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Old 12-14-2010, 10:02 PM   #21
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FF: *I like the Rosborough too. *I've been holding this one back until I saw something more like it. *It's built on a Nasset 28 hull, and comes with the trailer.
http://shoebox28.blogspot.com/

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OK, I am not a fan of this particular boat, but it made me think about Freds other option, which is to buy a hull, or hull and house from one of the plethora of east coast companies selling kit lobster boats. What a fun project. They are available from about 24ft to 28ft for a trailerable version. Seems like it'd be right up FF's alley.

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:30 PM   #22
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It's built on a Nasset 28 hull, and comes with the trailer. http://shoebox28.blogspot.com/

Hmm....* Well, in the interest of saying something positive I suppose it looks great from the inside looking out.

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:55 PM   #23
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I took this picture of this boat in Craig several months ago. Has twin volvos w douprop outdrives. Motivated seller. I can't remember if I posted this boat or not. I'm going back to Craig thursday so could check then.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:17 PM   #24
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Eric--- That looks like the water taxis and ecco-tour boats that run around in the bazillions of islands from Campbell River up to Port McNeil, between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:31 AM   #25
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The Shoe box is interesting (but pug ugly) , but at 10 ft 3 beam its double hard to move without pounds of permits.

So far the Bayliner 24 Cierra seems best as a bloat boat , and with various brands of Chevvys and IO would be quick enough.

Unfortuniatly the Bayliners are bottom of the quality bucket so have Volvo conversions , instead of the far better Crusaider.

Used seem to run from $1500 to almost $20K for a real cherry one.

The concept of order of preference would be inboard , IO, outboards.

The reason is with a std boat the drives don't add to the LOA on the trailer and a 25 ft boat is pretty small.

Actually I would prefer an inboard GAS engine , as I hate the extra maint on a diesel, but these do not seem to have been made.

IO looks like the easiest compromise for maint that is readily available , and here in FL many tiny boats are rack kept , so the usual io problems may be less.

Interestingly I am finding Lakes boats , with no FW cooling!I guess folks know how short a salt cooled engine lasts , some are really low priced.

A friend bought a 12,000lb trailer for $1K, 30 ft Renker was free , take it away!!

Talk about low priced boats!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:55 AM   #26
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Now the *picture that Eric posted is what I am talking about for a PNW boat.* I am assuming is either inboard or IO.* Looks to have a hard stern top that can be canvas enclosed, seems to have good space with plenty of window area and ugly enough to be towed behind our ugly trawler.* (-;*

For some reason the emoticon do not work on my work computer?* I know some of you are*very happy about that.****I*did click the spell checker and there were no miss spelled words, so miracles do happen.* ***
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So far the Bayliner 24 Cierra seems best as a bloat boat , and with various brands of Chevvys and IO would be quick enough.

Unfortuniatly the Bayliners are bottom of the quality bucket so have Volvo conversions , instead of the far better Crusaider.

Used seem to run from $1500 to almost $20K for a real cherry one.

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FF: * *My last Miami boat was a Sierra 2452 with a Mag 300 HP and duo-prop. *It was easy to clean, maintain, and probably a decent boat on plane (19 mph minimum). *This boat would actually do 50 mph with a clean bottom in calm water, but it was unforgiving in a chop of any size, it wallowed terribly in wakes, and just here in Biscayne Bay, it worked me to death trying to keep the thing trimmed. *Worst of all, it was a laborious curse to cruise at idle and in no-wake zones on the ICW at anything under plane speed. *(Not sure if you have any no wake areas up there.) *The boat simply would not go straight no matter how I trimmed it or balanced it. *I had a system of steerage recovery that I did half corrections, perhaps every 10-15 seconds, but if the boat was in any current or wind, I couldn't even do that. *A plus is the enclosed pilot area which is no good for Miami, but great for you up there. *Make sure you try the slow cruise before you buy. *Off plane, they're too flat to grab hold, and they work you to death at the helm. *Passing another boat at any close quarters took helm, throttle and often trim. *No rest.
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AS always the choice between mostly flat bottom , faster better on the plane , shallower draft ,VS a more seaworthy deep V , good high speed rough ride , but with higher fuel burn is the compromise.

Happily I.m not in a hurry , and prefer little work.

The boat posted would be a great transplant for a 305 Crusaider , as all that wood in the after tent is probably heavy.

An honest 200hp should get the boat up and going , but the engine , prop and shafting would need to be tossed. Sounds like work!
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