Am no boat desinger, but, if you look at the fifth image, the overhead one, that to me, looks bang in the middle of the deck. I think where the console is going to be, will give a more stable ride, throwing some weight forward. I imagine the fuel tank would be located almost underneath, that will also contribute to a better balance. As for flairing the cabin sides, you would lose too much space, for walking around the console.
luzilla wrote: you also have the hatch gutters right?
Yep. We are actually finishing the third version of it this week. They will be perfected by the time you need them. They needed a lil more tweaking 'til we were happy with them. More and more molded components will be coming.
My name is Jim and am new to the site. I have just looked at the new 19 design for 2012. She will ssuit the Austrlian conditions very well. There is not a great deal of protection, from the seas if things become very wild.We cover lot of long distances to get any decent fish too catch.
The design of this boat is very,very seaworthy, all boats, I fell should be as deep vee'd in the bow, such as this and then flattening out towards the stern as this desing does. A shallow transom deadrise affords a very gentle roll while, either slow trolling or just drift fishing. There is nothing worse, fishing from any boat, that has such a steep transom deadrise, that your knee bone gets bashed to bits against the coming rail.
The suggested Leaning Post/ Tackle Center, wow!!!!, I like that very much, as we are all aware, there is never enough storage space in small trailer boats.
Great design guys, keep up the great work, love the site and talking boats.