Hybrid Sportfish

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Corpus Skipper, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Corpus Skipper
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    Posted a whila ago about a single diesel sport fisherman. Checked out the Carolina boats (thanks Gonzo) but they're still not quite what I'm looking for. I love Bertram 31s but they're too power (and fuel) hungry, but they bust through our Gulf chop like it's not even there. These old Berts have also become very pricey. Carolina boats all seem to have a very flat deadrise and I wonder if this is suitable for the gulf. My Chris Craft also has a very low deadrise and she's a kidney pounder. Lobster boats seem to have the ticket, but I don't see any around here. How would they perform in close, steep, confused 4 to 6 footers? At what speed? Anyone know of a hybrid design combining these vessels?
     
  2. mmd
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    Northumberland Strait lobsterfishing hulls (Prince Edward Island, Canada) operate in similar short, steep seas quite efficiently. A client of mine - Central Marine Fiberglass, Charlottetown - builds a 42-ft hull that hits 22 knots with a single Cummins 430 hp diesel. The vessel tracks well in all seas, has a comfortable motion at trolling speeds, is very manoeverable at slow speed (very necessary attribute in lobster fishing), and is a proven performer in the rugged commercial fishing industry in Atlantic Canada. CMF & I have recently adapted it's fishing hull to a sportfishing package. Currently there is a CMF commercial hull in Marathon, FL and the prototype sportfisherman is at a brokerage in F. Laudersale for the winter season.
     

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  3. Corpus Skipper
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    Beautiful boat! Do you have a smaller version, say in the 28-30 ft. range? This is what I'd really like to find, but I'm not having much luck. Thanks!
     
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    beautiful and very atractive boat indeed, love those specs.

    yipster
     
  5. mmd
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    Maybe check out Rosborough Boats in Halifax, NS - this is their 25-foot sportsman's model. I believe it is abailable with outboard, I/O, and inboard power. Tell 'em Michael of Mason Marine Designs sent you, OK?

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    www.rosboroughboats.com
     
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    Mike I like that 20+footer.
    Got a real workboat attitude about her.
     
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  8. Corpus Skipper
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    I like the rosborough, just make her 3 or 4 feet longer with a 10' beam and a flybridge! Thanks for the pics, getting closer!
     
  9. Corpus Skipper
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    Something like this (cheesy picture, I know):
     

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    Here's a couple more Nova Scotian builders of the type. Note that most NS lobsterboat builders are small shops who are usually pleased to do custom modifications such as adding a flybridge. (Flybridges are not as popular here as "down south" due to our cooler climate.)

    http://www.leblancboats.com/boats/pleasure/forchu3236.html

    http://www.islemadame.com/samson/pleasure.htm


    A good source of info on Nova Scotia boatbuilders is the NSBA (Nova Scotia Boatbuilder's Association) website http://www.nsboats.com


    ... and just for fun, have a look at Wedgeport Boats' website to get a good feeling for the type of boats that our commercial fishermen use. They don't build a boat as small as you want, but their website is pretty informative.

    http://www.wedgeportboats.com/index.html
     
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    or this? single eng power but 35 ft isnt 28 and flybridge looks odd.
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    [​IMG] one of my old time favorits the sea angler at http://www.glen-l.com
     
  13. Corpus Skipper
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    Thanks to all for your replies, but Duluthboats, I think you've hit the nail on the head! The web site doesn't show the underwater hull profile, but I'm going to contact them for the full scoop. Thanks again everyone!
     
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    I have the study plans for this one. I might be able to be of some help.

    Gary :D
     

  15. Corpus Skipper
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    Let me know how much you'd like for the study plans if you're willing to part with them. Does she have a full keel and inboard option? I noticed the stern drive in the drawing, they don't hold up well in the Gulf when wet slipped. Here's my version!
     

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