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    Default What-a-Day Finally Hit the Water

    Well we finally got What-a-Day in the water. Two days on the Sound and then down to Seward for the sea trial and warrenty certification.

    The boat scaled out at about 7500lbs dry and will be about 11,000lbs fully loaded. Hense, it is a bit slower and uses a bit more fuel then originally expected. It is still good though. We had to drop 3 prop sizes to get full 3500 RPMs at WOT.

    With the G3 prop it will run at about 35 MPH at WOT. Cruise will be at about 27mph at 2900 RPMs. Still not bad. It is burning 15 GPH at WOT and 9.5 GPH (2.8 MPG) at 2900 RPM cruise. These numbers were at half fuel, full water, all the gear I thought I might ever use, and 3 people in the boat. It barely reached 3500 RPMs with a G4 prop so we went down one more to handle the full load without lugging the motor.

    No pictures on the water yet.
    What-a-Day
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    Denny

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    Congratulations! Sure looked like a rough, wet one as you were pulling away from the fuel dock. Do you miss your C-Dory?

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    Well we finally got What-a-Day in the water. Two days on the Sound and then down to Seward for the sea trial and warrenty certification.

    The boat scaled out at about 7500lbs dry and will be about 11,000lbs fully loaded. Hense, it is a bit slower and uses a bit more fuel then originally expected. It is still good though. We had to drop 3 prop sizes to get full 3500 RPMs at WOT.

    With the G3 prop it will run at about 35 MPH at WOT. Cruise will be at about 27mph at 2900 RPMs. Still not bad. It is burning 15 GPH at WOT and 9.5 GPH (2.8 MPG) at 2900 RPM cruise. These numbers were at half fuel, full water, all the gear I thought I might ever use, and 3 people in the boat. It barely reached 3500 RPMs with a G4 prop so we went down one more to handle the full load without lugging the motor.

    No pictures on the water yet.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Default Miss my old C-Dory

    Do I miss my old C-Dory. In some ways yes, and some ways no. There were a lot of family memories made in that good old boat. Its now making memories for a new family.

    Denny
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    Denny

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    Get a pyrometer on that rig so you know how hard the engine is working & run the exhaust out thru a muffler(less back pressure). I think we talked a bit in West Marine one day this summer??

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    Denny, congrats! I heard it looks great on the water. Glad the diesel is performing well!!
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    Default Better late than never

    Denny, congrats on finailly finding some water. Bet she looks good in the chop. I guess that moves me a bit closer to the front of the line. Call when you get to Seward, I would like to checkout the finished product.

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