Dock buddy of mine has a 30 Sisu with a flybridge. Nice boat.Any info on this hull or where to research. Know it's a decent hull but hard to find much research on them. Pros, Cons Thanks
Cored and spray rail bolt leaks - wonderful. During the day, the Sisu were regarded as being lightly built. That "day" is so far back that the gold standard then in place was solid glass so this might not be true by today's standards. Regards the design's seakeeping qualities, compare them to the Bruno's. Royal Lowell, of course, drew most of the Sisu lines (though he died shortly thereafter and his brother, Carol, may have drawn the later Sisu modelI owned one for five years - 1988/1993. Bare bones model without a bridge. Nice boat, great lines. Rolled quite a bit on the drift. Some issues in a following sea. 14 knots top with 200hp Perkins. Balsa cored hull. If it has spray rails check for leaks around the mounting bolts.
Hhmmm... Not sure where you heard that. Did that source name a specific Beal or was s/he referring to the island bearing that name? Royal's family came from J'port/Beals but they also came from Nova Scotia, Rhode Island and Massachusetts - I'm speaking of Royals' grandfather William 'Will' Frost here. In fact, Royal lived in the southern part of Maine - Yarmouth/Portland area, I believe. Here's a fact you won't easily come across but Will Frost is interred on Beal's Island.Heard the original 30' was a beal design. Boat looks solid just worried about the cored hull and roll on the drift with a soft chine as I'm on the drift most of the time. Any info is good