Grand Banks 42 classic

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by franco, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. franco
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    franco New Member

    is this boat a trawler?
     
  2. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    Yes, grand banks 42 is a trawler style cruiser. One of my uncles has one with twin john deere engines. Lovely boat and very economical.
     
  3. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Here is some more info about the Grand Banks 42 Classic.
    Grand Banks 42: Used Boat Review - boats.com https://www.boats.com/reviews/used-boat-review-grand-banks-42/

    I remember seeing adverts for them in the 70's, and they usually had a pair of 120 hp Ford Lehman diesels then.
    As the above article notes, they were later supplied with much bigger engines.

    One tends to think of a traditional 'trawler' as being strictly a displacement vessel, but nowadays it seems to apply to a wide range of boats that 'look' like trawlers (re the wheelhouse / deckhouse arrangement), yet they have large engines, and might be capable of cruising at 20 knots.
     
  4. franco
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    franco New Member

    Great! Thank you.

    So as a trawler is it a semi-displacement or full displacement? I think (from the little I know) it's a semi-displacement but not sure.
    Now, if it is a semi-displacement, my understanding is that running at small speed, the boat behaves as a full disp and is reliable and safe while at speed increase it will reach the point of lifting and reduce drag.
    Is this correct?

    Franco
     

  5. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    my uncles grand banks is a 70's model semi displacement. cruises at 9 kts
     
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