Discussion in 'Downeast Boat Builders (25 Ft+)' started by Frank Grimes, Jun 2, 2016.
Looks like a new design. 15' 6" beam. Pic from their FB page.
That girl is gonna be sweeeet!
Looks like a deep hull. I'm sure it will look nice when they finish her up.
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.
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?
Going to be a beast for sure, glad they didnt go with the theme of obnoxiously huge beams
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.
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".
Does anyone know if this mold was ever completed?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was wondering about the boat that was going to be built on the jig. But this stretched 42 looks like a beast.