Brian...looks nice...are you happy with how she runs ??
I think you should just exit the harbor, turn north and head on up! Have you ever run a boat up before or have you always sent them up via the barge?
Brian, she sails beautifully. Where are you moored at? Do you know when you are leaving? I'd love to see her in the water before you go. Thanks.
Looks great! Do you have any interior pics? I'm curious how much room you have down below with the walk around.
Now that you have built a "composite" boat versus "plywood"...(I understand the hulls were not the same).....
can you give a reasonable opinion on the quietness or lack of vibration in
using nidacore vs plywood?
Or is there really no difference ????
I've always used marine fir plywood in my other boats and was happy with the material, and would understand if a guy wanted to use wood on a new build to save money. But on a boat that I owned, I would use nothing but Nidacore or Canacore. I love working with the material, it is lightweight, very stiff, and makes a more quiet boat. There may be other core material that guys like and works good, but I really like the honeycomb plastic core and would recommend it.
This Wesmac is the most quiet and has the least vibration of any boat I have built. I think there are a few factors that cause this boat to feel very solid. The use of Nidacore and the thickness of the Wesmac hull makes for a very strong boat and quiet ride. The John Deere is also a smooth runner and has a refined feel to it. Fly out here and take a ride, or fly up to Alaska and I'll take you for a ride and send you home with some wild caught fresh salmon!!
Any pics of the Glendinning install at the engine/tranny? I've got to start thinking about my install in a week or so here......
Brian, have you ever contacted any over the road haulers about shipping your hulls west?
I am looking at shipping a Flowers 38 w/ cruisers cabin from Duluth to Seattle in a year or so - if you know anyone that does this or knows about it, let me know please
thanks in advance
Ken is building it now. Will sail to Duluth on its own bottom then ship to Seattle. The boat will be under 14' wide, 38' long and the height of the boat will be around 12'. I am hoping the weight will be around 19,000 Do you think that will require flag cars?