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Old 12-03-2011
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A4 in larger boats

I'm in the market to buy a boat and get back into sailing after a long absence and one of the boats that I am looking at is a 38 footer that still has the original A4 with a 2:1 reduction gear. It seems that most of the discussion about these engines involve smaller boats with direct drive transmissions. I haven't be able to find much info on the use of A4's used in bigger boats, and I would like to get an idea of what performance can be expected along with recommendations on props, cruise rpms, fuel consumption etc...
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James
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