Duffy 26 or other choices?

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I have been reading and searching the forum for some time now and would like some input.

I am looking for something in the 26 to 28 foot range that can be trailered. It would only be moved three or four time a year So it is not like I will be trailering it every week.

I have a f350 diesel and currently tow a 28 ft 9'6" pursuit so I can handle somewhere around 10000lbs.

I am looking for a semi-displacement hull, with an enclosed pilot house, Diesel power straight shaft ( would consider an i/o ) not too fancy.

The boat will be used for fishing and cruising.

I came across a couple of Duffy 26s that look interesting and would really like some input on it. The length and beam look good but I have not been able to find any displacement numbers.

Another suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
Eric
 

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Gurnet Point 25

If you are speaking of a legally trailerable boat. We build the Gurnet Point 25. The length overall is 25'6". the beam is 8'6". We offer this boat with a inboard diesel or we can also build it with an outboard. Having a 8'6" beam special permits or restrictions are not required. You can see our boats at southshoreboatworks.com. Thanks Bob
 

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I tow my 29H&H with my F-250 Heavy Duty truck. I tow 100 miles one way to where i fish out of but i do need the have a oversize permit but no pilot car. The truck has a powerstroke diesel and it does just fine towing and launching the boat.
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AJ 28 ?
When I got mine, they towed it down from Winter Harbor with a 2500 Chevy Pickup & a regular boat trailer set up for a keel boat.
A few of the commercial guys down here have General Marine 26' boats that they trailer with regular boat trailers set up for keel boats. They move them around with F250s
 

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steve, where did you get that trailer from?
Loadmaster trailers in Port Clinton, Ohio built it for me. They are super nice folks who know what they are doing. It has 3 6000lb axles, 16" tires, electric brakes all around, a freshwater brake wash system, 6' extendable tongue(only my rear tires touch the water when launching) and is completly hot dipped galvanized. They built it from measurements they got from the guys at H&H and from a friend in Rockport while he took measurements of the boat and talking on the cell phone. I'd have them build me another trailer if i ever needed another one. They even delivered it to the Granite pier in Rockport, they had 3 other trailers on it that were delivered in the area then split the cost of delivery 4 ways.
Here's how it looked when it left Rockport for the trip to Seattle
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Looks like they did a great job on that trailer, center of gravity, that dodge hardly squatting at all. Brakes on all wheels?
Tom,
My bowpicker weighed aprox 9000lbs, it had a plywood & fiberglass covered house and the H&H seems to just as easy or easier to tow than the bowpicker. The H&H is just a hull, engine, 150gals fuel and a molded glass & foam core top so i think its a pretty light boat. Yup trailer has brakes on all three axles.
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Thanks for the input.

I will definitely take a look at the Dyer 29 as it seems to be about the right size.

The H&H looks awesome. I trailer my current boat from Ohio to Florida in the winter and then out to Cape Cod for a couple of weeks. So I guess I could pull that off although it is starting to get a little on the wide side.

How would compare an H&H 29 to a Duffy 31?

Thanks again for the input,
Eric
 

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Thanks for the input.

I will definitely take a look at the Dyer 29 as it seems to be about the right size.

The H&H looks awesome. I trailer my current boat from Ohio to Florida in the winter and then out to Cape Cod for a couple of weeks. So I guess I could pull that off although it is starting to get a little on the wide side.

How would compare an H&H 29 to a Duffy 31?

Thanks again for the input,
Eric
Here's a pic of a Steve Law built ("mudhake" on this forum) 25 BHM DE, I
?think? a 9'6" beam

For what it's worth,

Bill D

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Hey Eric, I have a 26 Duffy, bought it new 7 years ago (someday I'll try to post some pictures). We towed her down from Maine with a Cummins powered Dodge pick-up with out much trouble. I would guess that the boat weighs about 6500 lbs + the trailer weighs 2000 lbs. My trailer is a Loadrite set up the same as the 25 BHM Suzie Q.
 

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Bill D,
Thanks for the picture of the BHM 25, nice looking boat I will take a look at those as well.
 

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Does anyone have a feel for the differences between the Duffy 26 and SeaWorthy 25? It seems that both are Spencer Lincoln hulls. Are they the same hull but different builders?
 

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Crazy Ivan,
I have not been on one yet. Where and how do you use your boat, mostly fishing? I was wondering if the raised engine box is a pain or not. If you have some pictures that would be great. I am trying to see how they can be set up.

I am looking at the 31 as well. Won't be able to trailer it, but I plan to cruise and fish so maybe the extra space would be better.
 

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Steve.
What would you say the total GVW weight is ? truck, trailer & boat
I'm pretty sure an F250 is around 9500 - 10000
Ron,
I think when i weighted my truck after a dump run it scaled out at 7600lbs so add that to maybe another 10-12000 for my boat and trailer. I do my best not to have to deal with the weigh stations(2 of them) when i tow my boat. Only had a problem once with a fat assed broad that was know to give everybody tickets, she gave me one for not having 2 way radios with my pilot car and then after measuring my boat she realized i didn't need a pilot car but still "had" to give me the ticket. I went and spoke with her supervisor and all he said was "give me the ticket i'll take care of it". So with all the daylight we have around here in the summer, its still light out at 9:30pm right now, i leave real late in the evening and still get where i'm going with some daylight left and the weigh stations are usually closed.:p
 

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