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Old 07-02-2011, 22:41   #1
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I've just bought a Beneteau 331 (2001) to live aboard in Asia. I will be sailing around Malaysia and Thailand initialy, then onto the Philippines and perhaps HK.

I know an almost 34' yacht isn't the largest, but for now it will be just me living on it, and these are quite roomy for their size.

I would love to hear from anyone who has experience or advice about the Beneteau, or for that matter about the Yanmar 3GM30F that powers it, (when not under sail).
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Old 07-02-2011, 23:11   #2
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Hi Swanee,

Better change your boat from "looking" to Beneteau 331. I'll be in Pattaya in a couple of weeks. If you're anywhere near, I'd like to trade notes.

Sorry, no Yanmar advice.

Good luck.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:36   #3
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Hi Swanee,

Better change your boat from "looking" to Beneteau 331. I'll be in Pattaya in a couple of weeks. If you're anywhere near, I'd like to trade notes.

Sorry, no Yanmar advice.

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Done. Re Pattaya, well I'll still be over the other side in Langkawi or Phuket. If you get over that way, drop in!
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Hi and Congratulations on your 331.... they're nice boats... I enjoyed mine hugely for 2yrs including a solo crossing from BVI's to Europe...
If you've questions maybe be more specific.. there's a wealth of knowledge on CF..
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Old 08-02-2011, 14:51   #5
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Hi and Congratulations on your 331.... they're nice boats... I enjoyed mine hugely for 2yrs including a solo crossing from BVI's to Europe...
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Thanks for your input.

As a starting point, I'd be interested to know what sort of mileage I can expect from the Yanmar 3GM30F when under engine alone.
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Thanks for your input.

As a starting point, I'd be interested to know what sort of mileage I can expect from the Yanmar 3GM30F when under engine alone.
That will vary according to prop type/size and sea/wind conditions..... mine used 3/4litre/hr at 1800rpm... mind I also had a crappy 2 blade prop that kept my max speed under 5kts in a calm.... ex charter boat
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