Those numbers are great! @Swede is spot on when I had my 26' NR with 150 I would avg. 1.5 on tuna runs. The handling in the turn looked tight. Did I hear in the clip you were at 4800? Nice job on the boat!
I just skimmed through this and noticed it’s about a seven month build? if so, that’s actually impressive. Congratulations on the great final product and thank you for sharing.Not sure if you built a fishing boat or a drag boat. Better fuel economy than a NR2700.
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you nailed the majority of the pros, The main downsides is there is not as much elbow room, it gets pretty tight between the driver and passnger seats when walking through them. There is plenty of room while seating in them. This is with a 8.5' wide boat and a 60" wide cabin. I would not go back to a standard pilot house boat unless I was using it for a boaterhome.I love the pilothouse design. What would you say the pros and cons would be of your pilothouse vs a full pilothouse? The ability to spread out from bow to stern to fish is a huge plus I see. Also chasing fish around would be easier. Another plus I could see is less crowding on the back deck while fishing. What minimum width would you want on a pilothouse like that? This build still gets me dreaming of another project!!
That is a nice setup. It looks like the seat on the Captain's chair folds down for access into the cabin. What kind of seats are those? What kind of gear storage do you have with the doghouse style cabins? I would imagine if you had bench seats behind pilot/copilot then there could be storage under there plus under deck storage.Ditto…mine is 28’ x 9’6” with a scalloped gunnel around the 8’6” house. I strongly advise 2 doors. There is build thread around here…somewhere….
Obviously the big tradeoff is 360 degree fishability vs creature comfort…. and yes, i have owned both…. a few times… each….i must be a ….a slow learner….
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yes to storage under bench seats and in floor.That is a nice setup. It looks like the seat on the Captain's chair folds down for access into the cabin. What kind of seats are those? What kind of gear storage do you have with the doghouse style cabins? I would imagine if you had bench seats behind pilot/copilot then there could be storage under there plus under deck storage.