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Old 10-21-2020, 01:10 AM   #1
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50yo new to me steel trawler

Firstly, many thanks to members who gave invaluble advice on deciding between old converted trawlers to be used as a long range dive base/family cruiser.

I am now the new owner of a 1970 steel ex-prawn trawler converted into a private cruiser.

54x16x7'
200Hp Mercedes OM355
5:1 Capitol gearbox driving a 42x36" 4 blade
30 and 10 kva auxiliaries
8500l/2250 US gal fuel
Watermaker with 1000l storage
10mm steel hull
45t lightweight

The 160nm solo steam home was uneventful over 2 days. 15 litres (4 US gal) per hour @ 1500rpm/8kn. Not too bad, I thought, for an old girl with a lot of heft.

I dont know what the hour meter reading refers to but, regardless of any personalisation or refits, its staying. 😁

Cheers. Mike
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:19 AM   #2
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Is that 5910.9 or 59109 hours? If the latter I imagine it's been rebuilt a few times! If the former then probably not. She looks husky that for sure.
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Its 59109. Thats why its staying. ��

One rebuild on the second engine.....so far. Lol
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Congrats on your new boat. The hours are indeed impressive.
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very nice!
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Good looking girl...and I like the paravanes
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