maybe I'll reconsider the price! lol!
 
Capthookem

Joined: 08/30/2002
Posts: 936
Location: Flemish Cap
 posted 02/08/2003 11:32 AM  

Do you have any pictures to post ???

Capt. H
 
bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/08/2003 02:30 PM  

No Grover Pics yet....

I've got a couple of shots from last spring that I could scan and convert...
No digital camera yet.
The boat also has a new DSC VHF & antenna. The cockpit (white) and transom were regelcoated last year as well.
If I make out OK with the scan, I'll post later.

 
bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/08/2003 03:52 PM  

Here's a Pic

This is from last spring. The teak has since been cleaned and Semco'd. There are currently two 28's listed on Yachtworld.com if anyone wants to take a peek.

 
Capthookem

Joined: 08/30/2002
Posts: 936
Location: Flemish Cap
 posted 02/08/2003 04:34 PM  

The 28 Grover is a great boat !!!

Bassavant, Thanks for the picture. I used to have the 28.....Great Boat !!!That's a lot of boat for that price...You shouldn't have trouble moving that. If I can find a picture of mine, I'll post it.

Capt. H
 
bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/08/2003 09:16 PM  

Salty enough for ya' ?

Capt H:
Remember this shot from the brochure?

 
Capthookem

Joined: 08/30/2002
Posts: 936
Location: Flemish Cap
 posted 02/08/2003 09:22 PM  

"KRISTIN ANN"

Bassavant,
My boat is the one they used for most of the brochure pictures. It was the Lady Marion at the time.

Capt. H

 
captainlarry84


Joined: 01/06/2003
Posts: 1932
 posted 02/08/2003 10:46 PM  

Worked on your boat

Bass,
Good luck in your sale. Just to let you know I help build the boat with Fred & Dino back in the early years when I worked there. I had a 1978 26 Grover full teak 120 Lehman and was the first guy to canyon fish a Grover boat. Back then I had very big B....
I have a photo of a pair of 180 big eyes on the boat I will try to post them and a second shot of a 380 mako in the boat.
Grover made three very rare Grover 28s and they ran well. One had the 165 Turbo Lehman The Lady Marion, the other had a half tower with the upgraded 250 Hp Lehman and a twin screw model that went up the Hudson to a police department, that had twin Volvos. They were fun years.
 
bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/09/2003 12:35 AM  

Lady Marion

Capt H:

I fish with the original owner of the "Lady Marion" from time to time! In fact, I owe most of what I know of canyon fishing to him!

CaptLarry:
No Bigeyes on my Grovers (I owned a 26 for a few years and canyon fished it regularly). But this one isn't gone yet!
I had a couple of blue marlin behind her last year at the Dip - what a thrill!
I guess it takes big B to go to the edge on a 26 - but I always felt these were excellent sea boats and NEVER doubted the fact that I would get home -safely. And usually with fish!!
I am a Marine Engineer and (for what its worth) can honestly say that at the end of the day, there's no small boat I would rather be on far offshore than a Grover with a Lehman! You guys did a heck of a job! They are still fun years. Call me if you'd like to stop by.

 
Capthookem

Joined: 08/30/2002
Posts: 936
Location: Flemish Cap
 posted 02/09/2003 10:16 AM  

Basavant,
I'm sure you know plenty, Kenny is a great fisherman.

Capt. H
 
MakoMatt
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Location: 26313.0/43267.8
 posted 02/09/2003 11:16 AM  

Didn't he have a REAL BIG Mako on the original Lady Marion?

MakoMatt
 
Capthookem

Joined: 08/30/2002
Posts: 936
Location: Flemish Cap
 posted 02/09/2003 11:28 AM  

MakoMatt,
I think he had a pair of 300+ makos one day and he also had a white shark that was over a thousand.

Capt. H
 
bassavant

Joined: 10/16/2002
Posts: 305
 posted 02/09/2003 04:03 PM  

Matt and CaptH:

Right on both counts: the two 300+ Makos and the White. When I was considering buying my first Grover, he came over with his "scrapbook" and showed me pictures of the Makos. He had one tied up on each side of the pilothouse roof! What a picture!
Here's another - I believe this is your brochure boat, Capt. H - before he had the hard sides and glass windows put on.

 
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