38 WESMAC West Coast build splashed today

BillD

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For those of you who have been following the 2012 WESMAC build over the past 12 months the boat splashed today.

Boat performed 100% flawlessly. Tanked
down with 400 gallons of fuel, and close to 10000 lbs of water, it cruised nice at 12K at 12 GPH.

Without the water, cruised really nice at 16+ K at 15 GPH..

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Not one drop of water thru the rudder packing and maybe 10 total drops out
of the shaft packing for over 1 hour of running.

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tunaorlater

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What are the performance differences between this v drive boat and Brian's straight drive? Boat came out good, interesting to see the west coast style added to a de hull.
 

BillD

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What are the performance differences between this v drive boat and Brian's straight drive? Boat came out good, interesting to see the west coast style added to a de hull.

Tuna,

The gear is a 2:1, QSL9 405 hp rated at 2100.

Inline drive versus vdrive performance as far as the prop spinning with the same gear ratio and rpm is identical.
 

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Not a light boat. Lobster, black cod.

Out light boats here have 20+ kw gensets for squid.
 

Powderpro

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The 38 WESMAC on this post is in Santa Barbara California.

Brian's (Powderpro) 38 WESMAC (the boat in his avatar) is located in Kenai Alaska.

These two 38 WESMACs look remarkably similar.

Bill- Besides both boats having large aft decks, I would say the 2 boats are much different in the way they look.

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BillD

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AND Brian's has the motor in the right place !:D

The "engine in the right place" ?

How bout we have a contest ?

When both 38s need repowers or the engines need to come out of the boats for "any reason", we'll get them "side by side"....same boat yard.....same tools, same mechanics, same crane, same sawsall (oops the CA build won't need a sawsall :D) .... and we'll see who gets the last laugh on and engine swaps.;)

Let's make it even easier...How bout we have a contest "just changing the trannies" in both boats ??? :D

I love this forum, an exchange of ideas..helps everyone out in the long run !!!
 
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