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  • daschultz8275@sbcglobal.net
    Sep 1, 2012
      I own plans for Hawkeye, and have printed out the Bonefish info. Hawkeye plans provide much detail for how Bonefish would come together. At one point I owned a pair of the Briggs & Stratton engines. Today, I doubt one could get the B&S engines past the authorities and onto the water. So I've since let the engines go. A small diesel in the box keel of Bonefish would work very well. So would an outboard trailing behind the keel. It would be very well protected. A 25hp 4 stroke would cruise well and have plenty of power for higher speeds when needed.

      One could apply similar mods to a MicroTrawler, in theory, but with a 14' boat, and a hot smelly engine, there is no cabin space. You'd have to build it as an open boat.

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "c.ruzer" <c.ruzer@...> wrote:
      > > How about going with BONEFISH. Only a cartoon but meant for a small inboard and eminently buildable. Well discussd here as to performance, speed, keel, engine types and fitting etc. - see archives.
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