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    Default Perfect boat for a honda 20

    I have a perfectly awesome 20 hp Honda short shaft remote power trim tilt motor that I yanked out of Redwing 18 and I was kicking around the idea of building a boat that would be well suited to the motor. Iíve looked at the Devlin Candlefish but thatís best with a long shaft motor. Iíve also looked at Tango Skiffs, they seem to be short shaft specialists.

    Maybe 14 or more feet, 6ft plus beam, open boat, maybe even something like a power launch. Call it a putter around open day boat.

    Any other ideas?

    Bill

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    Generally, the more V in the hull aft, the lower your transom will be with a short shaft. Remember that the anti-ventilation plate needs to be even with the hull bottom. So, flat bottom designs will likely provide more choices for using a short shaft in the size you are looking at. Make sense?

    Of course, flat bottom may not suit your needs or wants.

    Kevin
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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    Amesbury skiff- 16 ft, fairly beamy (5.5ft?) lapstrake, flat bottom. Perfect skiff w/20 hp. A long time ago I had one with an 18 Evinrude. Great day boat!

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    I built this one, works great with a Honda 20hp.

    FS14LS
    https://www.boatbuildercentral.com/p...plans-fs14-ls/

    20210705_143511.jpg

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    I built this one, works great with a Honda 20hp.

    FS14LS
    https://www.boatbuildercentral.com/p...plans-fs14-ls/

    20210705_143511.jpg

    Would require a transom mod for the short shaft.

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    I think the Point Comfort 18 was designed for a short shaft about that size

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    Paul Gartside has a 14-footer thatís shy of the 6í beam you referenced, but might suit.

    https://store.gartsideboats.com/coll...iff-design-189

    Itís traditional lapstrake construction and glued-ply lapstrake may be an option.

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    I forgot all about this line of boats. Iíve always wanted to build one of these or either the 13 or 15 garvey.

    Quote Originally Posted by VT_Jeff View Post
    I built this one, works great with a Honda 20hp.

    FS14LS


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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    Check out the Ben Garveys in the WB shop.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    I reached out to Hylan, who replied promptly that a short shaft would be just fine on the Ben Garvey. Great looking boat!

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    Default Re: Perfect boat for a honda 20

    Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff uses 15-20hp short shaft.



    https://www.woodenboatstore.com/coll...32022118531162

    Rich just built one on here.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...-Lobster-Skiff

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