Hope that plastic deck chair is wide enough for her!! I saw that boat at Pigeon Cove in Rockport when i was getting my boat on the trailer for the trip to Alaska. A few of the guys that fish out of there had their boats on the hard at the Granite Pier where my boat was, nice bunch of guys but then i wasn't going to be fishing next to them!
Hey Shawn, how is the H&H 40' in a head sea? As a skeg boat was she a pounder at all, or was the forefoot deep enough to not make it an issue? Also how big of an engine did you have in the Reaction, and did you have an engine box?
I am sure it was slower simply because of the big beam that she carried. Remember speed wasn't what H&H's are known for in a way, they are meant to carry traps! That isn't a rule but just something that is out there, I think the 35 is a slender version, I think every other foot size used to carry a narrow beam.
I'd say 24kt's with the 900HP Mack and 22kt's with the 800HP. I know she maxed out with 26 knots on sea trials with the Cat. Cruising speed is whatever you want it to be there isn't a real curve persay, what can you tolerate?
Like in my general marine right now, I can do 7.5GPH at 18.5kts or do 4GPH at 14 knots...
Shawn.Hope your doing well.Great to see pictures of the old boat.Saw her 2 years ago in St.Thomas.I always thought it was a great head sea boat.I used a rope to break her over since there were no tabs.I'll never forget the day we out ran a 60' Blackwell in a head sea.As far as in a following sea I thought she did ok. She was a tank.I' ll have to find the disc with my pictures of her so that I can post them.
She was a BEAST!!! Greatly missed let me say that... TwoFins, what was your relationship to the Qualifier? I heard the owner created a 34 or 36 downeast a couple of years ago, maybe a few years ago now... ?
Shawn, I had twin boys.The Qualifier is doing fine turning 2 in December with just under 3000hrs.The H&H has not been used as much as I thought it would ,it's not a bad thing(250hrs).Still tweaking.Got something floating around in one of the fuel tanks(fiberglass) that shows itself every 15hrs. Had a guy come by and circulate the fuel with nothing found.
I also got to say that 40 H&H you owned, had the best view from the helm seat of any DE that I have been on besides the huge deck. Have had many great outings and priceless memories on this boat including my daughter's first BFT thanks to Shawnâ€™s generous use of his boat the year I did not put my boat in. I installed wireless bow thruster, new gen, underwater lights and cam before it was shipped to St Thomas. I later went down to ST Thomas to set the valves on its cat engine and gen, and we had a blast on wahoo, big mahi, and of course the nightlife! The new owner has since added cold plates, eskamo ice maker, watermaker, and new a/c units a total fishing mochine to say the least! I am sure you miss that boat except for the fuel and dockage bills LOL
Tunafishhkg and how about the first repower with the Cat 3406E, couldn't have done that without you! I thought it was funny that we didn't even know it was for sale but just wanted to get out on a H&H hull, three days later we owned it. That is one thing, the boat definitely has the room for all the toys! Some pretty looking woman on it too on the boats facebook page too.
Twin fins, have any pictures of the H&H that you built?
Did you put a Caterpillar in that boat? I remember talking to you a few years ago with that, what length again?Cruise? That is probably what I want to end up building in a little more than several years, unless you want me to buy a boat from Carolina again lol.