Cry Baby - D&L Boatworks 25

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I have been a lurker for a while now...I currently own a 21' Repco that I have had for 10+ years. I was watching the Evolution of the Maine Lobster Boat by Jon Johansen Evolution of the Maine Lobster Boat, by Jon Johansen - YouTube and the boat Cry Baby caught my eye (can be seen ~45min in).

My understanding is that is was built buy two retired school teachers and does really well on the race circuit. To me the boat almost looks like a scaled Holland 32.

Does anyone have any info on this boat? Was wondering who designed the boat? Construction method/material? Is it a one-off or do they plan to sell any hulls or plans?

Thanks,
Brian

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it is a scaled down 35 Duffy. epoxy over wood insside and out. thing is a little battle tank that goes like hell with a 292 chevy in it. beats some of the v-8 racers
 

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Now that I'm back on land...

They are in the process of building a 28. This one has influence from the Holland 32 and also sports a clipper bow, like a BHM. This hull is 3 layers of luan with epoxy between the layers and it will be epoxied on the exterior and interior. The new one has a shaft tube while Cry Baby has stuffing boxes I do believe.

Cry Baby will be for sale when the 28 is launched.
 

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They are in the process of building a 28. This one has influence from the Holland 32 and also sports a clipper bow, like a BHM. This hull is 3 layers of luan with epoxy between the layers and it will be epoxied on the exterior and interior. The new one has a shaft tube while Cry Baby has stuffing boxes I do believe.

Cry Baby will be for sale when the 28 is launched.

3 layers of luan? like 5.2mm underlayment? is there glass between each layer?
 

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Great info, thanks! Do you know if they are doing there own designs or are they working with a designer and just doing the build?

Any idea when the 25 will be up for sale? I'd be interested.
 

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I think it's 1/8" sheets? I believe there is just epoxy as a glue between the layers, no glass but I could be wrong (it's happened before).

Dunno when she will be up for grabs, I can ask Saturday at the Awards Banquet for the Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association. They are doing their own design, based on some other designs.
 
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