Gotta say I had some laughs guys!
Let's see, no, the guy that might have been here with a similar requirement has an older Glod Wing and a side car, that's not me.
Ok, it's going to be a flat bottom, straight sided scow with a landing craft bow. 30' LOA
, waterline beam about 7. Freeboard 5' at the bow and 4' to stern. Draft
, less than 2'.
For stability, adding amas with akas that fold up for transport. The amas could come off and be carried on the forward deck
or inside the hold when not needed....(less than 10' long)
Pilothouse or a downeast style cabin top aft with about 4' aft deck
should be plenty of room to mess with the OB.
Forward of the cabin will be the hold and drop down ramp
about 4 1/2' wide. 7/8% rise forward.
Foward deck with a slight crown and opens up from the center to sides like barn doors to the bow. This will give a covered forward hold and open to load/unload.
Hope to have a simple ketch
rig, mainly for downwind and using leeboards.
10 to 15hp should get it moving to 6/7 knots, with a 25hp at half throtle should give decent efficiency and pass a few marinas
and have reserve power to get out of the way of some guy in a trawler
Doubt the fuel tank
will be as big, but can carry cans as required for the long stretches of the lower Mississippi
My bike is a Honda
Transalp, dual sport 650 V-twin, a rare beast at 325#s or so. The other is a 1600 cc Vulcan cruiser at about 700#. Either bike could go. A ramp
inside to guide the wheels will provide a lock down for the bike. A winch
inside will help load back end first or unload if needed.
I know, it will be a strange craft and probably won't be selling it anyway.
How does that sound???????
It's not an option to leave the bike, I will need transportation while staying in remote
river areas, where no one is there to rent a car, get a taxi or hop a bus.
Sorry I can't post pics, maybe I can get help on another computer, but my little notebook has limitations and so do I.....LOL
PS. Hpeer, the AS 29 is another option with some modifications, thanks!