Originally Posted by VirtualHuck
I am especially interested to learn what kind of economy you end up getting fully loaded at a few different displacement speeds.
The blog is oddly listed in reverse order, but if you want to check it out (I have no affiliation with the project or builder in any way): Building Odyssey
Glad this has been of value. I made some notes when WASABI's owner let me take a short cruise on her. I captured various RPM's, speed, a qualitative assessment of wake size, and fuel consumption. But when I sat down later and started looking at my notes, I got some bad numbers that made me assume I didn't set the RPM and give the boat time to achieve the correct speed. Of course, that threw off the miles per gallon calculation - so who knows how efficient WASABI is?
I'll certainly try to do a better job when I accept delivery. Good luck with your project, and when you get ready to pull the trigger, send me a PM. I know some of the builders in this industry and would be happy to give you feedback based on where you decide to build. Also, I don't want this thread to devolve into contract discussions, but I've got some strong opinions on how to approach contracting as well.
It's been a while since I looked at the ODYSSEY blog, I'll have to take some time to catch up on it. Thanks!