WAY COOL!!Posted by DJDRE: PTF Nasty Class.
I was close to striking a deal with General Propultion to buy one of their boats. Logistics got the better of me. Storage, carpenters with the skills to work on them and the biggest prob was finding the people out here to work on the Deltic engines. Gen. Propultion kept sweetening the deal but I finally backed out. They were all in Great Bridge VA & they had just been moved to a marina. I had seen them for over 18 years, sitting on the banks of the ICW just north of the new marina.
Too bad it didn't work out. That would make one hell of a bay runner.
Those Deltic diesels are the wildest engines I've read about. 18 cylinders, three crank shafts, and aluminum blocks. I bet they had a sweet sound.
If I remember it right, they started out as locomotive engines.