33 Flowers "Emily Rose"

BillD

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Hello ALL,

Following my trip up to Flowers Boat Shop last Saturday, today I took a ride down to Westbrook CT for a "sea trial" on Todd's custom built 33 Flowers Emily Rose.

Todd was kind enough to take a couple hours out of his busy schedule to show me the boat and how it performs.

I'll say 1st that Todd did a great job building the boat. Fit and finish is excellent, finishes are smooth and wipe up easiliy. He did a nice job laying out the front cabin, helm area and cockpit.

2nd is I was surprise @ how big the boat is in the water and low to the water.

3rd I was impressed how flat the boat runs from no wake speed to 24+knots.
The bow is @ best up maybe 5 degrees, very flat running with excellent visibility.

Todd's boat is powered by the Yanmar 420 (3300 rated) swinging a 26X31 prop with a 2.5:1 gear. The boat came up to cruise speed nice and smooth. Speed was 20knots @ 2500 rpm burning about 12-13 gals/hr., bump the throttle up to 2600-2650 and she easily sails at 21-22 knots depending on wind and current.

The boat ran super smooth, tracks straight and I took the wheel @ 22 knots and ran the boat all 4 sea/ wind ways and in tight circles and figure 8s.
The boat handles very nicely. In fairness it was a fairly flat day on Long Island sound with a 1-2 foot chop. The hull will go pretty much as fast as you want with the throttle. No keel walking.

Todd assured me that his 100 mile one way trips and back to the canyons coming back in lousy weather and bigger seas the boat ran really nice backing off to 16-17 knots.

Beautiful boat, beautiful job.

btw, I had Todd check his records, he weighed the finished boat (he built it fairly heavy as a fishing/cruiser) on a lift, came in at 13,800 lbs. with 220 gallons of fuel.

I really like the 33 Flowers. Smooth sharp entry, wide 12 ft beam and fast for a DE.

"What to do, what to do"

Here's some pics.

FWIW, Bill D

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WoundUpMarine

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Beautiful boat! This boat is on my very short list. I've come to the realization to get what I really want its gonna have to be a build. Thanks for the pics!
 

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Awesome boat Todd, sure about the scale. That has to be the lightest 33 cruiser ever built. Wonderful work you best be proud
 

El Mar

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Just a couple of custom Mods I did. I got tired of all the marinas charging my boat as a 35 ft so I came up with with 33 logo and I am located in the middle of Long Island Sound.

yes, Flowers 33 all the way. I like to keep everyone guessing and asking questions.

T.
 

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Beautiful

Beautiful boat and not only finished off nice but well thought out. With the composite materials and the low GPH burn rate with good speed she is a ten. I like the quick connect cam fittings for the washdown pump hose. We put these in RELENTLESS the past two years which look good, no maintenance and are very low costs. I only have one question, any particular reason the boat at 33' and must be at least 5 net tons you decided to state register vs document? Are there any advantages to this in CT?

The boat is fabulous and I wish you the very best with it.

Dave
 

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very nice boat ,laid out beutiful, best of luck
 

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Composite Finish

Confused, was this boat framed out in wood stringers,pt deck framing with plywood deck?
 

cb34

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wood

Thanks, went back and looked. Pt framing with plywood.
 

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Hi Todd,
I'm new to the DE forum, started shopping for a 31'-33' kit boat and like everything I'm finding out about the 33' Flowers. I'm based in Shinnecock and was wondering if the boat is still in the water and if I could come see it?
Thanks,
Ralph
 
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