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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006

    diesel cats arent that slow

    having recently acquired an interest in our Aussie offshore racing
    I thought this may be of interest to you too

    the 2006 class 1 season was won by a 2600hp diesel cat designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design of Sarasota, Florida [my first post..cant post urls yet. paste in address bar]

    race report

    Designer Michael Peters

    Builder Tencara

    Hull Type Catamaran

    Material Carbon Fibre Composite

    Length 13.5 Mtrs

    Beam 3.5 Meters

    Depth 1.450M

    Weight 5,500Kgs

    Fuel Diesel

    Fuel Consumption 200 ltr per motor - per hour

    Fuel 1 tank 1000 ltr

    Horsepower 1300 per engine / 996 KW

    Engine Type 2 x Diesel

    Engine Cylinders V8 2 stroke supercharged & Twin Turbo

    Engine Capacity 11.02 Ltres

    Drives Maritimo Surface Drives

    Rudder Hydraulic single blade

    Propellers Hearing - 4 or 5 blades

    Rolla – 4 – 5 blades

    Navigation 2 GPS

    Top Speed Approx 165mph / 240 Km

    Instruments Motec Dash (loggers)
    Last edited by jack412; 04-19-2007 at 01:18 PM.

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    Houston, TX
    That's haulin some A' !!!!!!! for a diesel!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Jassman's Avatar
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    Oct 2000
    That's great, love them diesels. I take it they were Sea-Teks, correct me if Im wrong.

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    JC Performance Engines Gold Member Stormrider's Avatar
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    Here's a pic.
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    VIP Member VIP Member DirtyMoney's Avatar
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    368 Skater, 33 Scarab AVS, Fountain 48EC Yanmar/Arneson
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    Murrayville, GA
    Probably seateks, I can't imagine that kind of power out of 8v92's

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    VIP Member VIP Member DirtyMoney's Avatar
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    368 Skater, 33 Scarab AVS, Fountain 48EC Yanmar/Arneson
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    Murrayville, GA
    Ahh missed the 2 stroke

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    Driver-441 Racer TeamSaris's Avatar
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    32 Cobra Raceboat, 27 Avanti Raceboat 27 Kryptonite Raceboat
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    Lake George
    What gear ratio and how big were the props? 2 Speed trannies?
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