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Old 03-02-2014, 07:44 PM   #21
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Hi Benn,
Sorry, good pick up should have made myself more clear just putting enough salt water to wet keel and garboard plank then will set up the sprinklers up inside and recirculate the water adding when required. how is the tidahapah with her new rigging and birds handling and that Mr G. I've got the 6LXC in the Tracey Lea about 150hp @ 1700 revs
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Congrats on progress Troy!

What's the engine/machinery/stern gear like?

Obviously in good enough condition to get you around to Port Albert, but any rework or replacement in mind?

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Old 03-02-2014, 08:01 PM   #23
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Hi eagle419,
6LXC is rough to the eye but runs perfectly, gearbox Twin Disc MG509 3.5:1 for memory all good has the PTO on top. cutlass bearing will be replaced shaft 3" is fine 42'' prop gets her along at around 9kts averaged @ 1350RPM (close not exact)
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sounds perfect.
Any sketches of you plans for an aft cabin?
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IMG_1069.jpg maybe something along these lines.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:01 PM   #27
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Troy,
That's good, you had me worried for a while.
Mr G is running like a dream. cruise at 1250 RPM/ 8 knots/ cruise gen 5KVA 50 Hz.
Have not had a lot of use of the sails or paravanes as yet.
Gayle and I are up north in Mackay (Mackay Marina) but the weather has been crap so have not been out.

Sounds like if you pulled her back to about 8 knots she would be very economical.
Will be good to see when all the topside work is done, keep the pictures coming.
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apart from the weather sounds like your living the dream up there.
still haven't looked into hydraulic steering yet but the chain and rod has to go, picked up and old nilsson anchor winch H700M Its a well built winch and in as new condition apart from some scratches. Its manual I will convert it to hydraulic hopefully as the boys are not real keen pulling up the anchor. speaking of which what does a sarca exel #7-8 sound like for Tracey Lea. sounds like there the go, what sort of fuel consumption is that MR G giving you at those revs and speed.
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Enjoying the updates Troy. Best way to deal with such a job - really get stuck in with some help and make rapid progress. Jealous of the 6LXC. I thought they produced a bit more HP than you listed though - the LXB's do 150 don't they?
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Thanks Insequent,
Yes agree, I work three weeks on three weeks off so not much gets done when im away we are starting on the down hill side now but maybe one more surprise left in the bow but wont know until we get closer to the pointy end. Now to my Knowledge the 6LXB was 127hp @ 1500 rpm and the 6LXCT was 150hp @ 1700 rpm but have also read the they go much higher over 200hp perhaps that is what your recalling
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Just checked and info I have is:
6LXB 1500 rpm 127 HP. At 1700 rpm 142 HP. At 1850 rpm 180 HP
6LXCT 1500rpm 150 HP. At 1700 rpm 170 HP.

The 6LXCT could be 240 at 1850 or 1900 rpm. IIRC the guy at Mainline said they are the same as the same HP as the 8LXB.

But running in the 1200-1500 band is the way to go for sure.
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good info Insequent

when we came down the coast we ran her about 1250-1300 and went really well we covered the 1800km approx in 100 engine hours over 4 days for under 1000 lts so happy with that.
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Running at 1250 RPM and 8 knots I am burning approx. 11/12 lts/hr a lot better than the 17 lts /hr I was burning in the Fiat at the same speed.
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Troy SARCA Excel highly recommended but at least an 8...a 9 would be better. 7 definitely too light for your size/weight
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Troy,
I have a #8 on 1/2" chain. #7 would be a bit light.
I have been through a couple of big blows with my #8 and couldn't be more pleased.
This is our big outside insurance.
I have also bought a 2 piece #8 Al anchor as one of my spares , this is stowed in the lazzerette but being light and two pieces very easy to get out assemble and deploy.
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Aquabelle,
Thank you for your thoughts on the Sarca Excell Size 8 – 9 think there is good reason for the bigger size. Had any problems holding before?
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Tidahapah,
Benn nice to know you have tested the sarca excel #8. will have to find out what size chain fits my chain gypsy.
What weight are you packed ready to head off for a trip, think Tracey Lea is only about 24-25t even lighter where she is now all dried
out and will also have to decide on all chain rode or rope chain leaning towards all chain.
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All up fuelled and watered I am about 28 tonne.
Go all chain without a doubt. 3/8" probably ok and I was for about 14 years but then upsized to 1/2" for more security , especially in high tidal areas such as NQ and Kimberleys etc.
Now with the Sarca Excel and 1/2" chain I sleep tight and no worries, just ensure the chain is in the water and not the anchor locker.

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