Searching for fuel efficient powerboat

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Chuck Losness, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. brian eiland
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  2. brian eiland
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    How can you say such a thing when Sabahcat presented you with nice postings on just such a power boat. And did you look at the fuel economy of a few of those other trawlers on Lifelines's website.
     
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  4. Tad
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    These are about half the weight and HP of the Pilgrim, with about 2/3rds the accommodation. Burn around half the fuel the Pilgrim uses at the same 7.5 knot cruising speed.

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  5. tom28571
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    Tad,

    I see a few minor appearance touches that make the Yellow Cedar just a bit better looking to my eye, than the Memory 38. Is there any other significant difference in them?
     

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    Tom,

    The window differences are the most obvious. The white boat (Scout) was built by Memory and has about 1" more freeboard forward, another inch of crown in the foredeck, and the house is another inch or so higher, all done to gain headroom and get the sole up over the engine. She floats similar to the Yellow Cedar because of more weight I suspect. There's more curves in Scout's roof as well, but their hull forms are supposed to be identical.
     
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