Offshore Fishing Boats

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by Reid Crownover, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Reid Crownover
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    Reid Crownover Young Hustler

    I am doing a good deal of research on saltwater recreational boats all the way from center console boats all the way up to 150' yachts and I was wondering if someone could give me some insight and details as to why recreational offshore fishing boats are rarely outfitted with inboard engines. seems like they all have outboards.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    There seems to be a lot of information you're looking for, so may I suggest Dave Gerr's book "The Nature of Boats" as a primer . You will not be able to design a boat from its contents, but you'll get a good overview why things are shaped and equipped they way they are. Your assumption about inboards is incorrect, but read the book (and many others) to see why we decide to do things they way the seem to be done.
     
  3. Reid Crownover
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    Reid Crownover Young Hustler

    I have read a few so far that my professor seggested and just picked up a set of SNAME text books to read. I will check that one out.
     
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