25' bhm

oldshell55

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DE outboard

any input on how DE hulls handle with outboards, 26-28 foot, I know the keel must be cut back
 

Keelboater

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Now that looks different. Is there a full keel under that hull? Hard to tell in the photos. I had a sea drive on my '86 Grady. It was blown up when I bought the boat. (The previous owner had it rebuilt twice before that!) I kept the sea drive bracket and adapted a 225 Evinrude to it minus the tilt bracket. Wiring and controls were identical. It ran great, but never performed that well. I'm thinking the sea drive bracket added a lot of drag. It was slick the way it completely lifted the motor out of the water for docking, but there is a reason they became obsolete so quickly.
 

oldshell55

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BHM36 , 38’ young bros ,
DEoutboard

I discussed it with one builder, want to build an open boat, outboard, he said they would cut the keel off , leave just a couple of inches. I have a privateer, it has a small keel (2-3"). 24 feet x 9' just a little small, want 26'-27'x10' outboard , hard size to find with shallow deadrise, deep V not a stable platform. I'd like to find someone with some idea of how DE would react with no keel, I don't want to waste my money thanks
 

seahaven

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Keel issues?

The ad is still up on craigslist, and I have the same question as oldshell55- how would this handle with what looks like little or no keel? It makes me leery.
 

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Talk to the lowell bros. (can't remember which one-bad hearing vs maine accent top shelf man though) said they had done some of the sisu's like that and performed well as I recollect
 

oldshell55

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BHM36 , 38’ young bros ,
keeless

there are small DE without much keel that are successful, sisu 22 being one that has operated that way for years, just wondering if a larger boat , 28', might have issues
 

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JoFishes 26' Seaway seems to work.

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MouseTrap

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Eastern is making a new 27' with outboards. It's 2' wider than their old 27 (10.5 vs 8.5'). It's offered with twin 150s. I asked about a single 300, and the guys at Yarmouth Boat Yard said the twins seem to work better.

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tunaorlater

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there are small DE without much keel that are successful, sisu 22 being one that has operated that way for years, just wondering if a larger boat , 28', might have issues



Sisu 22 has a keel. Very little is taken off. IMO most don't ride well without keels, they just become flat bottom pounders.
 
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