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Old 10-01-2018, 07:16 AM   #1
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I am on the mat

I am here looking & asking questions as I continue into the age of insignificance whilst looking for a cheap to own boat to own after selling a sailing cat that I had for over 20 yrs. (Both the sailing cat & I got too old together!!). I found this forum while looking for information & saw an other with a Finn 8 (which has taken my eye). So if bogramjac1 (sent PM) spots me "on the mat" please help!!


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Old 10-01-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Lou,
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:36 AM   #4
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A lot of knowledge here but I doubt you will find that answer! Oxymoron!
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:26 AM   #5
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Greetings,
Mr. BG1. Welcome aboard.

Mr. B. Oxymoron? As in..."knowledge here"?



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I've a boat picture to sell ya cheep!

Welcome to lots of "cheaply" acquired [more often than not correct] intelligent boat-answers on TF... Yet to see cheep boat for sale. You don't by chance mean cheap boat to be in simile with cheep gal... do ya?? LOL Cause, after-all, you do know that most boats have female souls. Well, except German U Boats in WWII... they simply had a fcked-up sole embedded by the nation's leader!

In my decades of boating have traveled well beyond "cheep" re boats... in that two boats I owned sold at a profit; even when considering orig price and overall ownership costs put together.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:07 AM   #7
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Is there a Craigslist in Australia? That's where the real cheap boats get posted.
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Greetings,
Mr. HW. I think there is https://geo.craigslist.org/iso/au. I suppose Mr. BG1 might also look on the notice board at Bunnings...but let's not crack a fruity now.
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:58 AM   #9
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OK you are all correct I am still looking!! No cheap boats!! Question- 40' semi displacement with twin 3208 cat shaft drives. Very hi fuel flow so how would it work out using higher power on one V lower power on two? My experience of "other twin engine" modes of transport indicate better gnm/gal on one than two. Also 1/2 the engine hrs.

(Fuel is nearly 4X the cost here in the "lucky country")


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Ok Ill bite. How mu$h do you have for the purchase ?
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:09 AM   #11
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https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...cruiser/222083
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:32 AM   #12
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It is not how much it is more is it a fair value. I initially was taken by the appearance of that Finn 8 & did try to contact the member here who has one for details. I did contact the broker & inspected the said vessel but it is not in a fair condition to be offered for sale. From a distance it looked OK but not a vessel for the Wife. So any advise on the question of one V two for best gnm/gal. Speed not the main issue but having twin engines for getting home if one is unhappy is being considered. The vessel I am looking at is poles apart from the Finn!.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:46 PM   #14
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There are more variables than just 1 engine or two. My boat comes with single or twin options.

Single: 6cyl. 315HP

Twin: 4 cyl. 230HP

The twin is pushing a total max. of 460HP with 8 cylinders combined. However, it reaches higher cruising and max speeds and burns a higher GPH. Mine is pushing 315 hp with 6 cylinders, but has a slower cruise and max speed.

I have a towing contract with a towing service that covers my navigation range.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:34 PM   #15
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Thanks Shrew for moving me into general discussions.

Still working on the how to do this forum stuff!! The lack of operational experience of the higher powered boat is what I am trying to bridge. The twin engine question is more for being self reliant than speed.

That is why I was trying to ask for the ground nm /gal. between low power on two V higher power on one engine at the displacement speeds. i.e. 8kt range V 17kts is a big difference to the operating cost for fuel for the same distance covered. It is distance covered cruising that I am working at. (I expect the need for a brake on the non operating shaft found from the sailing background).
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Around here in PNW there is a saying that “you cannot give away” the older wood Chris Crafts. These make great boats for our area and can be bought in good working order for about $60K USD. Not sure they would handle the water where you are?
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Well, my Albin-25 was cheap. Then we started spending money after we purchased her.
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Update, Getting close. Found a 30' custom built all epoxy glass 5t displacement boat that looks OK but the engine is a bit of a worry. Nissan SD33 (Chrysler marine in USA). The things like water cooled exhaust manifold, Mixing elbow etc are proving hard to find. Anyone owned one of these engines in a boat?? Not found any here in Australia in boats yet.

(It looks like Moby Nick!!)

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