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Old 06-17-2017, 04:42 PM
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Default Looking for alloy go fast deep v center console design.

About twelve years ago I documented the build of my Roger Hill 8.5 meter aluminum powercat here on THT. We're now doing a mid life refit of the boat, moving it from a pure fishing boat to a bit more creature comforts, and will soon deliver it to our place in the PacNW Looking forward to exploring that area and want to run the inside passage again.

So, I need a replacement boat for our place in Port Aransas Tx. Our conditions are rough here, short, steep chop, none of those Pacific rollers unfortunately.Typical run is 40-60 miles into head seas. So, I'm looking for a design for a no frills, euro transom, deep V, 31-36 foot, outboard powered (400-500 hp twins, no trips), possibly stepped hull design. In short I want an aluminum Contender or Yellowfin.

I've looked at the glass boats available on the used market....but 100K buys you older engines, dated electronics, old foamed in fuel tanks, and most likely some pending stringer/transom/hull-deck joins issues. Not to mention cored decks soon needing attention etc. I'd rather put the time in building, install new power and electronics for close to the same money. Bear in mind that I'm talking materials costs, labor is "free."

Anyone know of a designer who is dialed in on this style hull? I'd appreciate hearing from you if so. Regards, Chuck
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I believe Metal Shark may have what you are looking for.
Not sure if they sell just plans though.
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Metal shark, extreme, Scully's, Gause, Hankos. There are a few others. I'm looking at getting a cat built. There are several small shops, just weed through them. Lots of builder's in LA. Good luck
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Appreciate it, but yours truly will build this boat just like my last one. Fact is I like building as much as running em.....
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Response Marine designed the Rock Salt 34
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Bruce Cope

http://www.aluminumboatdesigns.com/s...patrolboat.htm
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Originally Posted by Reel Fas View Post
I believe Metal Shark may have what you are looking for.
Not sure if they sell just plans though.
Ive fished their boats... If you can get their plans, Id highly recommend building one.
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You can always buy mine
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Gaudet's in Sorrento does good work also.
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Cope has an extremely good reputation here. He's relatively local to me and his boats are very highly sought after.

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