Harris Cuttyhunk 22' advice

seahaven

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I'm thinking of going to look at a Harris Cuttyhunk 22. I've looked through all of the posts on here, and have searched the web. I'm not finding a lot about the pros and cons of this boat. My understanding is that it has a pretty narrow beam and a soft chine- do they roll like crazy at anchor? I had a soft chine 23' lobster boat with a heavy keel, and that rolled a lot- I'm wondering if this would be considerably worse without the keel. I don't mind...but my wife, (who I once took out lobstering on that boat), doesn't like the rolling action. Beyond that, how is the Harris 22 underway? I'd be interested in any first hand experiences.

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Ragtacker

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Mike,

I loved mine, had some great times with her.

BUT! they suck at anchor, they are wet, always wet. Rollin and a Rockin.

Good points, you never have to slow down, no matter the conditions. I had mine out in the worst snot and the boat loved it.

Bottom line, as you stated, round bilge narrow beam, displacement hull, it is what it is.

I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Bill
 

fordy

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Sorry to bring up a dead thread.

Just bought one of these with the cabin, it needs a full rebuild. I'll try to get pics

My question is how is the performance of this boat? Can I cruise at 20 or 22?
I'm aware these are terrible in a following sea, but just how good is it in a headsea?

Looking for advice on weather I should restore/ flip the boat or try to make it my own pocket downeast for when it's choppy all the way to block on certain afternoons or late season tog

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Rearmount

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I had one 20 years ago that I restored. I think its actually called a Chet Harris Cuttyhunk. Mine had a Volvo AQ145 with outdrive. It was a great little boat when there was no and I mean no wind. Very narrow, 18kts at 4 gal hr. and very soft chine. I put sides on my cabin. I sold it to an airline pilot from Newport and saw the boat on a mooring years later. I think it was the only thing I ever sold in my life I made money on. Good luck.
 

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If I remember correctly, mine had a plastic fuel tank which would concern me now with gasoline issues.
 
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