Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Is the seaweed you catch on that keel good for eating with sushi, or do you rake it up and spread it out in the vineyards to improve the crop? The design is obviously well-suited for harvesting seaweed. The open transom must make it easier to bring it aboard, and the cockpit should be able to hold a lot of it. Since the keel would be shorter and you'd catch less seaweed if you had a displacement hull, is that why you got a flatter bottom, so as to catch more seaweed? Going 17 knots would enable you to cover more ground, too, and get more revenue from an increased weed catch. Those vineyard owners must be paying a lot for seaweed to make investing in a harvester like this worthwhile. Great concept boat!