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Old 04-17-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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shopping for a trawler

Took a look at a 1986 MMC 36ft trawler. Looks very nice and well kept. Previous owner passed and son wants it sold. Only draw back for me is that she is a single screw and I am soooo very used to twins. I guess practice makes perfect. She has a Single Perkins 6-354. I'm told this is a good engine. Has 1820 hrs on it. Does anyone know what horse power this engine makes? What can I expect as far as cruising speed and max speed. Been eyeing her for about 6 months.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:11 AM   #2
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I guess practice makes perfect.


A 36 ft boat should cruise at 6K perhaps 6.5K .

You might see 7.5 or 8K on a WOT sea trial , but the fuel burn will probably be 300% of the 6K cruise.

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Old 04-18-2014, 05:39 AM   #3
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I have same engine and everything I have says that it's 135 hp
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