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Old 03-21-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Hatteras 37 long range

Hello everyone,

My current setup is with two 325 hp Steyr diesels.

What do you recommend in order to make it long range?

Thank you

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #3
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Do you think it is doable and safe with this specific type of boat to pass the Atlantic or circumnavigate ?

Is it safe to go long range with one motor (at 5 6 knots) of the two in order to achieve low diesel consumption ?

Forgive me my newbee questions but I am new to this.

Thank you for answering.
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What is the longest trip you have taken on one motor? Go about 300 miles on one motor and see if you even want to do that kind of trip. It's hard to steer at 5 knots.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #5
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This is a project boat ,I don't have sea experience.My previous boat was a 6 meter rib with 115 gas Yamaha. It is dry docked and I proceed slowly with minimal external help.

Engines was refurbished and they are with 0 hours.

I use it as office and pc workshop now .

My dream is to make it global range.

Thought of an auxiliary kubota 50 hp with retractable propeller in order to minimize consumption but on the other hand 3 heavy motors are too much.

If one of the two motors is running and auto pilot makes the steering is this bad for the boat ?

I am trying to digest all this wealth of information.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Hello everyone,

My current setup is with two 325 hp Steyr diesels.

What do you recommend in order to make it long range?

Thank you

Bill
Go slow. Contact Steyr and see if the engines can be de-rated.

That being said, with no keel I would not attempt any crossings. If you loose power your dead meat out there. Find another boat and if it doesn't already have one then put a sail on it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
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I think the best solution is to have a webmachine producing many times over your fuel tanks worth, so you don't mind about fuel at all.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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I think the best solution is to have a webmachine producing many times over your fuel tanks worth, so you don't mind about fuel at all.
If the picture in your Avatar is the boat you are speaking about...it was never designed to be mych more than a 300 mile one leg boat. If you shut and engine down and and maybe get 50% -75% more range...MAYBE.

It is also just barely condsidered a boat that would survive much more than "rough" not storm conditions.

Now smallish (40-60) foot sportfish have crossed the Atlantic, it's only a handful by the daring or determined to get their boat to the Azores/Canaries.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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One thing is for sure, you won't see me ever crossing the ocean in a 37 hatteras unless my life absolutely depended on it 110%. I'd sooner cross in a 30' sailboat with self-righting ability. Hatteras makes a heck of a great boat don't get me wrong, but they are not meant nor designed to cross the ocean, at least not their typical sportfishing boat. Now their LRC line that's a different story....
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #10
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Thank you for the input mates. I am paying the cost of a very comfortable boat I suppose.

Does anyone have a user or service manual for the specific boat ?
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One thing is for sure, you won't see me ever crossing the ocean in a 37 hatteras unless my life absolutely depended on it 110%. I'd sooner cross in a 30' sailboat with self-righting ability. Hatteras makes a heck of a great boat don't get me wrong, but they are not meant nor designed to cross the ocean, at least not their typical sportfishing boat. Now their LRC line that's a different story....
Tony, no problem. If you get out there your life will depend on it 110% or more!

My opinion is that the 37' Hatteras convertible is a good sportfishing boat, but not made for passagemaking.
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Thank you for the input mates. I am paying the cost of a very comfortable boat I suppose.

Does anyone have a user or service manual for the specific boat ?
Never have even heard of a Hatteras 37 long range...

Do you have a better model description?

Are you talking about the one in your Avatar?
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Hatteras did not make a 37 LRC. 99.99% sure the boat in his avatar is the boat in question- their 37 sport fish. Mr. Hatteras- if you want manuals and info specific to your hatteras 37 google the "hatteras owner's forum." Extremely knowledgeable group of folks when it comes to the classic hatteras' (hatteri??) and should be able to get you manuals. In fact, they have most every model and year manuals available there for easy download but I don't know the year of your boat so you will have to go look around over there to find the right year model.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:20 AM   #14
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No cost to join, just sign up. As Woodsong said you will get the info you want from there.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:30 AM   #15
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Read the origional Passage making book , look at the boat the author used , look at yours.


ANY ??? similarity?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:42 AM   #16
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Hatteras, We are not being hard on you 95% of the boats on this forum are not made for crossing Oceans.. If this is something you must do please get a sailboat or take and oceanliner.

Otherwise scrape together a few Million Euros and buy a boat up to the challenge.

Another thought is to enjoy what you have, and your local cruising grounds.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:04 AM   #17
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Hatteras - if your profile location, of Athens, Greece is correct, you have some of the most beautiful coastline in the world right around the corner. I would explore your own beautiful Mediterranean in that boat first, get a feel for the distances and build experience for a few years. Once you have experienced every possible problem and overcome a host of obstacles, (that is, you are comfortable with the boat and fixing things that go wrong). I'd trade the Hatteras for either a sailing cruiser or a true long range motor cruiser that is designed for serious distance.

The Hatteras 37 is not designed for circumnavigation as others have already said.
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