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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-15-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,331
Posted By gfr51
Marinas ...Boat sizes

Good Day all,
I am confused.
We have been looking for a single engine trawler and are trying to figure
all of the potential costs.
We just returned home from south Carolina where we looked at a...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 04-10-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By gfr51
Norek Trawlers Information wanted

Hello,
I am asking for any information on the Norek Trawlers.
Specifically the Norek PT35 Trawler single Perking diesel

Any and all information appreciated....Good or Bad
Regards, Gary
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,536
Posted By gfr51
RE: If you are concerned about Xosts sell the boat

:banghead:
Ok I guess I had better explain myself here. We don't own a boat...yet. I have had
boats...up to a 30 ft Cruisers. I am a backyard everything so I do not see any repair or modification ...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-26-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,536
Posted By gfr51
Marina Costs along ICW

Hello, :angel:
I have a whole bunch of questions but let's just start with Marina Costs, say from North Carolina down through Florida.
I have tried calling around and folks are not too helpful...
Forum: Other Makes 03-24-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By gfr51
Sundeck President liveability

Can I inquire?
Is the Sundeck as nicely laid out for living
as it appears to be?
Appears to be lots of Storage.
Are the below decks friendly for the owner?
Feel free to expound

Regards Gary
Forum: Other Makes 03-23-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By gfr51
President Sundeck 36 Single Engine?

Hello,
We have been looking at trawlers for a long time now.
We like the layout of the President 36 Sundeck but all
seem to be twin engine vessels.
Did President offer a Single Diesel 36-under 40...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 03-23-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,665
Posted By gfr51
Would like to see pictures of your Senator

Hello

Been looking for a Trawler. Can I get you to send some pictures?
Post your email and I will give you mine.
Regards, gary
Forum: Power Systems 03-20-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,702
Posted By gfr51
Hello, Thanks for your response. Since you own...

Hello, Thanks for your response.
Since you own a cat can I trouble you for the motor's sweet spot?

On the last 2 of our diesel cars it was /is right around 1,950 to 2,200 Much above that and...
Forum: Power Systems 03-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,727
Posted By gfr51
Well being a backyard mechanic I called around...

Well being a backyard mechanic I called around the block and a guy with supposedly 38 years experience with cat diesels, in my instance, said that basically you are just removing all of the turbo and...
Forum: Power Systems 03-19-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,727
Posted By gfr51
OK so maybe repowering is not a viable option but what about de turboing

OK so maybe repowering is not a viable option, at least down to 77hp.
But what about de-turbo'ing ? :angel:

With 4 diesel cars under my belt, the non turbo's got roughly the same fuel economy...
Forum: Power Systems 03-18-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,702
Posted By gfr51
Cat 3116 turbo engine life

Gary here from Ohio,
Last week I posted about wanting to do an engine swap on a Mainship 35/39
to a lower horsepower, with all sorts of responses. Mostly pointing to suck it up and pay for the...
Forum: Power Systems 03-17-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,727
Posted By gfr51
Thanks so much, I was thinking of stowing tools...

Thanks so much, I was thinking of stowing tools and other weight below decks to offset the loss. Thanks
Forum: Power Systems 03-17-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,727
Posted By gfr51
RE Ballast Below Decks; Engine Swap

("If you reduce the engine weight by a significant amount, you may have to replace that weight with additional ballast to maintain stability, so you may want to run the idea by someone that can speak...
Forum: Power Systems 03-17-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,727
Posted By gfr51
RE: Engine swap...Let's switch gears

I think I confused the last guy, I apologize.
Apparently the consensus is to not mess with mother nature! Although motor swaps are commonplace in the automotive world and well within my personal...
Forum: Power Systems 03-16-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,727
Posted By gfr51
Question Engine Swap help needed

New guy here from Ohio.
The Wife and I are Ready to buy a boat. Our intent is to motor around
here and there and all over.
Narrowed it down to a 35 0r 39 Mainship single engine. Have not found the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-16-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By gfr51
Smile Hello All, New Member from Ohio

Hello All,
Thanks for letting me/us join.
The Wife and I have been land lubbers for many years and
are ready to make the jump.
I have owned boats ...Star Craft 15 Ski boat many moons ago...then...
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