New Downeast build

Dave Wynn

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I am looking to build a new boat from 28 to 31 foot. I am looking at the 28 Seaworthy (BHM) by Steve Law. Would like to have any info on the do's and don"t on this build and to speak to any one who has this model for there review. (Likes and Dislikes) I would really like to see if I can take a quick run on it if possible. I am on the Island in New york Thanks
 

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I don't own one but I've heard great things about Steve Law, builds get done on time and on budget. My only advice after watching many builds etc...is keep it simple. Don't try squeeze 35' feet of stuff into this 28' hull.
 

Dave Wynn

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Thanks Ronnie I just left you a massage on Northeast. I saw some pictures of your boat there LIKE IT. I do have some questions. If you have a little time I left you my cell number on NE. If you can call me that would be great. I'm really not an e-mail or text guy
 

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I had a Steve Law built 28 Seaworthy, very well built boat. Did a lot of things very wel.

Do whatever Steve suggests, nobody knows that hull better than he does.
 

Dave Wynn

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Thanks Hooper Do you still have the boat ? My biggest question is motor and HP. Steve loves the 315 Yammar I was more like thinking of a 370HP yammar or cummins? your thought ?? I want to cruise a true 20Knots
 

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Thanks Hooper Do you still have the boat ? My biggest question is motor and HP. Steve loves the 315 Yammar I was more like thinking of a 370HP yammar or cummins? your thought ?? I want to cruise a true 20Knots

Well, I would go with Steve's opinion.

I don't have the boat anymore (wish I did). I had a Volvo TAMD63P rated at 370hp. To be honest Dave, it was not (IMHO) a great ride at +20 kts. The Volvo had plenty in her to run at 20+ (it would top out at almost 27kts) but unless it was a really nice day, she wandered a bit more than I liked. 19 was good, but 20 + and not so great, again just one opinion.
Plus, at 20+ I was pouring a lot of fuel through her. She rode really nice at 17.5-18.5 and even 19 was good. And, the weight was more in the larger engine, I think the 63 series was around 1500 lbs...? I think the Yanmar is 1150 or something close?

Anyways, for comparison see what Ronnie has to say, he loves his Yanmar and that engine has a great reputation, though I was really happy with my Volvo too.
 

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Come up to Ma. and I'll take you on mine.
As for Steve Law, great guy, been nothing but helpful to me !

Ron,

I'm in the same boat as Dave (no pun intended)... Just sent you a pm to see if it would be possible to come check out your Seaworthy. I have spent a lot of time checking out the pictures on your website....GREAT boat!

Thanks,
 

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28 bhm

Here's some pics from today on the Merrimack River Newburyport MA.

The boat is a newer Steve Law built 28 BHM powered by a 315 Nanni Diesel.

After taking some pics I followed the 28 out at cruise speeds. I was staying "even" behind the 28 BHM and my boat was doing 21.8 mph on GPS. I'm not sure what rpms the Nanni was spinning @ on the 28 but she was movin right along.

FWIW,

Bill D

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Thanks Hooper Do you still have the boat ? My biggest question is motor and HP. Steve loves the 315 Yammar I was more like thinking of a 370HP yammar or cummins? your thought ?? I want to cruise a true 20Knots


If its the same engine as the 315 yanmar I had in my long line boat. Its the lowest HP in its size class. Its quiet, clean and will live a long time. We put 3000 hrs on it before I sold the boat and never had a single issue with her.
 

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Well, I would go with Steve's opinion.

I don't have the boat anymore (wish I did). I had a Volvo TAMD63P rated at 370hp. To be honest Dave, it was not (IMHO) a great ride at +20 kts. The Volvo had plenty in her to run at 20+ (it would top out at almost 27kts) but unless it was a really nice day, she wandered a bit more than I liked. 19 was good, but 20 + and not so great, again just one opinion.
Plus, at 20+ I was pouring a lot of fuel through her. She rode really nice at 17.5-18.5 and even 19 was good. And, the weight was more in the larger engine, I think the 63 series was around 1500 lbs...? I think the Yanmar is 1150 or something close?

Anyways, for comparison see what Ronnie has to say, he loves his Yanmar and that engine has a great reputation, though I was really happy with my Volvo too.
Todays Volvo is probably a little better. The D6 comes in 330, 375,and 425 I believe. So far the my 330 is a great engine. 3700+
 

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Hey,
Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on the computer the last few days.
Give me a call
508 326-9287
Ronnie

Ronnie,

Thanks for spending some time on the phone with me today...It was very helpful.

I had some time and stopped by to check out Raider Nation II....what a great boat!! It was a monster and dwarfed by Parker ...looks more like a 31'.

Thanks again!
 

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Just to be clear on the Yanmar power. The engine that Steve puts in a lot of 28's is the 6LP @315 HP (254 cubic inches), that is the only variant of the 6LP made new today, previously there were lower HP variants of the 6LP series but never higher HP. I have (2) 6LP-300's in my boat and they have been perfect engines to date (2001). The next step up is the 6LY series (316 cubic inches) available in 370-480 HP. If the 6LY fits, that would be my choice in a 28 Seaworthy if choosing Yanmar power. http://www.yanmarmarine.com/index.cfm/go/Powerboat-engines/

That said I think it would be Cummins for me, the new common rail Quantum Series (QSB 5.9, QSB 6.7) are great engines available up to 480HP. http://www.cmdmarine.com/engines/rec/inboards/QUANTUM/index.html
 
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Power

I love Cummins motors, however the 315 Yanmar is the best value and power for the 28 Seaway.
 

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dave come up and see me an d i will take you for a ride on at least two boats. hurry up its getting late. steve
 
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