35' Crow Point by Monaghan Brothers

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This is my boat I built a few years back.. its a scaled down 41 duffy.. it took me 4 years to build from design to launch..its a 35 ft..here is the write up in National Fisherman.. I am new to this site....

http://www.nationalfisherman.com/top_ne ... rchive=yes

Wayne Monaghan says he “really enjoys the process.†Well, he’d have to because the boatbuilding “process†he’s referring to extended over a four-year period.

It took Monaghan from 1999 to 2003 to build the 35-foot lobster boat Sea Level. And it just might be a one-of-a-kind lobster boat.

Monaghan, who is a cabinetmaker and part-time fisherman — running between 200 and 500 traps — built the boat in his backyard in Hingham, Mass.

A few years ago, Monaghan had a 41-foot Duffy that he fished out of. He liked the boat but thought she was a “little too much boat.†So when it came time to build his own, he relied a lot on lines of the 41-footer but scaled them down.

Once he got beyond the design stage, you’d think that Monaghan — since he is a cabinetmaker — would have built her from wood. Well, there is some wood in her, but the hull is almost entirely composed of wire, pearlite, polyester resin and fiberglass.
The wire is nailed to longitudinal strips — looking much like ribbands in wooden-boat construction — that are fastened over molds and bulkheads and remain in the completed boat. The pearlite mixture is troweled over the wire.

“You do the same wire setup as in a cement boat, but instead of using mortar into wire, use polyester resin mixed with pearlite,†Monaghan says. Then the hull was covered with layers of chopped-strand mat and woven roving.

Essentially the pearlite serves as a core material. And because the volume of pearlite is seven to eight times that of the resin, “it grows a tremendous amount without a lot of weight,†Monaghan says. However, he admits he was surprised when he put the completed boat on a set of truck scales and, with some fuel in the tank, topped out at 12,700 pounds.

“I was shocked,†Monaghan says. “I was expecting 16,000 or 17,000 pounds.â€
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