Small Motor sailer

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by dskira, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    I realy enjoy motorsailer, because I thing you have the best of the two world, whan properly designed.
    The only thing I find difficult, is on a very small one the pilot house is small, stuffy, and can be clostrophobic at time. The lack of deck space is also difficult, when you have good weather, in the very small one you ave no comfortable space outside due to the proeminent superstructures.
    What do you think, perhaps somebody will have different idea or experiences about that.
    Cheers
    Daniel
     
  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    It sounds like a good boat to get where you are going, which is the point anyway. Think of it like an automobile, which can be claustrophobic, and lacking in deck space. Thank God for rest stops, which are lacking on the waterways.
     
  3. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    You get a good point about the traveling. In bad weather you are nice an toasty.
    What do you think will be the smallest possible, with a full headroom pilothouse?
    I should ask also this question to Guillermo, he is the one who has a vaste knoweldge on motorsailer.
    Don't take it badly, I do not mean you don't have knoweldge.
    Cheers
    Daniel
     
  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Motorsailers

    Guillermo would be the better choice, since all my knowledge is small open boats only.
     
  5. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Sure not the smallest, but maybe the best looking are the Fisher 32 and her siblings. here a 32
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    and a 30
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    owners club
    for sale
    sold

    Regards
    Richard
     
  6. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    I agree with you for the Fisher, no doubt about that. We have some around here and the size seams to be right at 32', and they looks very purposeful and well built.
    I started this comment because during the summer I went on a very small home made motorsailer, and the rain started, we went inside the pilothouse and it was to suffy. I went outside, finding I was better off under the rain than inside.
    Sometime the superstructures take all the space, living a 12" or less side deck and a ridiculus foredeck.
    Cheers
    Daniel
     
  7. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    They made them with a flush deck for commercial fishing, so I guess they are well built.
    Richard

    here they are in full again:
     

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  8. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    I didn't know that, at the matter of fact I thought they didn't build them anymore. well I was wrong. Glad for them they still in business.
    Flush deck must be interresting.
    Cheers
    Daniel
     
  9. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    I´m not sure if they build them again, but the original builder was out of business several years ago.
    Richard
     
  10. souljour2000
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    souljour2000 Senior Member

    As I learn that completely watertight pilot house, aft cabin , or other watertight superstructure can add huge amounts of bouyancy to a knockdown or turtle situation...I am more and more enamored of these types of boats...At anchor and with good windows that can be also opened..there should be many ways to get a good breezeflow thru the cabin in question. However, here in South Florida I think that biminis are unquestionably the way to go...it's just too damn hot unless you have an air conditioner like PAR said.
     
  11. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    A good contestant to be built of steel
    Cheers
    Daniel

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  12. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Sea Gypsy is our version of a 90/90.

    33.3LOA 28LWL 17,000 disp,,4.3 draft, 737 SQ Ft in working sails 7,000lb ballast.Full keel.

    Cutter rig , as used on Myth of Malham.Fully battened main , Sweedish main, (big trisail) as storm main

    200G fuel OR water ( choice in 35 gal increments), Volvo MD3B , 6.5K at .75 GPH . 19x13 wide 2 blade locks behind deadwood

    Central heat with thermosyphon water radiators (no electric used ), double gymboled stove athwart ships , cold plate refrigeration (2 hours every 3rd day) and Concordia bunks in great aft cabin.Sleeps 4 feeds 8.

    Hull design is Maurice Griffiths , construction in Airex with Fire Retardant resin (before the pox) and 4 compartment water tight subdivision. USCG approved construction for charter , over 6 .

    FF
     

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  13. quilbilly
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    quilbilly Junior Member

    My motorsailer

    Here is mine, pretty small, 27 foot by 8.5 feet wide. It is trailerable. The picture is from our recent trip to Glacier Bay- Todd Miller
     

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  14. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    It is a nice boat. You seams well dress, must have been cold. Some kind of heating inside?
    Cheers
    Daniel
     

  15. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Nice boat, Fred. Good photo too.
     
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