Hi all -
Potential newbie here. I am forgoing psycho analysis in favor of a very big very old Constellation ('56, 54'). Question - On sea trial this morning, the selling broker didn't spool her up beyond 1500RPM/8knts. The Detroit Diesels have <2,000 hours on them, and the engine surveyor indicated they were sound and could go 2500RPM or more. On returning to the slip, the broker noted - well, she's an old girl and we don't want to stress her.' I get that. But 8 knots? I know I will sooner or later want to see if she moves more quickly than that, and I'd rather not be the first in a decade or so to do that. The original sales literature calls for 20+ knots top speed, and cruising at 12+ knots. That was a hundred years or so back of course. So - Do I hold my breath for a more strenuous trial?
Thanks in advance.