Boat Design Forums  |  Boat Design Directory  |  Boat Design Gallery  |  Boat Design Book Store  |  Thanks to Our Site Sponsors

Go Back   Boat Design Forums > Design > Motorsailers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #46  
Old 04-03-2017, 10:16 AM
brian eiland's Avatar
brian eiland brian eiland is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Rep: 1903 Posts: 4,719
Location: St Augustine Fl, Thailand
Turks & Caicos,.....the very big Caicos Bank



Looks like you should be able to go south across this Caicos Bank on down to Porta Plata. But that ring of cays closes off the bottom of the bank. I took my 38' sport fish boat across that bank (in good light), dodging the BIG coral heads, thinking surely there must be some little break in that long string of reefs that I would be able to walk her 3 foot prop draft across. Could NOT find one!!

A lot of vessels avoid venturing out on this bank for fear of draft. But what an active sea life there is there to be explored,...if you have a vessel that can do so....shallow draft.

From a guy who lives and sails in the Turks and Caicos.....
Quote:
.....nice boat (referring to the new mono design for Buffett) , but it wouldn't last a month around these reefs and coral heads...... Deep water boat design
Reply With Quote


  #47  
Old 04-03-2017, 10:38 AM
jorgepease jorgepease is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Rep: 75 Posts: 931
Location: Florida
I bet he has specific plans for this boat.

I have a 3 foot control depth getting to my house in the keys.

I used to ding up props all the time till I built my micro drafting tunnel boat, I would be constantly worried having something like he is building.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Part of Jimmy Hendrix's guitar built into a boat lewisboats All Things Boats & Boating 5 01-23-2012
10:25 AM 
so I bought this boat.......... nate teach Sailboats 21 05-31-2011
02:58 PM 
looking for info on aluminum boat I bought dar Powerboats 0 04-17-2007
08:48 PM 
gamefishing chairs ct marine nz Powerboats 1 04-16-2007
10:33 AM 
trim problem with boat I just bought, please help jetchris Powerboats 6 06-03-2005
12:46 AM 

Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Web Site Design and Content Copyright ©1999 - 2017 Boat Design Net