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 1988 Silverton 37 twin eng Is 15-20 HP possible?
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tcarriere

RO# 34076

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  14:03:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you drive a twin engine straight with one motor running in the direction of the tow service boat?
Clueless

Edited by - tcarriere on Jul 29 2019 14:05:53

Homeport: PA

Bob J

RO# 181

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  15:52:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WHY ARE YOU RUNNING AN ENGINE IF YOU ARE BEING TOWED?

BOB J


Bob J

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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  17:18:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you have one engine running, why do you need a tow boat? Yes, you can maneuver a twin engine boat running on one engine. Not great, but doable. Docking is going to be the difficult part.


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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  17:19:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And what do you mean by "is 15-20 HP possible"?


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November Charlie

RO# 824

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  17:55:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you talking about steaming on one engine towards the towboat while it’s enroute to you? Possible, but probably do more harm than good. Aside from poor handling, you’re beating up that one running engine, and probably overheating the reduction gear on the other one.

My signature line is cooler than your signature line.

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Stephen

RO# 14

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  18:20:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And after you've given your location, you'll be somewhere else.


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November Charlie

RO# 824

Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  18:31:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stephen

And after you've given your location, you'll be somewhere else.



This too. If your situation is such that you’re seeking help - allow them to help. Don’t complicate things. Those of us that are the ones coming to help know what we’re doing.


My signature line is cooler than your signature line.

Edited by - November Charlie on Jul 29 2019 18:32:15

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jul 29 2019 :  20:45:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the word “clueless” at the end of your question accurately describe how we feel after reading it

No idea what you re trying to ask...


Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
26' Starfish sloop
12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

Homeport: Miami, FL Go to Top of Page

Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Jul 30 2019 :  13:15:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If in fact you are asking about keeping a remaining working engine running in gear to help a bit with a tow, sure, that could help reduce drag a lot at low rpm, and the tow line would help keep the bow headed the right direction. But if you apply too much power the tower will be PO'd your vessel is pulling his ( or hers) to one side instead of directly following his stern . Do NOT impede the tow boat operator's ability to maneuver both boats, including slowing/stopping!

However, you `need to know the major tow services have a policy of not providing tows of boat with any working propulsion system ( i.e. only 1 working main engine out of 2).

Depending on the boat, propulsion and operator, steering a T/I/B not under tow, with one engine down, can cause a LOT of stomach acid, especially in any traffic or narrow channels or adverse wind and current. If you haven't done it , you should practice it.

My 27'er T/I/B gasser with relatively small props and rudders will not steer straight at over ~7 kts on 1 engine even with the help of 1 trim tab fully deployed.


Sandy

Edited by - Sandy on Jul 30 2019 13:24:14

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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - Jul 31 2019 :  01:05:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It would be nice to hear back from the OP on this thread


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jtybt15

RO# 3300



Posted - Aug 03 2019 :  15:53:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whatever the question, this person is asking for help. Doesn't help that everyone is jumping down her/his throat.

You guys have always had a tendency to do that.





Charlie

There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904



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Gregory S

RO# 2620



Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  16:07:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Charlie, don't think anyone is jumping down his throat. It's a confusing post and others are asking for clarification. He has a habit of asking a question, getting answers and not responding again.


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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  18:07:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gregory S

Charlie, don't think anyone is jumping down his throat. It's a confusing post and others are asking for clarification. He has a habit of asking a question, getting answers and not responding again.



Yes, the OP has two recent threads and in both, guys have asked questions or needed further clarification. He doesn't respond.
Of course, if something has happened that has prevented the OP from responding...our apologies.



Edited by - cwms on Aug 07 2019 18:12:38

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pacemakertom

RO# 16225

Posted - Aug 11 2019 :  23:37:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I worked for Sea Tow,we would not tow a boat that had an operable engine.
We would standby if an issue arose, but would not tow.

Tom


USCG Master with towing endorsement.
Captain, Seatow Delaware River


"He who dies with the most toys..... Wins!!

Homeport: Delran, New Jersey Go to Top of Page

Bob J

RO# 181

Posted - Aug 12 2019 :  19:17:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excuse my stupidity but I hate abbreviations. Person posting assumes we dummies are as smart as they are. DKW; 1/2 of them mean. OP in previous post mean ?
BOB J


Bob J

Homeport: Waretown, NJ Go to Top of Page

Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Aug 12 2019 :  21:43:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OP= Original poster(= thread starter. That's pretty commonly used on forums). I expect DKW refers to "Don't Know What", ... or sometimes to a former German car & motorcycle co. . T/I/B is twin inboard. But I'm not a texter or Twit. ....There is still some question about the latter.

Sandy

Homeport: The Vineyard Go to Top of Page

Bob J

RO# 181

Posted - Aug 13 2019 :  13:38:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Sandy, Thought I'd play the abbreviation game. The DKW in my post was Don't Know Why.

BOB J


Bob J

Homeport: Waretown, NJ Go to Top of Page

Steve the plumber

RO# 392

Posted - Aug 22 2019 :  12:01:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.allacronyms.com/DKW

I often don't understand acronyms


Steve the Plumber

Homeport: Four Corners New Mexico Go to Top of Page
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