I saw one of these (I think it was smaller than yours...) near Rich's Passage by Bremerton. Name of the boat...Actual Size. :lol: :lol:Our C-Dory 22 was a good, easy to find and inexpensive sailor's power boat. It would plane at 10 knots and 14 knots was it's sweet spot for me. On the issue of twins, with it's ~5° deadrise two lower units in the water helped in a following sea. Very efficient but too slow for most power boaters. They are loved by the people they suite, though.
It was good for multi week outings if you planned every third night at a marina for showers and ice cream.
Coming into the dock at Sequim Bay. Bonus question. Can anyone identify the anchor brand?
When I saw my first one at a dealer the price shocked me too. It took a few years before I could appreciate them, they attract mature boaters that know what works. I sold mine earlier this year for $4,000 less than I paid for it 15 years ago. The C-Brats group and site is very good.I like them too but they sure are expensive (if you buy new) for what you get.
She’s my all time #1 “if I won the lottery” boat.Ahh MOLLY BAN... she's been for sale for quite some time, no? Not as light as Bob's version but extant and available.
A long skinny moderately powered vessel seems perfect for Pacific Coast passages into or with the swell/wind. 16kts would be a dream if the economy were good enough to maintain a decent range. Molly Ban claims 14kt @ 8gph or 10kt @ 2.6gph. 36,000lb displacement.
Power Proa? Interesting concept. I, too, am curiousAnyone ridden on an Aspen? I'd like to hear more about them from someone who's been on one.
I have driven one Russell. We are overdue for a phone call so I will call you and we can chat.Anyone ridden on an Aspen? I'd like to hear more about them from someone who's been on one.
I second that - interested in hearing your impressions.I'd love one of you to share he readers digest of the conv about the aspen's. My gut tells me there must be some quirky steering/motion trade offs in certain conditions but the efficiency pro's must be strong??
Hey any catamaran or "slightly off" catamaran with 1 engine in one hull will be very challenging to dock. With our 40' cat with a single diesel in one hull, if we were docking and the auxiliary outboard on the other hull wasn't working my wife would curse me.I found the steering “quirky” and close maneuvering REQUIRED the thruster.
Got better with Russell’s pics of his ideas and that Ultimate 30 mod has me dreaming of a low power consumption powerboat again. I had that Fareast28R that had been dismasted when I bought it. My brother constantly nagged me to put a 15 hp outboard on it and go fishing, but I just couldn’t do it or I’d never sail it or sell it. Dreadnought bow and 9’ beam carried aft would have been fast and stable with no wake.This IS a really great thread.
Oooh...Powerboats don't really float my, uh, boat. But I could see building something like this:
That is cool, but I guess there are 3 things that attract me personally to this type of boat:Oooh...
I'd look at pairing with something like this https://www.torqeedo.com/us/en-us/products/inboards/deep-blue-100kw-2400i/000-01054.html