Originally Posted by AKboats
I put this in the wrong section earlier. I'm hoping one of the Californian experts I have seen on this board might be able to enlighten me. We are in the market for a 34-42' trawler style, I like everything I read about the Californian's so far. There are a few for sale in the Northwest. I've inquired on a 38 with a broker and I'm a bit confused by the engine and transmission combo. The boat is a '76, twin 6354m NA Perkins @135hp and it appears 1:1 transmissions. Broker says it cruises at 6.5kt at 1500, 3gph. Does anyone have any knowledge of this combo? Seems like the engines should be able to turn around 2400 so cruise RPM should be 1800-2000. I guess after reading about the Californian's I was hoping I'd find something with a little faster cruising speed. I just can't find much data on a 38 with the 135hp Perkins.
Thanks in advance.
Curious if there is any update on your search. Iím not currently looking, but Iím grateful to learn from others. In addition to the 37, there are a few 34s for sale in Seattle. It is fascinating to me that each one has a different engine build compared to the others. One has the Perkins (135hp each), another has the 3208s (210hp each) and the last one has Isuzu 6DB1(150hp each).
The years range from 1978 to 1984. Did those years all have the same hull? Quite a range of horsepower between the boats.