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Old 17-12-2013, 14:55   #16
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Re: Converting from Sail to Power

The other case in point is the Lagoon 620, which is available as sail or power configuration. The Power configuration gets bigger power plant 260HP vs 110HP and keel is removed, and smaller rudders.
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Old 28-12-2014, 15:19   #17
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Re: Converting from Sail to Power

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Yes, it can be done, here is a youtube video of my boat. Mine is the opposite of what you are talking about though, it is a powercat (planning hull powered by twin Evinrude E-Tec 115's) and has a sail rig.

Hi double exposure... not sure if you will get to read this as its an old thread/post, anyways a couple of questions on your cat if I may please...

What brand/model cat is it?

How did you decide 2 x 115hp was the way to go as opposed to say 2 x 60hp?

When under sail do the outboard legs lift out of the water ?

What sort of fuel usage do you get at 20mph ?

Thanks
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Old 29-12-2014, 18:17   #18
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Re: Converting from Sail to Power

What brand/model cat is it? Kit Cat, they only built a few

How did you decide 2 x 115hp was the way to go as opposed to say 2 x 60hp? I bought it w/ twin 50's, but lost my planning when I loaded her up for cruising. I did a lot of homework and thought that I needed minimum of 70's. So I figured that I'd go up one size to 90's just to be safe. Then when I was buying the engines, I decided to go with 115's knowing that I'd be well overpowered.

When under sail do the outboard legs lift out of the water ?
I use them as the rudders and yes it works under sail.

What sort of fuel usage do you get at 20mph ? At 20 knots she sucks 20gph, but if I back down to 15knots she burns 12 gph and at 7knots the burn is 2 gph
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Old 30-12-2014, 15:15   #19
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Re: Converting from Sail to Power

2xX I sent you a PM after misreading dates and thinking this was an old post as I started a similar thread last week Motor Sailer Cat looking for a 34 to 38 ft with max 16ft beam motor sailer cat.
You are the first powercat I have found converted to sail and as you said it does sail.
The only current motorsailer I have found in this size range is indikon k4 & p4 - Indikon Boat Works | Indikon Boat Works but seems a long way from actual production, although I know Lightwave and others have beefed up engines for similar effect

What is your displacement?
Did you need extra strengthening for the mast base or are they the same as sail version
What do you have any keel or centreboard?
Will she point or is it run and reach which is all i hope for
What is your beam?
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