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Old 10-03-2019, 05:37 PM   #21
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I repowered with John Deere 6068's, turbo but no aftercooler, which at M3 rating are 201 HP each. I normally cruise at 1600 rpm, so they have about 30-35% load each and I'm doing around 8 kn using about 20 litres per hour total.

Last year I did a 5 month cruise along the Great Barrier Reef. This year I've just been local around Moreton Bay as I am doing work on my house. Found termites downstairs so I've done a fair amount of demolition to uncover the damage. Now waiting on builders to complete the renovation, so I can get out on the Bay a bit more while I'm waiting. My twin daughters have moved out so when finished I'll likely sell it and 'do a seachange move'. It's all going to take time so no long cruises are on the horizon at this point.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:49 PM   #22
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Welcome aboard and congrats on your new boat.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:24 PM   #23
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Almad, you're motoring your boat from France to Australia?? Yes, you should definitely post a new thread. You can't leave us in suspense like that...... Lol
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:48 AM   #24
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Hello Almad,
Our boat is a 1985 OA 50mk11 with the aft cabin, this makes our aft deck about 7 feet above the waterline, so boarding from the dive platform you have to climb straight up. That was the reason for the interest in the hull extension. Due to time (we wanted to use the boat) and budget constraints we put the project off for a while. Since launching we've put around a 1000 miles on cruising the Florida Key's and Biscayne Bay. Some of the issues that we have are lack of sightline when backing up into the slip. We find that good walkie-talkies are a must for docking. We're really enjoying the boat, though we haven't been in any seriously adverse conditions. Good luck with your voyage to Australia. We'll follow you on the forum.
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