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Old 26-08-2015, 00:50   #16
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Re: Hood 38 or Tartan 42?

If Elagua is correct and the difference is 12sec then that would be 10hr over 3000nm.
I just take it from here. It's an NE rating, so that should theoretically mean a light air PHRF rating

PHRF New England - Handicapping - Base Handicaps

A couple people have mentioned the rebuild of the Perkins.
I did it because it was a bit cheaper and I essentially replaced everything else - all hoses, wiring, soundproofing, accessories and brought the fire suppression up to code. It's a nice simple engine that provides adequate power. I think it only every made 50hp in the manual, but it is low rpm with peak torque vaguely around 2,200 rpm. 1,900 rpm gets me exactly 6kts through flat water and WOT gets me 2,850 rpm and 8kts with a 3-blade Maxprop. I may replace it before I push off for good. Let's see how we get along in the meantime.

Coring: The Wauquiez actually has very limited coring in the decks - only the center of wide panels where there are no OE fittings. Each balsa block was epoxy coated before installation in an attempt to avoid water migration. You do have to watch any PO installed items if they did not install carefully.

With either boat, try to resist the temptation provided by the yard fab shop with alluring custom CNC'd and welded stainless steel parts....

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Old 26-08-2015, 09:18   #17
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Re: Hood 38 or Tartan 42?

My Perkins 4108 in the Hood 38 needed to be completely rebuilt and price was around $15k for the entire job. I belive estimate for new engine was around $20k not including modifations on mounts, transmission, etc.

I'm quite happy with the rebuilt Perkins...a very solid motor. Also, 50 hp combined with 3 bladed Flexofold prop gives lots of power. I'm located on Chesapeake...come for a ride.

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Old 26-08-2015, 11:17   #18
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Re: Hood 38 or Tartan 42?

I owned and sailed a Tartan 44 (same hull as 41/42) all over the north and south pacific for 4 years and I'd be happy to answer any detailed questions, pm me if you wish. They are stout wonderful sailing boats.
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Old 29-08-2015, 01:01   #19
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Re: Hood 38 or Tartan 42?

If you want more info on the Hood 38 there is a fairly active (and very knowledgeable) Wauquiez forum:

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