SailNet Community - View Single Post - New Allmand 31 owner aboard
View Single Post
  #8  
Old 02-17-2014
Brett1971 Brett1971 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Brett1971 is on a distinguished road
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Hi All,

I just inherited an '83 Allmand 31 from my uncle. He lived aboard her in Fl. I've never owned a sailboat before and have a couple of questions.

My boat has the Universal M25; do you know what approx range I can expect from a full tank? I know it depends on a number of different variables but is there a general rule of thumb to use? I really want to eventually sail her over to and around the Bahamas.

Also, any thoughts on replacing the diesel with an electric motor? I plan on installing a wind generator and solar panels soon and I know an electric motor would require a bigger battery bank, maybe some wiring upgrades, etc.

I appreciate any advice you can give me.

Brett
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook