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Started by NickScheuer, Sep 02, 2023, 09:44 AM
Quote from: NickScheuer on Sep 02, 2023, 09:44 AMEccentric, maybe? So when We decided to switch from cruising under sail (in a rather eccentric yawl) to cruising under Diesel power, only a fifty-year-old design from Sweden seemed to fit the bill. Why? Fuel economy was a big reason, being a highly respected design that has stood the test of time was another, very reasonable cost was another. Gayle was enthusiastic about the standing headroom as well as the enclosed head.Not saying I'm actively looking for another power cruiser, but if I was, it won't be easy to find. She'll need to be easily trailerable of course, and economical on fuel, and not cost a great deal. After enjoying all the benefits of a venerable Diesel engine that needs to be towed 170 miles round trip in order to hire a competent mechanic. I think I'd be happier with a fifty hp Yamaha outboard complete with mechanics close at hand right here in Rockford. I'm also considering an aluminum hull, because they last a long, long tome and are generally light displacement (remember "easily trailerable"). So why are all the leading candidates approximately fifty years old? I like examples that used to be built by Starcraft, or Lone Star, or Crestliner.