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Old 28-01-2010, 18:27   #31
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I know of several people with Nordhavns and they seem to be great bang for the buck and seem very efficient. I believe they have the Lugger engine.. Any opinions on that engine line??
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Old 28-01-2010, 18:38   #32
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I also travel at well over a n mile per gallon but keep it down to 16k there are lots of logs in the north west 38 ft pearson true north cross between lobster and picknic type. If I drop to just below hull speed 7.5k we go to 4 nm/gal. But I used to get 6-7.5 n miles/gallon on my 44 ft sailboat same speed and on a 4o ft trawler I owned about 5-6 n miles/gal. You still have to pay for speed.
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Old 28-01-2010, 18:43   #33
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shadow I am not shore that lugger actualy makes the motors and there are different kinds some for gen sets- there slow tuning continuous duty comercial grade motors are the ones that you are probably thinking of.
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Old 28-01-2010, 19:32   #34
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We are a 35ft sundeck trawler, single Perkins 135. We generally run at 2100 rpm and get 2.5-3 gph, at 7.5-8kts.

Is it spring yet?

I stand corrected...Hubby says we're at 2 or less gph.
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Old 28-01-2010, 20:20   #35
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Not sure either, eyschulman, as I'm definitely NOT a mechanic. I just know that the few trawlers that I've been exposed to used the LUGGER engine and they seemed extremely efficient.. Beyond that, I wouldn't have a clue. All I know is that as long as I can keep the consumption as low as possible with the highest amount of distance, then, I would be very happy..
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Old 28-01-2010, 21:22   #36
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shadow check out boatdiesel.com all you want to know about diesel motors and more. A section on Luggers under motor Manufacturers. If you want to be a trawler man get familiar with this site'
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Thanks for the site eyschulman, great reading and definitely informative.. As being a trawler man, still not sure, it was an option but I'm still leading towards a pilothouse/motorsailor.. But, I do like being fully informed before doing the big purchase!!
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Old 29-01-2010, 05:18   #38
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Lugger diesels look to be made by Northern Lights.
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A caveat about Lugger engines. They are great workhorses, you can expect better than 30,000 hours before a rebuild if you look after it. I've got one and have no complaints about their reliability etcetera. The problem occurs when you leave the USA for lesser visited areas. Spares can be difficult to obtain and often, the only option is to have them flown in. Have a look at their worldwide dealerships if you intend international cruising. If I ever need to re-engine, I'd go for a Cummins, knowing what I know now.

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65 ton 65ft steel trawler 8/71 DD and 20 k genset Started with 3000 gal and have gone 1400 nm with 500 hrs on the genset and now have 1850 gals or about 1/2 a gal per mile
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Hi fishwife, I heard the same type of scenario with volvo engines compared to lewmar. Not to hijack the thread but, for people with smaller engines for sailboats, I heard from tons of cruisers that parts are hard to come by for volvos compared to Lewmar. Actually, great to hear that bit of fact about the lugger and cummins.. Thanks for the heads up!!!
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Is any one familiar with the Lagoon power 44.
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Is any one familiar with the Lagoon power 44.
Its a shocker in my opinion
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Why do you find it to be a shocker ??
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Hi AndyT,

shocker was probably a bit harsh, should have said that for my intended purpose it is unsuitable.

This is based on personal choice based on my wants and I am not one to put ***** on peoples boats but for me the things I did not like were:

The 450nm range at cruise speed on 1500 litres of fuel
The finesse ratio did not promote efficiency.(waterline beam/length ratio)
The aft cabin with tight monohull access and low headroom
The incredibly small galley
The incredibly small head/bathroom/shower area
lack of decent shade on flybridge area (can be changed)
Where does the big solid dinghy and o/b go and how do you get it out of the water?

For me the whole package as a long term self sufficient on the hook live aboard long range and fuel efficient vessel just wasn't there.

But, obviously others think they are great and that is OK as well, we all have different wants and needs.
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