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Old 02-26-2020, 09:40 PM   #1
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I just am a little giddy about today's events!! If you notice in my signature, the Carver just closed and she is gone!! It was an absolutely great boat. We used the hell out of it and it took good care of us!! But she is on to make memories with her new owners! And now we can concetrate and making the new-to-us boat, Meridian 411, ours...and make new memories on it. Bittersweet to see it go but onward and upward!!!

One of the things, ok 2 things, that are cool about the new boat.....1)...Cummins 6CTAs. I'll just leave that there although OC Diver Ted has some strange aversion to them!!!..... 2) The engine ROOM!!! Probably the reason I bought the boat although it is a nice boat. I have never seen a boat with so much interior and exterior room AND have a nice engine room. It borders on DeFever grade(the space in engine room...not build quality)....not quite but close. Anyway....looking forward to new adventures. I was a two boat owner for about 3 months!

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Old 02-26-2020, 09:49 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new boat or maybe even more congrats on selling the old boat. Have fun with your new baby.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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Naturally, we’ll see some pics of that spacious ER, yes? I want to know about every spacious ER on sub 50 ft. vessels. It’s Half fetish and half dream, I guess. Some day I want a great ER, perhaps big enough for a workshop, TV and lounge chair.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:29 PM   #5
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Naturally, we’ll see some pics of that spacious ER, yes? I want to know about every spacious ER on sub 50 ft. vessels. It’s Half fetish and half dream, I guess. Some day I want a great ER, perhaps big enough for a workshop, TV and lounge chair.
It is not the greatest thing ever...but pretty close. I mean we are talking about a mass produced ho hum sedan...right? I will see what I can do about pics. I will say this. I had a raw waterpump fail on the delivery trip....I had it changed in about 30 minutes!!!
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:35 PM   #6
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I'm posting to say congrats. And... to see the ER photos!!
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I just am a little giddy about today's events!! If you notice in my signature, the Carver just closed and she is gone!! It was an absolutely great boat. We used the hell out of it and it took good care of us!! But she is on to make memories with her new owners! And now we can concetrate and making the new-to-us boat, Meridian 411, ours...and make new memories on it. Bittersweet to see it go but onward and upward!!!

One of the things, ok 2 things, that are cool about the new boat.....1)...Cummins 6CTAs. I'll just leave that there although OC Diver Ted has some strange aversion to them!!!..... 2) The engine ROOM!!! Probably the reason I bought the boat although it is a nice boat. I have never seen a boat with so much interior and exterior room AND have a nice engine room. It borders on DeFever grade(the space in engine room...not build quality)....not quite but close. Anyway....looking forward to new adventures. I was a two boat owner for about 3 months!

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Congratulations on the new boat and selling the old one!

Nothing wrong with a pair of 6CTAs. If you're making money with them, they're great engines. If you want to go fast they're great engines. If you want to pass a fuel dock, maybe not the best choice. For cruising in displacement mode, I found a more fuel efficient choice.

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I looked at a couple 411s before I found the Silverton I'm buying now. Can't agree with you more about the engine room space. I almost couldn't get past it when I stepped into the 410s engine room. But it's acceptable. Mostly.

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Old 02-27-2020, 08:28 AM   #11
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Congrats on the sale and on the new boat! Now, let's see dem engine room photos!
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Old 02-27-2020, 11:11 AM   #12
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Congratulations on the new boat and selling the old one!

Nothing wrong with a pair of 6CTAs. If you're making money with them, they're great engines. If you want to go fast they're great engines. If you want to pass a fuel dock, maybe not the best choice. For cruising in displacement mode, I found a more fuel efficient choice.

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You know I was just poking fun at you Ted!!!! You know what is amazing about the new boat....41 feet....twin 450hp diesels....20 knots I am burning about 25gph. I think I could get a solid 1.0 at 17 knots. Not bad for a planing bigger boat. I run the engines about 2000rpms yielding about 18-19 knots. Those things aren't even breaking a sweat down there.

For those wanting pics of the engine room....I am gonna have to find a wide angle lens lest my pictures look like all the other pics by brokers in listings. My dockmate has the new iPhone pro....that might work. I'll see what I can do.
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You know I was just poking fun at you Ted!!!! You know what is amazing about the new boat....41 feet....twin 450hp diesels....20 knots I am burning about 25gph. I think I could get a solid 1.0 at 17 knots. Not bad for a planing bigger boat. I run the engines about 2000rpms yielding about 18-19 knots. Those things aren't even breaking a sweat down there.

For those wanting pics of the engine room....I am gonna have to find a wide angle lens lest my pictures look like all the other pics by brokers in listings. My dockmate has the new iPhone pro....that might work. I'll see what I can do.
What does WOT get for knots per hour??

Don't even worry about stating nmpg at WOT... too many numbers! - LOL
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Congrats, John! Getting a boat you like and selling off the old one is the two-fer everybody dreams of. Enjoy!
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:26 AM   #18
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What does WOT get for knots per hour??

Don't even worry about stating nmpg at WOT... too many numbers! - LOL
WOT is 28-29 knots. I was just looking at the fuel/prop curve charts yesterday but I failed to look at the WOT number. If I had to guess it would be in the mid 20s per engine....so about .5

On another note....a buddy of mine has a 36 aft cabin Meridian...for some reason that thing does not do well on fuel. The only thing we can think of is hull shape....short and fat. He burns about 28gph at 18 knots(.65)....AND he only has 250 gallon capacity!!!
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On another note....a buddy of mine has a 36 aft cabin Meridian...for some reason that thing does not do well on fuel. The only thing we can think of is hull shape....short and fat. He burns about 28gph at 18 knots(.65)....AND he only has 250 gallon capacity!!!
What engines? If he's burning that much with diesels, then either that's one seriously inefficient hull or it's propped very wrong. If he's got gassers (looks like both were an option in that boat), then 28 gph at 18 kts is actually pretty decent. With my older, carb-ed gassers in a boat of similar size and maybe a hair less weight, I burn somewhere around 30 - 32 gph at 18 kts.
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What engines? If he's burning that much with diesels, then either that's one seriously inefficient hull or it's propped very wrong. If he's got gassers (looks like both were an option in that boat), then 28 gph at 18 kts is actually pretty decent. With my older, carb-ed gassers in a boat of similar size and maybe a hair less weight, I burn somewhere around 30 - 32 gph at 18 kts.
QSB330. It is dead on the book numbers!!! So we have to assume hull shape. He is definitely not overpropped as he gets Max RPM+. Hard to tell on electronic engines for underprop since the governor is electronic(fuel cutoff). But I think his props are very close to what they should be.
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