R & R or new in general

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Redsky, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Redsky
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    Redsky Senior Member

    im shure this has been hashed over at some point but my searches dident return any results.
    given there are lots of boats out there for sale,some at quite bargian prices , rebuild a hull to suit thats already been floating a long time..wood hulls in paticular but iv seen some ex trawlers steel recently for sale at eye poping low prices in the 70-90' range real long range ocean hulls mind you,
    as v noted else where im working on a couple things but id like to examin the merits of a hull already made however a lot of them seem to have short comings for whatever reason..but may have other uses if properly fitted
  2. Thunderhead19
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    Thunderhead19 Senior Member

    Refitting a trawler does actually require a redesign of the boat. Yanking a fish hold and refigeration units, fishing gear etc... removes a lot of weight from the boat and changes the stability and trim. If the hull is sound and you compensate for the missing equipment, you should wind up with a good boat. Most folks alter the superstructure as well, and that requires much the same kind of consideration.
  3. Deeman
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    Deeman Junior Member

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