View Full Version : Looking for 16'-18' center console design
04-04-2002, 11:01 AM
Hi, I am interested in building a 16-18 foot center console motor boat with an outboard. I am looking for something that is sturdy, fast, and goes through the water clean with minimal pounding.(deep vee) I would also prefer it to have a fairly wide beam. I have always been partial to downeast lobsterboat hulls, but don't know if I can achieve that look without a cabin and in such a small length. thanks for any replies. Nick
19'2" LOA, but http://www.bateau.com/plans/power/C19_study.htm
04-04-2002, 01:43 PM
Here's another designer, got three boats like you described... 16', 18', and 20'. He's great about returning emails (as most are!)
04-04-2002, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I guess I'd be interested in skiffs that do not have center consoles in their plan, as I believe I could put a small console in without too much difficulty. Thanks, Nick.
04-04-2002, 06:26 PM
You might want to consider Renn Tolman's Alaskan Skiff. Here's what I posted from an earlier thread about Boston Whalers...
Originally posted by Jess Potter:
Does anyone know of a design for a simple ocean whaler boat 16-20 foot v-bottom skiff with a deep hull. Any designs close would be great.Well, Renn Tolman's Alaskan skiff is a pretty highly regarded boat up in Alaska:
His web site is at http://www.xyz.net/~mgrt/
And Foggy Bay Boats in Bellingham Washington is the lower-48 contact. See their website at http://www.foggybayboats.com/boat/
They're available anywhere from a complete drive-away to kits to plans to the book A Skiff for All Seasons and in different configurations.
Here's another good link:
04-05-2002, 02:57 PM
Try the Simmon's Sea Skiff you can mount a center console.
[ 04-05-2002, 02:58 PM: Message edited by: JimH ]
04-05-2002, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the info Nicholas, I will order Renn's
book, it's exactly what I have been looking for.
04-05-2002, 11:25 PM
Hi Nick I think that the Tracy Obrien "Deadrise 19" (hate the name) falls in the category. I built one in the winter of 2000, theres a photo in W.B. 161. Best small ship i've ever owned! It has about a 10 deg. deadrise and a gentle entry, it requires lo horepower; a 50 Evinrude 4 stroke was plenty. 30 plus! The only thing that I regret, is that it was not my design. Jerry Mathieu Custom Skiffs
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