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manni-yunk

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Are there any 42 wesmac questions that would be willing to talk to me for a few minutes. I have a chance of a lifetime on one.
 

manni-yunk

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What do you want to know



2002 42 Wesmac with 3406E 800hp.


Anything to look out for? Its a recreational fishing boat (pretty large wheelhouse) so I think she is heavy - but what should the cruise and fuel burn be?


How would she sit on the anchor?


I am real excited about this boat?
 

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I am no expert, but I do own a 42 Wesmac with 800HP Cat 3406E. Fuel burn at 1850RPM is approx 23 gph per the Cat guage/panel, but according to my fuel refilling math it seems to be less than that, more like 21gph.

I'd be happy to talk to you, just call 516 317 8803. Good luck either way.

T.J.
 

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2002 42 Wesmac with 3406E 800hp.


Anything to look out for? Its a recreational fishing boat (pretty large wheelhouse) so I think she is heavy - but what should the cruise and fuel burn be?


How would she sit on the anchor?


I am real excited about this boat?

What hull # is it? Who finished it?
 

manni-yunk

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Trim tabs ? NO !


But many people say that the boat runs better with the 4' extension which gives it more planning surface and makes it run better. Couldn't you use tabs to do almost the same thing. Obviously different in how they accomplish this, but same outcome. Change the running angle.
 

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Mine does not have tabs, it seems to run pretty level & well without. I hate tabs and would never put them on unless they were mounted flush and even then I hate having them. I do intend to do the old trick of tying a line under my stern (3/16" approx) to see if the mock-tab effect would enhance my performance. That worked well on my previous 38 Duffy. If the line helps on my Wesmac when I finally get around to it, I will glass on some appropriately sized wedges at the stern.
 

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I live by the rope currently and will prob dye with a rope around my neck



Can someone explain the rope - or the fiberglass tabs. Update - I did a search and read a few threads about the rope - I would still like more info on the glass tabs


I guess my question would be - if it is determined that a "rope" or permanent tabbing of some type is beneficial - why NOT add trim tabs?


Ive had my Bert for about 10 years and I have large tabs on her. Ive never lost a single fish because of the tabs. Never even close.
 
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I simply just don't like tabs if I can avoid them. I don't like the potential for losing fish on them, don't like having to maintain them, and don't like having to clean barnacles from them.

That's just my own perspective. I know tabs have their uses. Just like having a twin screw boat has it's uses, but not for me.
 

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I agree with Ladymaureen about trim tabs. I do not want them either but, my boat bennefits greatly from being trimmed down. I have been using to ole reliable rope trick for the last two seasons. I do want to install a set of the volvo tabs, but just have not gotten around to doing so.

With a rope tied from from one stern cleat to the other running under the boat behind the rudder, this creates a wedge when the passing water hits the rope. In turn raises the transom and lowers the bow.
 

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Boat and Engine surveys this week.


I am so excited about this boat. I hope this works out.

Now, I need to get the Bertram ready for sale since I know I will be focusing my time on the Wesmac if this all works out.
 
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