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Old 05-05-2013, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBobcat View Post
This thread makes me feel inadequate
Why? Albemarle 24's are the perfect classic day boats for "poor" guys like us!!!
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So, Hugh, when are you going to put all that experience to work and build/find me a day boat suitable for fishing the east coast of Australia? Think rough weather as a rule.

Twin diesels, about 450 gallons diesel, something that doesn't broach yet can push into head sea at pace, no tower, accom for 6, genset, economical in its class, bow rail, no tower, heavy tackle chair, bilges that drain properly, you get the general idea I assume. Targetting marlin and tuna on the troll or drift, not interested in towing live baits.

I am trying to get to know your builders over there but there is certainly no shortage of them. I daresay you could probably point at a few examples that are worth checking. I do get the impression most of the USA boats seem built for fairly calm waters, mostly what I see in your interiors would simply get thrown about over here.
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Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
I do get the impression most of the USA boats seem built for fairly calm waters...
Stop looking at pictures in the fishing magazines and come see some real charter boats on the North Carolina coast.

Take a few trips out of Oregon Inlet in these boats.

Fish the Big Rock tournament on one of those "special" weeks in a local boat.

Evidently you have never ridden a well built Carolina hull.

Built for calm waters? LoL

Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 AM
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Not disagreeing with you but for an outsider it's hard to work out which is which. That said a lot of the custom boats I seem to find are fairly flat underwater which seems contrary to my experience of you almost cannot have enough deadrise in a hull.

I daresay you have rough waters somewhere but it's clearly not out of Florida perhaps...
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Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
Not disagreeing with you but for an outsider it's hard to work out which is which. That said a lot of the custom boats I seem to find are fairly flat underwater which seems contrary to my experience of you almost cannot have enough deadrise in a hull.

I daresay you have rough waters somewhere but it's clearly not out of Florida perhaps...
Here is some of our weather.

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Some of our calm weather
Old 05-07-2013, 02:33 AM
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Default We use plenty of deadrise

The typical Carolina hull has a good deadrise forward that drops out to around 8 degrees at the stern. A boat that is great in a head and following sea and stable while trolling.
These are a couple of pictures are of a 50' I helped build several years ago.

She is a very good seaboat.

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Indeed, that sort of weather makes for the best fishing days IMHO. Out of curiosity what waters are those? How far do you need to travel to your fishing grounds?
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Just a side-note, Capt. Hugh WIlde, you sir happen to have the absolute best quote in your signature.
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Jersey Cape's 47 Hard Top Express, (they also build a 36 and 45). This one was custom built for a local. Sadly he passed away last year just before taking delivery. Every detail was well thought out, and she's for sale on Yacht World if anyone is interested.
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Friends of mine buddy had a 35 bertam sent down to florida at one of the nice yards (garlington maybe) and turned into a dayboat. My buddy used to own a 35 (he now has a 42) and he raves about the 35 as a day boat. that would be a very cool project.
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
Evidently you have never ridden a well built Carolina hull.
Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
That said a lot of the custom boats I seem to find are fairly flat underwater which seems contrary to my experience of you almost cannot have enough deadrise in a hull.
The second quote firms up the assumption I made up in the first quote.
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
Frequent Flyer?
Old 05-07-2013, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jensen View Post
Frequent Flyer?
If your talking about the one that used to charter out of Morehead City ,no. It was white and had a tower. I think there might be another and if there is I'm not familer with it.
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I fished the Frequent Flyer in the Cape Fear Tournament a few times- what a boat!. Isn't it a Jarrett Bay?

I say, bring the Aussie over hear to fish OI or HI on a sporty day, and then we'll go over there and fish with him. Fair enough?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:31 AM
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Thumbs up You said "classic"

1967 Egg Harbor with dual stations and open bulkhead. She as also the first Egg built with diesels. That's My PopPop and Pop on the maintenance detail! I was in charge of all that teak!! She was a real fish raiser. I caught My first White Marlin on her to be followed by many more.
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Originally Posted by jensen View Post
Frequent Flyer?
Nope, not the Flyer. A 50 we built at Heritage.
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Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
Indeed, that sort of weather makes for the best fishing days IMHO. Out of curiosity what waters are those? How far do you need to travel to your fishing grounds?
That was south- southeast of Morehead City NC, about 45 miles off the beach.
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The yellow hull in Capt Hugh's photo looks like the Delta Dawn
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I think these boats may indeed come back, but with the integrated outboards not inboards.

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