Ouachita Aluminum Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Paul Mueller, May 7, 2020.

  1. Paul Mueller
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    Paul Mueller New Member

    Hello
    Just acquired a Ouachita(WASH-A-Taw) 12' aluminum boat.
    HID tag reads 6 digit serial number,MODEL DSV,10HP,580LBS.
    Length 11'9",beam 64",transom 15".
    Question-DSV-DEEP SEMI VEE HULL Right or wrong?
    If right,what is meant by DEEP?
     
  2. bajansailor
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  3. kapnD
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    DSV may not have anything to do with the bottom.
    Look under the boat, perhaps shoot a few pics to post here.
    It would be rare to find a 12’ aluminum boat with much vee in the bottom, due to stability problems.
    Edit:
    Got the magnifying glass out and looked at the ad, they do offer a “semi vee”, though I dought that it’s a deep one.
     
  4. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    A guess, and only a guess, is "DEEP" referes to the height of the sides, not the deadrise angle.
     
  5. Paul Mueller
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    Paul Mueller New Member

    Thanks for the reply. The boat is indeed a semi vee, matched to another semi vee boat.
     
  7. Paul Mueller
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    Thanks for the reply,you may have hit the nail on the head. Matching Ouachita to another 12 footer the sides the Ouachita are higher.
     
  8. Mr Efficiency
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    Well, thanks to bajansailor, we see there is a "DSV", but another boat which looks like a flat bottom jonboat, designated as a "DW". I'm tipping the "D" stands for dinghy. I would say DSV stands for dinghy, semi-vee. Now, what would the "W" be ?
     
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    "Dinghy" would not be used for the model designation of boats built in Arkansas.
     

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    Why not ?
     
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