Bird Dog Boat Design, Is a tunnel necessary?

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Kevin Cummings, Mar 13, 2023.

  1. Kevin Cummings
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  3. Kevin Cummings
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    Good morning,

    I'm not certain my first response was delivered.

    This is my design utilizing the existing Florida Bird Dog vessel as the foundation. I operate an oyster farm on the Little Egg Bay, Ocean County N.J.
    I will check out the link above.

    Thank You,
    Kevin
    Sea Meadow Oyster Farm
     
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    What is the intended use of the boat? The shape is very unusual. If you refer to the Bird Dog Boats, their shape is very different.
     
  5. Kevin Cummings
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    Good morning, The boat will be used to work an oyster lease, the Bird Dog design would work well, I'm using the concept as a starting block.
     
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    Are you raking the oysters?
     
  7. comfisherman
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    Just got back from down south but there's a ton of boats that look roughly like that used for seine jitneys. I'll take pics and post them on my next trip south. All have varying degrees of tunnels and outboard hoists. Range from 25 to 50 feet.
     

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    Do you have any actual usage videos?
     
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