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Old 05-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #61
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OK, I found this little fixer-upper for your consideration. The vertical pilot house windows seem in harmony with the rest of the boat, and no flying bridge to contend with. Rustic flavor with a pronounced sheer and relatively low windage. What else could you ask for in a vessel?

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #62
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Larry, that is a great photo!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #63
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Speaking of conversions, I have always thought this one was pretty inventive-it even has a flying bridge:
Now THAT'S a user-friendly flying bridge!
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #64
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #65
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Larry, that's a really shallow draft.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #66
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hustler wrote;

"That is a very interesting element, but why? It's the same amount of glass, same weight, etc. Do you think it really is to move the weight toward the center?"

He's referring to the FB in post 54 I assume. I don't think it has anything to do w weight in the center or the amount of materials needed to construct the FB. I think the builder or/and owner just thought it looked better and I do to. He may have thought it would cause less windage effect but I really don't know. Didn't even talk to the guy. Just admiring his work.

All these pics are of the same fish boat in Craig Alaska. One of the nicest trollers I've seen. I almost said "trawler".
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DIXIE, that is an interesting name for an Alaskan boat.
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The members in OZ who cruise Moreton Bay to Southport should recognize this.
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Steve I hadn't thought of that. Just ..... No I didn't even think it was a woman's name either. It was just Dixie.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #70
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Another interesting boat.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #71
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Conversion of Great Lakes commercial fishing boat.

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Big wheels....Bay Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wi. Also home of Palmer Johnson Yachts

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #73
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Conversion of Great Lakes commercial fishing boat.

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Was there an article on this boat in PMM a few years ago?

She had a nice full hull. Steel as I recall.
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Was there an article on this boat in PMM a few years ago?

She had a nice full hull. Steel as I recall.
I didn't see the article, but there are several of these conversions on the Lakes. This one has the ubiquitous 6-71 Detroit, and yes they are steel hulled. There are a fair number still in the commercial fishing trade. I once tied up next one in the North Channel of Lake Huron and assumed it was a derelict. The next morning it was gone and I wondered if had sunk at the slip. Two days later we ran into the crew at a bar in the next town. I believe this one was built by T.D. Vinette, who also built my brother in laws boat (which I've posted previously).

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For those who like the view from a flying bridge:

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Or maybe this flying bridge. Aw hell, more wannabe windows. . . . What's a skipper to do?

BTW, at what point do 'wannabe windows' become the real thing? Does Enterprise (sadly now retired) qualify?

Sorry for a little topic creep to walk down memory lane here. I do think she qualifies as an 'Interesting Boat' though.

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There are no such thing as wannabe windows. It's a myth...like unicorns, leprechauns and the Tooth Fairy.

It's a figment of someone's imagination forced upon us. I presume it too shall fade as fast as it appeared.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #78
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BTW, at what point do 'wannabe windows' become the real thing? Does Enterprise (sadly now retired) qualify?

Mark--- Wannabe windows is the totally subjective term I originated years ago for reverse-raked windows applied to a boat that will never encounter the conditions where reverse-raked windows are needed. Which generally means coastal recreational cruisers.

Strictly in my opinion--- what other people think is what other people think and so has no relevance whatsoever to my or any other individual's opinion---- they are simply marketing gimmicks ginned up by the boat manufacturers to hype buyers into thinking they're getting some sort of super-capable boat. In the same way that the term "trawler" has become a name applied to little cabin cruisers like most of the ones on this forum that would last about 15 minutes in the conditions an actual trawler routinely encounters.

Where wannabe windows become "the real thing" is when they are applied to a boat that actually benefits from them. In the recreational market Nordhavn certainly qualifies. As do any vessels that work in open ocean or rough bar conditions where taking seas and heavy spray aboard can threaten the integrity of the windows. Size is not relevant. From the 47' RNLI motor lifeboats to your Enterprise, reverse-raked windows make all kinds of sense.

They're still butt-ugly in my opinion and I think detract from the lines of any vessel they are applied, to. But on vessels that operate under conditions where the reverse rake is genuinely beneficial, function takes priority over form.

On little toy boats like pretty much all of us on this forum have, I think they are primarily an image and marketing ploy.
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Mark, is that a WW I era destroyer? Where is that? I didn't think there were any of those left afloat.
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