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Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:22 pm
by Sculpin
akcat wrote:I see on his website the pictures of kingfishers and coastal cruisers, did he disign those hulls?
Yes he did. Those Coastal Craft's are probably one of the nicest alloy boats coming out of BC right now for cruising type folks. I like how he still designs boats for fisherman, lodges, and working class folk as well. That 19' outboard jet boat is kinda cool in how the inside pontoon type cavity act's as the framing. You can fit a quad in their too.

He has some Australian and New Zealand influence as well in his designs with the 28' offshore and 36' patrol boat with the flared bow's.

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:27 pm
by jj225
I like the 23' PH. So my question is how do you find a builder that will warranty the work? How do you do a test ride? Especially if there are only a couple out there and they're a 1000+ miles away? Or worse not ever been built? I've looked at Specialty Marine before but could never get past those 2 problems.

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:12 am
by dave
jj225 wrote:I like the 23' PH. So my question is how do you find a builder that will warranty the work? How do you do a test ride? Especially if there are only a couple out there and they're a 1000+ miles away? Or worse not ever been built? I've looked at Specialty Marine before but could never get past those 2 problems.
This is a great question. I am looking for another boat, I am in the USA. The builders whose designs I like are in Canada. I am concerned about buying a boat from a small builder 3000 miles away in another country. I don't want a stock boat, but the style of boat I want is usually only built in larger boats. I may just have to suffer with my Alumaweld.

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:35 am
by goatram
Glen Wooldridge has his 20' Pilothouse for sale on CL today.
He will build you his style of boat. a Small Guy like Dale Bean of Bean Marine Fabrication will build you a boat from your plans I think. A lot of hungry builders to pick from.

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:20 am
by Napa Mike
jj225 wrote:I like the 23' PH. So my question is how do you find a builder that will warranty the work? How do you do a test ride? Especially if there are only a couple out there and they're a 1000+ miles away? Or worse not ever been built? I've looked at Specialty Marine before but could never get past those 2 problems.

If it were me, I would call Bruce Cope and ask him if he could arrange a test ride on a previously constructed 23 Ph. I'd also ask Bruce for builder recommendations. Folks on this site should have other builders you can check out as well.

Mike

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:51 pm
by jj225
Well I did email Mr. Cope. Found out only 2 of those 23' boats have been built. Waiting for a reply back on the owners
so I can call them. Same with a builder. However, only 2 out there doesn't give me warm and fuzzies.

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:14 pm
by akcat
Sculpin wrote:
akcat wrote:I see on his website the pictures of kingfishers and coastal cruisers, did he disign those hulls?
Yes he did. Those Coastal Craft's are probably one of the nicest alloy boats coming out of BC right now for cruising type folks. I like how he still designs boats for fisherman, lodges, and working class folk as well. That 19' outboard jet boat is kinda cool in how the inside pontoon type cavity act's as the framing. You can fit a quad in their too.

He has some Australian and New Zealand influence as well in his designs with the 28' offshore and 36' patrol boat with the flared bow's.
I wonder if he ( or king fisher ) has made the corrections on the 3325? I know of two of them up here ( ak) that have had many issues with design.

Re: Bruce Cope has updated his website

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:42 pm
by Sweat Equity
Sculpin wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:08 am
I just got an email back from Bruce answering some of my questions about the 26 foot walkaround.

The way it is drawn now it has a 100 gallon fuel tank. He said a 150 gallon tank would be no problem and even up to a 200 gallon (yes) tank would be doable with some hydrostatic calculations.

The hull is extendable by a couple of feet but there are some design and drawing costs associated in doing so.

The inside cabin width is 6' 4" on the charter style cabin shown. He has other cabin configurations coming in the future like a cruising configuration and a shorter cabin for those looking for more deck space (that would be me).

He says twin 150's would give a loaded boat (4 fisherman, lots of ice, fish, gear, etc.) around 42 mph or 37 knots top speed.


I'm going to be asking some more questions about this interesting vessel. This is a project I could build in the new shed. I have officially short listed this design as a possible future build.

I really like the 20 degree deadrise and the shear of the gunnels. The extra beam is nice for stability at rest and just plain old more room back there. The walk around design is awesome for bottom fishing or jig fishing. I would add door at the transom however for ease of boarding and hauling in barn door butts :thumbsup: .
Bruce's 26' hulls are total beasts on the water I have been involved in building a couple . Serious off shore boats , I resently finished a Cope 22'-6 center console very similar shear lines I believe he only has a computer rendering so I'll post a pic .
I will be building a Yellow point 23 this winter as well .