32 BHM Walk around?

tunafishhkg

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I have a 32 BHM project boat that I am considering making into a center console walk around with tower and pulpit. I have a 0 hr 450hp 6cta Cummins to go in it so she should be no slouch. Wonder what the resale potential would be if I needed to sell it as a walk around would be unique and it has to be partially redone anyhow to fit the Cummins in, or just leave it as is and save the time? Small lobster configured cabin as it sits now and that’s why I am thinking walk around for the added fishing ability.




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I think the cc idea would hurt resale. but i've always wondered why there aren't more DE walkarounds? Why not shrink the cabin enough to give you a nice walk around instead? Build up the fwd gunnels, and add a rail. you still have the wheel house for protection, but get accessability?
 

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Nice project boat. You are a lucky guy.

A 29 H&H Center console would be a "roll of the dice" as far as resale.

From your post I get the sense that your are considering a center console setup because of placement/fitting the 6CTA your have into the boat. The 6CTA is a mighty BIG engine for a 29 H&H, weighs close to 2000 lbs with gear.

BTW, that is a very nice engine and with 450 ponies and all the tourque plan on spinning a max wheel on the boat of 28" diameter.

Here's a thought and one I would seriously consider if I was lucky enough to have the boat and the engine to work with.

How about placing the Cummins "back a bit" with a ZF vee drive?
2:1 gear, maybe a little less, the boat would scream.

You'd have a nice height engine box back away from the helm station and you'd move the weight of that 6C beast closer to the center of the boat where it belongs, gain cabin space and you'd be able to keep the helm top you have.

I was considering repowering an old 25 BHM lobster boat with a 6BTA 220 vee drive. Deal fell through but would have been a very nice setup.

For what it's worth,

Bill D

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I have a 32 BHM project boat that I am considering making into a center console walk around with tower and pulpit. I have a 0 hr 450hp 6cta Cummins to go in it so she should be no slouch. Wonder what the resale potential would be if I needed to sell it as a walk around would be unique and it has to be partially redone anyhow to fit the Cummins in, or just leave it as is and save the time? Small lobster configured cabin as it sits now and that’s why I am thinking walk around for the added fishing ability.



The boat is probably worth more the way it is than if you turn it into a CC.

Even the engine would be worth less . A buyer would have to figure on the expence of getting it out of the boat.
 

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Anything is possible when building yourself so you can think outside the box LOL. If I do this, then I would need a cuddy in the bow to attach the cradle for the pulpit anyhow so why not put a Vberth to get out of sun and could also add a little head and microwave. There is a lot of trunk cabin room since this was built by the previous owner so it has a long trunk cabin unlike most BHM's that I have seen with a short trunk to maximize the deck space. I do not like the look of a shrunk down house that I have seen on the one 30' class DE that was on the tuna grounds a few yrs ago. A small cabin of any usable size would only give maybe a 2ft wide walkway on each side That is why I am thinking center console or just keeping as is. I had most of the parts IE trans,shaft,and props from when I repowered my Duffy and other projects and kind of why I even purchased the BHM hull in the first place other than the price I paid for it. I just would not want to waste space under the deck amidships if it’s a walk around and from other advice; the engine and fuel tanks need to be far aft as possible so the idea of putting the fuel tanks amidships like NB does might not be ideal.
 

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Definitely need to have some creature comforts if a crew of two are going to be running it as a stick boat and need to overnight away from home, whether at sea or in a safe port.
 

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I think the cc idea would hurt resale. but i've always wondered why there aren't more DE walkarounds? Why not shrink the cabin enough to give you a nice walk around instead? Build up the fwd gunnels, and add a rail. you still have the wheel house for protection, but get accessability?
I second what offshore said....a walkaround like the dixon tuna tangler
 

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The Tangler is any real tunamans dream boat for sure, to get back to the post, mitchell cove, o'hara, finished one similar to what your talking about and was for sale I believe in florida, and I think its on O'hara Corp.;s website.
 
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