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#11 Norm B

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 09:28 AM

I'm not, unfortunately, in the position to actually buy one. I'm confined to lusting after them at the moment.

I found a writeup about the Gemini whelker at Eastbourne in a commercial fishing publication. It belongs to Peter Storey, who also owns the Royal Sovereign (great big crabber). The Gemini cost 340,000. Strewth.

Bulbous bows eh? Not so impressed with that. Think of all the power needed to push them through the water.
Must be soemethingh wrong with the hull design to take a retrograde step like that. But then, what do i know about it?

:clap2: Actually bulbous bows save fuel and increase speed, that's why tankers etc have them. :clap2:

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:44 PM

:clap2: Actually bulbous bows save fuel and increase speed, that's why tankers etc have them. :clap2:



Sorry, can't agree with that. Look at a Blyth pushing water in front of their bulbous bows. If that's saving anything, I'll eat my stern-gland. They were bolted on as an afterthought to give a bit more lift.

If it were so, then why don't other builders use them? It's an inherent fault with Byths which is the reason for their use. I well remember when Byths first came onto the market (late 80s?) Brilliant concept for the time and a huge step forward from Lochins etc., as good as they were. But things have moved on now to the SouthBoats, Gemini and Safehaven Wildcats.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

Actually the smaller of the two gemini's here has the bulbs out of the water when planing, there's pictures on www.boatfishing.net . I know what you mean about the blyths though, lots of spray when they're at speed. At low displacement speed I think they would perform excellently due to the narrow hulls compared to a gemini or southcat, but in rough seas the lack of buoyancy in the bow may be a disadvantage.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:25 PM

Sorry, can't agree with that. Look at a Blyth pushing water in front of their bulbous bows. If that's saving anything, I'll eat my stern-gland.


Do you want some Tomato sauce to go with it :)

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Bulbous_bow
http://www.dieselduc...ulbous_bows.htm

They were bolted on as an afterthought to give a bit more lift.


& speed.. wonder if it's worth trying them on my cat :)

Edited by Davy Holt, 14 November 2007 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:48 PM

Do you want some Tomato sauce to go with it :)

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Bulbous_bow
http://www.dieselduc...ulbous_bows.htm
& speed.. wonder if it's worth trying them on my cat :)

:clap2: Nice cat for sale down here Davy, Mrs B says "No way" can I have it as a retirement present. :clap2:

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:34 PM

:clap2: Nice cat for sale down here Davy, Mrs B says "No way" can I have it as a retirement present. :clap2:



I'm getting to do a complete refit on the boat over the winter and some of the spring also, I darn't even mention if a boat looks good ;)
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:02 PM

I'm getting to do a complete refit on the boat over the winter and some of the spring also, I darn't even mention if a boat looks good ;)


Have you got the boat down the road yet Davy?
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:57 AM

Have you got the boat down the road yet Davy?


Yup she came down on Tuesday, Police escort from Oban to Stirling then let loose on the motorway. She is now tucked up safely in the yard here and work starts tomorrow :)
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:25 PM

Another old thread thread getting daily hits, so....

Not sure if there's ever any Gemini Catamarans for sale, but there are a number of fishing boats for sale here:

http://www.anglersne...y-fishing-boats

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:57 PM

The most likely place to find a Gemini for sale is on www.findafishingboat.co.uk
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