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vtloon 11-23-2007 09:35 PM

New Ride
 
Well, after a lot of searching, got the boat I pretty much had in mind. When I can figure out how to download from Picassa, I will post a couple of pix. It's an extensively rebuilt older Seacraft 20SF cc with the floor raised to casting platform level and a lot of the weight taken out.........handles the snot like a dream and floats in an honest 12 ".

Smcdermott 11-23-2007 10:03 PM

Sweet, if you want email the pics and I can put them up. Love to see her.

Sean

Warren 11-24-2007 07:43 PM

Todd, old Buddy old pal:lildevl: :lildevl:

Smcdermott 11-24-2007 08:30 PM

Couple Shots of Todd's New Ride...
 
http://members.cox.net/seanmcdermott/VTSeacraft1.jpg


http://members.cox.net/seanmcdermott/VTSeacraft2.jpg


Definitely a sweet setup Todd with very nice electronics and great power. Looks like a really well done job on the restore as well.


Sean

Warren 11-25-2007 04:36 AM

Like I said: Todd Old Buddy, Old pal:biggrin:

That hull design looks like it was copied by Jones Bros. & Silverhawk to some extent. In any event it looks like it can handle the rough water just fine & you will still stay reasonably dry. Nice Todd real nice.

FishHawk 11-25-2007 06:55 AM

Nice Ride Todd. Perhaps we'll get to test her out at the 08 BoneClave.:lildevl:
FishHawk

Smcdermott 11-25-2007 09:05 AM

Stepped Hull
 
Warren,

To really appreciated the Seacrafts you have to look at them from the transom. They have a variable deadrise/stepped V hull. This provides the benefits of a softer ride but also helps with stability at rest that traditional V hulls sacrifice. Jones Brothers, Parkers etc...for the most part have significantly less deadrise in the stern and utilize tabs to get the bow down and use the sharp entry to get through the slop. The idea is that you can use less power for the same performance and get in a little tighter. I am sure there is some influence in all small hulls but not as much as you might think in this case.

Sean

http://members.cox.net/seanmcdermott/VTSeacraft3.jpg

vtloon 11-25-2007 09:45 AM

Seacraft "ride"
 
The variable deadrise hull does give a very different.......softer.....ride; at some sea angles (particularly quartering down-wave) it can be a bit wetter than some of the others. The boat does have trim tabs. Once you've had them on a boat, you can't consider not having them.

Warren 11-26-2007 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smcdermott
I am sure there is some influence in all small hulls but not as much as you might think in this case.

Sean I was referring more to overall lines or look of the hull. I am not yet so well versed in the finer aspects of hull design. But learning more as the time comes closer for me to consider purchasing a fishing boat. Thank you for pointing that out.

BigDave 11-26-2007 11:18 AM

Beautiful!

Congratulations....

Dble Haul 11-26-2007 11:40 AM

That's a great boat. I'm sure you'll make many great memories on board.

Jim Miller 11-26-2007 02:49 PM

Hey Todd
Have you been out playing with the new toy on Champlain? :)
I put the Grady to bed for the winter last weekend....:frown:
no late season landlock fishing for me this year. :confused:

JimD 11-26-2007 08:59 PM

Observers note that not only has the Seacraft not been on Champlain, it hasn't even crossed the border into VT. It raises questions whether this is all real or just another "dream" that Todd had?? :roll:

teflon_jones 11-26-2007 10:40 PM

That's an awesome looking boat. That V looks like it can handle some pretty serious seas! The padded leaning rail all the way around is a really nice feature too.

That's exactly what I'd like to get once I have a few $$$. For now I'll have to stick with the new yak I bought (give it 20 years, my 2nd kid is due any day).

Jim Miller 11-27-2007 07:45 AM

Todd
something just struck me after looking at the boat photos again. It is unique and pretty cool that the deck is at the same level all around... bow to stern.
Don't see that often in a 20 footer! :)
Will certainly make it easy to move around the boat with that (inevitable) 150 lb tuna at the end of your (my) line! ;)


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