Do you have plans to replace your engines?

Short Answer:  Not Yet

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Do you ever run Sea Venture at wide open throttle?

Short Answer:  Occasionally

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Do you ever run on one engine?

Short Answer:  Yes, but . . . .

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Do you have spare propellers?

Short Answer:  Yes, and spare drive shafts too!

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How does Sea Venture maneuver without a bow thruster?

Short Answer:  Just fine!

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How do you keep the fuel balanced in your fuel tanks?

Short Answer:  We move it around and more . . . 

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Do we have a diesel furnace?

Short Answer:  Yes

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Do we have a water maker?

Short Answer:  Yes

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How long do you go without pickling the water maker?

Short Answer:  We do not pickle our water maker

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Do you have bow and stern thrusters?

Short Answer:  No

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Would Sea Venture remain upright if beached?

Short Answer:  No

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How often do you run your water maker?

Short Answer:  varies quite a bit depending on where we are and our cruising plans

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Does your water maker require the generator?

Short Answer:  No

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Why did you go with 2 inverters instead of one larger one?

For 3 primary reasons:

  1. So we could have both 120 V and 240 V power from the lithium batteries

  2. Redundancy in case one unit failed

  3. To double the charging capacity, since lithium batteries can be charged at a high rate

How many hours / miles on your Ford Lehman engines?

As of December 2020, the engines are right at 10,000 hours, with about 70,000 nautical miles traveled.

What is the occasional buzzing sound you hear in the Pilothouse sometimes?

That’s the hydraulic pump to the auto pilot cycling on and turning the rudders.

What type of water heater do you have and is it plumbed to heat off an engine when running?

We have a 30 gallon Torrid Yacht Series water heater.  It works great.  It is plumbed so the heat from the port engine cycles through a heat exchanger in the water heater and heats the water.  It also heats with 240 Volt electricity.