Sailors Powerboat

IStream

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Is anyone making lightweight boats like this in production form? If I were to ever go over to the dark side, it sure as hell wouldn't be in a trawler. I'd want high efficiency at 15-20kts.

 
It depends what you call light. My Axopar28AC is listed at 5,000 lbs. with 350 Merc Verado, dry. It burns 45 ltrs/hour at 4200 rpm.

That is a cruise speed of 25/28 kts  depending on conditions. That’s not quite as good as that Alaskan Skiff but still pretty good. I’m guessing that if you wanted a much lighter boat you would have to go custom build.

 

IStream

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I'm thinking of light as roughly the same weights/lengths as listed for the Tolmans but what I really care about is efficiency. Anything better than 5mpg would be comparable to my sailboat (with the sails down). 

 

Trevor B

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LOXO-32 is saying .5 liters per nautical mile at 12 knots.
Light, efficient and gentle on the throttle makes for about 7.5 nm/gallon. 
And it looks like a sailboat without a rig!

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Sail4beer

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I saw this in Belfast, Maine.

18’ squadron Yachts Bay Fisherman. 
 

I took an  Hereshoff America Cat (same molds), cut the cabin top off, removed the centerboard trunk and made a great cocktail cruiser years ago. 

Has the nice boom for hauling lobster pots

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On The Hard

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We have a house on a small lake that sucks for sailing. We like to take our runabout for a sunset cruise when we are there. In my younger days I used to ski a lot, but not so much since I turned 60. Lake rules restrict LOA to 20'

I would love a boat that is electric powered that could comfortably seat 8-10 and make 8-10 kts. A pontoon would even be OK. It's a small lake and about a 6 mile round trip so range is not an issue. wondering if the Torquedo that makes the equivalent of 20 hp would push a 20' pontoon boat better than 5-6 kts. 

Anyone have any experience? I've looked at some cool little lake boats but they all seem to top out at about 6kts. (Duffy)

But as long as we are dreaming....




 

fastyacht

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3 hours ago, On The Hard said:

We have a house on a small lake that sucks for sailing. We like to take our runabout for a sunset cruise when we are there. In my younger days I used to ski a lot, but not so much since I turned 60. Lake rules restrict LOA to 20'

I would love a boat that is electric powered that could comfortably seat 8-10 and make 8-10 kts. A pontoon would even be OK. It's a small lake and about a 6 mile round trip so range is not an issue. wondering if the Torquedo that makes the equivalent of 20 hp would push a 20' pontoon boat better than 5-6 kts. 

Anyone have any experience? I've looked at some cool little lake boats but they all seem to top out at about 6kts. (Duffy)

But as long as we are dreaming....


20 HP is plenty to go 6 knots on a pontoon.

You can do cool things too. Like Tom's Cowamaran (Tom the Sun Cat guy who is now addicted to PA). See his threads somewhere on SA about it. Or you can do a Stillwater. Or a Plattform 19 from plans.

http://www.stillwaterdesign.com/pages/launches.html

https://www.facebook.com/wakelessdesign/

Or you could put a minnkota on a UFO.

 
I saw this in Belfast, Maine.

18’ squadron Yachts Bay Fisherman. 
 

I took an  Hereshoff America Cat (same molds), cut the cabin top off, removed the centerboard trunk and made a great cocktail cruiser years ago. 

Has the nice boom for hauling lobster pots

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So cool! A red one of those used to live in Barnstable Harbor on the north side of Cape Cod for the longest time. I never knew what it was but I loved staring at it.

Found this gem for exploring the Tampa waters until the J/100 is ready to go.  Designed with Sailors in mind and built by Dickerson Yachts in MD.  Cruise at 12 kts with Perkins 120hp. Shallow draft enough to back in close to sandbars. 

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A super cool boat with a beautiful sheerline! Almost looks like a Downeast style boat. Curious why the rudder isn't on a skeg like downeast boats though, I'd think that'd be desirable for cruising the sandbars. Has that been a concern for you at all?

 

Sail4beer

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So cool! A red one of those used to live in Barnstable Harbor on the north side of Cape Cod for the longest time. I never knew what it was but I loved staring at it
I actually saw a red one driving south from the Boston area on the way up but couldn’t get a pic of it since I was driving. Great hull form for a displacement powerboat. Mine is a zombie now  after Sandy waiting with dreams of an onboard electric future. The technology has finally evolved to the point that I can consider it. Not going to wreck the lines with an outboard Torqueedo, they are as ugly as you can get for a marine design. 
 

Might be driving up there for a few days of relaxation in a few weeks after the heat blows out before I head up to Maine for some soul time

 
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ProaSailor

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Does anyone have any information on this 30' Tender?

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Google can help: https://www.google.com/search?q=Derecktor+High+Speed+Tender

https://derecktor.com/derecktor-built-vessels/

https://www.commonwealthrv.com/Pre-Owned-Inventory-2002-Derecktor-Jet-High-Speed-Tender-30-Ashland-Virginia-7681782

  • Retail Price: $29,900.00
  • Sale Price: $19,900.00
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine: Yammar 6LP Diesel
  • Length: 30' 0"
  • Beam: 9
  • Propulsion: Jet Drive
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass Reinforced
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2002/derecktor-high-speed-tender-30-3578633/

 
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