Re: [OMC-Boats] Hello

From: D.J.Knight <knight@...>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 19:43:23 -0700

Hi Larry
My Name is Joe. I am the proud owner of a 19.5 foot Rogue Evenrude 4
cylinder engine dual carbs. I love the hull. Deep, Very stable and heavy.
I live at 6500 feet so the engine is very low on power,. I just removed the
rFoam from under the floor and after being weighted at the dump I
eliminated 412.lbs of weight. I enjoy taking kids fishing and the deep gull
wing hull design is the stuff. Good luck be ready to invest some bucks but
remember a hand made boat is the best. Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: omc-boats-bounces@...
[mailto:omc-boats-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Larry Burt
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 4:06 PM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: [OMC-Boats] Hello

Hello OMC folks

A friend of mine and I are entering into a project to convert a small
boat to be Westfalia-like, i.e. all-weather campable. Restore the
exterior and working parts of the boat and add a tiny galley, fold-
down bed, curtains with extensive windows, etc, everything as light,
weatherable, and compact as possible. We both have extensive Westie
experience, some canoeing/small boat experience. The plan is to
explore/visit waterways along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in
Oregon, maybe getting up to Washington later on.

The OMC 14 or 16 foot tri-hulls look like a good platform. We're
thinking to go with the smallest fuel-injected 4-stroke outboard like
a Yamaha 40, maybe something smaller. Not sure about whether jet
drive is a good option. Ideally the boat would be gently beachable
under paddle power.

Any thoughts on the suitability of the OMC platforms, engine size,
know anyone who's done such a project, where to find a boat?


Larry Burt
Portland, Oregon
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Received on Sunday, 18 November 2007

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