Need Help Please - will this hull handle the weather in Port Phillip bay?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by gencer, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. gencer
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    gencer Junior Member

    Hi guy I have a 20ft boat. I brought it as a project and willing to do it but what I can’t decide is it worth doing because I brought this for the trailer not for the boat but later on I thought maybe I can build it. thing is I got the package for $2,300,, do you think it’s worth building and also one thing that puts me off is the hull because it looks like it won’t handle the weather in port Phillip bay and if it can do that I don’t want it. Is there anyone who can give me advice about the hull?
    Thank for all the help!

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  2. gencer
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    gencer Junior Member

    and do you think i can go on open sea? i wanna use it for fishing! thanks guys
     
  3. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    The photos make it appear to be a decent boat. I would not count it as a passage maker but it may be a good fishing platform.

    The answer to your question contains a lot of ifs...........

    If the boat is in sound condition
    If the boat is properly fitted out
    If you exercise good seamanship always.
    If you are conscious of weather predictions and probable condition and never fail to respond prudently, even when the fish are biting frequently.

    The boat can go to open water and return as well but only when you satisfy the ifs. Matter of fact, those constraints apply to almost all small boats.

    No doubt, other forum members will add more ifs.
     
  4. judgegage
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    You know what I love about post like this? Looking on a map and seeing where people are at.

    Messa is right, there are alot of if's and I'll add one to his list.

    If you have a good engine, is it an outboard or I/O?

    It looks like it has a good Vee on the bow so it should split a wave good and at 20' it would be a good costal boat.
     
  5. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    The bigger If is the operator, did he prepare his vessel properly and is he capable of rough water operation. From what I see she's a good looking sea boat and I would not hesitate running her off the Newfoundland coast (open atlantic) say 10 to 20 miles out but she would be well equipped, including a backup transom mounted outboard pony motor. Say a long shaft 10hp. sail drive unit.--But then again we Newfoundlanders have been known to cross the Atlantic in canoes :)
     
  6. gencer
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    gencer Junior Member

    HI guys thanks for all the posts!

    first up i wanna answer JUDGEGAGE question= yes it will have a 115HP outboard.

    also the thing is i am not the man whos going to go out in bad weather lol i have a 16ft fishing boat but that has a v hull and i have no idea what kind of hull this is lmao.
    I have no idea how its going to handle but thanks to you guys i know it will do my job.

    what i have to do to get it sea worthy is cloth and resine the hull then put new floor.
    then just what ever a boat needs example- steering, electrical stuff ETC at the moment the boat is empty. also the top of the boat will need a respary witch i will do.
     
  7. gencer
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    Also when respraying the top what I will do is sand it down then just sprays it with paint.
    Anyone know what kind of paint I should use and can I buy a spray paint or do I have to use my compressor? THANKS YOU GUYS HELP ALOAD!
     
  8. gencer
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    gencer Junior Member

    There are no cracks although it looks like it CABLES).
    The out side of the bottom of the boat has had work on it and has had a respary.
    (BEFORE ME)

    NOW i am going to make this look good (HOPE SO :)
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  9. pistnbroke
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    man whats your problem ..get a new floor in re do the sides .check the transom off you go ..weeks work .....port philip bay like anywhere you have to check the weather conditions and only go out if it is suitable for your boat ..I think 115 will give you about 20 kts which should just get it up on the plane ..why not check out the model on the net ..boats for sale .com.au etc and see what others have fitted...
     
  10. gencer
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    hahahahah sorry mate is just that first time im doing such a job.

    Thing is theres more work then it looks like :)

    BUT HUGE THANKS TO PEOPLE WHOS HELPING AND I DECIDED to build it.
    i'll up date as a go along.
     
  11. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Actually from the inside view photos she's not a deep V hull but fairly flat bottomed so along with those lifting strakes that run right to the stern she should plane out fairly easily but I suspect she'll be subject to a little pounding in a lop. Gencer-- check out the core material on those floor lonitudionals-- If wood take some core samples say every two feet for possible rot. Likewise in the transom if it's plywood cored--especially around the engine mounting area. ---Geo.
     
  12. gencer
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    gencer Junior Member

    The hull is only v at the front and as it comes back it becomes flat and that why I was wondering if it was any good and if it was made for the bay or opens sea? I think it was only made for rivers and stuff, that why I didn’t want to build it. But then again I got no clue.

    The floor seam good no rot. But the guy before me told me to get those fibreglass cloth and resin and do the bottom of the boat. Seems easy :)
     
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    I'd have thought it would bash the crew senseless in any sort of a decent chop, but I guess you'd have to give it a fair trial before convicting it on that score.
     

  15. gencer
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    gencer Junior Member

    To be honest i don't want to give it a trial,, just don't want to waste money on it if its not going to do my job.. I love how the boat is so big but if it cant do what my other 16ft boat can do then what's the point?
     
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