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joc
09-05-2007, 07:14 AM
My friend is in the process of transforming an offshore racing hull into a pocket fisherman. She originally had twin big block Bowties with outdrives. Now she is equipped with a single diesel/straight inboard. I'll put up a couple pics & see if there is any interest. Thanks for looking.

reskewed
09-05-2007, 02:39 PM
cool boat, nice conversion. It is much more usable now:D

done workin
09-05-2007, 04:02 PM
That's cool,

kinda' looks like a Scarab.

rrr
09-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Sweet lookin boat and AWESOME work on the cabin. What kinda speed numbers are you getting?


Jim-looks like the board is gaining strenght.

joc
09-05-2007, 07:34 PM
She hasn't been fishing yet. Still working out some bugs. Lightly loaded she ran almost 30 knots. That was from a hand held gps & averaged against the current in a canal. Ran it down current, turned & ran right back, averaged the two speeds. The first sea trial was about 65 nautical miles at 24 knots. She burned 20 gallons fuel. A half day of tubing with six souls on board, she used ten gallons. Being realistic, hoping to cruise at 22-24 knots loaded for tuna fishing. Still experimenting with a couple different wheels & also changing shaft rotation. With this setup you can go from cw to ccw & back again at any time. He's coming out of a twin diesel Hatteras that displaced 12 tons. This boat is taking big seas at higher speeds and riding a lot smoother than the big boat did. Glad to hear some feed back.

rrr
09-05-2007, 07:53 PM
Thats some good milage. My boat burns alot even at 3500 rpms when it should be crusing at 4500 rpms (34 kts.)

reskewed
09-10-2007, 08:02 PM
Ray, your "cris craft" is probably a good bit heavier, did you ever weigh it? I'm sure that has an effect on your fuel economy.

rrr
09-10-2007, 08:17 PM
Yeah shes a big baby. Amazingly though, it raised up about 5-7'' out of the water from the old POS. I never weighed it...maybe this winter.