^^^^^^ Upgraded to diesel, of course!!Dyer 29
The only caveat is it has to be an older one before they (like so many others) bowed to the 'consumer need' for full standing headroom for seven footers. The newer ones just look too top heavy and out of scale. But reliable as hell and a nice seaworthy hull.
Sounds like Russell Brown's "Waterbug". 15 HP, "20 mpg at 11 knots, while loaded AND pulling a dinghy":I've been thinking over this for taking racing photos on my little reservoir. I think what I want is a Tornado cat platform or similar with a small weather shelter and silent electric drive capable of running it up to about 15 knots.
Sure, no worries, here’s the story. For you and Rasputin.We got too many Bobs going here, including me, who really is another Bob. I'm not ragging on anyone. I just think as sailors at heart, we should be sensitive to the carbon footprint we leave. As I admitted, I could be mistaken about Bob C's boat. I'd like to know more.
Does it for me.
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Agreed, well above my paygrade. But, there is also the 29, which is what started me looking at this brand. After the youngest is out of Uni, and we have moved and left no forwarding address, might just be able to swing the dosh:WOW!!! That is awesome!! How much ching are we talking about for this ride?
EDIT: Never mind, 340 G's and more...... .
We did the two boat program for a few years. Could not cruise with 5 on a J33 (comfortably) so we went looking for something downeast style. Came up with the Mainship Pilot 34. Awesome boat for the money and a perfect platform for a small family. When we found that we were racing a lot more than anything and not cruising as much we went full compromise (kind of) sold both boats and got into the Summit 35. If money were no object we would be on a Grand Banks 49.What are your choices for a sailors powerboat? Go..........................
I've owned power and sail pretty much continuously since I could first afford to buy a boat with paper route money. After about 50 years of a wide spectrum of boat ownership, and the good fortune and hard work habits to sail and power around for tens of thousands of miles on boats I cannot afford, I've come to some conclusions:
1) The longer I own or operate a powerboat, the slower I go. Anything over 15 knots is truly a waste of capability. 6-8 knots is actually a very nice cruising speed.
2) At the speeds we actually end up running, sailboats under power are fundamentally more comfortable and less expensive to operate.
3) Its the day out on the water that is important, not how far one goes in that day (beyond being able to make the next anchorage). So being able to get to Catalina in 40 minutes or even 2 hours is no advantage to getting there in 4 or 6 hours, as the 4 or 6 hours underway on a nice boat (power or sail) is enjoyable, whereas the 40 minute trip beats everyone up (those over about 13 anyway), and causes the cocktails to spill, champagne glasses to break, and hors d'oeuvres to fly around the boat. The entire experience should be pleasurable, not just the destination.
Hence, the retirement boat is a sailboat rather than a powerboat.
But I know eventually I'll lose mobility and balance, and at that time, a powerboat will again be the vessel. But it will still be a slow powerboat with a very small motor.
Pretty cool, YMT. The two bilge keels are interesting and obviously have much less surface than a long skeg and no doubt give the directional stability needed. It's not beautiful, but it's good looking and very bold.