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58309Re: non-planing cruising boat for 4?

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  • daschultz2000
    Aug 5, 2008
      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
      single season.

      Don

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "bill shamblin" <bshamblin2002@...> wrote:
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      > thanks, everyone. these are some good ideas.
      >
      >
      > bill
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