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Thanks to both of you for responding. That's good to know about the area of water that these boats were designed for, having never been down that way myself. I definitely use boats more for cruising around than for fishing, and most of the fishing I do is leisurely drift fishing rather than trolling for rock fish like so many folks around here do. I think the next step for me will be to get the study plans to look over.
Hello, I'm a new user to this community. I've been looking around for a while for plans to build, spent some time looking at Devlin plans, bateau, etc. I really like the lines of the B and B designs, and everyone in this forum seems very happy with their decision to build these boats. I do most of my boating on the Chesapeake Bay near the Magothy River. It's not open ocean, but it takes a fairly good chop with a significant amount of boat and ship traffic. I have two small children so I really liked the look of the OB 20 with the cabin. I grew up boating on my grandfather's Grady White Overnighter 20, and it was a great boat to use with a porta potty and a cabin to take a nap when I didn't feel like fishing. That being said, I'm a little worried about the 12-degree deadrise at the transom and the overall light weight of the boat. Does anyone have one of these that they use in a similar area of water? My other thought was maybe the Ocracoke 20B and seeing if there were a way to design a door into the Console with a step-down area for a porta-potty. At the very least it'd be nice to have a place for the little ones to go to the bathroom. I'm interested in folks opinions, particularly anyone who happens to boat in the area. Thanks so much.