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Old 01-25-2016, 10:30 AM   #12
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City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,356
How about this battery bank?

The lack of stabilizers are a concern. Broker said due to the weight and the huge twin keels it doesn't need them, but I'm calling BS. Any opinions on that? I suppose fish could be added fairly easily since it's steel, but that would mess up the pretty paint job.

I thought engine room access was pretty damn good!

The V-drives also turn me off, but maybe that's because I don't have any experience with them. Wonder why they did that? Why add the extra possible failure point/complexity?

Boat seems complex for my skills, but maybe I can learn?

It would cost $10000 to replace all those 2v gell batteries. That setup seems kind of crazy.

Never seen those little Cat engines on any other boats. I like the NA aspect. Are these engines good?

It's keel cooled and wet exhaust, like Andy's N62!

No, I'm not really ready, but if the right deal floated by....
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