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Old Dec 25, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Are there any hard chine lobster boat hull designs

I am of the notion that I would like to try my hand at building a lobster boat hull for racing in the lobster boat races but would also be allowed to race with a hard chine on the aft planning surface of the hull. My question is although I have seen them I have no idea of what type of hull it is or area of the north east where they are built.

I guess Charlie Eaton is the man to ask?
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Rich there are a few hard chined lobster boat hulls the Duffy 37 and all of the Wesmac line I think. Jolly Roger makes a 24 inch hard chine hull Sound Sailor just got one.

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Hard Chine Lobsterboats

I know there are at least two Nova Scotia builders of Hard Chine Semi-Planing hull lobster boats too, and right now cannot think of the exact names, however "Samson" comes to mind. I'll do some digging and post later.
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 03:03 PM
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The lobster boat that I saw was round chine forward of the cabin to the stem and it transitioned to a hard chine going aft to the transom.

It had spray knockers from the stem post to the transition to the square chine. The bottom of the hull was perfectly flat across the transom. This looked to be a very fast planning type hull.

I would guess-ta-mate the boat length of 36 to 40 feet LOA.
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 03:46 PM
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The 37 Duffy would be real close to that the chine forward of the cabin would be covered by the spray rails. Its a narrower boat for 37 feet and fairly flat across the stern. There used to be one that raced Motivation I think was the name 900 or so hp 40+ mph.

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I was wrong the rails dont cover the chine its just not as noticable below them.
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Here is the hard chine from Jolly Roger but it is not what Rich seems to be looking for.

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Rich build any lobster boat design hard chine, some have a tight radius at the turn anyway should be an easy modification.

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Some of the Calvin Beal boats from SW Boatworks have a flat bottom at the transom but not really a hard chine.

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Frank,

There's a wealth of information at a google search for [ hard chine lobster boat ] and some images to narrow down your search.

(This way I won't run afoul of the mods for posting links to other forums.)

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 04:53 PM
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Motivation 37 Duffy hard chine.

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Rich, the midwest lobster boat kits can be round or hard chine. The plans show round but you can leave the chine hard also. I have seen it both ways and both look ''right''. I thank you for the compliment but there are people on the forum that work on and around lobster boats that know far better then I do.
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 07:40 AM
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More lobster boat talk. Doesn't get any better than that! Although not a lobster boat, had a 33' Egg Harbor SF that was flat in the stern. Brutal in a following sea.
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 11:16 PM
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lobster boat hull

Rich, these are pictures of my bow picker gillnet boat I owned from 1986 thru 2003. The builder told me that the hull was a lobster boat hull. Hull designer is unknown. It is a semi vee with a hard chine and lifting strakes. 32' x 11.5. The one and only time that it was timed it was pretty much in full fishing trim with a full tank of fuel (200 gallons). Powered with a mercruiser 454. She did 31 knots.
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 09:46 PM
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http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1976...s#.UszKVPvDuaMHarris built a hard chine hull in the 80's. I have no idea if they are still in business.
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 11:04 AM
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The Harris boats were built in Ipswich MA but are no longer there. They had a 36' and a 38' built either single or twin screw and as either a sportfisherman or a ''picnic'' launch, similar to a lobster yacht. A friend of mine had a mold for that hull at one time. Here is what it looks like. (my hull) It's 26 1/2'' by 8 3/4'' so is about 3/4'' to the foot scale.
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