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Old 10-11-2013, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by JMT34 View Post
They probably aren't talking much if outside. Couldn't hear over those motors at 5000 rpm's

Dad lost a motor this summer (225ox's) and 1 wouldn't get it on plane. I drove back in w/ 1 engine at around 4000 doing 7 knts. It was a LONG, noisy ride and we only had 20+ miles to do. Good thing we had plenty of beer.

Why turn 4000? Hull speed is 1.34 x the square root root of the waterline length of the boat so it sounds like you were pushing a ton of water and buring a ton of fuel. Seems the slight loss of speed to a displacment speed would have been a minimal loss of speed for a huge fuel/ comfort savings.

I have heard people with Twins argue that they are a betters solution for a back up then a single with a kicker. I don't buy this as a kicker is propped for hull speed and most twin engine boats can't get on a plane on a single any way.
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fishing, beer, pussy?
lol!
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You catch many wahoo in the ICW?
Once.... lol jk

Well we can change it from Wahoo to a King or Cobia.... And yes in the Intercoastal I have caught a Cobia. There is a tournament in Morehead a few years ago that the winning King was caught in the Turn Basin....

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She can through the Little River Swing Bridge about 1:30pm today I was just getting back to my office. THey were with the currant and he had to spin her around to wait for the bridge. Used some horsepower but she looked to handle well in the grand skeam of things.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SHAMROCK69 View Post
Why turn 4000? Hull speed is 1.34 x the square root root of the waterline length of the boat so it sounds like you were pushing a ton of water and buring a ton of fuel. Seems the slight loss of speed to a displacment speed would have been a minimal loss of speed for a huge fuel/ comfort savings.
I was just remembering rough numbers. I don't remember EXACT rpm's. We probably were roughly at displacement speed.
My point was 6, 7 or even 8 knots is very slow if you have a long way to go. And those engines at an increased/high rpm are quite loud when you are traveling at those slow speeds
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I love the grill hanging off the bridge rod holder. Do you think they cook burgers as they go? Probably not a great idea with a cockpit full of gas tanks.
Thanks for the pics.
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What do you think these guys are talking about...I mean, they got a LOT of free time on their hands dont they?!?!?!?!
Sh*t, here comes another person from THT taking our picture!
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Sh*t, here comes another person from THT taking our picture!
Lol it's pretty cool. We get to see her travel from location to location.

I guess no one on board the viking is on THT... Or at least not an addict
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This thread is awesome. I feel like I am cheering on those motors more than anything.
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I really want to paint the hull of my next boat two colors!!!!
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This is a cool thread. I almost feel like I'm on along on the journey.
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To all out there that have been making all these poor assumptions. We just wanted to let you know we reverse and maneuver just fine we have pulled in and out of over 6 marinas and docked without assistance she will spin and stop. We didn't do this for speed we did it to get it out of jersey before we were blocked in for winter storage till April. We are bringing it to ft.lauderdale fl to complete engine rebuilds and refit. Also to the gentleman saying you cant fix a balsa core hull everyones pictures are proof enough i dont even have to explain myself so take a lesson from a family in the industry over 40+years and learn how to build a boat. i may have an older crew on board but there doing a great job, my boys are making an average of 6-7 kts and up to 10 kts with current aft to. We are carrying 485 gals of capacity including two tempo 50 gal saddle tanks, drums are for storage and fuel is transferred to day tanks we have installed in cockpit. We are only burning 10 gals hr total @1900-2200 rpms with an average range of 160-180 nm and were passing plenty of gas stations on the way. The boat is now passing myrtle beach sc and is still running strong. We will post again with more updates on Monday.
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She should be in Charleston tonight. I will be OTLO and get a few photos
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Originally Posted by NEMS Boatworks View Post
To all out there that have been making all these poor assumptions. We just wanted to let you know we reverse and maneuver just fine we have pulled in and out of over 6 marinas and docked without assistance she will spin and stop. We didn't do this for speed we did it to get it out of jersey before we were blocked in for winter storage till April. We are bringing it to ft.lauderdale fl to complete engine rebuilds and refit. My boys are making an average of 6-7 kts and up to 10 kts with current aft to. We are carrying 485 gals of capacity including two tempo 50 gal saddle tanks, drums are for storage and fuel is transferred to day tanks we have installed in cockpit. We are only burning 10 gals hr total with an average range of 160-180 nm and were passing plenty of gas stations on the way. The boat is now passing myrtle beach sc and is still running strong. We will post again with more updates on Monday.
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Originally Posted by NEMS Boatworks View Post
To all out there that have been making all these poor assumptions. We just wanted to let you know we reverse and maneuver just fine we have pulled in and out of over 6 marinas and docked without assistance she will spin and stop. We didn't do this for speed we did it to get it out of jersey before we were blocked in for winter storage till April. We are bringing it to ft.lauderdale fl to complete engine rebuilds and refit. My boys are making an average of 6-7 kts and up to 10 kts with current aft to. We are carrying 485 gals of capacity including two tempo 50 gal saddle tanks, drums are for storage and fuel is transferred to day tanks we have installed in cockpit. We are only burning 10 gals hr total with an average range of 160-180 nm and were passing plenty of gas stations on the way. The boat is now passing myrtle beach sc and is still running strong. We will post again with more updates on Monday.
I would think of them more as musings as opposed to assumptions. Think of 'caption this'

