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Old 02-18-2013, 06:34 AM   #141
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CP wheels on that class of boat are so rare as to be non-existent.

This is mostly because small boats are cookies ,45-65ft , stock built with "owner options" mostly being interior decoration, choice of VHF.

Of course once its an "expedition bucket" (100 to 300ft) where the owner wants to travel, what ever the yard is most familiar with will be the product.

With all their military builds, I would love to order a 60 ft from Abeking And Rasmussen , but would have to win a couple of lotteries first !

Series 60 DD, Hundstat CPP , 8K at 1200 almost silent RPM! Works for me.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #142
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Of course once its an "expedition bucket" (100 to 300ft) where the owner wants to travel, what ever the yard is most familiar with will be the product.
"Exactly the opposite is true."



The yard provides what the buyer demands. Some yards are known for certain styles or features but when it comes to propulsion, shafting, and machinery, the owner (and or his design and project management team) decide what is installed.

CP wheels are not very common on yachts ... period.

"CP wheels on that class of boat are so rare as to be non-existent."

Let us know which boats in the class you describe use them, I suspect it will be a very short list.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #143
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I suspect it will be a very short list.


As short as the "knowledgible" owner list.

Tho they are currently out of style I have operated motor sailors that were fitted with old Euro style CPP.

These had a reduction gear , but no clutch , the prop was feathered for neutral, and cranked for FWD or REV during docking. Took some getting used to but great while underway.

A big far Swedish double ender could point with the racing fleet with their MD 6 just above idle , with pitch cranked in.

Hot water , refrigeration and good speed and no under loading , not bad with the twist of the wrist.

Today the demand seems to be joystick docking , not efficiency.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #144
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I looked at an old Swedish motorsailer that had a SAAB engine in it and the variable pitch propeller. That was a long time ago and it seemed ancient then. It was an old wood boat in a barn w open seams. Wisely I ran.
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