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Old 01-18-2015, 07:36 PM   #12
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Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
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Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
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Originally Posted by manyboats View Post

There was a few years ago a GB 36 on Yacht World that had been repowered w two 55hp Yanmars. Was probably perfect for 7.5 knot cruising. GB could have done it years ago w Perkins engines ....... but they didn't. Their bad IMO.

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Al's comparing a hull more like a planing hull to a SD hull that falls about in the middle between a planing hull and a FD hull. Not apples to apples.
The point is folks like many GB owners enjoy going 12-15 kts. The 34 Californian LRC can go 23-25 kts with the right power...more planing than SD.

The more speed options you have, the greater appeal to the masses. I'm sure the folks who built these boats for a living are pleased with the business decisions made.
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