Anyway, thank you for the update...obviously a bunch of us are interested in this journey that your team has undertaken so please keep us updated and please wish your team a safe journey.

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Old 10-11-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by NEMS Boatworks View Post
To all out there that have been making all these poor assumptions. We just wanted to let you know we reverse and maneuver just fine we have pulled in and out of over 6 marinas and docked without assistance she will spin and stop. We didn't do this for speed we did it to get it out of jersey before we were blocked in for winter storage till April. We are bringing it to ft.lauderdale fl to complete engine rebuilds and refit. My boys are making an average of 6-7 kts and up to 10 kts with current aft to. We are carrying 485 gals of capacity including two tempo 50 gal saddle tanks, drums are for storage and fuel is transferred to day tanks we have installed in cockpit. We are only burning 10 gals hr total with an average range of 160-180 nm and were passing plenty of gas stations on the way. The boat is now passing myrtle beach sc and is still running strong. We will post again with more updates on Monday.
on the home stretch now!!

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Originally Posted by NEMS Boatworks View Post
To all out there that have been making all these poor assumptions. We just wanted to let you know we reverse and maneuver just fine we have pulled in and out of over 6 marinas and docked without assistance she will spin and stop. We didn't do this for speed we did it to get it out of jersey before we were blocked in for winter storage till April. We are bringing it to ft.lauderdale fl to complete engine rebuilds and refit. Also to the gentleman saying you cant fix a balsa core hull everyones pictures are proof enough i dont even have to explain myself so take a lesson from a family in the industry over 40+years and learn how to build a boat. i may have an older crew on board but there doing a great job, my boys are making an average of 6-7 kts and up to 10 kts with current aft to. We are carrying 485 gals of capacity including two tempo 50 gal saddle tanks, drums are for storage and fuel is transferred to day tanks we have installed in cockpit. We are only burning 10 gals hr total @1900-2200 rpms with an average range of 160-180 nm and were passing plenty of gas stations on the way. The boat is now passing myrtle beach sc and is still running strong. We will post again with more updates on Monday.
How about a Thread of the rebuild ? Would love to see it and you can document the rebuild to prove it was done right . Not that i would doubt you , you got this far with it and its doing great . Is the ass low from all the gas or is that its normal hight in the water ??
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:19 PM
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Awesome update. Please post more pictures of the boat and the engines. A video from the bridge would be killer. We are all cheering for you.
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Thanks for the post NEMS...Keep posting!!!

Whichever side you are rooting for...the rebuilder or the Balsa wood, I must say, its VERY intriguing!

BTW-I am on the side of the rebuild...too pretty of a boat to go to waste!
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How about a Thread of the rebuild ? Would love to see it and you can document the rebuild to prove it was done right . Not that i would doubt you , you got this far with it and its doing great . Is the ass low from all the gas or is that its normal hight in the water ??
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After seeing the destruction path Sandy left behind -including 100's of boats- it is great to see someone taking the time and interest to not only rebuild such a great looking vessel but to dream, plan and execute the way you are. Most of us posting here don't go further than dreaming and yet are quick to give an "expert opinion" on some one else's work.
I think what your are doing is awesome, wether there is money to be made or not, your are closing the circle on your own dream. GOOD FOR YOU! Definitely keep us posted and happy sailing
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