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Old 09-22-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hi out there! I am looking for some opinions: I am torn between a 1976 30 ft Chris Craft Tournament Sport Fish with 2004 Yanmar 4LH240 HP deseils with 400 hours on them and a 1991 Ocean 35 Supersport with gas 355 HP 502 Crusaders. Does any one have any experience with the rides on both these the boats and fuel burn rates. Both boats need some TLC and cosmetics which isn't a problem. I am more concerned with reliability, sea worthiness, fishing, and cruising. Any help is appreciated. Trying to make my decision before the end of this weekend.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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If you're looking for long range fishing/cruising, then you don't want those Crusaders. The tanks are around 300 gals on the Ocean and they'll suck it dry quick like. The Yanmars are MUCH more efficient.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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I had the 2003 yenmars on a 29 foot Aquasport Tournament Master. Very nice in that configuration, however I don't recall any numbers, but way better than the big gassers. I am experiencing difficulty in getting a diesel mech. to come an work on our present boat which has the old 3208 cats, but maybe just as hard to find one to work on the gas as well. I also had a very early 31 foot Chris Craft Commander Sports Express with Yanmar 170s. Not enough HP for that boat but the quality of the old boat was great. It shined like new in spite of its age. If the price is the same would lean towards diesel, but configuration and use might be the determining factor in the long run.
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