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Old 10-15-2012, 04:01 AM
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:04 AM
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That's amazing, 17" draft, able to maintain 16-20 Knts in 7-10' seas and gets 3 mpg. Boat builders need to see the technology that was used back in the early 80's and combine with modern 4-stroke efficiency, and they may actually revive the boat industry. If this boat was mass produced lowering construction costs the company would set the new standard.

This is absolutely amazing that nobody else can produce these results. And someone is thinking of parting with a vessel like this?
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Tintdr, why are you selling the boat, fuel prices are not getting better? You have great number on your setup.
And I agree the Diesel will not perform the same on apples to apples boat.
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Why did you take 40 gallons on the deck, if this boat is such a fuel miser? Doesn't add up. I'm sure it will be easy to ignore facts and refer to others as "donkeys", but it would be nice to know how 7-10 was produced as it "was just starting to blow". I saw your lists of boats that you and Dad have had, so I assume you have been on the ocean a few times, seems with those fine vessels much time has been spent at the dock or on a mooring ball in a harbor somewhere. I have never seen it blow up from 2-3 to 7-10 with out a significant wind or a swell that was previously blocked by an island or cape. I think that if you left out the bs about the wave height and sea conditions, the rest of your fairy tale would be easier to accept as a near truth.

Great job on the fish, you have a picture of that 77 lb wahoo? That's a good one.
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Tintdr -- What's the top speed of your boat?
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Based on that info, you've got about a 3 MPG boat at cruise, lightly loaded in flat conditions. Not bad for a 26 footer.
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Originally Posted by tintdr View Post
thats a load of crap, stick a 2,500 pound diesel in the same boat as appossed to 400 pound each 4 strokes and it will perform better? Really??????
I think what he was getting at is that chemically, diesel fuel contains more BTU's per gallon than gasoline. IF you could somehow produce a diesel that created the same horsepower without having it be a great deal heavier.
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With a quarter of a tank of fuel and 2 people light gear 47 fully fueled and rigged for canyon and 4 guys 43 44 mph ,, but with just me and quarter tank 47 mph all day long..


45 46 mph with 4 people light gear and quarter of a tank all day... But I rarly run it WOT I run it WOT for 3 MIN every other run on the way back in to the dock, Other then that its 3800 rpm 27 mph or 4400 rpm 32 to 34 MPH.
From your 4 sale post
"LARGE FISH BOX CAN HOLD 22 70 POUND YELLOW FIN TUNA OR 6 250 POUND BIG EYE TUNA OR 2 700 POUND BLUE FIN TUNA"

He was asking for a speed calculation with your fish boxes full? in flat water and 7-10's?

No picture of the 77 pound wahoo? Any chance one of those 6 Big Eyes in the box ate it?

Now back to the online dating thread in dockside chat.

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Originally Posted by The Bal View Post
From your 4 sale post
"LARGE FISH BOX CAN HOLD 22 70 POUND YELLOW FIN TUNA OR 6 250 POUND BIG EYE TUNA OR 2 700 POUND BLUE FIN TUNA"
Dang, I gotta see a pic of this box. That's 1,540lbs of fish (no ice even) in a 25' boat! Add enough ice to chill them and you're easily a ton and a quarter in that box. Our hulls are basically sister hulls and I fish with a 150qt cooler on the deck, and between that AND the huge in-deck bow storage locker on my hull there's no way I could fit 22 70lb yellowfin in there. Heck I'm not sure I could even fit 6 or 7 using both the cooler and locker if there's any ice in there.

This is my in-deck bow locker which I think is pretty large for a 25' hull, I could get in there if need be but I'm equal to about three 70lb yellowfin:

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Originally Posted by tintdr View Post


Buddie boat in the afternoon while my boat was tied to a hot pot spot so no one would take it with chris maning my boat we pulled in this 77 pound wahoo.

What did you use a 12 guage to subdue the wahoo?


22 of these yellowfins...Excellent

Man nice job fishing but where exactly do you stow your safety gear when the bite is hot?

Please share those number with the fish boxes full in flat and 7-10's

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Accurate or not, the OP's boat is a bit too small for me that far offshore in the northeast at this time of the year.
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The attractive qualities of diesels is durability, longevity, and safety. You just don't see outboards with thousands-or tens of thousands-of hours on them...and rarely do you ever hear about a diesel-powered boat exploding at the fuel dock.
Both have their advantages.
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