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Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Post by Oyster » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:18 pm

What speed and fuel burn do you get on your normal cruising rpm with the 150?? Do you happen to have the rigged weight of your boat?

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Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Post by chugalug » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:54 am

Are you using a power prop on your 150 (less pitch)? fuel might suffer somewhat but might raise rpm's and actually go faster.
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Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Post by curtgard » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:21 pm

Yes, I check active captain. Some of the reviews are getting a little old but still good info.

The boat with full fuel and water is nearly 12000 lbs. I had hoped to be under 10000. Owe well but we are comfortable. I generally don't add any more than 50 gallons of water as we are staying most nights at Marina.

I like to run at 2100 rpm making 7 mph burning 1.7 gph. The prop is 15.5 X 10 pitch SS. I had to have this special made in this low of a pitch. The first prop that I used when the motor was new was a 15.5 X 11 aluminum that I had repitched to a 9 with the cup removed. This gave me about 700 more rpms at WOT but lowered my top speed by 2 mph. I think too much prop slip. Bottom line, I just need a few more ponies back there. I will live with what I have.

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Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Post by kens » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:27 pm

12,000lbs @ 1.7gph is pretty good.
at your weight and speed you into the bigger prop diameter/gear ratio area. can't very well get there with a outboard.
But, Suzuki offers the deepest gear & biggest prop of any outboard I know of.
they have one with a 2.29 gear and 16 dia prop
Our local Sea Tow operator swears by the Suzuki over all the others.

...BTW. you mentioned a Bahama crossing...once you make the crossing, and, your retired, you can easily go island hopping and make your way down to Antiqua, Turks, Caicos islands....Did you bring your passport???? :D :lol:
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Post by Oyster » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 am

I agree about the Suzuki engines. Personally I have been using them since they came out with the four strokes. I still have a 40 hp year 2000 that's still going. Just flush them out really good and service them accordingly .

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