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Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By lotusman1951
Sick or beautiful? Gulfstar 43 Trawler Mk1

Tell me that I need help, stop me before I buy another boat. During the last month I have made offers on a Post 42 Sportfish, 32 Shannon Sedan Bridge, 2 Houseboats and now a 43 Gulfstar Trawler.

I...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 03-04-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By lotusman1951
50ft Boat Slip Baltimore $15,000

Anchorage Marina Baltimore Maryland-great place, safe, secure, google for info and check out slips for sale. Annual fee $2200-This slip is $10K cheaper than the next lowest asking price.

This is...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 06-06-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,786
Posted By lotusman1951
Trades Considered

Would trade for 12 plus meter Barge/Riverboat in Europe, Real Estate in SW New Mexico/SoCal/Hawaii, Exotic Sporty Cars, Allards/ACs/Aston et al.

Kevin Kearney
North Shore LI
Waiting for wife to...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 06-04-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,786
Posted By lotusman1951
Steel Passagemaking Trawler Long Island NY

Presently Cruising Long Island Sound-then Hudson North to Canada in July.

Sutton 44ft (listed in Yachtworld) and more info/pictures available from me the owner.

200,000 plus logged miles, 7-8...
Forum: Liveaboards 12-28-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,709
Posted By lotusman1951
California dreaming-SLIP HELP Please

Planning to relocate my 45ft Trawler to the West Coast to be closer to grandchildren-Presently in Baltimore?

Not a Liveaboard and intend to keep home in Bethesda Maryland-but would like to find a...
Forum: Power Systems 10-07-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Torque peak vs. HP

Hey I love thing that move--I usually carry a c70/stepthru honda aboard to do runs around bahama islands-tommrow a Derbi 50cc super motard may take its place--the lotus with its alloy skin and tube...
Forum: Power Systems 10-07-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Torque peak vs. HP

1250 pounds of modded (ex race car) lotus 7 with DSK frame-propelled by a Cosworth YBM 240HP/8500rpm-120 knots plus--the cure for slow boats.
Forum: Power Systems 10-07-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By lotusman1951
Torque peak vs. HP

When repowering last winter with an eye towards longevity and economy-I avoided Deeres warrenty insistance of proping to 2500rpm at WOT.

The 4045 non-turbo power curve in either Deere of Lugger...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Hard Chined Square Assed Boats

The GB36 question is anwsered-from my perspective, it was a mistake and I don't need to be involved.
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MY Trawler at 43lwl, bulb bow, round ass, hard chine*and* at an s/l of 1.2* and a pc of .55...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Hard Chined Square Assed Boats

Thanks for the replys--It was not a question about fuel sucking-some people choose to suck fuel (still cheaper than therapy or lawyers per hour) but rather-how to choose an engine that will push an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Hard Chined Square Assed Boats

Hi, A dock buddy of mine is having a difficult time selling a 36 Grand Banks with a single Ford* (I suspect 120HP) They belive that the 10000 hours repells buyers--Anyhow they want to repower and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Replacing existing bulbs with LEDs

I have switched my former 2 pin halogen with 30Led 2 pinners-great resluts. I also like light strips in my galley, a 110v screw in bulb for my engine room, and my anchor light with a 5 led unit works...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-24-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: 125 amp alternator

Hi, I have a 165amp Delco Si either a 21 or a 27 that I ran on my Man with a 3/8 inch single belt/balmar ars4 regulator--high reading 65 amps on the link monitor. Now the same unit is on the Deere...
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Deere 4045 Industrial/ZF repower under $10K

I have found that there is a certain harmony in every engine a point of balance, a prefered speed.*I sense the same*with the boat as well ,seeing the wake, watching how the water breaks over the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Deere 4045 Industrial/ZF repower under $10K

Soon I'll do day tank/graduated cylinder fuel consumption tests-my previous MAN was calibrated and kept a milage and fuel log for the past 150,000 miles and had simular performance levels to the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By lotusman1951
RE: Deere 4045 Industrial/ZF repower under $10K

I got a EGT meter and probe but have had a difficult time in in finding the right location to get a non water cooled reading. The deere elbow is kind of cast Iron with a stainless sleeve insert, I...
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,159
Posted By lotusman1951
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By lotusman1951
Deere 4045 Industrial/ZF repower under $10K

I wanted to share some of my results with a winters repower of my 45ft steel trawler with a Deere Industrial block marinized with Deere parts. My basic boat 45loa/43lwl 4.5 draft and 13 beam 40,000...
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