Re: Open electric displacement boat 16-18'
I was at a steamboat gathering this weekend. Lots of nice little boats there in the size range we are talking about. . . .and I have to admit that it struck me how Rowan's general size and hull shape could likely work out just as well as most of them as a low-hp steam launch with just a few tweaks like adding a skeg to support the shaft and protect the prop. Indeed, Rowan seemed to have more beam and initial stability than several of the smaller launches. And I know of multiple people who have converted steam launch hulls to electric. I think the CY/ST/AT family of boats might serve well here, not to mention being stunningly pretty lapstrake double-enders to start with.
Something to putter with in my old age, perhaps?
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!