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Old 10-11-2007, 02:12 PM
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"A trailerable go-fast cruiser?"

Did you want photon torpedos and a cloaking device too? What about a flux-capacitor or solar power?
Its not going to happen if muffler bearings are not an option.
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I have a 32 Fountain Sportfish Cruiser too. Its the best I've been able to find, but I want something bigger. Nothing out there!

So I am almost certainly going to build custom. Funny thing is, when I show the design concept to builders, they say "No way, will never sell" and when I show it to people actually ON THEIR BOATS, they say "I want one!"

Regarding beam: Getting a wide load permit, and getting down the highway is easy even with lots of beam.

Getting in and out of launch ramps, however, is a different story.

At almost all launch ramps, I have very few inches on either side at least once, if not several times, getting from the street to the ramp and back out again -- and my boat is 8'4" wide. If the boat was 9 feet wide, I bet I would have gotten stuck several times this year (I did get stuck once on a busy weekend). If it was 10 feet wide, for certain I could only launch at three ramps between San Francisco and Newport Beach.

So a wide beam boat is totally impractical if you expect to keep it on a trailer and actually use the boat. Keep it on a hoist, launch it once or once a year, then its no big deal. Do it every weekend? No way.
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I think it's going to be tough to find a boat in your weight range that is much bigger than a 330 which is about 11k dry the 350 is 13k and the 370 is 15k as far as Formula goes. Add a triple trailer and fluids/gear ?
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I have a 32 Fountain Sportfish Cruiser too. Its the best I've been able to find, but I want something bigger. Nothing out there!

So I am almost certainly going to build custom. Funny thing is, when I show the design concept to builders, they say "No way, will never sell" and when I show it to people actually ON THEIR BOATS, they say "I want one!"

Regarding beam: Getting a wide load permit, and getting down the highway is easy even with lots of beam.

Getting in and out of launch ramps, however, is a different story.

At almost all launch ramps, I have very few inches on either side at least once, if not several times, getting from the street to the ramp and back out again -- and my boat is 8'4" wide. If the boat was 9 feet wide, I bet I would have gotten stuck several times this year (I did get stuck once on a busy weekend). If it was 10 feet wide, for certain I could only launch at three ramps between San Francisco and Newport Beach.

So a wide beam boat is totally impractical if you expect to keep it on a trailer and actually use the boat. Keep it on a hoist, launch it once or once a year, then its no big deal. Do it every weekend? No way.
9'6" beam and up to 40' length is not going to be an issue at most Gulf Coast boat ramps, on the highway is another matter.
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beam..aft cabin..standup.. could be the problem.
any two will give you heavy weight
aft/stanup will enlarge beam ..that..
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how about a sunseeker
http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...-o5031-en.html
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or this and take the extra money for gas

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If I went to a cruiser this would be my choice >
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Brian, show him my BT. I even have a 16K Hydrohoist to go with it. All for well below his budget. Joe Murray
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