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Old 12-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #21
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I am fully aware of the significant increase in fuel consumption moving from a sailboat to a power boat and am ready for that.
Offset the fuel cost against the cost of buying and maintaining a set of sails. Sailboats, especially those raced, may buy some new sails every couple of years, sailboaters often overlook that
I suggest buying Bob Sweet`s "Powerboat Handling".
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:42 AM   #22
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I am fully aware of the significant increase in fuel consumption moving from a sailboat to a power boat and am ready for that.

Its mostly the size choice and speed choice that creates more cost , along with more complex toys .

Most sailors will happily run at SL 1.1 and loads burn near 1 GPH , 6 -6.5K , 35 -40 ft boat.

With a similar sized and rationally powered boat with a true displacement hull, the burn will be about the same. A Willard for example.

Get into big speed or size and your fuel bill can easily go up by 10X.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:32 PM   #23
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Welcome Aboard Brico

My suggestion (of course much depending on how/where you plan to do your boating) is to keep all options open re what type boat to chose and what type engine(s) as well as drive configuration to go with.

Our comfortably and well designed, planing hull, 34' with bullet proof build-out, very seaworthy, 21 + knot WOT with 16/17 knot cruise at 1 nmpg, twin screw, 2.75 nmpg at 6 knots while running on only one screw 1977 Tollycraft gasser has two staterooms... each w/ its own private head/sink/med-cab/shower. Each has 2/3 tall hanging closet Forward room is large V-Berth with center insert and rear is Master w/ near queen sized on stbd and big single to port. Both rooms have plenty of smaller lockers and draws. Master also had big dresser bureau with 4 slider draws.

Some Tolly are gassers and some are diesels. Visit Yachtworld and search Tollycraft... you might be impressed!

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