Re: Diablo dreamers,builders and owners.....
- initial stability:
I can stand on the gunwale of my diablo and dive off it. I weight
200 lbs. No problem. (this is a calm water activity).
1/2 " thickness is fine with a 10 hp motor. With a 40 I am surprised
the bottom even touches the water. This sounds dangerous to me. Good
I added a plank keel from the bow to about 1 foot from the stern to
help in low speed maneuvers i.e. trolling for bass and blues. The only
problem is that it effected the natural drift used for fluke fishing
and it is a pain when landing on a beach to dig clams. I will probably
I wish I had a 15 hp motor.
Happy Diablo building.
David Jost "wishing it were Spring"