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Old 09-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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A Flybridge steeler for Eric

4400 mile range, bulbous bow, John Deere power, might even get an invitation to a Willard reunion, priced right.

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Nice. Very interesting. I would have two questions though:
One trivial; what's with the rope lights in the enginebay?
And another deadly serious; I would have to know who designed the bow bulb. At that waterline length, it can be a pitchpoling killer in following seas, even if it was properly designed, and this one looks too big and without any shape - as if it was no more than a piece of pipe. I considered it and discussed it while my designer Charles Wittholz was alive and got scared right away from it. It works better and is much safer on boats with a 60' waterline and up....

(Just my opinion, do not mean to start anything up around bulbous bows....)
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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That boat has been for sale for quite a while.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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That boat has been for sale for quite a while.
And so it will be at $130K, LOL should be around 75K and maybe they'd get some bites.....
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Capt. Joe;105345] what's with the rope lights in the enginebay? [/QUOTE]

Pretty sad when the ER is your party central headquarters. I'd take the light string out. That's just got to go. The admiral isn't going to want to sit out back under the dink either. She wants a covered aft deck, but that's not in her plans.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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And so it will be at $130K, LOL should be around 75K and maybe they'd get some bites.....
Really? Hmmm. I thought for a semi-custom yacht with some real Passagemaker spec's, it was a decent price. If it were 75K, I'd probably ignore it. Live and learn, they say.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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Wow, that was tough just to scroll though all those pictures. I like the fuel burn, but for the money I would think you would see a lot more shiny. What does the bulb on the bow do? It looks like some 10" pipe.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #8
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4400 mile range, bulbous bow, John Deere power, might even get an invitation to a Willard reunion, priced right.

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Thanks for the link. That Jolie is a real nice looking and designed craft. Iíll be pleased to hear from Eric and others regarding their take on that boat... also, on input they may provide about what I herein mention in regard to the quoted bold portion from the listing:

Iíve heard that bulbous under water line (UWL) bow protrusions are not worth their salt on this size boat... i.e. no real efficiency increase and that they can cause handling trouble in certain sea conditions as well as problems during tight-area marina maneuvers. Check out UWL bulbous bow addition in frames (pictures) #ís 33 and 34 as compared to #ís 4 and 5. Also on frame # 3 the sketch-plan shows no UWL bow addition. Easy to see the difference in UWL additionís size by position of thrust hole in relation to the bulbous addition... my guess is that the bow addition in frames 33 and 34 was considered too small (probably did not give desired effect) Ė and Ė in frames 4 and 5 they had added girth and length to the bulbous protrusion which brought itís feathered rear portion back further toward the thrust hole. I wonder if being bigger the bulbous addition brings good results??

Note: At bottom of accoutrement list on Yachtworld front page the following is listed... Bulb Bow-reduces pitching underway-increases waterline length, predisposes bow wave and is most effective at sl 1.1-1.2,
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:30 AM   #9
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]Iíve heard that bulbous under water line (UWL) bow protrusions are not worth their salt on this size boat...
Probably true, but they certainly are intimidating when they are following too close behind or when the traffic is jammed up while waiting for a bridge opening.
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