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Old 01-20-2016, 08:33 PM
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Could you move the Solas all the way over to the port side of the bridge and back? Have the pocket for it double as a seating area and have the helm on the STB side. Then a door keeping everything up from the front.

Yeah... looks over safety. I think I read a story about how that ended bad one time. Made a movie about it too.
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
Because it weights 140 lbs. No need to put that much weight that high.

I would prefer it in another location, however, there isn't one.

And her top will be an aluminum frame with a laceless soft top.

We are building her to run 100 miles each way tuna fishing in the North Atlantic,so safety is the first concern.

I would love not to have to deal with it, but we do, and if I can find another place to put it, I will.
Not to "hate" but I never understood the liferaft being up high either. I know that if my boat is sinking I wouldnt want to wait until the hardtop hits water for my ass to be in a liferaft. I keep mine usually around my leaning post or in front of the console.

I know whatever you do it will work; safety is always the priority; doesnt take more than 5 miles out to put yourself in danger
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Originally Posted by Flätsix View Post
Could you move the Solas all the way over to the port side of the bridge and back? Have the pocket for it double as a seating area and have the helm on the STB side. Then a door keeping everything up from the front.

Yeah... looks over safety. I think I read a story about how that ended bad one time. Made a movie about it too.
I don't want it anywhere under the top, where it is would be right at the front edge of the top but still in a place it can get out.

A SOLAS A is required to be able to float off, under the top would be frowned upon.
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Is there a reason why you need the upper station on a day boat? wouldn't it have a cleaner/sleeker look if you had just the lower helm? looks like you'll have good visibility at the height down below?
WHAT ? You are kidding aren't you Maxie?

You must have never fished a bridge boat.

If the boat was going south instead of New England, she wouldn't even have a lower station.
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
2 on one engine or both?
Two mph on one engine. Mercury tech did tell me if I had the other one in gear and turned the key (as to start) the engine will shut off in gear. That might allow slightly slower speed.
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Looks great, very practical layout. I had 38 flybridge and carried raft in locker in aft part of flybridge. Seemed very accessible no matter if I was running boat from top or bottom.
I am not sure you need the thruster. Check out the available options. After market or OEM joysticks.
My Mercs with four blades are making the 33' boat easy to control just with binnacle.
I am very impressed with the performance of the Merc 300's on my boat. Economical 30 knot cruise. The 350's are supposed to be even better. So many choices...
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I don't think anyone loves the look of the raft but it's a very practical solution on a purpose built boat. I don't want the raft where it will block my vision or where safety is compromised. If there is another solution I'm open to it. I couldn't be more satisfied with the design so far. Buck really understood what I wanted right from the beginning and seeing it take shape is incredibly rewarding.
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Originally Posted by leek View Post
Mercury tech did tell me if I had the other one in gear and turned the key (as to start) the engine will shut off in gear. That might allow slightly slower speed.
But you'd be dragging the shaft and prop... Not good for the gear... No lubrication...
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
WHAT ? You are kidding aren't you Maxie?

You must have never fished a bridge boat.

If the boat was going south instead of New England, she wouldn't even have a lower station.
LOL.....I have, but from the deck as a paying customer, not the Capt!

Being from New England, when I think of a day boat style, I think of lines like this.....

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2014...a#.VqEjGE32ZaQ
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Originally Posted by maxie View Post
LOL.....I have, but from the deck as a paying customer, not the Capt!

Being from New England, when I think of a day boat style, I think of lines like this.....

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2014...a#.VqEjGE32ZaQ

That there is a cruising yacht. More like these. All 37' and built five miles from where I keep my boat. HMM. Check out the life raft on Gina Marie. (Same name as my boat)







Cut the keel and add outboards to this and it's very close to what I'm after. Another local boat. http://www.boats.com/power-boats/199.../#.VqE3lfkrIdU
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Originally Posted by maxie View Post
LOL.....I have, but from the deck as a paying customer, not the Capt!

Being from New England, when I think of a day boat style, I think of lines like this.....

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2014...a#.VqEjGE32ZaQ
Yup that's a day to get there and a day to get back
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I found if you scarf your strips full length ahead of time it really speeds up the plank job.

I finger joint the ends of the boards and then rip them. I lay them on the floor and bond the joints end to end. no clamping required with epoxy.

The life raft guys will custom pack to any size container or valise you want or to fit the space available.
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Originally Posted by ubettcha13 View Post
Yup that's a day to get there and a day to get back
When I'm on the water, I am never in a rush to get anywhere...to me, that's the whole point....
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
I found if you scarf your strips full length ahead of time it really speeds up the plank job.

I finger joint the ends of the boards and then rip them. I lay them on the floor and bond the joints end to end. no clamping required with epoxy.

The life raft guys will custom pack to any size container or valise you want or to fit the space available.
Jim,
we have to use a SOLAS A pack on this boat and they only come in a hard pack with a hydrostatic release.

I will look into pre-scarfing the planking, normally we just rip up the strips and have a jig to put them in to cut the scarfs on 4 to 6 strips at a time. But I will look at your way.
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Tuesday, if the weather has improved to say sub Arctic, I will be headed over to B&B to work on the rest of the structural design with Alan and Graham so that Alan can begin the process of designing the jig and all of the parts we will CNC cut.

Friday, jbg108 will be coming in for us to finalize everything as we ramp up for our March 1 start date.

Let the fun begin.
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Saw this again today,,, dont know if the price has come down or not,,, but seems like a pretty good deal to me. She is a beauty!
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Not sure why they removed it, but the teak trim around the top of the deckhouse needs to be re-installed. Looks weirdly naked to me without it. This is a great little boat. I am surprised it hasn't been bought.
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Agree with previous posters. Life raft needs to be scrapped. Get a valise like I have on my day boat.
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Originally Posted by cobraarvey View Post
Agree with previous posters. Life raft needs to be scrapped. Get a valise like I have on my day boat.
People need to lear to read... This project requires a SOLAS A pack on this boat and they only come in a hard pack with a hydrostatic release...

A SOLAS A pack would be required on a commercial vessel...
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Originally Posted by gtpvettte View Post
Saw this again today,,, dont know if the price has come down or not,,, but seems like a pretty good deal to me. She is a beauty!
that's my dream boat. i would love to have it, but i am pretty sure it needs a ton of work if it is being sold at 55K.

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