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Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:27 pm
by rblevens
Hello, has anyone built the Carolina Angler? I've bought the study plans. I would like to see any pictures of it!?

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:50 pm
by hoodman
You might be the first one, should you choose to build one. I don't see any pictures or anyone in the project registry on Glen-L site.

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:28 pm
by rblevens
I think I will... Gotta wonder why no one else has!?

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:30 pm
by kens
the vast majority of folks on this forum build smaller, trailerable boats.
Carolina Angler is too large for most people, hence not much action on this forum.

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:42 am
by rblevens
True... Good point!

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:09 am
by hoodman
Yeah many of us are landlocked so trailerable is a necessity. Plus that's a big boat with a pretty specific use case.

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:16 am
by rblevens
I am on the Mississippi River which I can eventually get to anywhere... especially Key West!
I like the idea of the little cabin in it. One could sleep overnight without the need for a room.

If anyone wants to offer their thoughts on the reduction gear size I will need for a 300 HP 7.4 L velvet drive- please chime in!?

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:34 am
by specialk
This was on a short list ...for my second build...
As the wife and I packed up...to sell the house we called home for many years...found 3 plans I have bought from Glen-L...one dates back to 1984...
I still like the lines of the Carolina Angler...would be a blast off shore and a great coastal boat...would consider it again. ..just don't have a place to build at the moment...

rblenens...I am outside a small town in Mississippi. .
Hurley. ...camping out in my nieces back yard...love this area. ..fishing has been fun in shore near the ship building docks...I can't get as close as I would like...a couple of navy ships in port for repairs so we have to stay a few hundred yards out...wish this wind would die down. ..would like to go ..check out the islands ofshore..
Good luck with your build...will be checking out your progress. ..kelly

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 am
by rblevens
Geez, I'm glad I am not the only one who has some un-built boat plans laying about...

I don't have much room either- I built the "Monte Carlo" in my garage diagonally....

So, do you feel the Carolina Angler is a capable "offshore boat?"
:D

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 am
by specialk
I truly believe that is exactly what it was designed to do..
Do the math...put as much flotation foam as possible under the deck...I would take it out in 6footers..and not have a care in the world. ...
Heck I took the Flats Flyer out of Sebastian Inlet in 8ft swells......just wanted to know what she could handle. ..

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:12 am
by rblevens
Just section off some voids and fill with foam? Don't know that much about it- haven't googled it yet...

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:32 am
by specialk
That is basically it...on the flyer...the center was left open for drains...and conduits...the rest of the compartments I filled with expanding foam. ...
I only have a smart phone. ...and for some reason can not access old pictures. ..or would include one...
You can look at Flats Flyer Build in SC...on page 5...there a few pictures. ..to give you a idea. ..

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:28 pm
by kens
rblevens wrote:I am on the Mississippi River which I can eventually get to anywhere... especially Key West!
I like the idea of the little cabin in it. One could sleep overnight without the need for a room.

If anyone wants to offer their thoughts on the reduction gear size I will need for a 300 HP 7.4 L velvet drive- please chime in!?
Are you on the Mississippi up in Illinois?
If so, it may be cheaper on fuel to go diesel, to get to Key West.

Re: Carolina Angler Build

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 am
by rblevens
I have a donor boat, a limited budget, and I am retired (no income)- my wife has about 5 years left before she retires. I thought I could put together this boat (with 454) and mess around with it here in the river. If I ever made it to salt water I would contemplate a re-power at that point.

I am in Illinois, near the Illinois and Mississippi river confluence, Alton, IL... btw.

I have never done anything the easy way... :|

Carolina Angler fuel burn

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:49 pm
by rblevens
Does 28.5 gallons an hour for one 7.4 engine sound about right in normal seas?

(MerCruiser 7.4 MPI - 454 cid 310 hp 28.5 GPH)

Thanks
:D