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Old 04-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if anyone has either purchased a boat or built a boat through specmar boat services?

I am looking into buying an aluminum boat kit and have been looking at the specmar 20 ft orca.

if anyone has purchased an aluminum kit from another company i would love information on that as well!

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Old 04-25-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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I'm wondering if anyone has either purchased a boat or built a boat through specmar boat services?

I am looking into buying an aluminum boat kit and have been looking at the specmar 20 ft orca.

if anyone has purchased an aluminum kit from another company i would love information on that as well!

thank you, Peter
i purchased the plans for our recent build from Bruce roberts. But i think specmar also has links to the same engineers and architects. As they post links to each others sites. I think the orca looks like an awesome boat to build.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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Specmar and Mr Pollard really are the pioneers of the modern metal boat in the PNW, and their kits are not only well respected, but are the jumping off points of plenty of local boat manufacturers that subbed out design work to Pollard.

I don't think you can do wrong with that design, esp in that size class.

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies!

i talked to Mr. Pollard on the phone today and he sounds like a great guy.

the 20 ft orca really is an incredible boat, really looks like a work horse

ill let you know what i end up doing...

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Sarmstrong, did you build the orca or a different design??

what was your total build time, and did you have any issues, problems??

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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Sarmstrong, did you build the orca or a different design??

what was your total build time, and did you have any issues, problems??

peter
Orca was a too small for a dedicated tuna boat
We ended up building a 33.5 foot inboard diesel
Traded off speed for carrying capacity and beam
all told about 2400 hours
Trick is to treat it like 300 small jobs and you will not get overwhelmed.
When it comes time to fit her out call me for info on pumps, fittings, and suppliers
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