Hi,friend called today for some info about a Calvin Beal 22' he is interested in buying as a project/resale deal.
The boat has a vee birth,etc,with a Cummins I/O Diesel 1850 hrs and a blown cyclinder.
If any of the forum members know anything about this type of hull and the engine characteristics I would be grateful for your insights.
Would a lifting rail at or below the water line turn a soft chine boat into a hard chine? I always wonder if it improves the handling, performance, and stability. I understand the purposes of the spray rail and lifting rail, but wondering if it changes the boat from semi-displacement to planning hull. Thoughts?
Yes,my friend bought the boat and will probably sell in Spring. A winter project for 1 of his mechanics.
I also wonder abour the 2 spray rail deal. Smart Rails told me the second set as attached would help with roll,speed,and mile age. Smart Raiks also mentioned a possible slapping noise when the boat is on the hook that may scare fish!?
In the DE Projects section, there is a 28'BHM that has also gone to the 2 rail 'set up".The owner reports that handling in a following sea and a 1/4ing sea has been improved due the the bow now running lower.
My boat is a skeg built and improving the roll on the hook would be nice.However ,in a following sea she tends to lean forward as is!