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JoeP

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Hello guys, newbie here. Im glad I found this website! Like other forums, im sure the question i'm about to ask has been asked in one way or another multiple times. I've at least did a search of the site for the answer so I dont make people repeate themselves.;)

With that said, my question is- what boat should i go with?

Let me give you a little background info. Im a third generation lobsterman. I have a full time job (im fortunate because the lobster prices suck). I own about 250 traps but im only fishing about 125 of them because im fishing out
of a 20' seaway (19' and change). The boat is to small to fish the way I would like to and its time to jump up to something bigger. I really like the looks of the 29' H&H osmand beal, curious about the 30' calvin beal, and the
30' flowers. I always liked the 32 holland until i fished out of one. They fly, but they are a little rocky when hauling trawls and the waves are coming side to. Outside of lobstering, i make runs out to stellwagon for tuna fishing on a
friends boat.

Im looking for the better boat for hauling gear, stacking gear, and running out
to stellwagon without getting knocked around. Ive never been on the boats I
mentioned above, this is part of my "homework" im doing to get me pointed in the right direction. Oh ya, one other thing.... this is going to be alot easier
with the wife if it has some decent room below that we can occasionally throw the anchor to enjoy and stay a nice night off the beach away from from the kids!:D Happy wife means happy me. Happy me = new boat. I have heard that the flowers is a little tight in the v-berth and a little squat. Do all the hulls I mentioned hold the engine up front like a holland? I wanted to ask
you guys first so Im a little more educated before i call one of the builders.
Thanks ahead of time.

Joe
 

JoeP

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First Team, I'll keep that in mind incase I win power ball!:lol:
 

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Joe,if you could jump up a few feet I would suggest the 34 Wayne Beal....very stable on the drift...big enough for a few lobster traps..and has a lot of room down forward
 

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Hello guys, newbie here. Im glad I found this website! Like other forums, im sure the question i'm about to ask has been asked in one way or another multiple times. I've at least did a search of the site for the answer so I dont make people repeate themselves.;)

With that said, my question is- what boat should i go with?

Let me give you a little background info. Im a third generation lobsterman. I have a full time job (im fortunate because the lobster prices suck). I own about 250 traps but im only fishing about 125 of them because im fishing out
of a 20' seaway (19' and change). The boat is to small to fish the way I would like to and its time to jump up to something bigger. I really like the looks of the 29' H&H osmand beal, curious about the 30' calvin beal, and the
30' flowers. I always liked the 32 holland until i fished out of one. They fly, but they are a little rocky when hauling trawls and the waves are coming side to. Outside of lobstering, i make runs out to stellwagon for tuna fishing on a
friends boat.

Im looking for the better boat for hauling gear, stacking gear, and running out
to stellwagon without getting knocked around. Ive never been on the boats I
mentioned above, this is part of my "homework" im doing to get me pointed in the right direction. Oh ya, one other thing.... this is going to be alot easier
with the wife if it has some decent room below that we can occasionally throw the anchor to enjoy and stay a nice night off the beach away from from the kids!:D Happy wife means happy me. Happy me = new boat. I have heard that the flowers is a little tight in the v-berth and a little squat. Do all the hulls I mentioned hold the engine up front like a holland? I wanted to ask
you guys first so Im a little more educated before i call one of the builders.
Thanks ahead of time.

Joe

The 29 H&H (maybe more affordable than Travis' OEM 42) is a nice DE for what you want to do and I beleive the forward cabin headroom is better than the boats you mentioned (not sure of the new Calvin)
 

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28' Mussel Ridge (Wayne Beal) Lobster Boat - $60000 (Cape Elizabeth)

Date: 2012-08-01, 4:53PM EDT
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]
2002 28' Mussel Ridge (Wayne Beal), w/250 h.p. rebuilt Cummins 6BTA 5.9 in a box, ZF 2.04/1 Transmission, Kobelt controls, 1 3/4" shaft, 23 x 21 4-blade right hand wheel just refurbished by Accutech in April, steel cage, 3' trap rack, Freeman hatches, 12" hauler with stainless outer plates, Electric clutch, collasping a-frame davit with Hydro Slave Size 5 block, hot tank, lobster tank, Rule 1 3/4" wash down pump, Furuno sounder (FCV-582L) and radar (1621), Standard Horizon 175C plotter, Hydroslave single ram hydraulic steering, Wynne window @ helm station, Standard Horizon VHF, Standard Horizon AM/FM, full cabin, two vee-berths, anchor locker. Captains chair.Very clean and well maintained boat. In the water and ready to go.

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29' Osmond Beal Lobster Boat 2001 - Left Hand Hauling - $54900 (Maine)

Date: 2012-07-31, 12:54PM EDT
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29' H&H Lobster Boat

225 John Deere Turbo with 5000 hours, PTO hauler and steering

Cruise speed 12.5 to 14 knots at 1.6 to 1.8 gph I'd call BS on this, i've got a 300 deere in my 29 H&H and i burn 8-9gal/hr at 14-15knots.

Port Side steering and hauling

New batteries 2011

New Sitex depth

GPS, GPS plotter, Radar, all Furuno

Offshore davit

1 1/4"a Hemlock decking, pinetar coating, exc. condition

Hydraulic steering from engine PTO

Hydraulic hauling system by Art Stanley

Engine checked by diesel shop Stockton Springs 2011, no adjustments needed

Fuel stabilized, half tank

Bottom clean and in good condition

Interior painted out 2011

Exterior gelcoast in very good condition, no abuse

Very clean, well maintained boat

Will include 4 boat stands




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JoeP

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Steveinak, thanks for the heads up on that 29 h&h,
but I could never swap to port side hauling. That would
screw me all up..:grin. All my traps are set up differently, and I would be all
messed up. I can't see why boats are set up port side to begin with?
For left handed people maybe? The lefty's probably say that about us to..:wink:
 

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To save the person's right hand, if the left goes through the hauler at least they can still write checks with their good one.

That was how it was explained to me by a fisherman as a kid. I asked "why doesn't your wife just sign the checks?" I remember there was tremendous laughter after that, took me a few years to figure it out :rolleyes:
 

steveinak

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Steveinak, thanks for the heads up on that 29 h&h,
but I could never swap to port side hauling. That would
screw me all up..:grin. All my traps are set up differently, and I would be all
messed up. I can't see why boats are set up port side to begin with?
For left handed people maybe? The lefty's probably say that about us to..:wink:

I'm left handed (the master race:rolleyes:) and i couldn't fish that way myself. I considered my self lucky to find my rig a couple of years ago, very little use and good power w/low hours. Don't know how much time you have but that 27 H&H project boat on craigslist might be worth looking at but it does sound like it will need a engine. I took a ride on a mussel ridge w/a 365 Iveco when i was looking at boats a few years ago nice ride but it wasn't the same as the H&H into a head sea of 4-6', that boat is still for sale on yacthworld but i think he pulled the Iveco out and is trying to sell it without a engine so that might be something to look at. Good luck and keep looking lots of nice rigs out there.
http://www.yachtworld.com/privatela...&units=Feet&id=2161517&lang=en&slim=pp274736&
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