I would like to see one run, because it seems to me that the deep forefoot would always be in the water causing bow steer or veering. It's a gorgeous hull though, and although the red is beautiful, I prefer a white or light gray color for ease of maintenance.Looks like a deep forefoot , a lot of flare and a modest taper to keel. How large a prop can the put on boat?
My guess is that she'll run bow-proud at speed, like the 43' and the Wesmacs do. Function of the deep forefoot...but, she must be an absolute beast in a steep headsea.I would like to see one run, because it seems to me that the deep forefoot would always be in the water causing bow steer or veering. It's a gorgeous hull though, and although the red is beautiful, I prefer a white or light gray color for ease of maintenance.
I'm assuming (don't know for sure) that you could fit a 30" diameter prop under it. Most of the 38's like Flowers, NB, etc. will fit a 30". A 30" would be a nice size prop for this boat.
My dad always says that too... Here is a drawing I made of what I'm thinking of. This is on a Wesmac 38' hull, but the cabin would be the same on any hull. I would custom build my cabin and wash rails, notice the cabin is about 14"-15" taller than the molded Wesmac top. I like the increased visibility and safety that a taller cabin offers.I don't know about you but I'm not getting any younger. The thought of building a new boat that had a rough ride doesn't apeal to me at all
The aluminum reel and net will weigh no more than 1,200 lbs total. And it's somewhat centrally located, atleast I try to mount it as far forward as is practical to help centralize the weight. The boat will weigh about what your basic lobster boat will weigh, then add in the 1,200 lbs of gear. So all things considered, it will be a pretty light boat for 38'. I'm looking for 24-25 knots wide open with a 18-19 knot cruise. I think those are realistic expectations for 500 hp in a basic 38' boat.I know you already built one of these....will a skeg boat still be fast & efficient with the extra weight of the net winder in the cockpit?
When your passing all the other boats running for a line set and not getting your arse kicked that 20 grand will be forgotten!! Shit a couple(maybe one) of good openers will easily pay the difference. Think of all the money your saving by building your own rig. Just get the boat you want and while your at it add 100 horsepower!! You won't even know the reel and gear is on one of those boats, mine goes just about the same empty as when i have 40 pots and 700lbs of ice on it.The thought of getting financing for anything makes me ill... I will have the cash to build any boat I want, but just because you can do something doesn't mean it's wise or beneficial to do so.