Engine power - ocean ranger

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Engine power - ocean ranger

Postby Neil1967 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:27 pm

I am looking to buy a yacht for use as a warm water liveaboard, with the potential for a circumnavigation. The obvious choice is an oceanlord, but I am also considering an ocean ranger. There is one on the Market at the moment, with a recently replaced engine which is a bonus, but is is only 30HP - is this likely to be an issue? Grateful for any thoughts

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Re: Engine power - ocean ranger

Postby carina » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:42 pm

Neil, 30 HP is fine for propelling the boat in calm water, but so often in the med one has to but into very short seas and wind, that it is hardly enough. What was fitted as standard to this?
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Re: Engine power - ocean ranger

Postby Wolfgang » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:59 am

carina wrote:What was fitted as standard to this?

Standard was a Volvo 2003 with 27hp and a two blade fixed prop.
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Re: Engine power - ocean ranger

Postby philipstevens » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:14 pm

.....and the Duo has a VP2003 with a 3-blade 17x12 prop. This gives us a max speed (gps) of up to 7knots at 3000rpm
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