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Old 12-17-2015, 06:08 PM   #21
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I still love the idea. Build one already!

Disclaimer: I am of Scandinavian heritage, therefore, genetically, I think an aft pilothouse looks proper.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:11 PM   #22
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4 are being built as we speak Spy
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:15 PM   #23
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Isn`t it called Seapiper?
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:17 AM   #24
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I am right around the corner from this company. I am going to see if I can get a look at the production line!
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:10 AM   #25
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I like the design of this boat but think it will be more of a day boat/weekender than a long distance cruiser. The four builds will be very interesting to follow.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:36 AM   #26
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Sepiper trawler

Recent sea trial.

https://youtu.be/kO-TEHNBr3o

I think a steadying sail option would look interesting on this boat and help with the roll. A paravane option would also be nice but cause some drag.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:25 PM   #27
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Recent sea trial.

https://youtu.be/kO-TEHNBr3o

I think a steadying sail option would look interesting on this boat and help with the roll. A paravane option would also be nice but cause some drag.
Steadying sail or not, definitely needs a mast.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:08 PM   #28
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I have been in contact with the builder, last month he sent me drawings of the sail plan..They also have a nice canopy plan for the center cockpit...with options I think you can push the $300,000 mark. I like the look, just not sure if it has enough living space for us..
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:18 PM   #29
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Yikes! 300k seems steep for that size boat imo. I will sell you mine for way less than that!
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:00 PM   #30
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..they have started a corp, opened a factory around San Diego...
This might explain some of the price growth. love to visit San Diego, but can't imagine the expense of starting a business there, yikes!

Other than that, its not a bad looking design.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:00 PM   #31
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I like the boat ,but yes, I think a mast would help the aesthetics. I have to say, the boat does have a clean wake so I'm going to assume they're going to proclaim the hull design a success.
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like the wheelhouse door in the front, open to the elements like it is, though.
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:47 AM   #32
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:26 PM   #33
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Just went on the Seapiper website, the first 10 are sold, I am going to fire off an email to the designer, maybe he will join the forum and give us some more info and answer questions..
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:47 PM   #34
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I think this SeaPipper will be a good boat if they sell enough of the odd looking aft cabin boats. But to really amount to somth'in I think they eventially should offer a mid cabin model. That will probably be their bread and butter boat but the aft cabin has drawn the attention it was probably designed to do.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:08 PM   #35
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I love the design of this boat. Things that impress me are:
Low engine in box rudder allows 1/2 degree prop angle for efficiency and low COG for stability.
4" scuppers for fast draining cockpits.
Very good service access considering it's a 35 foot boat
Lots of storage.

My Norwegian heritage also likes the pilothouse design.


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Old 10-15-2017, 11:10 PM   #36
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Seapiper is no stranger to TF.
Pics suggest it resembles the classic Tasmanian cray(lobster) fishing boat.
(Caution restrains me from telling the Barry Humphries joke about the taxi driver and "the map of Tasmania".)
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:19 PM   #37
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You'll have to PM it to me Bruce. My curiosity has been nudged.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:40 PM   #38
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Anybody have a link to a photo or drawing showing the box keel?

The only ones I've seen show mostly the stern end of things, which looks pretty typical keel wise. The "box" portion of the keel must be fairly small, but they do say it'll sit upright if you let it dry on a falling tide.
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I have been in contact with the builder, last month he sent me drawings of the sail plan..They also have a nice canopy plan for the center cockpit...with options I think you can push the $300,000 mark. I like the look, just not sure if it has enough living space for us..


Correction on pricing, fully optioned Seapiper is going to sell for around 200,000.
This will not include sail or canopy..
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:13 AM   #40
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So the Seapiper has a LOA of 35', a beam of 8.5' and displaces 16,300 lbs and they claim it is trailerable without permits.

The TT35 has a LOA of 37.5', a beam of 10'4" and displaces 6,500 lbs and it is trailerable with permits.

Realize the Seapiper has a diesel engine, ballast and 150 gallons more of fuel but where is the rest of the weight going?
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