Lowell 46'

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  1. Frank Grimes

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    Looks like a new design. 15' 6" beam. Pic from their FB page.
     

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    Looks like a deep hull. I'm sure it will look nice when they finish her up.
     
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    Been talking to joe a few times about this hull. It looks like a win, I'm a huge fan of the Lowell design. Walk away mike. Just walk away.
     
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    I was talking to Joe a couple weeks ago and he said they had finished all the "stations".. I guess that's what those are?

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    Going to be a beast for sure, glad they didnt go with the theme of obnoxiously huge beams
     
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    Jon,

    From the designer's line drawings "stations" are the horizontal distances from the bow to the stern (a chalk on the floor). With the bow station being 0+00. At each station the shape of the hull is shown as a cross section . The cross pieces in the picture.
     

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    Ahh OK thanks for that, not every day but learned something new today. Joe explained it to me but without the pictorial all I had in my head was lost as "somehow parts of a mold".
     
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    Does anyone know if this mold was ever completed?
     
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    I was trolling their Facebook page recently looking for an answer to this very question. I did see them repeatedly refer to the hull as a “one-off” and they seemed noncommittal about whether a mold would be taken.
     
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    I was at the Lowell's shop at the end of August, I don't think there are plans right now to build a mold, right now it's a single custom boat that they are building. It's a very large hull. I guess if there was a big demand for the model, then a mold could happen, but in boat building you have to build it, then hope the customers come. I think if they had more shop space and advertised their 38', they could sell a bunch of those as kits, the 38' Flowers seems to sell like crazy in the kit form.
     
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    North East Composites has a new 46 built down hull on their FB page. Some one commented that it was a Lowell. Maybe the hull you"re talking about. Either way it's one beautiful boat.
     
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    The one Northeast is finishing is the 43' Lowell lengthened to 46'. I noticed in NE Comp's FB pictures the 43' Lowell mold in their yard, they also mentioned that the boat they were finishing was extended 3', and they have a molded top to it, so it is the 43' stretched. Beautiful boat, they raised the sheer 6" which I think looks nice.
     
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    I was wondering about the boat that was going to be built on the jig. But this stretched 42 looks like a beast.
     

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