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View Poll Results: GAS vs DIESEL

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  • GAS

    15 13.76%

    91 83.49%
  • NO Difference

    3 2.75%
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Thread: DIESEL vs GAS?

  1. #41
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Jassman's Avatar
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    Re: DIESEL vs GAS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catmando
    Just two engines the 480s would be the way to go. And those motors can be upped to 550-570hp from what I hear. I think trips would work better on a 14,500lb V bottom. That's what Jassman is going with on his 43' Nortech.
    Boat will be at KW PR, should be finished in time. Twin 480's and ASD-8's will give me appr. 80 mph. Triple 480's will not fit in a 4300 V but will fit in the 5000 v Nortech. Both boats do approx 75, with power mentioned above. My hull is a light layup, slightly different drive height compared to the one I test rode in and has a different rake on props. I changed to a 6" exhaust vs the 5 and added a butterfly valve in the thrust tubes to shut them once on plane to help with acceleration for the midrange. A very user friendly package. Boat sits nice in the water, not much different then my last 4300 which had twin 750's and 5's. I think it's a great package, better fuel burn, and priced very close to twin 750 package on last boat. Hope this helps. Jeff
    Last edited by Jassman; 10-15-2006 at 01:06 PM.

  2. #42
    Registered txriverrat2001's Avatar
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    1993 Cruisers Inc Twin Diesel, 23' CC 225 Optimax
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    Jan 2004
    Channelview, Texas

    Re: DIESEL vs GAS?

    Diesel - Compare my 30 ft Cruisers with a gas one and the fuel mileage os SOOO much better with the diesels - a gas boat will only outrun mine by 3 - 4 mph. Complete replacement engine packages are close in price as Volvo now has 4 cylinders making the same HP and Torque and my older 6's.

    Cruiser = diesel

    Plain and simple.

  3. #43
    Registered mwdill's Avatar
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    SML VA

    Re: DIESEL vs GAS?

    no question, the added range and and reliability is what would make my decision.

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