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.
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
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. 😁