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Old 09-20-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
City: Sydney Australia
Vessel Name: Spindrift
Vessel Model: 32ft NZ built Laurie Davidson. ( Sail !! )
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 9
GB 49 Pacific crossing

Just joined here and thinking about a GB 49 with 2 Ford Lehmans 225T. I mostly have sailboats and do ocean deliveries.I would like to buy this boat and take it back to Australia after transiting the canal. There is about a 3400 mile hop from the Galapagos to the Marquesas. I plan to take a prop off 1 engine and motor at about 5 knots, switching props and engines at various times during the voyage. Extra fuel would be carried in drums on deck as a back up.

Has anyone got an idea what revs the engine would have to do to move the boat at 5 knots and the fuel consumption ?? This is very important as I believe she won't sail too well should we run out of fuel.

thanks John
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