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  • Just Took Delivery of a New 28

    I had to express what all of you already know. I ordered a new 28 (through Anchor Yacht Basin in MD) in December and picked it up at the factory on May 23rd. Keith, Mac and everyone at CC made this an experience that my son and I will never forget. I can't imagine being more happy with the process from the order to the delivery. They did all the custom changes that made the boat truly unique.

    We took it up the ICC to Norfolk on day one, and outside to our home port of Ocean City, MD on day two. No surprise...it performed flawlessly. Doug Layton of Layton Boatworks did the Furuno electronics. They both called to check up on us during the trip.

    Hat's off to everyone at CC and Layton's in Edenton. I wanted to put some pictures in, but they're all over the size limit. If I figure out how to do it, I'll add them later.

    Looking forward to learning from all of you.

    Eddie Echard
    VALOR
    CC-28-2007
    Eddie
    2007 28
    "VALOR" - Ocean City, MD

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    new Carolina owner

    Good luck with your new boat. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

    Keep in touch so we can share fishing reports.
    2003 28 Carolina Classic
    Twin 300 Volvo's

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    • #3
      Eddie,

      Congrats on your new boat. CC are great folks to deal with. You could not ask for better customer service.

      Were in OC are you located?

      I'm at OCFC A-41. Would enjoy seeing the custom work you had done.

      Good Luck with her..

      Ed
      Sweet-E-Motion
      28 Carolina Classic
      OCFC, MD.

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      • #4
        Congrats! What upgrades did you have the factory complete before delivery?
        Bullish
        2002 28
        Volvo Kamd 44p's

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        • #5
          We're all the way at the top of the bay on Wilson Avenue off of Madison (immediately west of the bridge near Harpoon Hanna's). It's called Townes of Nantucket III. It's about two blocks south of the Delaware state line. The entrance to our canal is on the west side of Nantucket Point. Not many inboard boats up there, but we're lucky that we've got enough water to sneak in carefully.

          It's fitted with most of the listed options except the D-6's (genny, air, tower, power steering, corian, water heater, charger, teak & holly, center riggger, etc.). The custom stuff...changed all the cushions and pillows to the tan leatherette like the 35, changed the corian to a sand color, white rubrail with the stainless insert, additional 12-volt outlets everywhere, moved the shorepower to starboard side, helm from the 32, split bow lights, etc.

          They also installed the autopilot pump at the factory, I just had to get it and deliver it.

          The biggest visual difference is the white rubrail with the light green glass. It's a little more "sissy-fied" than the dark glass and rubrail, but my wife likes it.
          Eddie
          2007 28
          "VALOR" - Ocean City, MD

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          • #6
            Pictures??????????????
            Luke

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            • #7
              I think I just made my first website! Please let me know if this works if you cut and paste it in your browser. Please...no comments on the cheesy site. I am lame.

              http://mysite.verizon.net/vzery718/
              Eddie
              2007 28
              "VALOR" - Ocean City, MD

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              • #8
                They keep improving. I have an 02' and don't have the bench seat in the tower or the new tackle center/seating arrangement. Both are great additions.
                Bullish
                2002 28
                Volvo Kamd 44p's

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                • #9
                  Eddie,

                  Best of luck to you with the new rig. She looks huge without bottom paint!

                  What electronics package did you choose?

                  Chris
                  "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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                  • #10
                    It's all Furuno Navnet 2. Single 10" centered on the 32 console with an RD30 to the right of it. 7" in the upper helm. RADAR/Plotter/Sounder networked together. Didn't overlay the RADAR. Simrad AP16 autopilot with upgraded compass. ICON IC-M504 and HM-162B/SW CommandmicIII in the upper station. Doug Layton did it all, right the first time.

                    I'm thinking about the weather setup and/or a night vision camera. I get nervous on long runs at night trying to fish at first light 40 to 70 miles out. Does anyone have experience with a lower-cost night vision setup? Every time I relax under autopilot it seems like I'm dodging pots or nets miles offshore.

                    Also, I agree, the 28 has a rear end like Jennifer Lopez without bottom paint.

                    I'll add helm and interior shots to that site this weekend. Thanks for the comps.
                    Eddie
                    2007 28
                    "VALOR" - Ocean City, MD

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                    • #11
                      Hi Eddy

                      Thats a real pretty boat. Nice job on the site too.

                      Terry
                      work is something I do in between fishing trips

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                      • #12
                        Good luck! You're going to love it.!!!
                        Capt. Walt
                        2001 CC 28
                        Volvo KAMD 300's

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                        • #13
                          Night Vision

                          There are basically two types of night vision: The "greenish" looking type you generally see the military using, which is actually light enancement. To "see" with this type of gear, there must be some available ambient light.

                          The other type uses infared and detects temperature differences between objects. I have installed this type of unit on my 07 25. It is a remarkable unit. I now feel confident that all those crab pot buoys will not wind up in my prop, nor will I need to search for the next nav buoy with my spotlight, after it is too close for radar. For more info - take a look at WWW.FLIR.COM

                          The standard unit (no pan or tilt) should run around $4500 installed. You can see it right on you nav screen if your system has a video in feed.

                          Now that this technology is affordable, I would not travel at night without it.
                          1965 MFG 16'
                          1973 Grady White 18'
                          205' USCG Cutter Tamaroa - Engineer
                          125' FEADSHIP M/Y "Gillian" - Engineer
                          50' Gulfstar S/Y - Mate
                          2005 Wellcraft 23' center console
                          2007 Carolina Classic 25
                          2007 Carolina Classic 28

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.
                            Eddie
                            2007 28
                            "VALOR" - Ocean City, MD

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