Seaworthiness concerns for excessively wide trawler

Discussion in 'Stability' started by makobuilders, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. makobuilders
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    makobuilders Member

    I recall that Bob Beebe made a similar comment that slavishly copying a fishing boat design does not result in an efficient personal cruiser. But adapting a commercial design may very well result in an excellent pleasure boat if the design suits the needs for similar: speed, seaworthiness, sea kindliness, range, interior volume, fuel efficiency (or lack thereof), etc.
  2. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    A good fishing boat project can not be a good pleasure boat project unless the SOR of both vessels coincide, which is not common, or rather, it is almost impossible. But of course, any project of a certain type of boat can be adapted to some other different types of boats.

  3. comfisherman
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    comfisherman Junior Member

    The tomco marine molds put out some decent salmon and coastal crab boats. Also made for some decent trawler type vessels that are fairly popular.

    The lines plan is a bit on the pudgy side of pleasure boats, but at trawler speeds or as a mini expedition yacht will be just fine. Go with a big slower turning commercial type main and enjoy the room.
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