length overall (LOA): 20 make / manufacturer: Hamm Hulls model name / number: KBay20 propulsion type: power year manufactured: 1981
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I have a 20' fiberglass Hamm Hull KBay20. These where custom made by Hamm in Homer AK for commercial use in the late 70's to early 80's. There are a few KBay20's and KBay28's left in AK, they're all still working commercially.
It's powered by it's original four cylinder Volvo engine and outdrive. It's runs great, all the other KBay's I've seen are outboards. These Volvo engines and outdrives are extremely reliable and robust, and plenty of parts are still around. I replaced the PDS bearing, bellows, Ujoints, water pickup neck, and several other seals in the drive.
It's a very heavily built(it's quite heavy) fiberglass hull with compartmentalize bilge, which I assume is for water containment if the hull is breached. I've added a few hatches to gain access if needed.
The cabin is wood. Virtually all other KBay's have a house or center console, this is the only cuddy cabin I've seen. I was going to have canvas made for it. There is a Facebook group(Hamm Hulls of Homer) with a lot of pics of other KBay's.
Presently the boat runs great and can be used today for fishing, it's really a fishing boat and I don't fish. It likes to cruise at 20 knots and tops out at 24 or 25. Handles water very well. It's weight is apparent when underway. The steering is hydraulic.
In addition to the outdrive, I've changed the plugs, wires, cap/rotor, switched out the points for pertronix, water pump impeller, fuel pump. And of course changed the oil, which stays brown. I switched out the problematic side draft solex carbs for a single down draft and it works great. This is a popular thing to do with Volvo's.
I've been working on the wiring(avionics background) and instruments. Added a second bilge. The wiring is now completely safe and working. There are other circuits I'd like to add.
It has a trailer that'll work for local tows, but I feel the Boat is too heavy for it. The trailer is in great shape with new tires.
I put barrier and bottom paint on it before putting it in a slip in Edmonds. Previously the Boat had never had bottom paint. This boat was bought from commercial fisherman at fishermen's terminal a few years ago by the previous owner. They were using it to catch something with nets( I don't fish so I forgot the story). The guy I bought it from didn't do much with the Boat and it sat until told by the wife to sell it.
This boat runs right now, you could go crabbing now. The NAV lights work. It is registered, I have a title for Boat and trailer. The trailer is not registered as I use a plate off my other trailer. I'm selling because I want to cut expenses, I don't use it, I'm moving and will loose my backyard to store the trailer. I have inflatable boats that I have more fun with.
Shoot me an email if you'd be interested in a Boat like this. I'm sure Edmonds would let you have the covered slip as well.
As it sits right now today I'd like $3500 firm.
Without the kicker I'd do $3000 firm.
Not sure I'd ever sell it without the trailer.
Prices will increase slightly as I finish working on it.
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