big game boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by sharkhunter_dow, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. sharkhunter_dow
    Joined: Nov 2007
    Posts: 1
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: australia

    sharkhunter_dow New Member

    hi all im chasing afetr the plans for a decent sized game fishing boat primarily for shark rigging

    i had in mind a design of that simlar to the ORCA from the movie JAWS
    with an inside cabin with storage/wheel/galley/table/etc, flybridge, rear fighting chair, winch stylr crane/jib for loading gear/lager sharks, and a foward pulpit just like the ORCA

    something like below loosely in design if you can help me find something so i can ave it made up, this will be my 1st boat and want it to last many years as you would expect for hull strenght is a must itll prob best be made of wood, and will be somehwta affordable hehe

    picts below...

    [​IMG]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OnaZ8r3p8g



    any help is appreciated
     
  2. oporca
    Joined: Dec 2007
    Posts: 19
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 16
    Location: U.S.

    oporca Junior Member

    We can probably help in your build up whether as a modified ORCA or an exact replica. We've been in the ORCA R&D business for about 10 years now and have the most extensive understanding of this boat anywhere on the net. We also have as a consultant on our team some of the original art crew that worked on ORCA during the production of the film.

    Please feel free to drop me an email at oporca@yahoo.com so we can discuss what you have in mind, and how you might like to make your dream boat come true.

    Incidently that miniature is a nice one but not an exact reproduction as there really are no precise plans available out there. We currently have an auction running to help raise funds for our project so you get an idea about what the boat might look like:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180199001348
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Fanie
    Joined: Oct 2007
    Posts: 4,603
    Likes: 170, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2484
    Location: Colonial "Sick Africa"

    Fanie Fanie

    Eh sharkhunter_dow, sot sure why you're after this boat... if you saw the movie shouldn't you rather look for something you don't have to DIE in ??

    Personally I think catching the sharks with drums suck. What happened to measuring your guts and power with that of the fish... I'm sure there's rods and reels to stand up to those mothers you're after.
     
  4. oporca
    Joined: Dec 2007
    Posts: 19
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 16
    Location: U.S.

    oporca Junior Member

    Unless he encounters a 25 ft+ sharky I doubt he'll need the barrels anyways.;)
     
  5. Fanie
    Joined: Oct 2007
    Posts: 4,603
    Likes: 170, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2484
    Location: Colonial "Sick Africa"

    Fanie Fanie

    What was it the one shark said to the others as they approach the divers ?
    They're quite nice snacks, just mind those things on their backs... they make you fart.
     
  6. Kay9
    Joined: Oct 2006
    Posts: 589
    Likes: 26, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 279
    Location: Central Coast Oregon US.

    Kay9 1600T Master

    Define "affordable"
     
  7. juiceclark

    juiceclark Previous Member

    I love shark fishing and find them quite delicious. Of course, the most tastey are 3' to 4' blacktips and I hunt them in a 15' Maverick flats boat. If I were going to sea for biguns and had a limited budget, my boat would look exactly like this:
    http://www.keywestcharterboats.com/forsale.htm

    Tested engines, tested boat and design, etc. If Jaws tried to bite the transom off this sucker, he'd run up a serious dentist bill.

    Tony in Sw FL
     

  8. oporca
    Joined: Dec 2007
    Posts: 19
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 16
    Location: U.S.

    oporca Junior Member

    I was wondering the same thing.;)
     
Loading...
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.