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Going to look at a 1981 Viking 46’ Sportfish with DD8V-71TI

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  1. Tank

    Tank New Member

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    Hi all I am new hear! Thanks any input!
    I am now in a 1984 Tiara 31 open and have two ft itis so Y not go big and get it over

    1st of all 8v71TI are they small for this boat?
    2 what should I look for you know soft deck wrought at windows ex ex.
    Thanks
  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    I'm going to guess they'll give you about an 18kt cruise, normal for the time. Today's boats average mid-20's. But you're used to those speeds with your Tiara. So if that's ok with you I like the old motors.
    The list of what to look for is too long to list. That's why surveyors are recommended, but bringing a moisture meter to check the hull and decks wouldn't be a bad idea. Pay special attention around stanchions and through hulls.
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    Tank New Member

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    Thanks.
    I was hoping for 24knt.
  4. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

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    Not in a million years.
    18-20 knts max cruise.
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    Tank New Member

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    Hay I don't doubt you, just had some hope;). Thanks for your help.
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    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    You're going to have to go deeper into your wallet. I can't think of any production SF from that era that'll cruise at 24kts. Maybe something like a Rybovich or something custom.
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    Keep token, it may then feel like 24 kts..
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    Now there's some good advice. It's great to be retired.:cool: Only thing to fear in a pee test these day is a report of high cholesterol. Still not while driving though.