- Sep 6, 2012
- long island, ny
- Boat Make
- 23 seacraft
Dixon Smith has a C13 FPT Marine engine rated at 750 Mhp. Roger Kennedy sold and services it of Kennedy Marine. It is a 30+ knot boat. Wins a lot of races in the circuit in its class.Was the "Uncle Sheb".Last I knew Glenn Libby had the boat and put either a 3116 or 3126 cat in it.Seeing we'ere on the Libby subject Norman Libby has the 41 mold. 41x15'10'' 14'+ transom.This was done same as the 35/40 RP.The 38 hull was cut,lengthened,increase beam.
A couple of the race videos posted lately have
Dixon Smith's 41 Libby "Size Matters" (black boat)in them.It appeared to a couple of us that it was running about the same attitude as a NB racing in the video.
Don't know what Dixon has for power ,though she appears to be going right along.
http://www.mainescoast.com/lbr/newsletters/MLBRA-Newsletter2012-4.pdf34' Ernest Libby-downeast Lobster-cruiser-charter for sale in MA, United States, United States - 201244 - Boatshop24.com
Im trying to find pictures of size matters.
Not wanting to steal this thread but another hull I have been impressed with recently is the 42' Mussel Ridge. We launched one with a 750 Mhp FPT engine last fall and with 2.19:1 gear and full of fuel with an unkown weight the boat did 29 knots on sea trial. I would think with 800+ hp it would be 30+ knot boat as well. I only bring it up as it is in the same length and beam ranges or close. Many, many nice boats out there for sure.http://www.mainescoast.com/lbr/newsletters/MLBRA-Newsletter2012-4.pdf
Here is a link to some lobster boat race pictures and Size Matter is in here along with a bunch of other boats all powered with FPT Cursor 13 engines (IVECO). Lisa Marie, Size Matters, Jill Cayden, Gramps Bird, Amanda Joy and Logi Bear and so on. Amanda Joy and Logi Bear is also a 41' Libby a little less hp so it only gets 28 knots. Some of the race results show how badly the sand bagging goes on in some cases as I know the boats are in some cases faster than what is presented in these results . All a part of the game I guess.
That's impressive! Who has the molds? How does the 34 compare?