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    Default Energy 48 redo

    My Boat Of The Week is a version of the Energy 48. The Energy 48 is/was the Appledore Pod (a 16' rowboat) scaled up 3 times to make a most elegant power cruiser. Reportedly it was quite slippery and considered successful.

    So, I like the lines of the Freedom style of canoes and own a 'glass version. The Freedom 17 would scale up to be a bit of a monster but if the stations were placed 32" on centre instead of 12" a hull 45' 4" would be the result. Multiply the breadth and heights by 3 times and the result is very similar to the Energy 48. Add the basic cabin and a small modern diesel and off we go. Seems easy enough....

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    I've always appreciated the Energy 48. Never heard or saw anything about it after being featured in Wooden Boat. Presumably the owner(s) have enjoyed it over the years. Wouldn't mind seeing the concept re-appear in some new (or even the old) iteration. Long, small boats fight an uphill battle due to moorage and haulout costs but if you're willing to pay the price of admission (and I am) then they have much to offer in performance, looks, efficiency even if not in interior volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryfeet View Post
    I've always appreciated the Energy 48. Never heard or saw anything about it after being featured in Wooden Boat. Presumably the owner(s) have enjoyed it over the years. Wouldn't mind seeing the concept re-appear in some new (or even the old) iteration. Long, small boats fight an uphill battle due to moorage and haulout costs but if you're willing to pay the price of admission (and I am) then they have much to offer in performance, looks, efficiency even if not in interior volume.
    It's on my list, too.
    I spotted it at Martha's Vineyard a couple of years ago. It appeared to be well cared for.

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    The Energy 48 is an excellent upscale. I couldn't help but flash on this 48 foot "upscale" currently anchored in Morro Bay California. It's had a for sale sign for years now. Not in the same class as the Energy 48, but maybe interesting to a lot of folks. 80K gets it plus rights to the mooring.




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    That big dory is kinda funky. Good deal if it's in decent shape.

    I did some 3am number crunching (in my head, nothing too serious). Looks like a big canoe would weigh in at around 8,000 pounds empty. I was thinking of some bilge keels and a skeg rudder. The whole works would sit nicely on a dual axel car trailer. Summers up here in BC and winters down south. About a 1,000 board feet of cedar and... gotta sell some stuff first!

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    Here's some info on the Eco 48. Good article at the bottom of the page:

    http://www.arthuremartin.com/index.p...t&view=section

    You might want to review the "Tlingit" tread also:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...18#post2737718

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    [QUOTE=JimConlin;2876840]It's on my list, too.

    Why does this not surprise me! The next thing you'll say is you race Thistles and like to row.

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    I've gotten over thistles.

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    The Energy 48 as designed was a real roller. They had to put substantial bilge keels on it to make it comfortable enough. I posted a photo of it on the hard some years ago but the search function is so lame i can't find it.
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    Dave, thanks for the links. Good to see the video as well.
    RGB, I presumed that like most narrow boats, rolling would be an issue.
    Jim C, I think you've got the better solution already! "Now with just a few tweaks, I could......" (well, best to leave that thought alone methinks)

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    Default Re: Energy 48 redo

    What about Devlin's Blue Fin 48. 2 gallons an hour.

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    Huge difference between the Energy and the Devlin boat. 30hp Vs 150hp with cruise speeds of 10kts vs 14kts. That extra 4 knots comes with a huge price tag.

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    40' x 8' and around 6000 lbs ready to cruise. The original plan was to use a 25 HP Volvo diesel inboard for around 10 knot cruising speed, but she may end up with an outboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    Huge difference between the Energy and the Devlin boat. 30hp Vs 150hp with cruise speeds of 10kts vs 14kts. That extra 4 knots comes with a huge price tag.


    But what is the Devlin consumption at 10 kts. WOT is not mandatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    But what is the Devlin consumption at 10 kts. WOT is not mandatory.

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    Fair point. Can not answer it though as i do not know how much power it requires to cruise at 10 knots, it might be significantly more than the Energy given the extra wetted surface area.

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