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    Will a 4550 fit in a 14(39) well?-gctid803112

    I am looking at buying a 4550. We already have a boat house with a long enough well and overall length, but I can't verify if the boat will fit in the well that has a total width of 14'3" at the deck, which is 20" above the water line. What about door widths s well?
    -Mick
    1986 4550 "Embark"
    Tacoma, WA

    #2
    It looks like that boat is a foot wider.
    Wet'ever
    1989 Avanti 2955
    460 King Cobra

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      #3
      Hi Mick

      Bad news...LOA. 50.5. Beam 14.11 ...Gona be tight,put enough HP behind it and it'll fit.

      Good luck Brad
      Brad & Sharon
      Lady Jake
      1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
      LaConner,Wa. (summer)
      2003 Scout CC 24' W/225 Yamaha
      kailua Kona,Hi (Winter)

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        #4
        But is the beam measured at the rub rail or the water line?
        -Mick
        1986 4550 "Embark"
        Tacoma, WA

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          #5
          "But is the beam measured at the rub rail or the water line?"

          The beam at the rub rail is just over 15'.

          Edit - please see great idea by Norton Rider in below post....
          Northport NY

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            #6
            Thanks. I was hoping for less, as our 4087 has a 13'1" beam but is 11'5" at the waterline. It's also 44 feet long from the tip of the bowsprit to the back of the swim step.The registered length is 39' according to the WA DOL tables. Reading ads just adds to the confusion.

            It's hard to know what to believe.
            -Mick
            1986 4550 "Embark"
            Tacoma, WA

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              #7
              How about measuring to make sure? Find a 45 in an individual slip and measure the lower hull at the widest point to each side of the dock. Add the two and subtract the total from the width of the slip. That will give you the max without fenders.
              1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
              2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
              Anacortes, WA

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                #8
                "How about measuring to make sure? Find a 45 in an individual slip and measure the lower hull at the widest point to each side of the dock. Add the two and subtract the total from the width of the slip. That will give you the max without fenders."

                This is a great idea - +1
                Northport NY

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                  #9
                  These pics might give you a start ....






                  Northport NY

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                    #10
                    Norton Rider has the answer above to be sure. Our 47 (same hull width as 45) fits nicely in a 15' slip. I have fenders mounted horizontally on the dock. We can slide right in with about a foot and a bit on each side. I'm in a very protected marina. There are also companies that make rectangular fender type material that mounts to dock. They look to be only 3-5" thick which will give you more space.
                    2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
                    12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
                    MV Kia Orana
                    Currently Enjoying the PNW

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                      #11
                      Well, we tracked down the former boathouse owner who said he had a 4588 and it fit just fine. The service manager at the marina confirmed this, as he said he moved the boat in and out several times for service, and it wasn't particularly difficult.

                      So we are "upgrading from our 4087 cockpit to the 4550, which is what we wanted all along. The boat is an 86, but in great shape, boathouse kept for the last 23 years. The engines are a bit sluggish, but I think they need to be run. The prior owner hardly ever ran them over 1800rpm. But he did a great job maintaining the boat. Even the blender is there and works!
                      -Mick
                      1986 4550 "Embark"
                      Tacoma, WA

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                        #12
                        Congratulations! They are great boats! We love ours!
                        2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
                        12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
                        MV Kia Orana
                        Currently Enjoying the PNW

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