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Westcoast guy

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Hello everyone,

This looks like a great forum, I will be peeking around here and learning all I can.

I have always been intrigued by the Downeast style boats and being down here in California they are not common at all. As we get older we start noticing more how sore we feel after riding around in deep vee hulls and we are very curious to see how a DE might fare here in our waters. If anyone is running one say in the 26-30' foot range and you have any insight I would love to hear from you.

Thank you very much.
 

jerseysportfisher

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There's a guy on noreast.com, i think powederpro. He has a 34 beal on the west coast. Not all deep V's are created equally, I'd love to know if its a local builder your referring to.
 

Westcoast guy

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Thanks guys for the responses. As far as the deep vees which are common here along the Southern Coast of California I have been on quite a few and am just very curious what the ride is like on a something like a General Marine, BHM ( Seaworthy ) and others similar in say the 26-30' range.

I realize there is quite a difference in those size ranges, but basically if we are entertaining a Downeast boat I would be looking at something with a straight shaft, single diesel and preferably a pilothouse style with shelter from the elements. We are real interested on h ow they would handle or average seas here to the local islands ( Cat, San Clemente, Channel Islands, etc ) and how they would be on the hook and the drift. I have heard of some having handling quirks in a following sea, but since I have never been at the helm of one I have no firsthand experience on exactly how they do.
 

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Hello everyone,

This looks like a great forum, I will be peeking around here and learning all I can.

I have always been intrigued by the Downeast style boats and being down here in California they are not common at all. As we get older we start noticing more how sore we feel after riding around in deep vee hulls and we are very curious to see how a DE might fare here in our waters. If anyone is running one say in the 26-30' foot range and you have any insight I would love to hear from you.

Thank you very much.

Here ya go!

East Coast DE hull, one of the very best some will say, (38 WESMAC) being built for the west coast ocean...
right in your backyard by Seaboard Marine, Oxnard, CA.

http://downeastboatforum.com/downea...-25-ft/2012-wesmac-commercial-build-1244.html

You can follow this build on this forum through seatrails !!!

Bill D
 
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Thanks guys for the responses. As far as the deep vees which are common here along the Southern Coast of California I have been on quite a few and am just very curious what the ride is like on a something like a General Marine, BHM ( Seaworthy ) and others similar in say the 26-30' range.

I realize there is quite a difference in those size ranges, but basically if we are entertaining a Downeast boat I would be looking at something with a straight shaft, single diesel and preferably a pilothouse style with shelter from the elements. We are real interested on h ow they would handle or average seas here to the local islands ( Cat, San Clemente, Channel Islands, etc ) and how they would be on the hook and the drift. I have heard of some having handling quirks in a following sea, but since I have never been at the helm of one I have no firsthand experience on exactly how they do.

Sounds like a Northern Bay 28 to me. 300ish hp, small engine box with a built in seat, nice birth forward, spacious cockpit. Easy going and handles good in a following sea.
 

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Hello Westcoast Guy, well it appears there are two of us exploring a DE for use along the southern pacific ocean. I'm asking the same questions. I'm looking for something in the 30 -36' range for long weekend trips between Ensenada and Santa Barbara. Average 50 mile runs per day. Not interested in speed, 12 -16 knots is fast enought for us coming from a Nordhavn 6 knot trawler. Have you decided on a boat / builder yet?

N4061
 

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I've got just what you guys are looking for w/a nice new trailer. 29' H&H w/a 300hp John Deere. I've been thinking about selling it pm me if your interested or have questions. Boat is in Alaska.
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Westcoastguy- If 30' is the biggest you can go, then I would seriously look at the new 30' Calvin Beal www.calvinbealboats.com . I believe in getting the biggest boat you can afford, and the new 30' CB has a nice 12' beam and would be really fast and efficient with a 300-400hp diesel engine. I would personally go with a 6.7 liter Cummins or Iveco. Stewart Workman builds a nice boat and the Calvin Beal design is second to none in my opinion. I have fished in Alaska since I was 7, and the Calvin can handle any weather the west coast has to offer. The Calvin design is stable, fast, efficient, tracks arrow straight, and will handle a following sea as good as any boat. Trust me, if 30' is what you want, get a Calvin Beal and thank me later. I built a 34'x13' Calvin Beal about 3 yrs ago with a 500hp QSC and it was an impressive performing boat.
 

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West Coast Guy Looking for DE

We can go larger, up to 34-36 but wanting to keep the boat easy to operate and economical (smaller engine). Quality, safety and a very nice interior finish is a must have for the better half, remember she is use to a Nordhavn.I will look at the CB 30 you mentioned a little closer.

Any input (good or bad) on CW Hood would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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So by your name, I'm assuming you had a 40' Nordhavn? What a sweet boat. If you are thinking 34'-36', I would look at the Calvin Beal 34' and 36', Flowers 36', and a Wesmac 36'. All very popular and proven designs built by quality builders. Good luck.
 

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We can go larger, up to 34-36 but wanting to keep the boat easy to operate and economical (smaller engine). Quality, safety and a very nice interior finish is a must have for the better half, remember she is use to a Nordhavn.I will look at the CB 30 you mentioned a little closer.

Any input (good or bad) on CW Hood would be appreciated. Thanks

If you can swing a 36 foot boat you are not going to find a larger one than the Flowers 36 and would give it a hard look. There is nothing bigger that will go as well for 36 feet.
 
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