Thanks for pointing that out!hoppy said:looks to me like it has 3 popup cleats on either side.
A real sailors motor boat is the tender for their sailboat, not the BS posted in this thread
well, I kind of like the pretty little Albury 19 runabout that we used to drift around in when I was a kid spending time in Man-o-War. Was a perfect sailor's tender. That and the 280 SL with the appropriate hermes-scarfed classic, of course...
Both boats look amazing. Way more appropriate for a sailor's mentality than the obscene gas guzzler's that have been mentioned in this thread.I am not sure what I would sell this boat for, I am not sure the numbers would work out for anyone
This was built by Turn Point Design (Brandon Davis) in Port Townsend and we have been working on and off the design for the next version which we'd make as a kit. I have 5 or 6 people interested but we haven't really got our shit together yet. The plan was to have the mods finished for this boat (including new foils, new glass windshield, cabin top etc) but money and time have been prioritized elsewhere. We'll get back on it soon though.
We had a framework for a plan for the kits, different levels from the CNC cut foam panels (designed with all the markers and cut outs to make assembly as easy as possible), manual and license for $10K to pre made/skinned flat panels, CNC cut with pre made molded below waterline hull, transom and corners/beveled sections for closer to $30K. The latter would be closer to assembly than building etc. You'd then obviously have hours, outboards (30-50hp), controls, windows etc etc. This was all rough but the boat would be lighter, slightly fuller and have better load carrying capacity than the current boat.
Oh, no, there is no snobbery here To have someone build one to a high standard, its unlikely there would be too much change from $100k, but its possible that number could come down the parts ever got to a semi production level.Both boats look amazing. Way more appropriate for a sailor's mentality than the obscene gas guzzler's that have been mentioned in this thread.
Why not build and sell finished boats? There are far more potential buyers than the relatively few capable of doing the work themselves and there certainly is enough talent in Port Townsend for a build team to assemble and finish them. I have no idea what a fair market price would be for a boat like this (guesses anyone?) but am curious? Pick a number and work backwards from there to determine feasibility. Or do boat builders share the belief I heard thirty years ago from a friend on Martha's Vineyard, that only those who build their own boats are worthy of being considered true sailors and deserve them, while those who merely own boats are viewed with contempt?
And that's why we don't see DD 2-strokes any longer.I was in on the design of a 45 knot, 62 fast cruising powerboat. Detroit Diesel 16V-92TA's. 1450 HP x 2. They IDLED at ~62 GPH.