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
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