FLYonWALL9 wrote: ↑
Fri May 08, 2020 12:56 am
fallguy1000 wrote: ↑
Thu May 07, 2020 11:32 pm
The hmd is the one I meant...sorry for the confusion
I'm not sure if you started at the beginning of this post? I cant see how any of the hulls you suggest could fit in with a bay/protected water fishing boat to an offshore fishing boat on a nice calm day.
or I'm missing something. I'll be drift fishing for seatrout in late fall/winter in rivers in 2ft of water to fishing the bays in warmer months for seatrout, redfish, tripletail, and flounder. On nice clear calm days moving offshore up to 25-30 miles for reef/wreck fishes. All of the hulls I've suggested in earlier posts have either center console or tiller steer options in the 20 odd foot range with a narrowish beam. The OD18 is a flat bottom which to me would beat my back to bits, and the HMD19 is another dory style boat with substantial rocker with a full cabin.
In a perfect world, one of the Panga's (above 20ft) with about the same transom deadrise as an OB15/OB18 would soften up the ride in chop, lowish HP requirements (around 50-70hp), and give a decent speed on calm days to get far enough offshore and not burn as much fuel as an MG20 or other wider boat with large HP requirements.
A displacement hull would not beat you up. I was mistaken on the planing versions and said so.
If you want to go 20 miles though; the hmd is also not workable as it is way too slow.
I simply don't agree that a Panga or shallow tunnel boat will do it either.
You do need to understand; stitch n glue plywood boats are very light; they are not wave parting tanks. The wave parting tanks are old Bertrams.
My hulls happen to be wave parting as well. A two foot sea won't affect the boat, but it will have a quick motion.
Another thing you can do is spend more money on very good chair. My favorite boat builder is safehaven marine. They have seats to deal with pounding. My back has been bugging me for about two days now.
I bought the LB26 plans because I figured I could get a decent ride from it, but the Nina would also do it.
Another boat that would work and be extremely great for fishing and also safe in 9 foot seas is the Skoota 18. It would wave cut and be very unaffected by a small chop.
It would pound you do death at the wrong speed in a heavy head sea, but you'd have to learn its limits.
Of all the boats we have discussed, the Skoota 18 would be my top choice for an excellent fish platform and room for a porta potty for the long run.