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Old 02-28-2016, 12:51 PM   #3021
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I love those boats, their 'fine workboat' finish, and the way their interior spaces don't hemorrhage outwards resulting in a top heavy, unstable look.

Interesting though how both boats say "composite hull", and both go to great length not to mention plywood anywhere;




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Do they have good reason not to say plywood, or are they just trying to avoid a pre-set unjustified prejudice?

I'd guess that most of us have built some sort of plywood dinghy; I built one and repaired a second. For its weight its incredibly strong, but I water gets into the ply it can delaminate very quickly, as evidenced in ply sandwich decks.

I'd guess an old plywood boat is totally unsaleable.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #3022
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Not necessarily unjustified...and if those boats were top of the line, quote "better boats"....


I think we would see a lot more and a lot of other 'lesser" boats with far worse reputations than we do.


I love the look...but still would have a hard time owning one on many levels unless it was one boat between several others and between my Citation and Lear on all the payment plans.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:51 PM   #3023
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Lovely lines, definitely a "one last glance" boat, but the lack of covered side decks and outdoor spaces is a no-go for me, unless you like wearing rain gear lots and don't mind dripping inside the living spaces. Also no port-side wheelhouse door.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:44 PM   #3024
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To compare a Sam Devlin Plywood/Epoxy boat to a homebuilt skiff is totally unfair. He is a consummate professional who builds heavy duty boats. These are not light weight skiffs. I believe we have a member who has a 48' twin screw that he had custom built to his needs. Beautiful boats.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:24 PM   #3025
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To compare a Sam Devlin Plywood/Epoxy boat to a homebuilt skiff is totally unfair. He is a consummate professional who builds heavy duty boats. These are not light weight skiffs. I believe we have a member who has a 48' twin screw that he had custom built to his needs. Beautiful boats.
But how can he say "better"...they may be a lot of things but "better" is always debatable.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:22 PM   #3026
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Gorgeous boat, perhaps a long way from practical in application and purchase price for me personally, but I sure appreciate it.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:02 PM   #3027
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I think I could be tricked into buying this one, not at the asking price, though.
Xsbank,

Where did you find this one? A quick Yacht World search did not turn it up.

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:03 PM   #3028
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Here's a nice Garden design in steel.

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:13 PM   #3029
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Wonderful boat.
Hollywood,
Probably has fewer accomodations but in larger more spacious dimensions. I like.
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300gal tanks too small? Not at all. This is an excellent heavy cruiser. No imitation trawler or tug. Not a passagemaker either.
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:59 AM   #3030
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This is one of perhaps three pleasure boats built on a commercial hull in the Vancouver area. A sistership, Norse Queen, was featured in PMM years ago. Interesting, although I can't for the life of me figure out what is going on in the forepeak.

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Old 02-29-2016, 03:20 AM   #3031
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Mrriley, it's on Victoria Craigslist.
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Greetings,
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:42 PM   #3033
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Beautiful boat but just another example of powering that I just don't get: 7 hp per long ton, almost double what a displacement hull can even absorb. That extra 70 hp doesn't even fall into the category of "reserve power."

Maybe it's insecurity. Perhaps guys are afraid that their friends will make fun of them if they tell them they are building a 40ft steel boat with only a 60hp engine?

According to the ad, he is using about 20hp at cruise speed - that's an engine running at 15% load.
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:32 PM   #3034
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There's a good example of a very overpowered boat.
VERY nice boat though. I've seen her about 10yrs ago.
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Mr RT-A very cool whale! But I am not sure I would want to see a stability curve for that thing, nor would I want to try it in a crosswind over about 2mph!
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I don't think the interiors would work for Me and the Wifey as liveaboards, but I absolutely love the lines of those Devlins!
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:33 PM   #3039
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I don't think the interiors would work for Me and the Wifey as liveaboards, but I absolutely love the lines of those Devlins!
Sam Devlin has a real talent as a designer .

I love his small lobster boat designs.







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