Back Cove 29 Merced CA

The Back Cove 29 is a Downeast-style boat that is a floating catalogue of fundamentals. Based on the traditional, round-bilge, full-keel lobster boat populating every cove and harbor in Maine, a Downeaster is first and foremost practical and utilitarian; its classic proportions and simple beauty follow its function.

McClure Point Marina
(209) 378-2441
3100 Barrett Cove Rd
Snelling, CA
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McClure Point Marina

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Stor-All Mr
(209) 722-8631
2785 North Santa Fe Avenue
Merced, CA
 
Merced Power Sports
(209)722-8055Q
265 West 15th Street
Merced, CA
 
Ferriera Racing
(209) 384-9284
819 West 16th Street
Merced, CA
 
M B Sports
(209) 357-4153
280 Airpark Road
Atwater, CA
 
Lake Mc Clure-Lake Mc Swain
(209) 378-2521
9090 Lake Mcclure Rd
Snelling, CA
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Lake Mc Clure-Lake Mc Swain

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International Inboard Marine
(209) 384-2566
2556 W 16Th St
Merced, CA
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Malibu Boats West Inc
(209) 383-7469
1 Malibu Court
Merced, CA
 
Fine Line Industries
(209) 384-0255
455 Grogan Avenue
Merced, CA
 
Lakeside Marina - Tahoe
(530) 541-9800
4041 Lakeshore Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Introduction
The Back Cove 29 is a Downeast-style boat that is a floating catalogue of fundamentals. Based on the traditional, round-bilge, full-keel lobster boat populating every cove and harbor in Maine, a Downeaster is first and foremost practical and utilitarian; its classic proportions and simple beauty follow its function. These boats also serve a specific purpose, thanks to focused designers"they don't try to be all things to all people. The Back Cove 29 is such a boat, only brought up to date with modern fiberglass construction methods and materials. It is well executed, replacing traditional wooden plank-on-frame construction, and a hard-chine planing hull (with greater speed potential) substitutes for the lobster boat's semi-displacement, round bilge bottom.

Express cruisers, such as those built by Sea Ray and Chaparral, account for the great majority of the cruising boats sold in this size range. So what's the difference between the Back Cove and those best-selling boats? A few highlights: The express cruiser (EC) has primary access to the foredeck through the opening centerline windshield, opening up interior bridgedeck room by eliminating, or substantially narrowing, the side decks; the EC has sterndrive power, which raises the cockpit, making it unsuitable for serious fishing, but opens up room for a mid-cabin, which is where the engine room is located on the Back Cove 29; the same size EC is often marketed as sleeping 4 to 6 passengers (but look carefully to see if those berths are big enough for adults to lay on comfortably), and the Back Cove's inboard diesel burns considerably less fuel per mile than the typical EC's gas sterndrive power.

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