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    I searched Craigslist for "wood boat" following Wobox's recent post and came up with this, not far from me. Anybody have any ideas re the designer? I rather like it. I'm interested in the cut-away chines aft

    https://westernmass.craigslist.org/b...513261588.html

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    They look like a bloody silly idea.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Wow - seems mighty 'spensive to me.
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    Unless that boat had a new motor I wouldn't consider it for 3 grand. The chine serves no purpose except to weaken the boat with an extra seam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    Unless that boat had a new motor I wouldn't consider it for 3 grand. The chine serves no purpose except to weaken the boat with an extra seam.
    Screws up the buttock flow as well, slowing her or guzzling more fuel.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: wood boat

    There is also something odd looking about her running gear. The strut looks home made and not very robust. The prop is also a long way from the rudder. All quite odd.

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    I was going to say the boat looks like a owner design and build but withheld my comments, however that's what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    I was going to say the boat looks like a owner design and build but withheld my comments, however that's what it is.
    The prop and rudder both look a little undersized for the boat, but I'm not real power boat savvy and have had that impression from many big bulky wooden inboards in the past. The cutlass bearing thing is made of two stainless tubes that mount to the bottom, which seems pretty good actually, better than the average bronze fin with only one mounting plate

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