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Interesting story and concept. I think most of you sailers can appreciate this motor cruiser. Might just go check her out this weekend.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

I'd buy a motor yacht if I can burn sea water for fuel.

That thing is a POS.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

It kind of looks like the boats we built in our garages in junior high school would have looked, if we had had more money.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

That thing is simply awful.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

He says he "wanted to operate out of ignorance". Looks like he got his wish.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

One mans dream,.......

I have to wonder how those two outboards will control a boat with all that windage in a blow or rough water. I don't think I want to be the first guest on that eco tour.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Do they even make outboards with shafts long enough to work on that boat, beyond the marina breakwater? I really want to see a 25hp outboard mounted on that bracket. NOT!
Does this thing come with a "get out of trouble at sea free, card"? Better have the CG on speed dial, if it leaves the dock again.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

I hope the builder had some sort of ventilation planned. I would hate to see allthe plywood start to rot.

Did he try some sort retractable outrigger beams? Can such a mechanism work?

I hope a ventilation method is still being worked out,

Non vented plywood boats can rot very quickly.
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

it is a very interesting concept. Some of his ideas are spot on, but the engineering and practical use of them are far off of the mark.

He is correct in that a motorcruiser does not need to be super heavy and inefficient. And a long skinny hull does go through water better than a blunt beamy one.

I think if he hooked up with a semi-decent or even an amateur marine engineer, he could be onto something
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Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

never bash someones baby or project, even if you think its awful...

damn guys

give the man some credit..yes it looks weird is narrow, unconventional but calling it a pos just shows lack of respect

all jokes aside and looks aside, I bet it does skim over the water just fine with 2 6hp outboards...

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