Novi Lobster Boat plans ???

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  1. oldmanoftheseas
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    Hi guys.I found these plans (see image) on this forum a long time ago and was wondering if there is a higher resolution version out there anywhere?Thank you
     

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  2. gonzo
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    What do you need to do with them? If you are planning on building the boat, that is good enough to loft it.
     
  3. oldmanoftheseas
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    just building a model boat..they're ok,but are a bit blurry for the back half frames..
     
  4. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    "Thru the grapevine" Two designers I am aware of ,on this forum have experience with these style of hulls. TAD who has a history of design work using the Novi (Down East) style of hull as a base for Lobster Yachts and PAR who has a history of working with clients, using this stock hull form and with modifications incorporating a big hopped up V8 to make it go like "A Bat Out Of Hell". Contacting either one or both should handle any questions you might have.

    P.S. That is truly an original Old style Novi Hull, great sea/working boats
     
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  6. oldmanoftheseas
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    Yes it is.Not to many of these boats around anymore I think most of them have rotten away..Thanks for the replies fellas..
     
  7. viking north
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    Some time ago, 10 to 20 yrs. one of the boating magazines (Wooden Boat? ) did a big article on these craft, beginning with it's birth in Nova Scotia (Thus Novi) and how the hull lines changed over the years thru it's adaptation of different fishermen from Nova Scotia to South America. (A friend of mine that was sent by the Newfoundland Government to a South American east coast fishing village to teach them a new fishing technique reported back that some of their boats reminded him of Novie's.) In the Gulf of St. Lawrence to improve their use in the short steep choppy seas they have extreme flare on the bows. All along the eastern seaboard of North America in addition to fishing boats they became the "poor mans yacht" and many were so classy looking along with being good sea boats that the rich boys wanted in. Their hull shape now sport some of the most expensive power yachts afloat all be it with more fancy names than Novi. One area where a talented poor boy can drive around in an equivalent $75,000 toy. :D
     
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  9. oldmanoftheseas
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    @viking north: Yes.I have that issue of wooden boat mag.It was a 1983 issue I beleive.Ive even spoken with the author Maynard Bray.Very nice fellow..

    @Pericles: thats interesting...Thanks for the post.I may look into this.
     
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