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holy sh*t I love these boats..anyone got a good place to get a boat loan?
 

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I love the lines on the H&H models as well....my question is, do the Osmonds have the same head-sea reputation as other downeast skeg boats, i.e. being pounders in a head sea? I know CEShawn raves about his old H&H 40', but how do the smaller boats do?
 

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I love the lines on the H&H models as well....my question is, do the Osmonds have the same head-sea reputation as other downeast skeg boats, i.e. being pounders in a head sea? I know CEShawn raves about his old H&H 40', but how do the smaller boats do?
I ran mine into 4-5 footers at 17 knots and never pounded, thats good enough for me! I also took a ride on a 28 Mussel Ridge and it was a way different ride.
 
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I'm not going to jump on designs here... but does anything else think the Wayne Beal compared to Osmand Beal, that the Wayne beal pounds more in a head sea? To me the bow just feels more blunt... I have only had three rides, so can't make a complete decision but enough to keep me away... again not bashing...
 

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The Osmond Beals tend to be flatter bottom at the stern and ride better loaded down with gear than light , which makes them great work boats
 

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my 29'6 is great in a head sea. A bit rocky in cross sea when hauling....but overall, love the boat!
 

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Isn't it almost safe to say that all downeast boats run better with weight compared to light? I mean after all isn't that the displacement part?

I really would like to know how some of these 25kt+ downeast boats do that are built lightweight.

Our H&H40 we had up to 26kts in some pretty nasty stuff but she was heavy and burned alot of fuel doing it. I think our weight was 28,000lbs but not sure because that was just on a travel lift one time that I can remember. She did burn well over 35GPH at that speed, almost thinking 40 but that was years ago.
 

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that's some draft on a 29' boat

but a keel that could accomodate a protected 28" wheel would have to be deep

if you overpower that beauty you'll be riding on a rail!
 

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beautiful

i love the side door... so much ventilation....i cut one in on my 36 wayne beal but dont have one on my boat now....i miss that thing
 

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side door

El mar,never had a problem with the spray...but had to put a rain gutter over the door to stop water from dripping off the wheelhouse roof..made it with pvc stuff from hamilton marine...i will post pictures later when my girl comes she knows how to do the scan crap..lol
 

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Nice lookin' boats, the only thing I don't like about some of the H&H's is the arangment of the front windows being straight across.

A little nit picky I know but I like the look of 3 windows slightly curved plus a small "visor" over the windows.

Personal preference I guess, still beautiful boats though.
Bryan . just put new windows in this past weekend & will be adding a small visor this winter. BTW, can't seem to make my 32 H&H pound not matter what sea condition I find myself in, however I'm only running @15 to 16kts. Cant say how she would behave @ 20 plus in big water, but I believe she would do just fine
 

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