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Old 07-08-2015, 16:03   #1
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2 x Cat 3160 210HP,

I dont know anything about them. I am looking at a Wooded 55' Grand Banks Alaskan, Displacement: 91000 lbs.
How much gallons per hour at cruising speed
Is it difficult to find spare parts.
How reliable are they.
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Old 07-08-2015, 23:29   #2
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Re: 2 x Cat 3160 210HP,

The 3160 was an early version of the 3208 (also out of production for many years), which makes them somewhere around 50+ years old.
Although many parts will be interchangeable with 3208s they will be expensive.
Should be fairly economical to operate in the 210 hp configuration, but don't look for much in the way of speed.
If you are looking to buy this boat as a project, factor in new(er) motors in your bid.
Could you post some photos?
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About 1 GPH ➥ Grand Banks Yachts - Retired Models
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:03   #4
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The 3160 was an early version of the 3208 (also out of production for many years), which makes them somewhere around 50+ years old.
Although many parts will be interchangeable with 3208s they will be expensive.
Should be fairly economical to operate in the 210 hp configuration, but don't look for much in the way of speed.
If you are looking to buy this boat as a project, factor in new(er) motors in your bid.
Could you post some photos?
Thank you Kapnd
We did not see the boat in person, waiting for the boat to be available very soon.They are using it for another 3 to 4 weeks and that is a good thing.
We are not in a speed mode so cruising is great for us. I use to do high end woodwork but need to learn deeper knowledge of mechanic.
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Thank you GordMay.
1 GPH makes me smile. So that makes it 2 GPH for both engine and that is great.
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Re: 2 x Cat 3160 210HP,

GordMay probably intended to say 1 GPM. No way 210 hp only uses 1 GPH.
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GordMay probably intended to say 1 GPM. No way 210 hp only uses 1 GPH.
Phew! I was starting to worry, we use one gallon per hour on our SAILING boat.
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Don't we wish!
Probably more than that at minimum idle speed.
Good to hear that the motors are being used, much better than sitting still for years.
Boatdiesel.com may have some insight for you.
Its a pay site ($25 year) but well worth it.
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Re: 2 x Cat 3160 210HP,

Those mechanical 4 stroke diesels are going to consume approximately 17 HP per gallon per hour. How many HP will be consumed to operate the vessel at the speed you intend? You do the math!
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Don't we wish!
Probably more than that at minimum idle speed.
Good to hear that the motors are being used, much better than sitting still for years.
Boatdiesel.com may have some insight for you.
Its a pay site ($25 year) but well worth it.
Than you Kapnd, I will pay for more insight, its cheaper than being sorry!!!
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Those mechanical 4 stroke diesels are going to consume approximately 17 HP per gallon per hour. How many HP will be consumed to operate the vessel at the speed you intend? You do the math!
Thank you oleman.
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Those mechanical 4 stroke diesels are going to consume approximately 17 HP per gallon per hour. How many HP will be consumed to operate the vessel at the speed you intend? You do the math!
Thank you oleman. I did not figure out yet how many HP I need to cruise a 6.5 knots.
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