Re: Briney Bug - Simple 34-foot Florida Troller Boat
I see nothing wrong when a person builds a boat and add particulars that they have found on other hulls to be to their likings. The complete boat building industry has always accepted this practice as a compliment too in many cases. Why reproduce miserable proportions or unfavorable features? When I invest my time in building something, to be sure I plan on going the easy route if there is one and work into the boat previous items that I have found worked for me or items that I witnessed somewhere else, whether it be window shapes or cabin arrangments too. When I float my next boat and if it would be possible to pull along side of a couple other well known sportfishermen, some of you guys would be on here saying the same thing I guess that I copied some other boat. The difference that I see here is that when building your own boat you start a new and also in many cases in the larger hulls can save you big bucks too. In many cases on the new one, there are originals which some may also copy in their next builds whether they admit it or not and for sure previous tried and true items that work but needed improvement such as the walkaround, now far superior to anything on the market short of a complete on deck walkaround with was not possible. Use away I say!!!
Last edited by erster; 12-27-2009 at 11:21 AM.
If you have seen it, I can build it. If you haven't seen it, I can built it too.