BHM vs Duffy vs Flower Hull and running flat

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Need your help. Seriously looking at 36-38' Downeast boat (single prop) and want one that runs flat at 12-14kts. Want to keep the bow down and stern up. How do these hulls compare? thanks
 

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Powderpro,
Can I dig a bit further. What is it about the Flowers hull that makes it superior? And, how does that compare to the BHM? Thanks for your time!
 

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Powderpro,
Can I dig a bit further. What is it about the Flowers hull that makes it superior? And, how does that compare to the BHM? Thanks for your time!
There are a lot of things, new design to handle todays high HP engines, larger prop apperture, wider keel for larger shafts to and not to mention Kens and Spencers special touches.
 

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I think we have to consider your budget line & sea ability ;

Flowers is #1 Skeg built flat running, state of the art keel & modern design which comes with a modern price.

Duffy is #2 Built down old school and easy to push flat at 12-14 knots.

BHM#3 Also built down needs more power that the duffy to run

All great boats.

Recap in pricing from the least to the most:
BHM36
Duffy 35
Flowers 38

Money aside:
Flowers 38
Duffy 35
BHM 36

All of the hulls you are considering are DE winners. Find the one that fits you needs & budget.
 

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Powderpro,
Can I dig a bit further. What is it about the Flowers hull that makes it superior? And, how does that compare to the BHM? Thanks for your time!

The Flowers is one of the newest designed DE boats available, and all the great and proven designs were incorporated into it. I personally believe it is one of the premier designs available in the 36'-38' class. It's bow is designed to deliver a soft ride, it has a nice big keel to accomodate a large propeller (I believe a 30" diameter), the hull is deep to accomodate the new larger engines, it runs flat and efficient, it has a nice 13'+ beam, it goes very well with modest hp. The other 2- 38' hulls I like are the new Lowell Brothers 38' and the Wesmac 38'. Which one is the "best" comes down to personal preference and your needs and requirements. I would visit the builders of each boat you are considering, look at the molds, look at the build process, talk to owners, ask questions. The 37' Duffy is also a nice boat, but it isn't quite as big as the 38' hulls, especially the 38' Flowers which is a little wider than the Lowell Brothers and Wesmac. If you compare apples to apples, a 36', 37', and 38' boat are going to cost about the same to build. So why not go with a 38' and get the most boat for the money.
 

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Actually some bow rise...the youtube clip of the Flowers is what I am thinking.
 

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Where does the Clvin Beal 38 fit into this discussion?

If you want the biggest 38' downeast boat, then the Calvin Beal is your ticket. 15' beam, easily fit a 32" diameter prop, it's a beast. Won't deliver as soft of a ride as the Flowers or Lowell Brothers, but it is a battle ship that will carry a tremendous amount of weight and pushes easy for such a large boat. It's definitely the biggest boat for the money. I paid $1,500 more for my Wesmac 38' than the CB 38' would have cost me, but I felt the Wesmac fit my needs better. Some recent CB 38's have been powered with the JD's 9 liter 500hp and topped out at 22 knots.
 

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then there's wayne beal (like mine)

Osbond beal (h & H)

Calvin beal

beal island boats

who did I miss?
 

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I'm saving up my pennies and a few nickels for one of these; a 42' Wesmac with about 700hp.

It is a much better boat with 300 more ponies.
 

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then there's wayne beal (like mine)

Osbond beal (h & H)

Calvin beal

beal island boats

who did I miss?

I am assuming from the opening post that he is looking at built down boats the one you listed are all skeg boats.
 

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hey guys I'm new here but in a ball park figure what does the 33flowers go for or a 36 wesmac cost? to build with a 22 -25 knots running speed
 

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hey guys I'm new here but in a ball park figure what does the 33flowers go for or a 36 wesmac cost? to build with a 22 -25 knots running speed

Depending on your level of finish a 33 Flowers is going to be 200-250. 38 Wesmac will be more.
 


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