Discussion in 'Downeast Boat Builders (25 Ft+)' started by powderpro, Feb 20, 2018.
They're forecasting another Nor'easter for next Tuesday.
Added a "Future Projects" tab on my website with a couple new pictures. www.oneilboats.com
Was that the Fishing Fever?
Yes, it was the Fishing Fever for a number of years.
Wow! You've been busy building boats. Nice job on the website with build photos, finished photos, and embedded videos. The Duffy is my favorite so far. Is the future Wesmac going to be set up for Alaskan fishing with a high pilothouse or more traditional like you see in New England?
The plans (those could change) for the new Wesmac will be a taller pilot house with west coast style windshield. It will be a mix of my previous Wesmac and Lowell. Walk around pilot house, approximately 18'8" of cockpit/deck and 20' of house. Top of hull wrapped in aluminum bulwarks and railing. Here is a rendition I came up with. Not decided yet if it will be wet or dry exhaust, both have advantages. I personally like wet a little more, but for resale in the future, dry fits the market a little better.
Your website is great. Your boats speak for themselves -- they are all clean, simple, look strong and well-built, and the Duffy -- although a different boat -- looks the same. To my 'amateur' eye, there's an 'elegance' about your design-and-build simplicity that's hard to beat. Your shop looks clean and simple, just like your boats. And your website is the same -- clean, simple, with everything people want to see: great pictures, and videos that tell their own story. Kudos to you.
I really like the reasonably high railing all the way around. For sportfishing on the west coast, being able to walk all the way around the boat is a big advantage.
Nice website and nice looking boats. There were a couple of Wegley 37s and a new 32 in my harbor, all very nice boats. There were also a number of Ohimas and, later, a couple of 34 Lindells (high sheer). I really liked the looks of the 40 Lindell. I remember one from Juneau called the Quicksilver. Are the Lindells still being built?
I know you aren't fond of the 40 Snoball but I still think they are cool. Is the 40 Snoball mold still kicking around? Obviously they won't pack weight like a 37 Wegley or 40 Lindell but they are very efficient running and with the round stern would be great for backing down on a fish. I really liked my 34 Farrel. It was very comfortable laying on the net in just about all but the worst weather.
I've heard the name Lindell, but not familiar with them.
Here is a picture of the new 32' Wegley I will be starting on soon. It will have a fly bridge, 3 station controls.