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Old 05-02-2014, 06:47 PM   #41
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Thanks RGS,

Congrats on your launch mate! And ur from the beautiful Brazil! i plan to go to brazil hopefully end of this year for my business!
Thats right i think this Forum will give me Wings like red bull so many friendly helpful people on here!
Cheers mate

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:56 PM   #42
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In reality I think for the size of boat an 8LXB would have been a better propulsion unit.
But I have attached the prop calculations from Boat diesel using the basic data from your post.
The 6LXB will do the job but at times you may be up on the RPM closer to 1500.
I am having trouble posting the file as it is a .docx file and attachments have to be PFD or .doc.
Will try again later.

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Old 05-03-2014, 08:11 AM   #43
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Welcome to the Aussie contingent on here Craig. Your boat looks to have amazing potential for cruising - even real passage-making.

I'm guessing the Brice McLaren that designed your trawler, (an actual trawler, unlike our wannabe trawlers), was not the motor racing Kiwi Bruce McLaren who founded the McLaren racing team, but a different Bruce McLaren, right..?
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:20 AM   #44
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Looks like were in the same boat mate (HaHa) lots to do. Welcome to the forum mate loads of good people and knowledge hear. best place to go looking for info is where someone has travelled on the road before us in my opinion.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:31 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
Welcome aboard Craig.
I normally warn new folks about RT Firefly, but you've already encountered his humor. He's smart but nuts.
No, RT has "perspective."
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:16 AM   #46
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"No, RT has "perspective." "

Mark, I like that.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:24 AM   #47
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Welcome aboard! Pictures?

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