Suggestions 35-37 DE

Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by SidewinderDave, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Diesel Jerry

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    Head sea comparisons are hard to do because in some ways it all comes down to tolerance, and how the boat is built.
     
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    I’m always excited to see a CC convert come the D(ark)E-side. So I’d like to post something encouraging...

    As someone who spent 3 years looking (and reading on this forum) before finding the right DE, I suggest you check out every one that comes even close to your criteria. Every boat is truly unique and walking decks you quickly learn what your priorities are.

    You’re going to see that a boat w/ 18kt cruise & 400 gals fuel is probably of greater interest than 20kts & 200 gals. That is unless the 200 gal boat has a crummy fish hold setup that doesn’t support your fishing interests, in which case, get the 20kt boat and budget for new bigger fuel tanks and a new deck w/fish hold(s) as you like. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you thru that DIY, or maybe even lend a hand. Get the idea?

    I’ll bet you end up with something like this 36NB that ticks the important boxes (things that would otherwise cost a lot to add or change) and build upon it to make it the canyon machine you want. Look forward to following your quest.
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    Disagree personally. I think the Holland is a much better looking boat all around. Unless there was some really good eyes building the top on the yb. They are stuck built and most that I’ve seen are not very attractive.
     
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    My friends 38 with the qsc 500 has about a 6” step up but no box. He is also about 6’4” and has plenty of headroom.
     
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    He’s a little guy though. :)
     
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    Yes tiny.
     
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    And speed, ie big power "uncovers" a rough ride that never occurs a few knots slower.
     
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    The 36 has a narrow entry. Its awesome in a head sea. The 38 is a bit wider and not as narrow but you dont have to trottle way back. If you build them with the right amount of fuel they do excellent in head sea. Come for a ride on mine and it will change your mind. Any hull can be built in lots of different ways. Boat to biat can be vastly different.
     
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    I dont think he will like the hard chine on that hull.
     
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    Tunaorlater can build a boat in about 3 weeks. Just have him build you one.
     
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    Doesn’t seem to stop guys from buying a Wesmac or Mussel Ridge boats. The 37 Duffy combines the built down hull with a softer hard chine, pretty awesome design in my opinion.
     
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    Plenty of guys buy wesmac. Plenty of guys likec a soft chine though too. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.
     
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    38 YB’s have a molded cabin available.
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    Could you fit 600-800 hp in the 38 YB eliminating the box with a step up? Still have good lines? Thx
     
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    I’ve spent a lot of time on two 36 NB down here on Long Island that were finished by Jeff Sullivan. I think he finished your boat as well...I could be wrong. Both NB have big Volvo power...lots of fuel/amenities and lifting rails in the same place. I found that both boats pounded in a head sea. It may have been the 20 +/- kts speed making it more evident, but even when they slow it down to 16ish kts it’s feels like the bow plows into the waves instead of slicing.
    Just my opinion.
     
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    Anything is possible. Raise the shear a bit, have a tall cabin. I have never thought to much about that. I am pro engine box.
     
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    Thx for that. Like the step when backing in heavy seas & makes the wheelhouse slightly more livable on longer offshore trips. Do you know of a high shear that can be seen or pics? Had the 33 with 380 gal of fuel and it ran through anything. Almost too good as it could get one in trouble.
     
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    I think this shows how each DE is different. I dont think my 36NB pounds at all in a head sea. At 19 to 20 knots it feels like the wooden boat I fished doing 12 knots back in 1991. Before I got the 36, I sea trialed a 38 NB in about a 2-3 foot sea, and it pounded. Stuff falling off the dash, our coffees knocked over, I was a bit surprised. Same goes for 35 Duffy's, I have fished on a dozen of these and helped build several of them, all are different.
    I also looked at 37 Duffys years ago. The 2 boats I looked at seemed to be a little tender and roll around. It was flat calm and the boat was rolling back and forth just idling down the river. Not many 37s around though.
    For me, the 35 to 36 foot range of boat is a sweet spot for capabilities, and cost of ownership. Every foot bigger leads to way more cost, ie, hauling, insurance, dockage, engine size, maintenance cost for that engine, prop costs, bigger windows, more windows, etc. I think its more exponential than linear.
    Wanted to share some of my experiences for what its worth.
     

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