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Barry Rietz



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Great Boat Designer Good Article Reply with quote

https://www.passagemaker.com/technical/sam-devlin-beautiful-mind
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Catman



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry, thanks for bringing that to our attention. For 25 years I've had an appreciation for all the Devlin boats I've ever seen. Simply beautiful lines and workmanship, with an emphasis on more traditional, time-honored designs. Come to think of it, that might as well describe our C-Dory's as well!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great designer/builder ... and the guy makes a comfortable living at it. Very easy to talk to. Low keyed, not given to hype, yet sure of himself.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting read. Thanks.
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PaulNBriannaLynn



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was neighbors with one at the Everett marina. It was 22 feet and very similar in lines and dimensions to our 22 cruiser. We talked quite a bit, and I loved his boat. Just beautiful. He had a 20 hp diesel direct drive in it. He also liked to salmon fish, and I wasn't as envious when passing him to and from the shipwreck to hunt for fish. That boat was extremely slow. 5 knots is about all it had in it. A really beautiful boat, but if I wanted to go that slow, there's other boats that would be higher on my list.
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South of Heaven



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulNBriannaLynn wrote:
I was neighbors with one at the Everett marina. It was 22 feet and very similar in lines and dimensions to our 22 cruiser. We talked quite a bit, and I loved his boat. Just beautiful. He had a 20 hp diesel direct drive in it. He also liked to salmon fish, and I wasn't as envious when passing him to and from the shipwreck to hunt for fish. That boat was extremely slow. 5 knots is about all it had in it. A really beautiful boat, but if I wanted to go that slow, there's other boats that would be higher on my list.


20hp??! Around here we have a canal with a 7 knot current. That boat wouldn't even make headway.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

South of Heaven wrote:
PaulNBriannaLynn wrote:
I was neighbors with one at the Everett marina. It was 22 feet and very similar in lines and dimensions to our 22 cruiser. We talked quite a bit, and I loved his boat. Just beautiful. He had a 20 hp diesel direct drive in it. He also liked to salmon fish, and I wasn't as envious when passing him to and from the shipwreck to hunt for fish. That boat was extremely slow. 5 knots is about all it had in it. A really beautiful boat, but if I wanted to go that slow, there's other boats that would be higher on my list.


20hp??! Around here we have a canal with a 7 knot current. That boat wouldn't even make headway.


Sam Devlin makes many different boats, and many of those have options for powering. He sells plans for even more styles. Probably his most popular design is the Surf Scoter. It comes in 22, 25, and 26 foot lengths. If you want one of those with more than 20hp, you can certainly get it:
"With the 105-hp model, the Surf Scoter will top speed out at 24 knots and, throttling back a bit, she will cruise economically at 18 knots."

Here's Sam's design catalog:
https://www.devlinboat.com/devlin-design-catalog/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

South of Heaven wrote:


20hp??! Around here we have a canal with a 7 knot current. That boat wouldn't even make headway.


Lots of boats cannot make headway against 7 knot currents. I spent most of my sailing career in slow boats. You do a lot of planning to make these channels with the current at slack or with you. In Alaska there are a number of passages which no boat can to thru at full flood or ebb. I tried to go thru Ford's terror in an RIB which would go 25 knots, and couldn't make headway....So it's all relative.

I have always admired Devlin boats. I had the chance to go aboard either a 42 or 45' Sockeye. You could not tell it was a plywood boat from looking at it! Beautiful lines and workmanship. The man himself was aboard, and it was a pleasure talking to him.

There are a number of designers of this type of boat, but Devlin is THE MASTER!

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