A 19' or 20½’ pilothouse sportfish-cruiser
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CATEGORY: Sportfish Cruisers
CONSTRUCTION: Sheet plywood planking/wood framing or welded aluminum
For reasons that escape us, there are few production boats like our CHINOOK. But if you’re like us, there are times when you want to get out of the sun or rain or wind or cold, yet still be on the water. Hence for the fisherman, diver, or cruiser wanting such luxury - along with decent accommodations in a compact hull that really performs - then this is the boat for you.
Besides a private cabin with sitting headroom that sleeps two and has space for a portable head, there’s also an enclosed pilothouse with full standing headroom, spacious seating, a hanging locker, drop-leaf table, and lots of shelves. Cockpit space will surprise you - 7' wide x 6½’ long - not to mention generous fuel capacity.
Yet CHINOOK acts like a much bigger boat. Using our full-planing "WIDE-TRACK" chine design, the deep-v (45º bow deadrise) gives an easy ride, but with the stability and economy of semi-v hulls (13º transom deadrise). Integral chine flats and flaring topsides knock down spray while providing easy sidedeck access.
Power can be single outboard or I/O’s to 700 lbs. (900 lbs. with 20'6" length). Build in sheet plywood (½" total bottom, 3/8" sides) over sawn frames, or welded aluminum (3/16" bottom, 1/8" sides). Plans include FULL-SIZE PATTERNS for frame members, instructions especially for do-it-yourselfers, material listings, plus a fastening schedule on the wood version.
Plans include FULL-SIZE PATTERNS for frame members, instructions especially for do-it-yourselfers, material listings, plus a fastening schedule on the wood version.
- Length overall:
- Draft (hull):
- Hull depth (max):
- 3100 lbs.
- Hull weight (approx.):
- 1200 lbs.
- Fuel capacity:
- 55 gals.
- Headroom (pilothouse):
- Sleeping capacity:
- Horsepower (max.):
- 20'6" option also in plans.