Jacques' Camp Cruiser

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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by David Sours » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:28 pm

I apologise, in advance for posting someone else's design. But here is an interesting idea on the "camp cruiser" idea. Yes, it's an outboard, perhaps it could be modified for an inboard but I'm not sure why you would. Yes it is stitch and glue.

http://store.devlinboat.com/litl_coot.aspx



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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by Daddy » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:39 pm

Oh, I like this one better, I can just imagine rigging a boom tent and spending a long summer afternoon relaxing there,
http://store.devlinboat.com/wompuscat.aspx
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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by David Sours » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:23 pm

That is another pretty design! I don't want anyone to get me wrong. I'm a huge JM fan. My DE 25 is (I think) the coolest boat ever. But give credit where credit is due. These are cool as well and fill a niche.--DS

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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:34 am

Those two boats are much larger than what I call a camp cruiser.
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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by Daddy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:42 am

Smaller than 18 or 19 feet? :doh: The size of the catboat seems ideal, I like the roominess of the cockpit and cabin of a catboat and the simplicity of the sailing rig, especially for a novice like me, and the 10 hp diesel? Nice package is what I thinks, arrrrr!
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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:17 pm

It's not the length, it's the displacement, the type of boat.
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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by Daddy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:56 pm

How about an example of an ideal camp cruiser Jacques?

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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by D2Maine » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:26 pm

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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:33 pm

See the beginning of the thread, page 3.
I don't have a picture but my preferred type is something based on an old Howard Chappelle design named Waterman.
It is 17 to 18', low freeboard, low cabin, very simple to build semi-planing hull. Different from what we have now.

Another version I would consider is a very small motorsailer but I want to finish the catamaran before getting too involved in the camp cruiser.

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Thanks D2Maine for posting the picture.
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Re: Jacques' Camp Cruiser

Post by SP » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:47 pm

That's what I see when I think about a camp cruiser, a very high value boat, lots of utility in a small and easy to build package.

Cuddy to keep gear dry, able to string up a tarp for shelter, lighter displacement boat that is easy/quicker to build.

I believe that it would be a very good selling plan.

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