A great rule of thumb when talking about boats is: "Light weight, Fast, & Cheap". = you can only have two. You simply cannot have all...
I specialize in Long Range Cruisers and can recommend vessels to suit any budget, and $budget$ seems a good place to start. The vessels...
If it were me, I would choose (in order) BETA, Universal, then Volvo.
However ALL of them are great engines and you cannot go wrong. Beta's...
Sorry, I think you've got the wrong boat in mind, for such a journey.
If your heart is stuck on this particular boat (which I totally...
If she was my St. Pierre Dory, I'd fit a smaller modern engine in her. I have two suggestions, and both are robust and proven.
Hi Skip. Merry Christmas!
What will be the final displacement of your new boat? Then I'll come back to you with a few options.
You will find what you need in this book,, I have a copy & I highly recommend it. Answers to almost everything for your boat.
The bunk height dimemsion you are after is = 660mm / 26"
I am going through the same thing, planning out my future build. I'm...
Sorry for the local colloquialism ; ) full chat = WOT (wide-open-throttle) Maximum rated HP for the engine. The point at...
1 hp = 500 lbs displacement
12,000 lbs = 24 HP, to push at full chat for a displacement vessel.
However, my personal rule of thumb is...
I hear you brother. Your thoughts echo mine. :)
Check out the Farthing 15, from Tom Macnaughton
Covey Island built one.
Fantastic work, I love the boat, the principle, the simplicity!
I'm still interested though.
I bought plans a few years ago for a VDS 34, which I pour over from time to time.
Your build sounds interesting.
Do you have any photos to share? Blog or website?
I'm currently researching aluminum sailboats and stumbled across this thread. I apologize in advance for rekindling an old thread....
You are far too humble. Thank you for the excellent response and I did indeed learn something, so you made my day - :)
I think you...
Keep plugging away at it edik, I have wondered/pondered the same question.
I realize that this thread is over 4 months old, but how you getting on with your build?
I'm in Bombay Harbour right now and every...
Google 'Michael Kasten'
He discusses this material for hulls, in some depth. Quite interesting.