Boat for Boca

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Tinklespout, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Tinklespout
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    Tinklespout Junior Member

    Beautiful! Did you build it? I've been keeping watch for one for sometime with no luck.

    Kim
     
  2. pcfithian
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    pcfithian Junior Member

    Yes, I built this in our garage.

    It is an excellent, seaworthy boat. We've been through 8' oncoming breaking waves, never once stuffed the bow. I built in positive flotation and it is self-bailing.
     

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  3. Tinklespout
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    Tinklespout Junior Member

    Hats off to you. Very rewarding I'm sure. Do you have a blog of the build anywhere?
     
  4. pcfithian
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    pcfithian Junior Member

    I never did a blog, but I've got a lot of posts on the fishyfish.com site.

    Join that and you'll find a ton of information on these amazing boats, as well as what others have done with the basic design.
     
  5. Tinklespout
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    Tinklespout Junior Member

    Building is not realistic for me right now. I've accepted that and am now looking for something like the tolman but that has been in mass production for a while. I think a downeaster will be my best bet. Now I am trying to narrow the field a bit. There are a lot of them.
    I'm wondering which of the production boats would be lightweight like the toleman?

    Kim
     
  6. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    I saw one of those C Dory boats..a 19 footer on a trailer. Looked to be well put together, nice detailing.
     

  7. pcfithian
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    pcfithian Junior Member

    None. Any production fiberglass boat would be 2-3X heavier than a Toman.

    These are similar to a Tolman in fiberglass:
    http://www.seasportboats.com/

    But it weighs 5,000 lbs and needs twice the horsepower to perform.

    We or others could build a Tolman for you.
     
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