Jimmy Buffett just bought a New Sail/Gamefishing Boat,...motorsailer

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by brian eiland, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Turks & Caicos,.....the very big Caicos Bank

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    Looks like you should be able to go south across this Caicos Bank on down to Porta Plata. But that ring of cays closes off the bottom of the bank. I took my 38' sport fish boat across that bank (in good light), dodging the BIG coral heads, thinking surely there must be some little break in that long string of reefs that I would be able to walk her 3 foot prop draft across. Could NOT find one!!

    A lot of vessels avoid venturing out on this bank for fear of draft. But what an active sea life there is there to be explored,...if you have a vessel that can do so....shallow draft.

    From a guy who lives and sails in the Turks and Caicos.....
     
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  2. jorgepease
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    I bet he has specific plans for this boat.

    I have a 3 foot control depth getting to my house in the keys.

    I used to ding up props all the time till I built my micro drafting tunnel boat, I would be constantly worried having something like he is building.
     
  3. brian eiland
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    I still haven't found the designed speed projections, NOR the actual achieved speeds for this vessel under both power and sail??

    Has someone seen those?
     
  4. brian eiland
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    Apparently they decided not to build the 44' version (no longer on their website)??

    I did find this spec about their 50' foot version,..
    Only 10 knots from those twin 80hp engines.

    Draft
     
  5. brian eiland
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    Would you loke to take this vessel out across the Bahama Banks, or across the flats of the Turks-Cacos, or down to the Fla Keys?
     

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    fallguy Senior Member

    I think you have made your point Brian.
     
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