Sunday 27 May 2018

Visser Brothers Sea Strike 18 (Netherlands)


Its great to see the latest launching of yet another Sea Strike 18,
this time from the Visser brothers in the Netherlands.
What a top job !!. 

They write:
Yesterday we splashed the ss, what a boat!! :D :D We made 4 hours on the Suzuki really great combination like this. This week we are planning to launch the Sea Strike 18 official, so this week we will do some small stuff like the antifouling, wrap and some red holders. 

It’s a really nice boat, even in the bumpy North Sea here a round Vlieland. For now we are still busy with the registration here in the Netherlands. When we know how to do every thing, we will let you know Mark.

Hopefully the coming weekend we will splash it again and make some new nice pictures and movies.

Now we will start saving some money so we can start with the PT26.
I think that also will be perfect over here.

Here's a few photo's of when we were out a few hours ago in a North western wind force 7.
With the NW wind it’s the worst with the waves. When we went out it was a round 2.5 meter or 8ft sea height. 

I didn’t have my lifeboat jacket on. Next time I would like to try with even bigger waves and also like to have a try with a breaking wave on the bow, just to see what the SS18 can handle.

(Designers Note.. this is exactly what the Sea Strike series was designed and engineered for... Serious offshore seas)

To see more of this design, please click HERE

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Cameron’s Gulf Explorer 16 (Australia)


It was great to see Cameron from North Qld (Australia) launching his new Gulf Explorer 16.
What an awesome job he did building her !

He writes:
Soft launch completed. One up 50 Litres of fuel and no gear she goes 30 knot flat out and on the plane almost instantly. I was impressed given the size of the boat and small 50 hp motor.
Two up same fuel and normal gear running weight and things slow down a bit to about 26-27 knots but reving a bit high for comfortable cruising. Going up a pitch as the motor has way enough torque down low to plane quick. Seriously underrated motor.

Anyway...thanks for the comments guys.
Wrap finalised and going on Thursday week then the boat will be officially splashed!!!

"Such a beautiful afternoon, I couldn't help but go for a run and put a few fish in the boat."

Still playing with props at the moment. Whatever prop I put on though, the motor launches out of the hole.
The motor is still tight, so final performance may slightly improve.

-One person no extra gear +50L fuel 
- 14" alloy prop
- Top speed - 56kph/30knots @ 6200rpm
- Cruise - 34kph/17.8knots @ 4300rpm
-One person, trolling motor + lithium battery, couple of rods/tackle bags etc +40-50L fuel
- 15" alloy prop (Looks light a small amount of cup??)
- Top speed - 55kph/29.6knots @ 5600rpm
- Cruise - 41kph/22.1knots @ 4300 rpm
-Two adults, 1 small child, trolling motor, clothes/food etc for day +50L fuel
- 14" stainless solas prop with too much cup
- Top speed - 50kph/27knots @ 5400rpm
- Cruise - 42kph/22.6knots @ 4300rpm
Wrap finalised and going on Thursday week then the boat will be officially splashed!!!

To see more of this design, please click HERE