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 Nimble Wanderer

"Pushed by a standard 50-horsepower diesel engine, it is designed to cruise at 10 knots. The rig is tabernacle-stepped -- relatively easy to lower for bridges, for ducking under trees in backwater haunts or for power cruising. Draft of 210" allows entry into most gunkholes. Waterline length of 293" contributes to speed and sea-keeping potential, while highway-friendly beam of 86" is carried well forward to optimize stability and interior volume. The underbody sports a long, straight keel of encapsulated cast iron. "
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 (Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

  


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