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Old 02-08-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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36' Prairie classic trunk cabin

1981 trawler, extensive upgrades to prepare for the 'Loop' which was completed in 2013 and ready to go again. includes charts and guides. 2 Perkins T6-354 diesel engines, 7.5 KW Kobuta generator, spacious interior with great storage, 2 reverse cycle A/C, 2 electric toilets [1 with Electo-Scan], holding tanks. Bimini with enclosure, 8'6" RIB dingy with 10 hp on davits. A US built trawler, Hargrave design semi-displacement hull with full keel. Queen size aft berth, large v-berth. contact for further info/ photos price $69,500
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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If anyone on here buys this, let me know. I have the same boat, one year older, same engines. Not too many of them out there, so knowing other Prairie 36 owners would be a good thing.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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ok, i will post when sold. do you have any fuel flow data? i am asked about it but haven't been able to find.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:50 AM   #5
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Funny you should ask. The gauges are useless. I've been building up some data by sticking the tanks before and after each run, but so far the only long-range trip has been the delivery run. That skewed the figures because (1) the weather was snotty most of the way, (2) I ran way above an economical cruise most of the time, and (3) the PO lied to me about the tanks being full when I bought it.

I've seen it better than 4 NMPG and 1.1 GPH, and I've seen it as bad as 1.4 NMPG and 6.5 GPH (that was running at 10-11 knots into heavy seas.) I believe if I keep it around 7.5 knots I'll be somewhere near that 4 NMPG figure, but I haven't been on a long enough leg at that speed to prove it yet. Floscans are on my wish list.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #7
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If anyone on here buys this, let me know. I have the same boat, one year older, same engines. Not too many of them out there, so knowing other Prairie 36 owners would be a good thing.
There was one that was sold by Oriental Yacht Brokers last year. I admired that boat for a long time. I imagine the owner is somewhere on the east coast. Nice looking boat. Compact twin engines. I believe those were also Perkins on her.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:04 AM   #8
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KneeDeep, I'm not sure if you wanted info and pic's of the 36 Prairie trawler but if so send me a PM with your email address.
Capt Tom, I think I got better than 4 mpg but using 1 engine underway with mid-throttle setting at about 7 knots.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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Capt Tom, i think i got better than 4 mpg but using 1 engine underway with mid-throttle setting at about 7 knots.
Thanks for the info. One more question: Do you have Borg Warner velvet drives? I've heard conflicting reports about running on one engine with this transmission. Or do you lock the shaft of the non-running engine?
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Velvet drive has changed and said it is O.K.
Theirs a lot of sail boats running around with no problems that use Velvet Drives.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #11
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the book i have says ok to free wheel if lube levels kept at proper level
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If anyone on here buys this, let me know. I have the same boat, one year older, same engines. Not too many of them out there, so knowing other Prairie 36 owners would be a good thing.
If this boat looks anything like your boat it is a grat deal for a good looking boat.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:44 AM   #13
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Could I please get pictures and further details? We are looking for a trawler and this one sounds like it might be appropriate.

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1981 trawler, extensive upgrades to prepare for the 'Loop' which was completed in 2013 and ready to go again. includes charts and guides. 2 Perkins T6-354 diesel engines, 7.5 KW Kobuta generator, spacious interior with great storage, 2 reverse cycle A/C, 2 electric toilets [1 with Electo-Scan], holding tanks. Bimini with enclosure, 8'6" RIB dingy with 10 hp on davits. A US built trawler, Hargrave design semi-displacement hull with full keel. Queen size aft berth, large v-berth. contact for further info/ photos price $69,500

Would you e-mail photos to chuck@mountaintees.com

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Old 03-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #15
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Please email information and photos to jmizell2@cox.net
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #17
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sorry for delay, sending now
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:00 PM   #18
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note that i will be cruising with this boat for the summer to the Chesapeake / Philadelphia and returning to Florida in Sept. but will sell when a buyer is ready.
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Could you send pictures to mountaintown@gmail.com would like to start the loop in 2014 - 2015 depends where we purchase boat. We live in Fraser Co
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We are the owners of Prairie 29 and are interested your boat. Could you send photos and details of your boat. We are in the process of selling our home on the West coast of Florida and move on as liveaboards.
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