To answer the last questions by Brianlara3 .The vessel is a coast 30. Designed by Grahame H Shannon, officially retired from his company of Avia designs. The lines drawing for it may be a stern modified Bruce Roberts
Goodson design 341. Which Grahame originally drew while working with Bruce in San Diego
in the 1980's? I communicate with either of them from time to time.
was built cold molded in 1982 by Mr. Tim Tuulos formerly from Finland
who was also a friend that I lost
contact with about 1992. (If anyone has details of what happened to him I am interested to know please PM me) The hull
was outfitted by the first owner George Gough by about 1985 with a 9.9 Honda
. 1984 vintage... unfortunately I do not know which version and the Vancouver Honda
Centre does not seem to have information that far back as to what was available.
The vessel was sold
on to new owners in 1989 still with outboard
; However at some point a shipyard was obviously contracted to fit a stern tube and volvo
MD 17 was fitted.This was later changed to a 1972 single
cylinder 12 Hp Yanmar
by the time the vessel was sold
in 2007. The installation
of which was done in such a hacked up way that caused major damage to the interior
which I had to rip out and rebuild
. PO sent this Diesel
to the scrap yard.
Getting back in topic... The mention of a 'Suredrive' is reference to a product designed by next Wave Marine
systems Inc of Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver's Island; to take care of the design deficiency of the connection between the 2003 volvo Diesel
and the MS2B transmission gear
which I hope will prove more reliable. I understand Stem to Stern in Vancouver
BC are now dealers. (So it is not a saildrive)
Originally and always named 'SHERA' It was the fist 'large' hull built by Tim Tuulos an artist at this class of work! registered at only 6.500 Lbs: The last hull he built 'Marijatta' is possibly still for sale
: located at Ioco Yacht club asking $20,000 CDN. for those looking for a turn key racing
cruising vessel check that out. the paint
job is worth that!
In answer to Adelie. The Dingy is a walkerbay 8 also designed by Grahame H Shannon, We have both a 2 HP and a 1963 vintage 4.5 HP British seagull for that. Which was in deed designed to push a 25 foot waterline length hull. unfortunately even with a hypalon RIV tube This Boat
does not have enough buoyancy to carry us and the 4.5HP, safely in rough water
as the exhaust
is too deeply immersed. We have a Garlick 2 stroke outboard motor
bracket but putting two out boards on the transom for that versatility could look just a little excessive?