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A Question for Designers

Post by L84lunch » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:12 pm

Is it possible to cross an HM19 with say a Downeast style hull?

What I am thinking is that you would get a HM19 that would say criuse at maybe 10-12 knots and maybe top out at say 20knots but would still offer a comfortable ride at 7-10 knots in in some chop but allow you to move along quicker if you want to in the right conditions all the while using a smaller outboard and being more fuel efficient.

Is a 19ft boat just not long enough to offer something like this?

Sorry if I do not make any sense, just having trouble trying to explain what I have in my head :?



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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by topwater » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:11 am

I use to spend two weeks every year on lake Winni. Thats one of the reasons i am building a NV 23
so icould use it on the lake and the ocean. For what speeds you are looking for i would build one of the
P 19 or the 21. The NV would also be a great boat for up there, i dont know how big you want to go.
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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by L84lunch » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:54 am

Thanks for the response topwater.

I am looking for something at 19ft or -20ft range.

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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:16 am

I suppose that you are looking for the ease of building and fuel economy of the HM19 in a vee hull . . . Sorry, not possible, you must choose one.
Topwater gave a good answer: if you expect going out in choppy water, get the vee hull.
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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by Spokaloo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:59 am

You exactly describe the LB22. It's actually 21 feet long, very efficient, smaller engine, and I can run along at 12-15mph in just about any sized chop comfortably. It's light and long, has about the same space as the HM19, and will be as economical as any boat you put it up against. Running at 15mph and loaded with the family I can get 7mpg pretty easily.

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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:45 am

Correct for the LB22 . . . I forgot that one.
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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by L84lunch » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:06 pm

The LB22 would be perfect if I could add the same cabin and pilot house as on the HM/P-19.

I think the P-19 will be the closest I could get to what I am looking for.

Thanks everyone for your feedback.

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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by Spokaloo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:12 pm

The cabin for the LB22 is spacious, 7 feet long, wider than you'd expect.

The pilothouse thing is really and truly not necessary, you could put a windshield on top of the cabin, cover from there back as far as you like with canvas and drop curtains. That then allows you to be a convertible on nice days.

The climate in New Hampshire isn't altogether different from where I'm from (Salem, OR), and canvas would serve very well there.

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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:38 pm

I have been in the LB22 cabin: it sits 4 persons easily or sleeps 2. It's roomy, perfect for week-ends.
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Re: A Question for Designers

Post by Spokaloo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:41 pm

It may also seat 7 adults and one child...

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