OH the joys of Cummins!!!
You had to know Jim Shipp then or meet him at the show? After running the Marine Group they set him up as the Distributor Principle at Cummins Metropower. He just finished his 15 years there (seems like yesterday) and Metro now merged with Philly all the way up to Boston. It's funny, Cummins was company stores, then all private and now they are going to super distributors with so little equity they are like the managers of the old company stores.
Did you ever meet Karl Kunner (last name maybe spelled a little off)? Everyone always joked he had to have been a U-boat commander in a past life.
DB pumps are great pumps, we used the 8's on the 6.9 and 7.3 as you know.
Aneroid, wow must be close to 29 years since I heard anyone esle use that phrase - you must be an old bastard like ME!!! I remember early engines where they were mounted external to the fuel pump!!!
I get a kick out of your remarks about 1.23 gears and 47 mph. With the extra pitch you could break 50 mph, take it to direct drive and you 70's - the math plays out. Still don't know why people on here question that to go fast with diesels you need prop speed just like any gas boat would.
Let's hope I make some money soon and build another boat!!!