Building a large downeaster

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Thinking about building a large down east boat does anyone have any suggestions . I have been looking at the 48 Duffy the 50 wesmac any other suggestions .
 

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I thought I heard some people talking about the stretched 44 Calvin to 46 or 48. Less power to make it move. Should = less fuel burn to.
 

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Large downeast

Thanks for the response I wil look a little further and make some calls
 

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IF SPEED IS A CONCERN--I have heard the larger built-down or semi-built-downs get real hard to push....I have heard that they don't like to go much above 20 no matter how much HP you cram in. You might get more speed out of one of the Beal hulls but the trade off will be head sea ride.
 

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Large downeaster

What about the Duffy 48 the head sea ride is a must or a wesmac would like to use a 1650 cat
 

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47 Calvin

Joe Sargent, Sargent's Custom Boats has a 47 Calvin build in his shop now.:)
 

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the 48 duffy is junk there is one for sale in atherns broker from mass but its franky ts its wet and it dont go for shit
 

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48 Duffy's are junk or just the one you have rode on? I have heard good things about other 48's.
 

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Large downeaster

I herd the ne 48 Duffy is laid up much lighter than the old one and the one at athearns is an old 50 lobster boat
 

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There were a few 48' Duffy's forsale setup for offshore lobstering I wouldn't mind having!
 
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