Osmond beal 29

m williams

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Hi everyone. Name is mike I am going to be looking at osmond beal. 29 tomoro. With a John deere. 6068. 220 hp with 9700 hrs on it. Can any one. Give some. Info. On what to look for with the deere 220 What. Is the life span on these engine. How do these boat hull ride in a head sea and how are they on a drift. I am buying. My first. Doweast
 

Toolate

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1998 36' Sabre Express CAT 3116TA's, 2015 ROS Scotia 16 Etec 50
Take a couple pics and post them so people can see what you are looking at.
 

nick4634

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I bought an rp 31 with 220 deere in Jan with 8000 hrs. Have put about 700 hrs on so far lobstering. Engine has been good to me only had to replace hydro pump on it. These engines can cruise at 2200 all day long. Make sure you change the oil every 150 hrs. Also a deere tech told me the 6068 often grenade when they drop a valve at some time after 10000 hrs or so. If you get the boat take the head off and have the valves and head redone by a machine shop and run the engine another 10000 hrs. 3 other boats by me have these engines, 2 have 14000 original hrs. and one has 16000 original hrs. I can cruise 10 miles out at 13knts haul for 7 hrs and run back on 12 gallons.
 

BillD

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27 H&H with Cummins QSB 5.9 480 power
Hi everyone. Name is mike I am going to be looking at osmond beal. 29 tomoro. With a John deere. 6068. 220 hp with 9700 hrs on it. Can any one. Give some. Info. On what to look for with the deere 220 What. Is the life span on these engine. How do these boat hull ride in a head sea and how are they on a drift. I am buying. My first. Doweast

M W,

The 29 H&H was highly on my list of DE hulls to buy.
In the end I decided to keep my 31 Blackfin sportfisher and buy an older 25 T Jason to rehabilitate. :D

If you search this forum you'll find plenty of comments about the sea keeping abilities of the 29 H&H

20-22 knot cruise is achievable with 400+ hp

Very good head sea boat, great on the drift.
 


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