Re: [bolger] Seaworthy Boats
- Thanks John,Sorry Guys, I should have mede myself clear.I'm looking specifically for comments about the Surfmaster and the Diablo Grande, maybe comments about the smaller Diablo's rough water performance would help too.I really don't want to build a flat bottomed skiff but a boat with a flat planing shoe should be fineGlyn
--- On Fri, 17/7/09, John Bagshaw <jcbags@...> wrote:
From: John Bagshaw <jcbags@...>
Subject: Re: [bolger] Seaworthy Boats
Received: Friday, 17 July, 2009, 12:47 PMHello Glyn,Down here in Florida the Fish & Game people use mullet boats for their fish counting and dive research. It is wide and flat, so it bumps some at speed but you can stand on the rail and never tip it over. They like it because of the cargo space for the length, its easy to launch in small spaces, its stability and it comes back home every time. They use a medium sized outboard up front, like most mullet boats ( they say the mullet fishermen chose to put the motor up front to avoid catching the nets) anyway the motor up front avoids cavitation in most chop and the space in the back is huge. In the roaring 20's they used to use these boats to run rum. Check the web for plans. JCB.
--- On Fri, 7/17/09, glyn.toms <glyn.toms@yahoo. com> wrote:
From: glyn.toms <glyn.toms@yahoo. com>
Subject: [bolger] Seaworthy Boats
To: bolger@yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, July 17, 2009, 4:26 AMI'm looking for plans for an easy to build boat that'll handle a bit of sea in New Zealand's Cook Strait area - not a long way offshore but maybe up to a mile or so off, and in an area notorious for quick changes of weather and a big chop.
At this stage I'm leaning towards Diablo Grande or Surfmater 19 ("surfmater" , hmm, that's a name isn't it? "surf mother" in latin .....) SURFMASTER 19. I've been all through the archive as far as I know but there's not much about the sea keeping abilities of either of these boats.
Can someone give me a bit of first hand advice please?
I've been boating for about 45 years on and off and I've built three boats, the most recent being a John Welsford Joansa http://www.jwboatde signs.co. nz/plans/ joansa/index. htm . I want a boat that's seaworthy, good for fishing at sea, for catching trout in the world's best trout fishing lakes and that's fun for my wife and other passengers.
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