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New DE boat build "Jessie-Lin" 31 Duffy underway

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8943post

Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 92
 posted 09/20/2011 03:01 PM  

Nate Hopkins and his crew at Atlantic Boat in Brooklin Maine have started on our 31 Duffy boat build. "Jessie-Lin" will be a 31 stretched to 33', powered by a 480 QSB Cummins. Built lightweight for speed as well as economy she will be without frills.

Here's the hull as she comes out of the mold




This post edited by 8943post 03:05 PM 09/20/2011
 
Dorymate2530


Joined: 12/23/2007
Posts: 470
Location: Westbrook, CT
 posted 09/20/2011 03:37 PM  

Cool, do they stretch it in the mold or cut the transom after it comes out?


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DBM1234


Joined: 02/05/2008
Posts: 299
 posted 09/20/2011 03:51 PM  

Wow, she should really move!
 
8943post

Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 92
 posted 09/20/2011 04:30 PM  

They add the stretch after the hull comes out of the mold



This transom won't be used but has stiffeners glassed in to help hold the shape while the stretch is being setup
 
MDI45


Joined: 01/08/2009
Posts: 114
Location: Island Park N.Y.
 posted 09/20/2011 04:47 PM  

8943POST,the hull looks very nice.....good luck with your build..mike f/v Laura s.
 
Dorymate2530


Joined: 12/23/2007
Posts: 470
Location: Westbrook, CT
 posted 09/20/2011 05:58 PM  

Interesting with the transom, I guess it will narrow a little as it goes back so the mold transom wont work.

Do they lengthen the keel too?? Or is 2 feet not significant enough.


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wpdesmarais


Joined: 03/30/2008
Posts: 501
Location: Haverhill, Ma.
 posted 09/20/2011 09:30 PM  

What happen to July?????????????????

I've been waiting a long time for this build to start!!!

Good luck with all, looking forward to following this through to completion and performance numbers.

Interestingly, I've been looking for a fast 32 or 33. QSB is my power of choice.

I did not know a 31 Duffy could be "stretched".

Your boat should fly with 480 ponies and build like a pencil!

Will the builder get the QSB "under the deck" ?

Regards, Bill D
 
Aquarius


Joined: 08/26/2001
Posts: 2475
Location: Freeport, New York
 posted 09/20/2011 11:17 PM  

Has Atlantic Boat done many 31 Duffys like this? How did you come up with the concept of adding 2 feet? The 31 is such a proven hull, why mess with something known to be a success? Not being critical, just curious.


USCG Licensed Chief Engineer of Steam and Motor Vessels Unlimited Horsepower
 
8943post

Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 92
 posted 09/21/2011 10:51 AM  

I wanted a little more cockpit length and also wanted to improve the length to beam ratio for a better ride. Mentioned this to Nate and he had always wanted to stretch a 31... so we're doing it.

Keel will not be lengthed, should not be an issue.

The build got a late start for a couple of reasons. Atlantic Boat was busy finishing up the 35 Duffy they built for a guy in Seattle, awesome boat check it out on the ABoat website. The other issue was financing, we have solid credit and have financed several boats over the years. It's a different ballgame these days, banks really do their due dilligence and require several years of personal and business financials before they do a boat loan, approval process took almost 45 days.

The other money issue was that none of the major boat lenders will do a boat construction loan. Fortunately ABoat is hooked up with a local bank that will finance construction until the boat is finished. At that time another lender will pickup the loan for long term financing.

Yes, the Cummins will fit under the deck...but its' close. I do care about easy access to belts, filters, zincs and water pumps.


This post edited by 8943post 12:01 PM 09/21/2011
 
GoodChance

Joined: 11/21/2007
Posts: 510
Location: Bradenton, FL
 posted 09/21/2011 12:35 PM  

How is AB doing a 2ft extension? Is the transom being cut off and 2ft added via lamination? And the original transom reinstalled?


46 Deadrise - Sold
35 Duffy - Sold (unfortunately)
261B Mako - Fast but not a Duffy
 
wpdesmarais


Joined: 03/30/2008
Posts: 501
Location: Haverhill, Ma.
 posted 09/21/2011 01:44 PM  

A Step Up?

Will the boat have a 4-6 inch step up from the cockpit floor to the cabin??
Is the step up getting you the height over the engine?


 
8943post

Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 92
 posted 09/21/2011 02:13 PM  

We'll post pix of the transom extension as it's being fitted.

Deck is flat with no engine box or step-up.
 
HCCane

Joined: 01/06/2007
Posts: 60
 posted 09/21/2011 02:38 PM  

8943post wrote:

We'll post pix of the transom extension as it's being fitted.

Deck is flat with no engine box or step-up.



deck is flat all the way to the forward bulkhead? No step from cockpit to wheelhouse?

Interesting concept, lengthening the hull...I wonder if Atlantic would do it on the 35', or if they'd push you toward the 37' or 38' hull instead.....


This post edited by HCCane 02:49 PM 09/21/2011
 
tunaorlater

Joined: 11/22/2004
Posts: 2659
Location: sayville
 posted 09/21/2011 07:24 PM  

Thank god, we will have something to read this winter!! Good luck.

BTW, My friend has a 31 with the same power that Aboat built last year. If you want contact info PM me.


This post edited by tunaorlater 07:26 PM 09/21/2011
 
clementine


Joined: 02/27/2005
Posts: 1423
Location: at the helm
 posted 09/21/2011 10:08 PM  

Should be a rocket ship with the 2 foot extension.

Will she be finished as a tuna boat or a cruiser?

How much fuel are you going to hold?

31 Duffy hull looks beautiful, the built down hulls are so nice and curvy.


Sam
"You can't fix stupid."
 
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