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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 1
- Joined: April 26th, 2018, 8:56 am
- Vessel Info: 440 Aft Cabin MY, 1995 model year.
- Location: New Jersey
- Deck Hand
- Posts: 69
- Joined: May 17th, 2018, 9:36 pm
- Vessel Info: 440 MY
- Location: Lake St. Clair
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We are in process of buying '94 440. Engine inspections scheduled for tomorrow. Considering yours is a '95 and this one is a '94, thought I would ask a couple of questions. Overall boat is in good shape with no major findings on survey.
Are there any peculiar aspects I should check out?
This boat has CAT 3126s. We'll know tomorrow if they're OK. Owner has taken good care of boat especially engines & transmissions. Which engines do you have?
This boat has only 2 batteries. Owner uses one for starting then switches to other and activates inverter to provide AC for fridges, computer with nav software (while underway), etc. Seems odd to me but apparently it works. Do you have house battery(s)? (Genny has its own battery)
During sea trial, owner took engines up to 1900 rpms and announced we were "on plane'. To me there was no discernable effect of planing. I asked if he used trim tabs and he said he never used them. Coming from a twin gas engine boat, I was used to the bow up and then trimming using tabs. How does your boat react?
While I realize this is not a speedboat, the highest speed registered on a phone based app was 19 knots at WOT - about 2800 rpms. How does your boat perform?
Hope you don't mind the inquisition.
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