30' repco

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  1. tuna_fan

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    Looking at a stripped down repco, I would turn it into a simple side console open boat...mostly deck. thinking an inboard gas engine ...possibly 370hp type of setup.
    Thoughts?
    Anyone know what kind of speed that might achieve? It would be as simple as it gets, and I would try and keep it light. for nice day, afternoon tuna runs.
    go!
     
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    I just got a 30 repco with a 200 volvo. It goes pretty good, 12 knots at 2600 rpm, 14 at 3100, 16-17 in the corner. On mine, the engine is up forward in the cabin. When the hull trims out with 1000 lbs up forward the forefoot starts to dig in and she will bow steer. Not bad, but you have to pay attention. 12-13 knots feels about right depending on the sea state and gives 3 nmpg with easy steering.

    If I ever repowered and wanted to put in more power I would move the engine aft so she would run with her head a little higher or run a nice light small block under the cabin. Good visibility at all trims.
     
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    Oh, and i was talking to Steve Johnson on his lightly finished race Repco a couple of months ago, it now has a small block in it and goes mid 20's. No idea how built it is, but that should give you some idea.

    I think 370hp is a bit more than required. A standard 315 or 330 small block will likely give you all the speed you would be able to use 90% of the time.
     
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    Thanks Greg!
     
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    too many projects, anyone interesed
     

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    Is this the hull that has been for sale down in MA? Surprised no one has picked it up for a fun project boat. I think a 6.0l crusader w/enclosed center console version would be really neat to see. These are great boats for inshore recreational use, easily manageable by one person.
     
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    it is one of them.
     
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    Put a 110 Yanmar diesel in it and make it a cool inshore harbor cruiser/utility boat.
     

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