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Old 26-01-2018, 15:33   #1
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Beneteau 375 first

Hello all
I come in search of advice from this pool of wisdom and knowledge
Im refitting a beneteau 375 and need to know should i stick with the current 27 hp or should I upgrade to 45 hp
The boat is slow 5-6 knots at full trottle and i need to repower any as the boat is 33 years old i will be doing some long range cruising so my queztion is 28 hp or 45 if any one has done this what prop did was used
Also any advice on how to black stain marks out of the teak doors and interior surfaces the marks are mould like stains which have penetrated into the wood
Finally thanks in advance
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Old 26-01-2018, 18:02   #2
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Beneteau 375 first

I would talk to the motor manufacturer that you’re considering repowering with as they will probably give you a starting point for what will most economically drive your boat at hull speed. 45 hp might be wasted on your boat. Also, you should know what prop you have. You might be under propped as that hull is pretty easily driven.

You can try oxalic acid to remove black stains from teak. It might be too far gone but the acid, in the right dilution, will help and maybe remove them. Search YouTube for videos on application.
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