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aj45

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how about an 2004 aj 28, has a 5.7 vortec gas motor, but it only has 12hrs on it, hooked to a 63a zf with the same hours.
 

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neyachts

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Burn Rate

Ronnie, you're right on with your calculations. We've been putting 315 Yanmars in these boats since 2000, and everyone has reported a 5-7 gph burn at 17-18k cruise. That's the reality...and it's just a terrific combination of sea-keeping, stability, power, economy, excellent Steve Law build, and the ability to hold it's value...even in our down economy. SeaWorthys are built for the long haul, and after 53 hulls, they've proven their worth. Blue Hill Marine put out nearly 100 28's from the time they starting building in the early 80's, and just about all of them are still on the water. As far as ruggedness is concerned, Steve's hull #3 was built for a charter fisherman in the Northeast. It doesn't exactly look like it did on launch day (used hard and put away wet...), but 11 years later, it's still running strong, with well in excess of 8000 hours on her Cummins. The highest hour Yanmar in a 28' SeaWorthy I am aware of, was a charterboat out of Boston with just over 5000 hours when she sold,...and not a lick of trouble. It's currently chartering in Connecticut. If you can find one, hang on to it, as most owners do. In the past 10 years, in my experience selling these boats, fewer than fifteen have hit the resale market. I have hull #10 available on Long Island, in addition to one in Gloucester with a 230 Yanmar, and the Caterpillar boat in North Carolina, which, incidentally, is on it's way to Florida, but still for sale. You're welcome to call me any time 'cause I love to talk about these incredible boats. --Larry 603 433-3222.
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MackE.Rel

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I have a question about the speed and mpg of these boats with an additional 2000 lb load on them. How much are the speed and mpg affected? When I put that weight on my boat (I have a planning hull) the speed and of course the mpg go in the toilet. I have heard from a friend with I think a 32 bhm that it does not make much of a difference and his boat pretty much does 14 knots empty or loaded.
 

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Hi, your friend is correct. Semi-displacement downeast hulls are affected very little by additional weight. The lobstermen load them up, and are only slowed down by a knot or two, while even maintaining the same gph ratio. Planing hulls are designed and built for a very different purpose than 'load bearing'. The numerous 28' SeaWorthys currently in charter service constantly carry six 200-pounders and often 800 more pounds of gear on offshore trips. None report measurable differences in speed or gph, loaded or unloaded. --Larry
 

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I would say its not nearly as bad as other boats. I am always amazed at my speed in the spring with a clean bottom and NOTHING on the boat. Start putting a "canyon load" on and watch it drop. Just make sure your engine turns up when you are fully loaded in the fall! Not marginal in the spring with nothing onboard and clean bottom.

Just look at the math, drop of a two knots, is over 10% when your doing 16-18kts. Thats measurable. Everything you put on there will cost your something, that is why you see some people so nuts over build/material/crap on the boat.
 

steveinak

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Hi, your friend is correct. Semi-displacement downeast hulls are affected very little by additional weight. The lobstermen load them up, and are only slowed down by a knot or two, while even maintaining the same gph ratio. Planing hulls are designed and built for a very different purpose than 'load bearing'. The numerous 28' SeaWorthys currently in charter service constantly carry six 200-pounders and often 800 more pounds of gear on offshore trips. None report measurable differences in speed or gph, loaded or unloaded. --Larry

Put a pyrometer on those boats and you'll know whats happening with those engines. Just watch the exhaust temps and you'll know how hard those engines are working to push those extra loads.
 

CEShawn

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The last time I did this and then decided its time for a bigger boat... Do note there was 1000lbs of ice an extra 100 gallons of diesel and other things...

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steveinak

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The last time I did this and then decided its time for a bigger boat... Do note there was 1000lbs of ice an extra 100 gallons of diesel and other things...

had so much weight on her she laid over sideways :grin::p
 

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Funniest part was... Had about 900lbs to much ice for the trip... Still remember that night coming back laying on the back deck, the warmth of the Volvo... Man I miss fishing...
 

neyachts

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We've just sold the 2002 28' w/370 Yanmar on LI, and the 2001 28' w/300 Yanmar on LI is under contract. Our 2000 28' in Gloucester is still available. Had a great ride in her last month. She purrs and scoots...all with the incredible handling characteristics, stability and soft entry of Spencer Lincoln's design, and Steve Law's build. Love these boats!

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neyachts

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We've just sold the 2002 28' w/370 Yanmar on LI, and the 2001 28' w/300 Yanmar on LI is under contract. Our 2000 28' in Gloucester is still available. Had a great ride in her last month. She purrs and scoots...all with the incredible handling characteristics, stability and soft entry of Spencer Lincoln's design, and Steve Law's build. Love these boats!
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Muscie

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I owned the 2002 sw w/ the 370 y nmar . Thouroghly enjoyed the boat. Easily cruised 18 knots. Excellentseaboat. Only sold it because we need more room.
 

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Agreed! I've helped Steve market the 25's and 28's from the time he purchased the BHM molds from Atlantic in late 1999, and started building in Kennebunk. He's built 53 of the 28's, fewer 25's, and a few of the H&H 32's designated "SeaWorthy 32". Without exception, every one of them has exceeded the owner's expectations. Thanks for your compliments! Larry Bussey, Northeast Yachts - 603 433-3222.

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28' being sea-trialed off Kennebunkport, Maine.
 
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