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    "....that is, apart from oil p

    "....that is, apart from oil purity maintenance, being gentle with the gear box, and general servicing, for which I have access to an excellent local engineer."
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    "OK, so it's a balance bet

    "OK, so it's a balance between revs and temperature - I know that diesels like to be worked fairly hard. I'll find that out by T & E; so, what 'other things' need to be considered?"
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    "I can see how the waterline l

    "I can see how the waterline length rule doesn't fully apply to semi-displacement trawler hulls - and how the lighter hull will lift earlier. However, if I am happy with a slightly slower cruising...
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    ""A problem you will have

    ""A problem you will have with economy in the shorter hull is hull speed. The faster you try to push the shorter hull the more fuel you will burn. You will not get 2 gph at 2000 RPM."[Fred Frog]
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    "I am interested in purchasing

    "I am interested in purchasing a 32' trawler yacht [1978] with single Lehman 120 hp. I notice that Lehman 135 fuel consumption is quoted here as 2gph @ 2000rpm, which I assume is cruising speed [7...
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