- Jan 10, 2012
What do you guys think of the 32 Mitchell cove? any information/ experiences/ info would be great.
In my opinion, they are the biggest, best looking 32 footers. The only negative thing about my mitchell cove is that it has a pretty wet ride even with spray rails, if it is blowing much. Goes 9 outta 10 days the 40 footers go and only burns a fraction of the fuel. Overall, a great boat for the 32 foot category.
"it has a pretty wet ride even with spray rails"
I too have an interest in the 32 MC.
Would you please explain your statement?
What is it about the hull design that causes a more wet ride than other specific hulls? Even WITH spray rails?
Before I bought the 32 mitchell, I had a 31 BHM. With the BHM it had to be blowing pretty good before spray would come thru the opening window or over the wheelhouse. With the mitchell cove....with just a little wind or chop, spray is coming thru the window and my sternman has to wear full grundens gear. Other than that, I love everything about the boat and would highly recommend.
Spray rails are good for nice days keeping spray off the windshield. Once the wind starts blowing these boats are not fast enough to keep the spray behind the boat so it ends up on the boat. So almost every DE boat is wet.
Petrel ,your statement about the wheel house is so true...my boat is 45'' and with a stiff north west wind my west coast windshield is getting blasted but everyone gets a seat and who cares how much water goes over the wheelhouseIt's not wet inside the "Life Support Bubble" (wheelhouse) unless of course your windows leak. My DMR and my BHM are both wet if it's choppy. Doesn't mean I get wet. I put a big enough cabin on my BHM that several people can stay dry in transit. Something to consider if you don't need to haul around traps or a net reel. I still have a huge cockpit b/c the house is so far forward, but three bunks and a head below- 31' boat.
Bill,I looked for some pictures last night,but have 40 or so discs with very little description of whats where.I look some more,I have before and after spray rails.I used pictures on placment of the rails and have video of them working,but I dont know how to post videos on this site.
I'd call that pretty calm water for a downeaster. Spray won't be an issue for that.
I have to agree, that is some calm water. Any DE with some spray rails will have a dry windshield in that kind of weather. Bill, you know the Mitchell Cove 32' is calling your name, or Stewart's new 30' Calvin Beal. With a Cummins 6.7 liter 425 hp or 480 hp in one of those 2 boats, you will be going so fast you will just skip from wave to wave flying along at 35 mph. At that speed you will outrun the spray .
Bill,heres some pictures before spray rails,you may have seen these already.I think it was a good breeze SE this day.I wouldnt let these deter considering a 32MC,they are great boats and these are not what you would be doing with one.