If you're after a capable sportfisher thats ready to run for the summer bite, look no further. This Norwegian built 1971 Striker 44 is owned by knowledgeable owners that have enjoyed and upgraded this boat throughout their ownership.
Powered by dependable J&T 6-71N's, Double Cross runs stable and efficient with Striker's exclusive Pentapolymeric hull design. This 44 foot Striker features an up-galley arrangement and a two stateroom layout with an additional companionway berth to starboard. Coupled with a convertible settee in the salon, Double Cross has accommodations for seven in dedicated berths.
Whether you're after a rugged sportfisher for weekends out chasing tuna or a comfortable family cruiser, Double Cross is a great option that has been well maintained and looked after throughout the years.
Please contact Mark Barish at 562-598-9433 (Bus) or 562-810-8801 (Cell) or via E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
"Double Cross" is a great example of well maintained and well recognized Striker 44 (44-29), built in Omastrand, Norway, that features a wonderful layout for West Coast fishing. Some the notable features include wide side decks, large foredeck with bow tank, large cockpit with an abundance of bait capacity, this boat is truly rigged to fish and done on an extremely capable platform with the tough build design of the Striker 44.
Carrying 460 gallons of fuel and 235 gallons of water, the Striker 44 has the range and accommodations to spend some time on the water between fuel stops and provisioning stops. Naturally aspirated 6-71's provide a cruise speed of approximately 13 kts and a top end of 16. Striker's exclusive "Pentapolymeric Hull Design" allows for low planing speeds and better efficiency while aluminum hull construction provides durability while remaining lightweight (approximately 20,000 lbs).
Upon entering the salon the galley is up to starboard and a convertible settee is to port. Natural light and visibilty is provided via opening windows throughout that include the forward section under the brow. The galley has all the necessary appliances for quick meal prep while underway and is equipped with a large countertop and prep space, under counter AC refrigeration w/ice maker and electric three-burner cooktop with oven. Engine room is accessed through hatch in salon sole.
Forward of the galley and down four companionway steps the companionway bunk is immediately to starboard. Opposite the companionway is the port side midship stateroom with private access to head which can also be accessed via companionway. Forward is the bow stateroom with V-berth which is also pre-plumbed to be able to accommodate a second head.
The 6-7 is based on the same design as that of the very first engine which Detroit Diesel built back in 1938. These first engines were built for the Navy's landing craft and are commonly referred to as "Gray Marines". There is no engine in the world which has such a solid reputation as being the most reliable and durable engine as the 6-71.
Detroit Diesel marine engines are rated in both brake horsepower and shaft horsepower. Brake horsepower is the horsepower produced at the flywheel, while shaft horsepower is the horsepower available at the output flange of the transmission.Typically the shaft horsepower is 3% less than the BHP due to the parasitic losses in the transmission.
From the initial order engines are specified not only to be marine engines but also as port and starboard models. While both models are right hand rotation engines, they are configured to have inboard access by the operator. With a single turbocharged engine this also designates that the exhaust outlet will be outboard.
The following is a breakdown of the Detroit Diesel nomenclature:
6 = 6 cylinders
71 = 71 cubic inches per cylinder
The diesel engine is an internal combustion power unit, in which the heat of fuel is converted into work in the cylinder of the engine.
In the diesel engine, air alone is compressed in the cylinder: then, after the air has been compressed, a charge of fuel is sprayed and ignition is accomplished by the heat of compression.
In the two-cycle engine, intake and exhaust take place during part of the compression and power strokes respectively. In contrast a four-cycle engine requires four piston strokes to complete an operating cycle: thus, during one half of its operation, the four-cycle engine functions merely as an air pump.
The unidirectional flow of air toward the exhaust valves produces a scavenging effect, leaving the cylinders full of clean air when the piston again covers the inlet ports.
As the piston continues on the upward stroke, the exhaust valves close and the charge of fresh air is subjected to compression.
Shortly before the piston reaches its highest position, the required amount of fuel is sprayed into the combustion chamber by the unit fuel injector. The intense heat generated during the high compression of the air ignites the fine fuel spray immediately. The combustion continues until the fuel injected has been burned.
The resulting pressure forces the piston downward on its power stroke. The exhaust valves are again opened when the piston is about half way down, allowing the burned gases to escape into the exhaust manifold. Shortly thereafter, the downward moving piston uncovers the inlet ports and the cylinder is again swept with clean scavenging air. This entire combustion cycle is completed in each cylinder for each revolution of the crankshaft, or in other words, in two strokes: hence, it is a "two stroke cycle".
The greatest advantage of the 2-cycle marine engines are the rate of acceleration, and the low level of vibration. Every down stroke of the piston is a power stroke, therefore there are twice as many firing impulses at any given time over a four-stroke engine. This enables the engine to adjust quicker to throttle position changes and along with the characteristics of the engine's torque curve, provides better acceleration. As the firing frequency is twice as high as a four stroke, the engine operates with less vibration. Because of this, transmission, torsional coupling and mount manufacturers in many cases are able to approve higher ratings for their products without any degradation in their durability.
-(6) 6 Volt Batteries for house/inverter system
-(1) 12V Generator start battery
-(3) 12V 8D Starting batteries
RPM SPEED (kts) GPH
1000 8.0 5.7
1300 9.5 8.6
1650 11.7 13.0
1750 12.5 15.6
1850 13.5 18.0
1950 14.5 21.0
2050 16.0 24.6