27 Calvin Beal by Calvin Beal

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This was for sale of SWBOATWORKS.com.. been looking at the pics constantly..27 footer. cedar core/glassed hull...he made it for his own use then sold it. only went 36 mph:eek:

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I was looking @ that 27 Calvin earlier too.

I was on Stew's website looking for info on the "new" Calvin Beal 30 footer.

He has the pricing up on the website.

No pics yet. I'm anxious to see the completed hull & top #1
 

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As a captain of a 34 calvin which I love, the 30 calviin looks to be a slightly scaled down version I would say similar to the mitchell cove 32 another calvin design, should be top notch for 30 foot class in terms of maintaining decent width to accomadate many uses, looks sweeet!
 

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Yes, I looking forward to seeing the boat.

I've been thinking about power plants for that 30 foot Calvin and maybe
keeping the deck all one level, no step up.

I'm partial to Cummins and I don't mind engine boxes.

I'm thinking of maybe a QSB 6.7 425 with a V drive.

Get the engine back away from the main bulkhead towards the center of gravity and get the engine "up out of the bilge" sort of speak.

Have a neat little engine box.

Attached is a pic of a Cummins 6B Vdrive install.

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Bill have you seen any DEs with a v drive? just curious as to what the builders think about that.. you dont care about an engine box in the stern where you fish? you think the angle of the shaft would work? prob have to do it on a new boat right?
 

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Thinking about this a little more..that angle of the shaft wouldnt work in "most" keeled DEs..the shaft usually comes out through the keel and there is no strut..the keel also doesnt go all the way to the back of the boat so even if the angle of the v drive was less you would still have to put it more forward almost in the middle of the boat.. the other thing is the waterline/deck height/scuppers issue becuase of the weight in the stern..lastly the exhaust would have to bend 90 degrees twice to get out around the waterline..in regards to the center of gravity having the engine lower in the boat ( which it would be/is if the motor is forward) will give you a better center of gravity..
I personally like the way most DEs are set up.. they are a timeless design that will never go out of style..I am actually looking forward to having my engine forward in the house..easy to work on with plenty of room to change belts etc..if you position your toilet in the right spot you can litterally take a dump while changing your oil
once again.. like all things on here.. just my thoughts.. not the truth..dont get pissed
 

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Check out the " evolution drive". get engine lower and better angle of attack for shaft/prop. For new costruction only.:eek:
 

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Big money for the Evolution drive big, probaly save a few bucks by having the right finisher install the motor instead, Im a huge fan of Farrins Boatshop as they finished the 34 Calvin I captain, you can check out the whole build on their website, top notch finishers and family run business, somebody with the last name Farrin is actually doin the work!
 

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Bill have you seen any DEs with a v drive? just curious as to what the builders think about that.. you dont care about an engine box in the stern where you fish? you think the angle of the shaft would work? prob have to do it on a new boat right?

Glenn Holland has used a number of V-drives in his 32s.
 

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Wow no shit..would love to see that set up.. Do you know how it was set up?
 
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