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Old 02-17-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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How fast is your Californian?

my neighbor a few boats down has the same boat as me, 38' LRC but his is 2 years younger, from 84 and has the 300HP 3208s.
he says he gets it up to 24 knots no problem... pretty fast.
wondering what others in the group have experienced?

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Old 02-19-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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RE: How fast is your Californian?

I have a 1984 34 LRC with Detroit 8.2's Normally I cruise at 8-9 kts.* When needed I can get 22 to 24 kts at WOT. Not comfortable pushing these older engines hard, but it is there if we need it. When we first got the boat we could hit 25 kts easily, but we have added batteries, cabinets, etc as the boat is set up for criusing. That has cost us a bit of speed. Not important fgor our usage style

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Old 02-25-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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RE: How fast is your Californian?

1977 34 LRC with 4.236 85 HP Perkins. Although sometimes I think it's got 2 speeds, on and off, I use an 8 Kts cruise, WOT is 10 Kts.
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