Can a sharpie-inspired trawler's lively movement be tamed?

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by Kit_L, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    I'd agree $50 an hour, plus whatever fuel is used, seems reasonable, as a minimum.
     
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    "test driving" boats is obviously less common than with cars, but judging by the boats you see on the market with minimal hours, it is probably something that should be more pursued by buyers, but the practicalities of arranging testing under the conditions that might decide against a sale, are not easy, and needless to say the vendor won't be keen to expose their vessel to a demo of its weak points. But I would also guess that a lot of people who buy a certain style or model of boat, only do so after previous experience with them, in someone else's boat. With one-offs, that is not an option, and I think a thorough test is well worth spending some money to do. Otherwise, you could be buying an expensive "pig in a poke".
     
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  3. Kit_L
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    Fallguy, I was thinking the very same figures. Thanks.
     
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    I have performed many pre-purchase surveys. It is common to make an offer, with a down payment, contingent on the survey findings. Seakeeping characteristics can be added to the requirements of the survey.
     

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    When I consider the time I have put into the present boat, that $100/hr "to see if the boat sucks" would have been the tiniest cost! Yes: thanks for this.
     
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