Search found 35 matches

by fighterpilot
Tue May 30, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts

Understand, but at least you can still get on the water. Glad you didn't give it up entirely.
by fighterpilot
Mon May 29, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts

I'm used to working with knots, but 18 mph is probably only 15 knots. With diesel can probably get 20 knots with that fuel burn on a 32 Maninette using 300HP diesels. I get off road diesel delivered to my barn for the boat and my tractor, big difference in price there versus marina so fuel costs are...
by fighterpilot
Sun May 28, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts

Is your 32 footer gas or diesel?? We are talking only diesel, and fuel isn't a problem?? And want to run at least 20 knots. 1mpg ok with us at 20 knots. We can do that with 32-35 foot boat with Cummins 6btas, up to 18,000 lbs.
by fighterpilot
Fri May 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft size converting to diesel
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

If you are asking fighterpilot again, see previous post to your last one. Thanks
by fighterpilot
Fri May 26, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft size converting to diesel
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

The F8 Crusader. Single seat, 1.6 Mach, and 499 "normal" carrier landings and 1 into the barricade due to loss of left main gear. With Vietnam coming on they put hardpoints under the wings and we also did bomber missions. I have carried every thing from rockets in rocket pods for flak supr...
by fighterpilot
Wed May 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts

Scottsboro, Al
by fighterpilot
Wed May 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts

I have had a 31 Foot 1968 Chris Craft, with diesels, a Aquasport Tournament Master, with diesels, a 27 foot Hydra Sport, twin OB, and a 1984 Californian 34LRC, with diesels. My son-in-law across the road has a Harris Cutty Hunk shrimp/fishing boat and a pontoon boat. All of these were more stable at...
by fighterpilot
Wed May 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft size converting to diesel
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

I think the issue is WOT from a standstill puts the max torque on the props, until the boat accelerates and comes up on plain. That is the time of greatest risk of twisting the shaft. And I'm just an old fighterpilot but I take my quidance from the experts. Remember we are talking 330HP diesel engin...
by fighterpilot
Tue May 23, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft size converting to diesel
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

It is really pretty straight forward. For best performance you prop the diesel to the most prop that will fit diameter wise and than pitch up, but you should make 100 to 150 rpm over max allowable at wot so as to not overload the engine. Those two conditions determine the best combination for the di...
by fighterpilot
Tue May 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Follow up and ending to my Marinette Posts

As noted by my posts, been trying to get smart on the Marinette Boats. Had a 37 sedan under contract with sea trials and surveys scheduled for today. After climbing all over it last night and exploring as much as possible under the floors, I cancel everything scheduled for today and rejected the boa...

Go to advanced search