I recently purchased a 1985 Gale Force 34 in St. Lucia. The previous owner in 2000 installed a Perkins Sabre
M65. It has 600 hours on the meter. I have yet to get her in the water
. I realize that 65 hp is overpowered for a 20,000 lb, 34 ft sail boat.
Should I be concerned with not sufficiently loading the engine
during normal operation?
Should I expect poor fuel
economy due to an oversized engine
markets this engine as an engine that, due to its design, has a longer time between maintenence i.e. oil
changes. I'm assuming this means a rugged design. Any comments on this assumption?
Thanks for your inputs......Bob