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Old 12-05-2018, 01:22 PM   #166
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What Harvester said, definitely.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:10 AM   #167
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I like a but with I would change the lines to sort of match this.

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Old 12-06-2018, 08:18 AM   #168
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A - Like the look more. Is there any functional/utility difference between the two?
No difference in function. Just aesthetics.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:22 AM   #169
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I like a but with I would change the lines to sort of match this.

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Looks nice, but the pocket windows come with a whole set of extra fab. and engineering, potential water intrusion. Plus you would lose a lot of vis with the back window covered.

So, I think the consensus is A and I was leaning that way too. Thanks for the feedback, fellas.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:23 PM   #170
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Move the cabin back a foot or two. You will still have plenty of room to roll and fish and you will have that much more hull in front of you. Trust me it made a huge difference in my SeaCraft. Before - After
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:19 PM   #171
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Move the cabin back a foot or two. You will still have plenty of room to roll and fish and you will have that much more hull in front of you. Trust me it made a huge difference in my SeaCraft. Before - After
Your SeaCraft sits very well in the water, Moose. I hope I have the same success.

The pilot house layout is already built, but even if I wanted to move it back it would then be over the fuel tank and God forbid if I ever have to pull it, I wouldn't want to have to hack up the pilot house too.

Here's a pretty accurate mock up of where everything sits in the hull. The image illustrates the transom box, sole, starboard tank bench/helm, the berth and anchor locker.

The helm chair is right at 12 feet. Almost dead center of the hull, minus the bracket. Pilot house height is 6 feet. Plenty good for me, maybe I can squeeze another inch or two, or get a good crown on the top, but it's already pretty tall as is. Pilot house is about 6 feet long. Berth when laying down on an angle following the bow is 7 feet.

The triangle window will be fixed or maybe I'll have it pop out on an angle. Not sure what you call that function. Though it could lead to water intrusion, so maybe not. The center square window will slide back over the rear window. It will be about 31" square. Of course the windshield will open forward. Nevertheless, I think the boat will feel pretty open with everything ajar, and I'll have good access to poke my head out the window and see what's happening in the water.

For what's it's worth my dance floor, minus the transom box is 7'x10'. Coming from a 20 foot WAC and 8'6" beam and transom mounted splash well outboard... I feel like I'll need a megaphone to talk to someone over the engines on the other side.

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:20 AM   #172
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Damn - looking good, James. Hope to be on her maiden voyage next year!

BTW - any plans for any sort of bow railing?
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:15 AM   #173
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Thanks Eric.

I am on the fence about a bow rail. I may add one because of the kids. I might just do a short six inch high rail for something to grab hold of as someone is falling off. With as little anchoring we do, I'm not sure it's necessary.

I mocked it up both ways and felt no rail looked better. But they are nice to have on a pitching boat. I imagine the wife will request it as in the past she liked to sun tan up there.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #174
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"Pilot house height is 6 feet" So anyone over 6' will be uncomfortable standing?
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:32 PM   #175
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Thanks Eric.

I am on the fence about a bow rail. I may add one because of the kids. I might just do a short six inch high rail for something to grab hold of as someone is falling off. With as little anchoring we do, I'm not sure it's necessary.

I mocked it up both ways and felt no rail looked better. But they are nice to have on a pitching boat. I imagine the wife will request it as in the past she liked to sun tan up there.
There are times I love mine and times I hate them. I would definitely make sure there are hand-holds/rails along the top of the roof on the outside edge - I think that is a very good idea. But if you have a windlass, or as you say we never anchor, then I don't see the need for them.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:41 PM   #176
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What would it look like with a longer roofline? I don't think that you will hate the extra shade, and depending on where you are putting your showerhead, it will give you more room.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:22 PM   #177
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"Pilot house height is 6 feet" So anyone over 6' will be uncomfortable standing?
See there's benefits to being shorter. It will be around 6' at the windshield and probably a couple inches taller at the back of the pilot house due to the angle of the sole. Like I said, if I can get a decent crown, I may get close to 6'3" in the back running center. I don't think it will be much of an issue for most. Most time is spent on the deck and sitting down in the house. The passenger seating is in the back of the house.

One thing I didn't anticipate on this hull was how tall the stringers were. Plus I felt it was wise to raise the deck given the anticipated load. Self bailing was a big priority.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:26 PM   #178
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What would it look like with a longer roofline? I don't think that you will hate the extra shade, and depending on where you are putting your showerhead, it will give you more room.
I think I have a solid DIY solution for shade back there. I'm working out finding some parts, so when I have it functioning I'll share my idea.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:56 PM   #179
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I think I have a solid DIY solution for shade back there. I'm working out finding some parts, so when I have it functioning I'll share my idea.
Sounds good, I extended mine a little bit so I could put my shower on the back starboard side undercover. Looks like it's coming along nicely.
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Sounds good, I extended mine a little bit so I could put my shower on the back starboard side undercover. Looks like it's coming along nicely.
Thanks man. You get the kinks worked out on your boat with props, etc.? Top speed? I recall you were close to 70.

As of now, I'm going with the gallon jug fresh water rationing method. But I have some deck space to add a freshwater shower if I change my mind. Something I can always add.
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