This is the perfect boat

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Sweet. Love the steps up to the portside trunk. All we need now is a canopy . fishbox and LL reel!
Looks like a moneymaker potential!;)Jo
 

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If it's Yanmar powered may not be so perfect. Depends a lot on which model Yanmar.
 

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Wonder if at some point the town of Plymouth will retire this and it gets sold off (cheap)
I believe it's a 34 Calvin Beal and is Yanmar powered.
In my opinion, this is the perfect boat.
Just needs a few sliding doors cut into the house (port & stb), loose the swim platform, and a bunch of swivel rod holders installed all 360 degrees around.

I wonder if Stew has a "standard top" up @ SW Boatworks to make his 34 CB like this neat rig ??
 

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Boat looks real familiar, 465hp , 25kt wot.
 

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I dont think it does that 17-18 knot cruise. I know when they were building it they were told it was going to do 30 knots.
 

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Was talking to the assistant harbor master
Was told they have another big inflatable with triple outboards and has a v8 inboard to just run a pump at a price tag over $700K
That is unreal....these guys need these boats like they need a hole in the head...just a BIG WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY
 

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Until there's a boat going down a mile or two offshore and someone needs to get there quick to pump her out and avoid creating a navigational hazard that will cost a bunch more taxpayer $$$ to clear.

As advocates for the safety of our coastal waterways, I'd think we'd be pleased that tax money is being allocated for assets that allow for harbormasters to do their jobs.
 

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Until there's a boat going down a mile or two offshore and someone needs to get there quick to pump her out and avoid creating a navigational hazard that will cost a bunch more taxpayer $$$ to clear.

As advocates for the safety of our coastal waterways, I'd think we'd be pleased that tax money is being allocated for assets that allow for harbormasters to do their jobs.

Aren't tax payers dollars already being spent for the coast guard to do that job?
 

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Back to this 34 Calvin Beal walk-around. It must have been built heavily.

I go back to Brian's (Powderpro's) posted numbers of his 34 CB/ QSC 500 boat he built back in 2009. The F/V Mayor.

His 34 CB scooted right along.

From noreast forum:

"Here are some pictures and performance #'s.

2,000 rpms: 26 mph 13.7 gph
2,200 rpms: 28 mph 16.2 gph
2,400 rpms: 30 mph 19.1 gph
WOT 2,650 rpms: 33mph 25.2 gph

At 2,600 rpms (redline) load is 93%.

These numbers are with a light boat and 6 people on board. Add about 1,000 pounds for a full tank of fuel and another 1,500 to 1,800 pounds of gear, equipment, etc. I would still expect the boat at 2,800 pounds heavier to do 29-30 mph. When the boat does get heavier, I may need to take an inch or two out of the pitch. Current prop is 26x28, 1.75:1 reduction, 500 hp QSC Cummins."

Definitely a home run, although I'm not surprised with how light the boat is, how flat the stern is, and how much power the engine produces. That 8.3 Cummins has some serious power. I don't know what the weight of the boat is, but my dad and I were guessing around 14,500 pounds at sea trial. When loaded with fuel, gear, etc, probably about 17,500 pounds. I wish I knew what the weight was, but I don't know. What I do know is the boat jumps out of the water when you give it throttle.

One thing that is different on my boat than most other CB 34's is where we placed the motor. Calvin Beal Jr. suggested a 12'6" shaft length. I'm assuming most, if not all CB 34's have about that long of a shaft. I placed my engine farther aft with a total shaft length of 9'10". So my shaft is 2'8" (32") shorter than what is probably typical. I'm not saying that necessarily helped my numbers, but it may have. My dad and I believe in keeping weight out of the bow of the boat, and the engine is the heaviest single item in the boat, besides the fuel.

The CB 34 called SEACOCK participates in some of the lobster boat races. I think he told me that his engine produces around 540 hp, he has the same reduction as me (1.75:1) and the same or similar shaft length as mine does. He runs a 3 blade prop (mine is 4 blade) and I think he tops out at about 37-38 mph. His boat probably weighs about what mine does, but my cabin is taller and grabs a little more air.


This post edited by powderpro 10:13 PM 07/05/2010

FWIW,

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Aren't tax payers dollars already being spent for the coast guard to do that job?

Where I'm from, there's about 40 statute miles between CG stations. About a dozen harbors in between. I hope that if somebody in the middle is in a crisis situation (coastal, not offshore) that they don't have to wait 40 mins to an hour for the CG to steam over and perform their duties.
 
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Where I'm from, there's about 40 statute miles between CG stations. About a dozen harbors in between. I hope that if somebody in the middle is in a crisis situation (coastal, not offshore) that they don't have to wait 40 mins to an hour for the CG to steam over and perform their duties.

In my area when a "boat taking on water" call comes in the coast guard, Maine marine patrol, local fire department, and local harbor patrol responds. It's a big waste of tax payers money. Oh yeah I forgot the biggest waste of all, the coast guard auxiliary also make sure they make it in the mix. I guess it's different up here.
 

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If I am offshore and taking on water, glad the calvary is coming. Many of these harbormaster boats have been purchased with funding from the Port Security Grant Program. You can debate all day weather the purchases are justified however I would rather see the funds going to the harbormasters than a third world country that wants to kill Americans. Frank is correct, with stations long distances between each other and if someone is on fire or sinking someone getting on scene fast could be the difference between life and death. The days of the harbormasters sitting in the shack drinking coffee and having a smoke with the boys is long over. The maritime enforcement community is now a patrol for safety and port security first.

Dave
 

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