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Old 07-02-2019, 08:41 AM   #21
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a twin engine boat of this type will surely not have a full length keel...the one thing all DE boats have in common..
I'd think that's due to the tide swings in the waters where traditional DE boats developed. The full length keel with single prop helps avoid problems. Let's the boat rest on the bottom when the tide goes out, without wrecking the running gear.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:28 AM   #22
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Wesmac, a true bespoke downeast builder puts twin Cummins QSMs in their 46. But the poster said downeast style and there are lots of boats that would qualify for that characterization but would not qualify as downeaster in the Maine vernacular. I had a brief debate on the downeastboatforum about my Mainship Pilot 34 and most there did not agree that it was a downeaster.

The Atlas boats are built as close to the downeast style as any but may not qualify either to the die hard Mainers ;-).

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I remember that thread on DEBF. I think the Mainship pilot is more of a DE than that bastardized Wesmac. I saw that Wesmac in St Augustine at the Conch house. Beautiful boat ...other than jet drive, twin power. I'm sure Steve tried to talk them out of it..
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Downeast has become a marketing term much like "Trawler" for any boat that the seller wants to imply seaworthiness.... SMH
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #24
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I'd think that's due to the tide swings in the waters where traditional DE boats developed. The full length keel with single prop helps avoid problems. Let's the boat rest on the bottom when the tide goes out, without wrecking the running gear.
DE boats were developed for lobstering....Nobody is going to have a twin engine setup around lobster gear... Long straight keels is what helps keep boats on gear. Several members here have real DE boats.A couple of members have DE boats that aren't their TF boats....
Long time members remember Carys' 36 BHM in Alaska.... Slowhand and Brooksie both have Real DE boats , not the ones TF members are familiar with.
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a twin engine boat of this type will surely not have a full length keel...the one thing all DE boats have in common..
You say what???
Why on earth would a twin engine boat not have a full keel? Wouldn’t need a shoe on the end but ??

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I see your post 24. So your’e say’in a “down east” boat must have the capability to rest on the mud w a level attitude?
What’s the difference tween a lobsterboat and a down east?
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I could see an Atlas to tow as my next boat. (It's either upsize or downsize.) Thanks for sharing.
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I'm on the DE forum as well. I have to say, they confuse me when it comes to name branding and hull shapes.



Now back to Bob's sweet sweet Atlas.







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Tom at Atlas Boat Works builds a heck of a boat, basically every one is a custom job. The canvas and aft canopy are really a great design that I believe gives so much more possibility to the boat, it makes the 25 footer feel bigger than it really is, especially in foul weather.

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You say what???
Why on earth would a twin engine boat not have a full keel? Wouldn’t need a shoe on the end but ??

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I see your post 24. So your’e say’in a “down east” boat must have the capability to rest on the mud w a level attitude?
What’s the difference tween a lobsterboat and a down east?
Huh? I never said a DE needs to rest on the bottom.. ..A Lobsterboat IS A downeast... Not quite sure what your asking me , Eric. Sitting on the bottom certainly is NOT a requirement of any DE that I know of... they can "dry out" buts not a requirement...
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OK SF thanks.
This is boat stuff I’m not familiar with.
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I had an Atlas Acadia 32 that I recently sold.

It was an outstanding boat and great cruiser.

It now lives in New York City!
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You guys all know the difference in the 2 major keel designs?
Built down and solid....
Just trivia until you try certain things in the bilge.
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Hi Bob, I am so glad to see a "little brother" here! We ain't trawlers, but we are BIG little boats! I am amazed at the number of systems technology has enabled builders to pack in smaller vessels. That is a great boat you have there, and even better, you are USING it to the max!

Coming from a "trawler" to a ?????, I struggled to define my new-to-me boat to folks, and because the boat has an aft cockpit (albeit small), a hardtop over the helm area and open aft, and most importantly, accommodation only DOWN forward, I elected to call in a downeast STYLE (note, not downeaster) rather than a fast cruiser, which it is not either. Single screw may have entered into the decision, but it is more the general look and layout which determined me on the descriptive term. I am not going to Maine and could give a rat's patootie what Mainers might think about my elective. Heck, I ran a GB "trawler" all those years and called it that, knowing full well there are SOOO many ways it was NOT one. These are just approximation terms we use.
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Ok last post on our little cruiser ...

rgano, yup, not a trawler, but a heck of a comfortable nice boat for my wife and our two dogs. We traveled over the last 4 days about 150 nautical miles up and down current on the Mississippi River, Pools 9 and 10. Used about 40 gallons of diesel, up current we ran about 6.5 knots average, and down we ran 10 or so.

Lots of interest along the way with our new to us boat, from lock masters to boats on the river to folks at the fuel doc, that was fun for us. The Acadia is not a large boat but I will say my wife (6'0) and myself (6'2") and our 2 - 60 plus pound dogs did sleep in the single birth with the AC on and were very comfortable.

We had the locks all to our selves and talked with the lock master about our boat.

Eventually we made it up to La Crosse and then putted our way north to the Black River. We stayed at a small marina and were the only ones there, enjoying the maria to ourselves with a great sunset.

We motored back early and had awesome conditions, for hours no one was on the water - the river is so beautiful. The Acadia is an awesome trailer-able trawler, and just about perfect for a couple who like to explore. So far since mid June, we have put on 35 hours and have plans to continue to cruise with her ... adventure is just a truck ride away.

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More pics of your boat, please, Bob B.
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What pics would you like to see, there are some on page one and two of this thread. Is there a particular picture or so you would like to see?

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What pics would you like to see, there are some on page one and two of this thread. Is there a particular picture or so you would like to see?

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Pictures of the inside setup, please - cabin and V-berth.
What kind of A/C do you have and where is it mounted?
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Ok, lets see - the air conditioner is Mermaid, 6200 BTU. It is located under the V-birth, just aft of the bow thruster, so the price for amenities is lack of stowage.

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Next are pics of the aft cockpit and helm. It is not really a working type boat now, it is a pleasure craft for entertaining and cruising with my wife and our two dogs ...
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Last two,

Home on trailer waiting to explore Lake Michigan this weekend. I just have to get time to remove the Prescott Arizona tag from it.

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