Caught in a storm- what hull design? 30-35'

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Standpipe, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    Not a bad choice.
     
  2. nzboy
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    All things being equal I think a westcoast troller hull design preferably in steel .Finding an example between 30-35 is a bit hard. Of course there are many other factors that contribute to a seaworthy boat. Many older trawlers in NZ were a compromise having a deep forefoot and wide shallow stern to carry the weight of trawl gear this did nothing for their seaworthiness. So the west coast troller has a more balanced Cp fore and aft and its weight is evenly distributed along its length Both of these examples are from Tad Roberts website
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    Northcoast34.jpg
     
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    nzboy,

    Very few in the PNW have a hull like in your 2nd example. Actually I don't think I've ever seen one. All have a deep forefoot.

    The first example is the norm however most are not double enders. In the thirties they were.

    Here's a good example of a boat currently being fished out of Craig Alaska. I'd go into quite a storm aboard Dixie ll.
     

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    I like the west coast roller... er, troller.
     
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    The 2nd example I guess is tads take for a low displacement cruiser on northwest principles .Standpipe was asking for a design 30-35ft so there isn't much around. George buehlers 34 duck is more of a rule beater than a troller . Another pretty troller from Tads collection falls into this length is Fraser 3 Fraser3.jpg
     
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    nzboy,
    There are lots of those boats on the BC coast. I think it's referred to as a combination boat … that is trolling and gillnetting. The hull fuller than the older trollers w considerable flare fwd and the rounded squarish stern.
    Very excellent boats I think.
     
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    Oh definitely downeast! But I may need a little bias! Haha. Actually I would tend to think it would more depend on the designer then the style of boat.
     
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    Sharkcat (Australia), one with couple of diesel engines.
     
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    I think a Wharram would be a good choice. They do well in rough weather.
     
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    Submarine.
     
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    A Westsail 32 like the S/V Satori in the book Perfect Storm. After the crew abandoned it the boat did very well on its own and ended up in fine condition surfing on to a sandy beach.
    The commercial fishing boat/s in the same storm didn't do so well.
     
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    I don't know how ISO treats powerboats, but the regulators have made an attempt to quantify sailboat seakeeping.
     
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    Some lobsterboat types are probably too wide astern to track in a following sea. The trawlers might just have too much heavy gear on & above the deck.
     

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    Cat with lotsa beam.
     
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