your dream rig ?

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by wildthing, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. wildthing

    wildthing Well-Known Member

    well was looking through pages on the net
    and came across this
    it may now just be my fav rig just got to win the

    LOA: 36’ Beam: 12’ Draft: 17”
    Approx. weight: 12,500 lbs.
    Top Speed 47 mph
    Cruise 31 @ 22 gph
    ●250 Gallon Fuel Capacity

    bottom pic is the comfy model for people who need a enclosed cabin
    and keep warm

    but we can all dream

    whats yours

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  2. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    im in with you on that one lol holy rocket launchers though lol
  3. Canso

    Canso Well-Known Member

    looks cold for our climate, needs a bulkhead or somthing.
    im still thinking 33' Ocean Roamer
  4. dougthefisher

    dougthefisher Member

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  5. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    I really like the looks of tug boats like American tug. The ocean roamers are sick I walked around a couple at Seattle boat show. Hard to beat a big Armstrong cat they are very cool!
  6. tyeeking

    tyeeking Member

    I've toured both the American Tug and the Nordic Tug factories and was extremely impressed with their engineering, construction, and quality control. My wife and I have "bareboat charted" a Nordic Tug twice (a 32' one week and a 37' a year later for a week) and really enjoyed them. If I was ever to buy a yacht (not likely) I would absolutely go with either an American or Nordic Tug.
  7. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Active Member

  8. Sir Reel

    Sir Reel Well-Known Member

    I'm with you on that one. Beautiful boats.
  9. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    I'm a simple man, if I could manage this I'd never own another boat (hah!)

  10. Wyrguy

    Wyrguy Member

    Yup...! That's what I did!!!


    Wyrguy Rick

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  11. wildthing

    wildthing Well-Known Member

    i like that Arima but for two of you fishing
    3 is starting to be a crowd

    as with most boat with an 8.5' beam or less

    since i want to take a few guest out
    just got to love the big dance floor

    and with it being open tell that to the man who owns a convertible and the wind in his
  12. ericl

    ericl Well-Known Member

    Iv'e got a 33ft Chris Craft Catalina; 1978. Beam is around 12ft. Repowered with twin 200HP Volvo diesels. Hull & stringers are fiberglass, no wood. Moved up from a 14 Livingston, then a 24 SeaRay weekender.


    Straight shafts are much nicer for fishing.
    Fly bridge is awesome for traveling.
    Heat (diesel furnace) & running hot water are nice.
    Hull is a little flat at the stern & it get's a bit too wiggly in a large following sea compared to the Searay.
    Feel much safer with Diesel.
    Trolling speed is a little on the fast side at idle on a single engine. If you go with a big boat like this, make sure it either has trolling valves or that the transmissions can be fitted with trolling valves.
  13. triplenickel

    triplenickel Well-Known Member

  14. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    I own my dream boat and fish it 100 plus days a year
  15. mikep

    mikep Well-Known Member

    I agree with you wildthing that boat is bad ass. 30+ pilothouse sportfishers are wicked. If I am ever able to get everything lined up to haul my hull home hopefully I can create this as I think it is pretty close to the ultimate west coast boat.

    sport cabin.jpg
  16. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    I'll throw some alloy into the mix........




    Yes it is outboard powered........triple 300 Suzzie's.


    This boat is BAD ASS!!!

    Something like this is definitely my dream rig. Overnight tuna trips and range to go way the f*%# out there :p.

    I really like the lines of the Baywelds. Great boats from our brothers up North :cool:.
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  17. Peahead

    Peahead Well-Known Member

    But John you are forgetting your own back yard ! One of my fav Alloys is manufactured a couple miles from your home !!! Coastal Craft !! ....if I was going to go Alloy and had $ to burn I'd go with this one below ( only I'd customize the stern deck area roof so it was cut short to keep back deck more open.


    If I went glass I'd go with the Ocean R. as mentioned earlier in thread .....this 33 is beautiful...

  18. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    48 feet aluminum.JPG Ocean Sport Roamer - 30 foot.jpg

    My choices for fiberglass would be ocean sport sea roamer..and if money was no object in aluminum I would look up international and check out Finland and other places.. Check out this aluminum boat..Absolute beast and total luxury loaded in
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  19. ericl

    ericl Well-Known Member

    Unless you want your dream boat to become a nightmare boat, I'd suggest you use google to check-out galvanic corrosion/electrolysis issue with AL in saltwater.. Once knew a Boeing structural Engineer who owned an AL river boat but said he would never use one in the salt. His issue was that while all the visible welds look great because they were made by the MFGR's best welders, he has doubts about the non-visible welds. Not that these issues can't be mitigated by proper choice of AL alloys & bottom coatings, but best to discover these issues before you buy.
    Got a friend who is a surveyor. According to Jay, the best boats for the open Pacific typically have deeper V hulls than the US Gulf/Atlantic coasts or the NW sheltered waters. About 20 years back i heard a story about a Bayliner of 25ft or so that received a delaminated forward deck while crossing Swiftsure bank.
    Bottom line - we all want to do slightly different things with our boat, thus we all have a different dream boat. Have fun, Eric
  20. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Aluminum is absolutely fine in Saltwater. What about steel? Have you ever researched, on a world wide scale, how many alloy and steel vessels there are in the saltwater compared to fiberglass? Anyway, not going to get into it :p.

    So what's your dream boat? Let's keep this thread on track :).

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