willis beal 36

djmarchand

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Several months ago I made a serious inquiry about this boat. I didn't want the gasser and given that the ad says that they will consider repowering with diesel, I spec'd out a Cummins 6BTA and a Northern Lights genset to replace the two gas engines. Never heard back from the seller and bought another boat.

So I assume they are only interested in selling as is with the gassers.

It would probably take 250-300 hp to move her at 15 kts which is doable with the 8.1 gasser but it would only last at best a thousand hours at that rate and burn 20-25 gph of gas.

David
 

guitarman

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so if you ran it a couple years with the gas and then repower in two or three years wouldn't you still be money ahead. boats like this with a diesel are up around 200000 or more. still seems like a good value you can burn alot of fuel for 60000 or 70000 dollars if you rebuilt that gas ever four or five years wouldn't be bad would it.
 

CEShawn

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What is the difference between this hull and my RP35 Willis Beal? It is going to take more than 250HP to 300HP to move at 15 knots...

I have a 430 Cummins in mine and at 90% get 14.5kts, tops out 17-17.5... The Willis Beal's never seemed to be a "slick boat through water...

Although I am still learning...
 

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This boat has a gas engine in it for starters...secondly did you see what is in this boat? You could put a 700 Volvo in this and this boat is going to have a hard time getting out of its own way...
 

guitarman

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ya that's what i thought that may be why its priced like it is the grand banks 36 was like that only about 8 knots but boy it was nice in every other way i thought these might be a little faster
 
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