And half-owner of the Grady:
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Mine's niicer than StormChasers . The boat has since been completed. I finished staining the seats, cleaning the interior/exterior and its equipped with a Minn Kota Enudra 55 trolling motor. Boats great for fresh water fishing. It was a fun restoration project. The boats as old as 1975.
Last edited by Laser04; 01-29-2011 at 03:35 AM.
I like the J cuz it's cheap to maintain, easy enough to single hand or double hand spinnaker division with competent crew. It is however very uncomfortable so most non sailors will only go once or twice.
Yeah, i do now...exwife got the house, I got the boat...I think I WON!
And the Grady actually burns MORE fuel per hour but gets more mpgs.
Hatt = 10gph at 10knots (1mpg)*
Grady = 15gph at 30 knots (2mpg)
*Hatts official factory cruise is 13.5 knots at 20gph but i choose a more fuel efficient/slower speed most of the time).
Well to give you and idea, a friends Viking 65 burns 165 gallons per hour at WOT making 45 knots, or about 0.28mpg. That's over $575 per hour in fuel.
My last fill-up was slightly north of $2,500. of course I was running on fumes to get rid of old fuel and took on 750 gallons!
Depends on how much I use her. That 750 gallons is good for about 75 hours of running. Honestly I end up on the Grady a lot more and the Hatt only went out about 10 maybe 15 times in the past year.
I feel out of place with all of the super nice sailboats in here but heres my 2009 Crownline 21ss lpx package
5 x 112 CCW LM5's http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...quot-CCW-LM5-s
I am between boats at the moment. My first boat was a 2000 Bayliner 1850LX Capri Sport with a 4.3L V6:
My last one was a 1986 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sportcruiser with a 5.7L Volvo AQ:
Enjoyed it a lot:
SO the big question is....what comes next?
....and so it goes.
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