For 4? IMO Tennesee would be tight for 4, and Idaho is a picnic boat,
and even with a Birdwatcher slot in the top, just not suitable for 4.
Dakota could be built w' a comfortable layout for 4 if planned that
way from the start. Maybe a house like Dakota/Topaz could be scarfed
onto the light Tennesee hull.
I like the idea of a pair of 10hp motors with independent fuel tanks.
Reliability/redundancy, extreme economy (single motor at times), and
an edge in maneuverability. Bravo!
The other good advice is to take a big power cruiser, and gut it of
the big power, skegs, props, etc. Would never be as efficient as a
converted sailboat, or a displacement hull, but wouldn't be bad for a
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bill shamblin" <bshamblin2002@...> wrote:
> thanks, everyone. these are some good ideas.