Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by DogCavalry, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    You are pioneering DogCav, modern day pioneering.
    It's an awesome project and my hat is off to you for your efforts and generosity.
    Now, get back to work!
    <kidding>
     
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  2. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Now that it's too late to be inspired further, I see that Dave Gerr has a new Sea Sled on his company website. It's called Interdictor. The engines he specs cost more than a year's wages for me. Each.
     
  3. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    I know you're kidding, but the truth is, when I go to sleep at night, I resent the time lost. I should be in the shop, sleeping on a heap of sawdust.
     
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  4. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Holy poop man, 900HP, 60 knots.
    That is bold of Gerr!
    Has he made one?
    Video?
     
  5. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    I don't know. I'm guessing not. And yes. Those engines are 60-80k each. That's my gross pay for a year.

    I'm looking at the form of the tunnel.
     
  6. Mr Efficiency
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    The "tunnel" of that "interdictor" has a flat section in the middle, throughout. The effect of that would likely be less intrusion into the interior, and a little more deadrise forward.
     
  7. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    I wonder if that will slam in rough water. Sleds are traditionally easy rides, but Gerr doesn't mention that aspect under benefits.
     
  8. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    Would have been worth "trying" one... before buying one!?
    Or none near you?
     
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  9. Mr Efficiency
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    I think he is specifically referring to the Gerr variation on the theme, not sea sleds per se.
     
  10. Mr Efficiency
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    I reckon any and all variations will slam in rough water, but that is a subjective thing too, I have been in boats the owners thought rode well, but seemed poor to me.
     
  11. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    I thought I read in the text provided the flat section was to accommodate the wider beam of the more modern Sea Sleds.
     
  12. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    No sleds at all near me. And I don't know that any of Gerr's have been built yet. I imagine that vessel must cost well over $300 000. No, that seems low, now that I think about it.
     
  13. Mr Efficiency
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    27 x 9 feet is not wide.
     
  14. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    The originals were around 25 by 6 but Marcus Lee built successful boats up to 25 by 11½'. So 9 is fairly conservative. Certainly your observations are correct, Mr Efficiency. Less intrusion, more deadrise. But successful? Maybe Dave Gerr has one around I can test drive.
     

  15. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Dave? Dave?Beuhler?
     
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