smaller scale stern trawl shrimper

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by PalmerM, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. PalmerM
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    PalmerM New Member

    Hello everyone. Im new to this site. I enjoyed learning from all the experienced and knowledge experts here.

    I would like to some small scale commercial shrimping off the georgia coast this year. I don't want to buy an outdated inefficient large old shrimp boat that breaks even( if your luck) after you pay for the fuel. So I am trying to plan a 26 -30 ft by 9 to 12 ft wide bodied boat capable of pulling a 30 to 50ft net. The one minor detail here is, I am a fisherman not a boat designer. I am relatively mechanically inclined.

    So is this within the realm of possibility? 4 or 6 cyclinder diesel with gear reduction? outboards? Any recommendations on hull designs or great older hull to look for?

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It is possible. However, if an old shrimper can only break even, a new build will run at a loss. Technically there are no great challenges. Economically it seems like a losing proposition.
     
  3. PalmerM
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    PalmerM New Member

    ideally it would be used as a charter boat for about six fisherman in the off season just running a few miles offshore to nearby wrecks with the shrimp trawl frame work set off. I am not planning to build a brand new boat here. Just convert an older hull or work boat.
    Can I get enough, what is the term Bolliard tow pullin force say 1000lbs out a four cyclinder disel, trans, prop selection?

    Thanks
     
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