Discussion in 'Pershing Yacht' started by AGP22, Feb 22, 2016.
Thanks again, I will check it out.
All the best.
Arneson is very efficient. I usually see less than 1% prop slip on Arneson boats. However, they are always headaches. If you have 2 barnacles on the props they won't get on plane, if the hull isn't perfectly clean they won't get on plane. If you have a barnacle on either the steering or trim rams, it will usually eat the seal and have to haul the boat to have it rebuilt, if the boat is too heavy with fuel and gear it might not get on plane...if it's a bit rough, might not get on plane........everything has to be perfectly clean. And, dockside handling is always an issue as well. Fun boats with the rooster tail, but very maintanence happy and understood by few.
Thank you for the clues. I guess that's what comes with it.
I have been peeking at the prop speed vs PropOne thread which I find very interesting.
If you put any coating on Arneson props, they usually won't even get on plane or perform. You have to run bare props on Arneson boats and clean them often.
I agree, that is what matters!!
I have a Pershing 80 which I use as much as possible ... including taking it on a 1,200 nm round trip once a year ...
Operating costs are a given ... all this power comes at a price ... mostly running costs ... as in diesel burnt ...
Apart from that I cannot think of anything in particular that has given me a headache.
I typically run her alone with a boat boy to take in the lines and fenders ... and between the two of us can handle most issues that may crop up. And yes, I've trained him on this boat and he's got the necessary tickets to legally handle her.
Yes sir ... as above.
Also, I have no issues with her manoeuvrability ... getting into my berth requires me to go stern in for over 300m, and it's not straight and does get a bit tight in a couple of places. I've attached a pic of my berthing spot and the access so you may get an idea.
Keep her bottom clean.
And as with any high performance engine, she does need to be run regularly.
If you are looking to keep her berthed for an extended period, you might consider something else.
Hope this helps.
Feel free to ask anything else you may have in mind.
Thanks for the input MaxPower.
What you write does not come in as a surprise as I have been discussing with an 88 operator and I don't think there is any high performance boat that I like that does not need to be run regularly.
I have also pretty much concluded there will have to be a dedicated person taking care of the boat every day, particularly when I am away.
I plan to spend long periods in the boat spring and summer, but come fall and winter it would have to come out of the water.
Let's see. All the best