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02-18-2014 10:56 PM
Brett1971
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

I don't have many good pix yet but this one shows her pretty well. She's in excellent shape; just needs some cosmetic help. I'm currently working on sanding and re-varnishing the teak. Also fixing a bit of rotted floor in the galley under the hatch.

Brett
02-18-2014 11:32 AM
Dave_E
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Dogonit Jim...

Got me thinking and I just looked them up, looks like the broker may have been dislecsic and I never researched it. My fuel tank is a big metal thing accessible throught the stbd side cockpit locker and is a tall thing that almost goes to the floor of the cockpit. My water is the integral tank under the V berth.

I drilled an access on top of the water tank and installed a large deck plate. Now I can clean and inspect the tank.

How big do you think the waste tank is? 10 gallons?

Dave
02-18-2014 10:49 AM
jimgo
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Dave,
According to the spec sheets, the Allmand had a 40 gallon water tank and 25 gallon fuel tank. Did one of your PO's upgrade the fuel tank on yours?
02-18-2014 09:20 AM
Dave_E
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

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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

Hi Brett,

I have a 31' with the 5424 (basically the same motor). I have a 40 gallon tank, I cruise (3/4 power or so) at 5.75-6.25k (depending on current) at the rate of 1 gph. Do the math for where you want to go and what you want to do.

Unless you want a total electrical refit of the boat, I'd drop the "electric" idea, but that's just me.

How about some pics?

Dave
02-18-2014 12:31 AM
jimgo
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Brett,
Welcome aboard, and welcome to Allmand ownership! I have the M16 (actually, it's the 5416, which is the predecessor to the M16), so I can't directly answer your question. However, a quick Internet search suggests that for similar boats (e.g., the Catalina 30) you'll use somewhere between .5 and .75 gallons per hour. What does that translate to in miles? Well, that depends. If you're motoring only, the Allmand 31 will make about 5 knots in my experience. If you can get some good wind, though, you can motor-sail and get that closer to 5.5, possibly even 6 knots on average. My blog has a summary of our trip and fuel usage when we moved our Allmand 31 last summer (Post-trip wrap-up |). For planning purposes, I think I'd go with the assumption that I'd burn an average of 0.75 gallons per hour, and that I'd average about 5 knots, just so I'd be sure I wouldn't run out of fuel. So, that means I'd plan on getting about 6.5 nautical miles per gallon. With a 25 gallon tank, that's at least 160 miles per tank. Again, you'll probably do better than this (even an increase in average speed to 5.5 kts moves this to almost 180 miles per tank, and if you're closer to .5 gallons per hour at 5 knots, you're going to be closer to 250 miles per tank). As you point out, there are a lot of factors that can influence how far each tankful will get you, such as engine maintenance, bottom growth, prop fowling, waves, wind, and currents. That's why I suggest being conservative in your approach, especially until you figure out exactly how YOUR engine behaves.
02-17-2014 11:37 AM
Brett1971
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
09-05-2013 05:10 PM
Dave_E
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Didn't find the HIN yet. Going to the boat Saturday afternoon. Will loo see then.
09-05-2013 03:22 PM
jimgo
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Did you find the HIN number?
09-05-2013 02:14 PM
Dave_E
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

Pictures are in this (Allmand) forum titled "Quick pics of Traveler".

Dave
09-05-2013 09:50 AM
jimgo
Re: New Allmand 31 owner aboard

So, where are the pictures?!?!!
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