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Old 02-16-2012, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dolphan View Post
Between 3500[24 mph] and 4200[31 mph] rpm's I get around 2.3 MPG. I stay over 2 mpg until about 5000 rpms. The boat runs 11 mph off the rpm. Wide open she will run 48 at 5900 rpms. I have fished a twin Yam F 250 powered Onslow and we run virtually the same speed until 3900 rpms but my fuel economy is considerably better.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:19 AM
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The first post on the attached link says it all. Its not a testimony from the "toothfairy" or "easterbunny". Its from a man that owns a large CC and fishes the coast of NC approx. 200 days a year all on types of CC's and charter boats. My last trip in September I was 50 miles offshore and ran home at 50mph while my 6 year old slept sitting on the leaning post next to me. I have been involved with design, construction, maintenance, and repair of all types of boats for over 26 years and this boat has exceeded all my expectations.

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:38 AM
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It will be hard to understand how well this boat rides until you actually get on one and take a spin in the ocean, not the waterway. If anyone ever needs a ride, call Brad and he'll take you out, if he can't take you there are at least 20 guys that will.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by sctkim View Post
The first post on the attached link says it all. Its not a testimony from the "toothfairy" or "easterbunny". Its from a man that owns a large CC and fishes the coast of NC approx. 200 days a year all on types of CC's and charter boats. My last trip in September I was 50 miles offshore and ran home at 50mph while my 6 year old slept sitting on the leaning post next to me. I have been involved with design, construction, maintenance, and repair of all types of boats for over 26 years and this boat has exceeded all my expectations.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/onslow-b...-thread-6.html
I typically dont get involved in this kind of threads but this one has surpased the confines of reality and I do feel kind of grumpy this morning. So here is my post and most probably I will regret pushing the send button immediatelly after.
Anybody who has spent time on the water, real time not THT time, knows that the three primary things that tame the ride are waterline length, weight and sharp bow entry.
The Onslow Bay is a gorgeous boat but it still measures 23' at the waterline and weighs 5000 lbs dry. It is a small boat and thus will ride like a small boat; maybe better than other small boats of similar length and weight but still like a boat that needs to be left docked when it blows 20kts and you are looking for a comfortable ride.
Several of you are making statements of comfortably riding 5 footers with no backs to them doing 27 kts. You need to reexamine your statement 'cause is rather foolish. If you run the boat over one 5 footer or you had a speed burst of 27kts it does not mean that the boat can comfortably sustain quartering 5 footers while maintaining 27 kts.
IMO, what people need to be asking about when evaluating the sea ability of smaller boats is what are the minimum rpm the hull needs to remain on plane; because when you are caught in heavy seas, throttling back while still on plane will make the difference of a comfortable ride. Some of the real deep vees will drop off plane at around 3400 rpm so the only way to run them is fast. You run them fast and you will get airborn on 5' quartering seas and then you will pound; some boats will reenter softer than others but still will pound; there is no magic!.
So when it blows 20 kts and the seas are kicked up to 5footers leave your little boat tied up and jump on your friend's 45' Carolina hull if you are looking for a comfortable ride. Its no accident that the best riding boats on this planet have been designed sharp enough to split them, long enough to span over them and heavy enough to crush them.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:08 AM
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wowoow, so why do u think the OB hull rides so good? is it the sharp entry, width , weight etc, just curious,,, no opinions but facts?
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:02 AM
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id say its her entry, weight, and 24 degree deadrise at work.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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I have a good friend with a 23T OB and I know Brad, but I have never ridden in one of his boats. All I hear are good things about the OB. Yes it is a 27' boat and I am sure there may be some embellishing about conditions and how fast in certain conditions the boat was traveling comfortably. (what I read seemed ridiculous for a 60' boat, much less a 27')

Anyways, there is more to a boat than meets the eye. Alot of it has to do with the construction and how the boat feels and the harmonics. If I had to guess, it is a blend of good design and good construction. I have talked to Brad about how he builds his boats and it sounds to me like he is doing all the right things.

From what i have learned about some boat consumers is that quite a few of them have one priority..... speed. Ask anyone that lives on the east coast north of Canaveral how much 70 mph matters... About twice a year or the days you are working or have a wedding to go to that was scheduled in the middle of fishing season.

The rest want a stable platform, smooth ride and good cruise speed that fishes well in decent conditions. This is what I see that OB provides. The 27 is plenty fast at 60mph+ with 300's, but has the design to take the seas without bouncing like other boats in it's class.

Yeah, I know I build boats and could be considered a competitor, but I call it like I see it. Brad is a good guy and I hear good things.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:18 PM
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Ill say this, a good friend of mine fished out of Hatteras today in TRUE 4'-6' in YF 34. His cruise was 20-25 knots. These were THT 8-10, but honest, 4-6 and 20-25 knots in a 34 YF, take that FWIW!!!!
Originally Posted by tango2echo View Post
Then you've never been on the OB27.

The first time I stepped foot on a friends OB23T (same hull as the OB27FS) we ran a few miles (2.6 to a nearshore AR to be exact) offshore just to check the boat out. It was brand new (less than 20hrs) and rigged with 300 v-rods. Three big country boys, over 180 gallons of fuel. T-top with full curtains.

The conditions were not pretty in the least. Solid 4-5ft at 5-7 seconds with NE winds blowing 20kts gusting 25kts. I sat on the leaning post drinking a Dr. Pepper while we ran 26-28kts into that crap.

This is the bouy data from that day. I remember it since it the Mrs. and I were supposed to go out to eat for a special occasion and I forgot and was in the "dog house" for a few weeks....


Winds: NE (063°) at 19.4 kt gusting to 25.3 kt
Significant Wave Height: 4.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 5 sec
Mean Wave Direction: NE (062°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.13 in and rising
Air Temperature: 46.0 F
Dew Point: 24.1 F
Water Temperature: 53.1 F

The whole time I was bracing for impact that never came and I never spilled the soda. I love Regulator boats and have owned two, a 21 and a 26FS (which was a great riding and well built boat). I have fished the Carolina coast since I could walk and have owned boats by most of the major brands including 5 GW, 2 Regs, a couple of Albermarle's, and quite a few others. I have fished most every other boat you can think of at one point or another.

In its class and compared to boats of similar LOA it is IMO the best riding hull EVER built. I do not have any affliliation to OB boats other than speaking with Brad Knight a few times about building a boat and through fishing with three of his very satisfied owners.

My next and last boat will be an OB27FS with twin's.

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:28 AM
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Nicely put Billy....
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